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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

Under Construction

We had the pleasure of attending Etsy Studios almost a month ago as part of the NYC Vintage Sellers Team.  Hosted by Sammy Davis of SammyDVintage.com and Simone of Erstwhile Style, Le Double Ve was the proud receivers of Sammy’s ‘SEO Smackdown for Etsy Sellers’ makeover!  We learned an incredible amount of information on how we can improve our shop!

Questions session after Sammy Davis's SEO Smackdown for Etsy Sellers

Questions session after Sammy Davis’s SEO Smackdown for Etsy Sellers.  Photo by Diane Dulgerian

Etsy Labs.  Photo by Diane Dulgerian

Etsy Labs. Photo by Diane Dulgerian

Cutie Sammy Davis in a vintage Mr. Dino and Sarah and Brian of LDV.  Photo by Diane Dulgerian

Cutie Sammy Davis in a vintage Mr. Dino and Sarah and Brian of LDV. Photo by Diane Dulgerian

Sammy serving the SEO Smackdown on LDV! Photo by Diane Dulgerian

Sammy serving the SEO Smackdown on LDV! Photo by Diane Dulgerian

 

Etsy sellers: we highly recommend ANY help and advice Sammy has to give, especially her SEO Smackdown!  Click here for more information on her class!

 

Are you and Etsy vintage seller in the NYC area?  Apply to join our team here!

 

We are forever grateful to Sammy for schooling us and for all the new vintage seller pals we met!  Check out Sammy’s post about the meeting to see what other fabulous vintage sellers came and for more information on what Sammy has to offer!

Perfect Vintage Tee – Pt. 2 “Creepy Cute”

Part 2 of our Perfect Vintage Tee’s has arrived, “Creepy Cute”!  Macabre teddy bear monsters, acid granny teddy gardeners and punk rock poodles add giggles and bite to your wardrobe.  Great for festival season!

Teddy Bear Monsters Teddy Bear Monsters Closeup

Punk Rock Poodle Punk Rock Poodle Closeup

Acid Gardener Teddy Acid Gardener Teddy Closeup

She Dreams in Denim

Check out this adorable editorial featuring Le Double Ve items!  Some items available

in

our Etsy shop! Click on the photo for purchasing details.

Credits: Photography- Jena Cumbo ; Hair and Makeup- Pia Vivas ; Styling- Sarah Bacot

Top: Topshop, Necklace: Forever 21

Top: Topshop, Sweatshirt: Vintage, Blazer: Le Double Ve Vintage, Jeans: H&M, Socks: Photographer and Stylists own, Shoes: Vintage

Top: H&M, Dress: Le Double Ve Vintage (available for rental only), Shoes: Nine West, Belt: H&M, Earrings: Forever 21, Bracelets/Ring: Stylists own

Top: Vintage, Blazer: Le Double Ve Vintage, Jeans: H&M, Bracelets: H&M

In the Garden

Yesterday afternoon was spent in my friends brownstone in Fort Greene, Brooklyn at a GTL themed garden party; GTL meaning Girls, Tanning and Liquor.  Most of my favorite ladies were in attendance including my mom!  Unfortunately NYC weather yesterday was unseasonably cold and made sunbathing unbearable.  Ashley of Ashford Gets Dressed fought the season and threw a sweater and socks over her oh-so-cute vintage bathing suit and rhinestone studded collar.  Junk food and girlie cocktails were consumed in mass quantities, as well as lots of gossip.  Having a Ladies Day is a great way to spend a Sunday!

{Vintage Dress from Mom; Vintage Earrings; Vintage Belt; Vintage Army Shirt last seen here -similar items available @ our Etsy Store!}

Here’s what I think we originally had in mind:

        

Sweet Spring Giveaway Winners!

Congratulations!

Kaatye, April, Kat F and Connie for winning sweet spring items from our Le Double Ve vintage stores!  Thanks to everyone who entered!  You all inspired some love for spring!

Get your own fresh spring items from Le Double Ve Etsy and Le Double Ve Market Publique!

Sweet Lovers Love the Spring…GIVEAWAY!

From haw-lin.com

Le Double Ve is giving away sweet spring items!  There are four packages: Womens Small, Womens Medium, Womens Large and Men’s XLarge!  Leave a comment about why you love the spring/spring fashion by April 1st and a comment will be chosen at random.  Please leave which package you are interested in in your comment!

“In springtime, the only pretty ring time
Birds sing, hey ding
A-ding, a-ding”

–Willy Wonka

Women's Small Package: Reconstructed Cocktail Dress, Designer Escada Heels

 

Women's Medium Package: Blue Flowy Crop Top, Teal Tennis Skirt w/ Applique, Red Side Slit Pencil Skirt, Cute Fish Print Wrap A-line Skirt

 

Women's Large Package: Reconstructed Sundress, Reconstructed Denim Top, Reconstructed Plaid Mini, Life Stride Flats

 

Men's Xlarge Package: White Longsleeve Button-up with Brown Dot Pattern, Pale Blue Button-up with Mini Floral Pattern

 

Kimono Disco

For Spring/Summer 2011, Le Double Ve is launching our very own vintage inspired line of clothing.  Everything is handmade and one of a kind, ensuring your unique individual style!

This week we launched our Kimono Overblouses: made from a vintage 1970’s pattern with all new materials and construction.  Silky, breezy and sexy these are going to feel so good in your spring/summer wardrobe! (Click the image to go to the listing…)

 

 

 

More fabric choices to come!

Stay tuned for more new styles…

Beacon Theater

“Made of Gold and Silk Arabian Thread”

Beacon Theater

Beacon Theater Proscenium

This past week we went to see The Decemberists at the Beacon Theater in Manhattan.  The Decemberists recently released a new album, The King is Dead, and NYC was their first stop on tour.  We were extremely lucky to get tickets: not only did they add on TWO dates to their original one, but ALL THREE  DATES sold out within hours.

 

The Beacon Theater is gorgeous.  It is the sister theater to Radio City Music Hall and “brainchild” of Samuel “Roxy” Rothafe.  I loved the grandiose, golden, lace-y procenium and the ever impressive lobby.  It takes you back to a time when going to see entertainment was something to be respected.  It’s strange to see people in jeans in this grand of a surrounding.

 

Beacon Theater

Beacon Theater Lobby Ceiling

 

 

The Decemberists

The Decemberists On Stage

 

 

The Decemberists are absolutely one of our favorite bands of all time and they played our favorite song as an encore, The Mariners Revenge Song, which was surprising because its not one of their most famous.  I will admit I teared up a bit when I caught on that that’s what they were going to play, when they were introducing the piece.  I LOVE IT TOO MUCH!

 

 

 

 

 

The Decemberists have been known to have quite the nautical theme and influence, especially in their older albums.  I decided to keep in the theme and wear this classic number, available in our Etsy Shop

 

Etsy Clothes

Nautical Stripe Sweater-Click to view in our shop!

Etsy Clothes

What do you think? Do you like to dress to catch the theme of your favorite performers or do your own thang?