Happy Friday!

It's Fridayyy!!! What's your plan for the weekend?? Tonight, we decided to go eat sushi for an early dinner. I just got back from a trip to the thriftshop and suddenly felt like wearing vintage. I started with a simple blue dress, and then I slapped on a scarf. And then I felt like something was missing, so I had to add a beret and a a vintage trench coat. I thought I was just going to wear something easy but I ended up putting together a whole outfit! I was kinda excited about the blue with light tan overlay colors. And my chirashi was delicious! I am glad for the adventure - not a bad way to start off the weekend! I hope you'll enjoy your weekend too :)

Thrifted: Trench Coat (No Label - Made in Poland) | 1940s Dress: No Label - (I believe it's homemade) | Scarf: No Label | Shoulder Bag: Bally, Vintage | Beret: Kangol, Vintage | Shoes: Naturalizer | Stocking: Leggs, Vintage


Thrift Treasures: Jonathan Logan

I bought this 1960s-mod green houndstooth shift dress last Christmas. When I saw the clothing label says "Jonathan Logan", I was really curious to learn about this brand (I have actually since become obsessed with reading vintage clothing labels....)

I have to thank Couture Allure and Vintage Fashion Guild Label Resources (via Past Perfect Vintage) for posting really insightful information on Jonathan Logan. Here's what I learned: Jonathan Logan was founded as an apparel manufacturer by David Schwartz and his ten employees in 1944 in the New York garment district. The brand was designed for junior-size women.  In the 1960s, when David Schwartz's son, Richard, was made head of the company, Jonathan Logan became one of the largest ready-to-wear companies in the U.S. with $80mm in sales. The company had 28 manufacturing plants around the U.S. and employed 60 salesmen. Jonathan Logan was the first to use the computer to sort orders. They also owned an aircraft to transport and distribute garments.  Jonathan Logan really catered to their customers. Salesmen reported on what sold well on the floor. The company quickly removed slow-moving inventory with trendy styles that were in demand. Jonathan Logan owned 14 different brands, each catered to different customers, including Carnaby Street Boutique, Butte Knit, Youth Guild, Junior Accent and Bleeker Street (geared to the mod generation). The Schwartz family sold their interest in the company in 1985.

I have to say, although the dress is missing a belt, it is in a super excellent condition. Jonathan Logan may be one of the early adopters of fast fashion and ready-to-wear clothing, but they maintain a quality standard! My dress is very well-tailored. It fits really well - I could snuggle very comfortably into it and I really love its flattering shape! All of the seams and stitches are intact. No fading in the colors at all! A I felt like a 1960s lady:D

Next time you see a Jonathan Logan label, make sure you get it, it'll be worth it!

Here's me wearing the dress to a Great Gatsby Ensemble Paralelle.

Dress: Jonathan Logan | Coat: Gift from My Mom (Unknown Label - I think it is custom made) |  Shoes: Bandolino | Stocking: Leggs | Brooch, Clutch, Belt, Gloves: Thrifted

(Also...Like the 1920s, the 1960s and the 1970s also made a comeback this Spring. Check out my other post on 1960/1970 inspired outfit)


1920s for Spring 2012 v2!

More 1920s in 2012! It's everywhere now. I am sure you will spot them like I do. Here is a few that I saw recently... They come in different shapes and colors - glittery, summer colors, elegant shiny metallic long gowns, beaded dresses, black and white, sheer chiffon. So jazz age!


The 60s (and the 70s) for Spring 2012

In my previous post, I mentioned that the 1960s/1970s is also going to be a trend for Spring 2012. I apologize for the delay in this post (obviously I got distracted by so many things these past few weeks...!!) But, here we go. I love to see how the 60s/70s have been beautifully adapted to today's fashion! Some of my faves are below. Which one is yours? Be sure to check 'em out in store!

H&M 1960s neon!

Alice and Olivia wide leg pants - check out the stripes and floral prints!

Alice and Olivia retro 1960s mod - look

Zara -- look at these dresses - I love the print!


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