We'll be at the Market this Sunday for our final Market Day.
Come by and say hi, the weather is looking totally great and the south end should be a beautiful place to see some fall color. As always we'll be teamed up with Artifaktori and we'll have some new fall items. I'm hoping to get some sewing done this weekend... really, I mean it. It's been a wild summer! And things are looking bright for Dame. Stay tuned....
Our lovely model HB, is wearing an 80s bronze party dress, which is completely modern and super flattering. It's a solid size medium about an 8-10 and is totally made to show of a girls assets. Could be right out of Barney's today. Totally chic! IMHO
I was on style.com today and found this fun little quiz for the the look of the day. And all I'm saying, is Dame's got some great looks for Spring. For those of you who love the bright prints, we've got the prettiest upscale silk dress you ever did see.
I've been seeing a lot of Vintage dealers selling looks from the early 90s. Now I know a lot of these looks are coming on strong for fall, minimalism, architectured sculptured looks.... Plaid..... And I love them, but really are they Vintage? You tell me....
I love the idea of these with snug skirts and pretty blouses. A little exercise in contrast is always something I enjoy. Great for walking in the city in the snow. I especially love that it is named 'frappe'.
ok, I know this is a fashion blog, But I am so dying to try this place. Word is there are no drinks on the menu, but tell the bartender your cravings and they will whip it up for you. As a girl who knows, generally, what she wants, this makes my heart purr with delight. The the phrase "rock star bartending", gives me a bit of a school girl crush. I just hope they are not pouring a bit more than they can drink, but, yeah I can't wait to try those deviled eggs....
Thanks to everyone who came out to visit and to shop DAME at Baked Fresh on Sunday, it was a great market day, if a little cold. It almost rained but managed not to, sort of. It was a great day for accessories, nothing spruces up your fall look, like a funky *new* Vintage bag.
Keep your eyes out for upcoming events, Sunday October 19th, is possibly our final Market Day of the season. I've also been looking at local retail space and found a super special place for DAME to call home. Nothing is definite, but we've all got our fingers crossed.
We are also putting together a special vintage holiday party for our regular customers. We will be teaming up with Artifaktori, to present all our best holiday and Winter goods. It will be an invite only hosted event so if your interested in staying up to date, sign up on the DAME mailing list, it will be the only way to receive an invitation. Tentative dates are 11/22 or 12/6.
PS. I also hope to have a few more designer refashion pieces for the party. It was really great to hear that people came out after reading the Daily Candy piece and were totally interested. We are still working our butts off to present the chicest, most fashionable and interesting collection of vintage and designer clothing that we can.
Thanks for wearing vintage and making DAME look so good!
I hate to admit this but I love Michael Kors. He is so snarky and opinionated but in a way that I totally dig listening to and wish I could pull off. His Fall 2008 collection is supposed to be all mad men, that perfectly coiffed post-dior new look of the early 60s. Can't you just hear him saying this? I totally can.
"Aren’t we ready for that again? For some maturity? I have to tell you, I am sick and tired of hair down to there and crotch-high hemlines. It’s so obvious. For Fall I was really trying to bring back buttoned-up sexy—think Grace Kelly. So cool, so poised. She never reveals a thing and you can’t take your eyes off of her. I mean, watch “Rear Window.” That’s smart sexy; it’s interesting sexy. And it’s grown-up sexy. You want a tip on looking hot? Wear reading glasses and a fitted dress. Simple."
I love a lot of these looks, the prints and the silk dresses are great but some of the women's sweater/separates looks are a little too bulky for me. And a little lighter on the pointy toes and mink collars please, I overdosed on the frilly collars about 5 years ago.
I especially love the Men's look. Very sexy in a buttoned up beatnik sort of way. Men's fashions change so infrequently, what irony is it that we have to go back for a little change.
DAME never could have gotten off the ground without the help of several great people. Lisette has been instrumental in the execution of the DAME concept from buying to logo development to PR Materials. She is one of the most talented people I've ever met. Be sure to check out some of her Art and collaborations at Rogue Femme Art.
Here she is in her own words:
I am a west coast transplant to JP via the rural south. My artistic exploits are truly a result of a similarly wide range of influences, a fevered alchemical combination of processes that all inform one another. I started life in the theatre, and now work primarily as an independent animator. But any given day I also have my hands deep in some form of costuming, photography and graphic design. Transformation of objects and spaces from the mundane to the deliciously dramatic is where my artistic heart is. Whether I'm locked in my studio for days on end creating another world frame by frame, casting latex masks, or orchestrating a really rock and roll vintage fashion photo shoot- all my work seeks to amplify some excellent transformation to a heightened aesthetic experience. I've had an artist's field day shopping, designing and photographing for Dame this year. Beautiful women and men in beautiful vintage clothing under the umbrella of such a solid aesthetic vision-- and I was able to exercise so many different skills throughout the development of the brand (logo design, font decisions, the business card, the clothing tags, and numerous shoots and fliers)-- And it's really awesome to get to contribute to another independent JP woman's fantastic work! Hot Dame! What a dream! You can get in touch with me, pitch projects and visit my work at Rogue Femme Art.