Sunday, June 13, 2010

Blog spotlight - Vintage Virgin

All pictures from Vintage Virgin

My new favorite blogger at the moment is, not doubt about it, Jessica Virgin from Vintage Virgin. She has to be the coolest person in the world! I mean - her style blows my mind – is that amazingly insane! Based in Texas and an ex-cheerleader, she only wears vintage and thrifted as she was basically raised in a thrift store (her words) – her grandma always took her shopping to Goodwill, Sand Dollar, Salvation Army, it was like their weekly ritual (also amazing). She’s 28, has a son and looks as hot as one can look, make it sizzling hot – she’s basically superhuman.


Every time I open her blog I remember how much I miss living in USA and I cherish the time I spent in Seattle that much more. The two things I miss the most are probably the freedom to wear anything I could think about, as weird and mismatched as I desired and no one staring at me as if I were an alien ready to conquer their planet and of course the wonderful thrift and charity shops so full of treasures ready to be discovered. I have actual dreams with me shopping at my favorite Goodwill in Seattle (the first time I went there I actually found a pair of vintage Oscar de la Renta sunglasses).


One of the many reasons I love Jessica’s blog is that she doesn’t settle for one style (as much as I admire other bloggers I can’t really understand or identify myself with their faithfulness to just one style): you’ll se her wearing everything from desperate housewife, to pin up, to punk, to grunge, to hippie, to gangsta fabulous.
Speaking of gangsta fabulous – she actually takes this one to another level. I’ve never seen anyone wearing so many jewelry and looking so effortless and cool while doing it – I also love wearing and making jewelry and accessories as you might know by now!


The other day I might actually offended one of my coworkers by daring to wear… three vintage brooches at once (not counting the earrings and a huge cocktail ring). She asked me as if she her eyes were failing her: “Are you wearing three brooches?” and because I naturally responded “Yes, indeed I do!” she asked me in complete and utter amazement with a flavor of disapproval and disgust “Why?” At this point I was actually a little bit pissed so I answered in my bitch voice “Because I want to!”. I mean - What the hell? Is there a brooch police I don’t know about, are they giving fines for wearing more than one brooch? Also I find it hilarious that they apparently don’t approve of the way I dress: I mean in the last 5 months my grandmother surely dressed herself more exciting than me. They didn’t seen anything yet and I plan to actually show them what outrageous actually means (evil laughter).


Back to Jessica – besides the hugely inspirational pictures I find her super funny and always laugh as a crazy person while reading her articles. This are some of my favorites things she wrote, I might as well quote her: 
"I looooooove a good pair of cutoffs that why I have to make them myself. I like a little butt cheek flash when I walk! Keeping it skanky cause it's fucking hot!"
"Now I'll be the first to say that I am beyond flat-chested! I'm like a NEGATIVE A cup, lol!! But in these pics, DAMN! My side profile is boobless!"
"It was love at first sight when I saw the suede harness booties from across the store! I died came back to life and found the lace dress!"


In momentul de fata blogul meu preferat este Vintage Virgin scris de Jessica Virgin (chiar asa o cheama!!!). Sunt aproape sigura ca Jessica este cea mai misto persoana din lume, de fiecare data sunt data peste cap de tinutelele ei iesite din comun. Poarta numai haine vintage, retro si second hand si marturiseste ca practic a crescut intr-un astfel de magazin pentru ca bunica ei o lua in fiecare saptamana la cumparaturi. Jessica are 28 de ani si un copil maricel si arata minunat, are un studio foto si mi se pare un spirit liber, genul de persoana care face mereu ceea ce-i trece prin cap. De fiecare data cand intru pe Vintage Virgin imi amintesc si mai tare cat de dor imi este de perioada (scurta) in care am locuit in SUA (Seattle). Cel mai tare imi lipsete libertatea de a ma imbraca cum imi pofteste inima, oricat de ciudat/nonconformist fara ca nimeni sa-si roteasca ochii si sa ma priveasca ca pe un extraterestu gata sa le invadeze planeta.

Nu ma intelegeti gresit- NU-mi pasa prea tare insa m-as putea lipsi de remarcile tampite, uff-urile si off-urile aruncarte zilnic in directia mea. Cel de-al doilea lucru care imi lipseste sunt “thrift” store-urile si charity shop-urile (traduse liber la noi ca magazine second hand) pline de comori la preturi incredibil de mici. Recunosc ca mi se intampla sa visez cum caut cu infrigurare prin rafturile Goodwill-ului meu preferat din Seattle (unde la prima vizita am gasit o pereche de ochelari vintage Oscar de la Renta).

