Inspiration

The Sights of Sounds

While on sourcing and shopping trips we don’t always just pick up amazing vintage clothing.  We were excited to pick up these picture disc’s for musical inspiration while do what we do here at LDV Vintage.

Looking for 70s Rock and Roll goodies?  Take a gander at our Etsy store, its one of our best grooves!

Photography by Brian P. Smith

Photography by Brian P. Smith

Photography by Brian P. Smith

Photography by Brian P. Smith

Jimmy

Photography by Brian P. Smith

Black and Silver Striped Dress

The Eccentrics in Bust Magazine Feat. LDV!

Take a look at this inspiring story in Bust Magazine Feb/March issue reviewing the incredible styles of some of fashions reigning queens of individual style!  We’re honored that one of our dresses (seen on the Anna Piaggi feature) could be considered reminiscent of the surrealist fashion goddess’ style!

The dress recently sold at Any Old Iron Boutique , but you can still find many more amazingly curated designers from the UK and other Le Double Ve Reconstructed items at Any Old Iron!

Vintage Views-Aubrey Howard

We’re starting a new series here on our blog where we interview some of our favorite vintage wear-ers and have them style their style from the Le Double Ve closet!  Our first guest is Aubrey Howard.  Originally hailing from New Orleans, LA, she has travelled the world taking street style photography, trend forecasting, and lifestyle profile blogging.

Blue Dress w/ YSL Buttons soon to be available from Le Double Ve, H&M Belt, Vintage Kodak Sunglasses, Micheal Kors Watch, Vintage Earrings

Le Double Ve: Why do you wear vintage?

Aubrey H: Because the pieces are one of a kind. I have a big thing about going out places and seeing people have the same thing on that I do. It makes me feel like I should have a xerox stamp on my forehead!  I also love how it feels when you zip up this one of a kind find and it fits perfect.  You always wonder what kind of life the person had that wore the piece before. Ill put on these amazing body-cons from the 80’s and they just FIT in all the right places and I’m like “I know this girl had fun going out when she had this on!”

LDV: There is something about when a vintage pieces fits so right its like fate handed you an amazing article of clothing and its been waiting for you!  What’s your favorite period?

AH: I’d have to say its a tie between the 1950’s and the 1980’s.  I love the body-con style and colors of the 80’s but there is something about that classic 50’s silhouette.  I think it because it just makes your waist look so good and tiny!

Necklace available at Le Double Ve (click image!), Vintage Glasses, VIntage Dress from Time Warp Vintage, Vintage Earrings, Wooden Cuff

LDV: Who are your vintage icons?

AH: YSL, Vintage Chanel is always amazing.  I’d have to also say Pierre Cardin. I have these crazy batik printed high waisted pants with a matching top.  I never wear it together because its crazy.  It’s pants for business, and I wear the top with some short shorts.

Pink Blazer soon to be available from Le Double Ve, BDG Skinny Pink Jeans, Nude Pumps, United Colors of Bennetton Tank, Vintage Chanel Sunglasses, Micheal Kors Watch

LDV: What designers do you think are doing a good job of keeping the best vintage trends alive today?

AH: Chanel, their couture for Fall/Winter 2012. It was straight out of the 40s with some volume to modernize it.  I think Hermes’ is doing a great job with it with their boxy coats.  Lanvin couple of seasons ago had a big 40s feel too.  Love the 40s that are coming out.  Designers are making me proud.

LDV: What is your ideal vintage outfit?

AH: Anything classic, off the shoulder, fitted.  Give me a fish-tail anyday.  I also love anything blousy from the 70’s.  Anything overflowing with beads and sequins.  Everything crazy.

 

Find Aubrey’s blog at styleken.blogspot.com

LDV <3 UNMARKED.

Nightlife crew/party promoters/artists extraordinaire’s FULL MOON have recently launched their debut online issue of  their magazine UNMARKED. . A haven of relevant, intriguing interviews and arts info, as well as gasp worthy eye candy, it’s one of the first online reads in awhile that I actually took the time to sit and read through- you simply can’t draw yourself away from the screen.  Talent isn’t the only thing this great publication showcases; the passion and care that the contributors have for the arts is almost tear-worthy.  UNMARKED. explains: 

“…as art for art’s sake becomes increasingly scarce, particularly in New York City where artists are forced to sacrifice their time to the reality of paying their skyrocketing bills, it becomes all the more necessary to safeguard the few places where creativity can still flourish unadulterated by the outside world.  This is the goal (some may say a lofty one, but still an admirable one nonetheless) behind the creation of UNMARKED…”

Lofty? Yes.  Admirable? Very.  Deserving of the utmost respect?  They’ve definitely got all of mine.

Keep creating, y’all.


“Something Mysterious This Way Comes”

Hands down, this is my favorite editorial to date.  The intrigue, the setting, the look, the CLOTHES. Although the styling is very futuristic and alien even, there is something very timeless about it.  Who wouldn’t still wear ANY of these looks?

 



 

 

 

Photography: Michael Thompson

Styling: Karl Templer

W Magazine Aug. 2007

All Photos from fashionising.com

.normaluisa f/w 2011

The last few days I’ve been sick in bed, which has given me ample time to peruse my new Indie Fashion Blogger friends blogs (hey guys!).  While doing so I stumbled upon this lookbook a couple of times and was floored.  The clean, classic, modern take on the 70’s romance trend is very unique.  I know I’ve been yelling for spring to come, but this line makes me very excited for fall again too.

(All images from Sfilate.it)

 

 

Can’t wait til Fall and need the look now? Try our oversized sweaters and maxi skirts to hold you over (click the image to go to the listing):

Christian Dior

Witch-ay Woman

I cant get enough of this 70s desert hippie witch aesthetic. I’m definitely ready for some heat.

From upliketoast

Patti Smith in Ann Demeulemeester

By girlonavine on Etsy

From sighsandwhispers

Wear it: