Summer shop update!

  Happy Summer!!

We are in the thick of a super hot week in N.Y.C!

Here are some great stylish and HOT pieces to get you thru the summer and transition you right into fall!

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Shop update!

Summer is here!

Time for easy pieces for festivals, warm evening gatherings, and just plain hanging out!

All of these great pieces are available in the shop now!

Come say HI!

 

 

 

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The Jean Genie

I visited San Fransisco for the first time last fall, and boy did I fall in love! I found these twin 1970s embroidered and embellished jeans in the Mission and stuffed them into my already packed suitcase. Both pairs are made by the same company, “Petit Fours California” and both pairs have that certain [...]

I couldn’t resist…

I could not resist posting some of my favorite images from my recent photo shoot. The last entry about groupie girls from the 60′s and 70′s has really inspired me for Spring!

I was really pleased with the makeup by Susan Simmons of Brown Paper Doll Beauty. I wanted to keep the model young [...]

Studio 54

Black velvet maxi kaftan. Gold soutache braid detail.

Shop update! Welcome new shop model Judy! Isn’t she a stunner?

Black velvet maxi kaftan. Gold soutache braid detail.

With this round of photos I drew inspiration from Supermodels and style icons from the 1970′s disco era; Gia, Jerry Hall, Janice Dickenson and Bianca Jagger. These fabulous ladies frequented the infamous studio 54 and [...]

Massive 1920′s men’s accessory shop update!

Luck has been with me lately in finding the most outrageously divine men’s accessories from the 1920′s. From socks to spats! From ties to gloves! Most of which are in unbelievable unused condition with the original tags still intact! All are available for sale in my Etsy shop.

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Photo shoot continued…

I couldn’t resist posting some more photographs of my most recent photo shoot. Some of these items have sold already, but I am always on the lookout for fabulous-ness! Completely by accident, the strength of this photo shoot was the black and white garments. These are some of the stand out pieces, and [...]

Photo shoot gallery!

After weeks of planning, hoarding and stressing, the very first Carla and Carla photo shoot is now public! I was a little nervous at first, having only photographed a mannequin in clothes for the shop. I had a very good idea of what I wanted and I just shot everything and editing would be my [...]

My Closet.

Some of my new/old favorites. Not for sale, don’t ask. I have collected and worn vintage clothing and accessories since 1983, Here are some new pieces and some old favorites from my closet.

Classic Betsey Johnson Hobble dress with peplum and lace up corset front.

I got this recently on eBay, it was a little [...]

The Dilemma of the Vintage Homemade Dress

An amazing home-made couture mesh dress.

What is it about the vintage home-sewn dress that turns people off?

Growing up in the 70′s in a cash strapped New York City, home-sewn clothes and hand-me-downs were the staple. More than 50 percent of my childhood wardrobe was home-sewn and not always well. My grandmother took [...]