Unul din multele motive pentru care iubesc Vintage Virgin este faptul ca Jessica nu poarta un singur fel de tinute asa cum o fac multi alti bloggeri de moda (care imi plac foarte mult, dar cu care nu ma identific pentru ca nu as putea sa fiu niciodata fidela unui singur stil vestimentar): aluneca firesc in roluri de “nevasta disperata” din anii 60, sexy groupie, pin up girl, grunge, punk, hippie si rock and roll toate inecate intr-un savuros gangsta fabulous cu multe, multe bijuterii si accesorii inedite. De fapt n-am vazut pe nimeni care sa poarte atat de mult bling bling si intr-un mod atat de firesc, pur si simplu merg cu personalitatea ei.

Mie imi plac la nebunie bijuteriile, sa le port si sa le confectionez eu insami asa cum multi dintre voi stiti. Chiar cred ca am jignit-o pe una dintre colegele mele de servicu zilele trecute, cand am “indraznit” sa port trei brose vintage odata (pe langa cercei si un inel de cocktail imens). A fost atat de bulversata incat m-a intrebat: “Auzi, tu porti cumva trei brose?” de parca nu era evident. I-am zis ca da si nu s-a putut stapani sa nu ma intrebe cu un aer de dezaprobare prost deghizat “De ce?”. In momentul acela eram dejà putin enervata si foarte mult amuzata si i-am zis pe tonul meu de scorpie “Pentru ca asa vreau!”. Acum ca ma gandesc mai bine mi se pare incredibil: exista cumva o politie a broselor, o lege care interzice si pedepeste cu amenda purtarea a mai mult de o brosa pe zi si nu stiu eu? Ceea ce este si mai de neinteles si extrem de amuzant pentru mine este ca in ultimele 5 luni m-am imbrcat extrem de cuminte, cred ca si bunica a purtat tinute mai interesante decat mine si cu toate astea tot nu sunt adecvata (nici nu vreau asta). In fine – n-au vazut nimic, planuiesc sa-i scandalizez in viitor.

Revenind la Jessica – pe langa faptul ca ma inspira vestimentar mi se pare si ca este incredibil de amuzanta si nu pot sa nu impart cu voi, pe langa cateva poze cu tinutele mele preferate, si cateva “citiate” scrise de Jessica la care am ras in hohote (le vedeti mai sus, nu are rost sa le traduc in romana, si-ar pierde tot farmecul)!

So, what’s up with you guys? Do you feel disapproval regarding the way you dress from people on the street/ at job/ in your family? Do you care? Isn’t Jessica awesome? 

Soundtrack: John Legend Ft. Kanye West - Used to Love You!

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21 comentarii :

broscutza zambareatza said...

Se imbraca super:X:X:XCel mai mult imi plac "les bijoux":X:X:X:X aahh adorabile:X:X:X
ps:stii cumva un magazin in Romania(orice oras_unde as putea gasi asa ceva:X:X:X:X)

VintageVirgin said...

awwwwwwww thank you! I LOOOOOOVE IT! fuck your co-worker, you should wear like a sweater covered in brooches and see how she feels!!! i'm going to make a picture link of your blog on my blog right now! <3 you!

Alice in vintageland said...

Broscuta - I know, she's my new style icon!:)

Vintage Virgin - you crack me up:))))), that's actually a great idea, I'm totally gonna do that and maybe take some pictures:), Thank you so much, you're the shit (I'm telling you this with all the respect). I'm a huge fan - also in a non stalker-ish way:))))

Alice in vintageland said...

Broscuta - am uitat sa-ti raspund la intrebarea legata de bijoux: nu pot sa-ti dau un link exact, dar iti spun care sunt sursele mele pentru bijuterii deosebite: ebay e cea mai tare sursa, trebuie sa ai rabdare sa cauti, dar uneori gasesti niste lucruri uluitoare),foarte des eu imi cumpar diverse piese ieftine de la magazine no name (inainte existau niste magazine la metrou unde in gramada de chestii urate gaseai si multe lucruri foarte frumoase - acum s-au inchis din pacate) sau materiale si apoi le desfac si le combin si imi fac unele noi iesite din comun, do check out asos si topshop, livreaza in romania si uneori, mai ales in perioada reducerilor, gasesti cateva bling bling-uri misto la preturi ok!:):):)

broscutza zambareatza said...

hey!M-am uitat acum pe ebay si sunt multe chetsiute dragute si ft ietfine.Stii cumva cum se plateste comanda? (de pe card?) si cat este taxa de transport?daca este pe produs sau pe comanda?Sau eventual poti afla?:D

Alice in vintageland said...

Iti trebuie un cont paypal ca sa cumperi de pe ebay, transportul este diferit in functie de seller, trebuie sa intrebi, spui de unde esti si le zici sa-ti spuna cat ar costa transportul, ai grija- de multe ori pretul afisat nu este cel final, ebay functioneaza pe sistemul licitatie, exista un termen limita si castiga cele care plateste cel mai mult, exista si preturi fixe, dar nu intotdeauna! Bafta:)

broscutza zambareatza said...

Crezi ca ai putea,cand ai timp,sa vb puitn pe mess[roxanaa.cristina] sa-mi explici ce-i cu ebay-ul.Eu mi-am facut un cont si am licitat ptr cateva produse,dar nu stiam ca trb sa vb cu pers care-l vinde ptr a mi-l trimite:|...si nici nu stiu exxact cum este cu acel cont.Daca ma poti ajuta astept:D ms:>:D<

Katrim said...

i`m like...woooo...i like it even if it`s a bit too much for me so i cant say i will try to wear my clothes the way she does. but im deply in love with the idea of a full (or almost full)thrifted look. right now im staring at her gucci purse collection and i really wanna hit a thrift shop.

Alice in vintageland said...

Her Gucci Purse Collection is awesome! I also love the idea of a full thrifted look - mainly now when everybody wants to look just like the others.:)

Vicki said...

great post! i totally agree her blog rocks!! :) x

Iulia said...

Arata atat de trashy. Imi plaaaaace!

Bilou said...

wow..arata super.Imi place stilul ei:)

Ana said...

I love her style:)

Ohh can't believe I had to run and forgot to say bye:( I'm such an idiot:(

Please don't be mad, I'll come in july and we will go out for drinks if U want ok?:)

Have fun on your trip:)
Love U
xo

libys11 said...

she looks incredibly cool!!!! she has such a rad vibe with her outfit choices! amazing! :D


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Eszter said...

I've just discovered your blog, love the way you write, this post actually made me want to check out vintage virgin (plus I love vintage).

B . said...

Awesome post!!
It's not really my taste but I love that pictures - so much to discover!

andra said...

da, ok are un stil absolut dement si e de admirat curajul. however, anul trecut am cumparat o rochie mexicana de la ea via ebay care trebuia sa fie 'excellent' si am primit-o plina de pete verzi care nu s-au dus la spalat(rochia fiind albastra). i-am scris sa-i comunic asta via ebay de vreo 3 ori si nu mi-a raspuns. poate e mai atenta cu ce vintage vinde de atunci...

sojourned in style said...

she has increidble style!! im in awe of some og her outfits,they are ah-mazing!!

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raluca said...

uh, are si palarii si ciorapei muschetar... o iubesc

Haine online said...

E atat de....wow, emana efectul wow prin toti porii...si nu pot sa nu ma intreb oare care ar fi reactia mea daca as vedea-o pe strada?
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Andepfekw said...

Broscuta - am uitat sa-ti raspund la intrebarea legata de bijoux: nu pot sa-ti dau un link exact, dar iti spun care sunt sursele mele pentru bijuterii deosebite: ebay e cea mai tare sursa, trebuie sa ai rabdare sa cauti, dar uneori gasesti niste lucruri uluitoare),foarte des eu imi cumpar diverse piese ieftine de la magazine no name (inainte existau niste magazine la metrou unde in gramada de chestii urate gaseai si multe lucruri foarte frumoase - acum s-au inchis din pacate) sau materiale si apoi le desfac si le combin si imi fac unele noi iesite din comun, do check out asos si topshop, livreaza in romania si uneori, mai ales in perioada reducerilor, gasesti cateva bling bling-uri misto la preturi ok!:):):)

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