Saturday, July 28, 2007

Prada is the reason to get older


Has anyone read the aug. US Vogue? The age issue. I recommend (if you don't subscribe) to stock up on aug. & sept. issues of Bazar, Teen Vogue, Vogue, etc. because it's the start of fall and back to school and they are usually my favorite issues, especially with all the new fall ad campaigns. So anyway I must admit the Vogue age issue is not one of my favorites and I groaned a little more when I saw who was on the cover (sorry Winnona) even though she did look really fab, but all in all this issue was pretty good, and one article in particular caught my eye.

It's called Talkin' 'Bout my Generation ( I love how Vogue tries to be I guess more hip and uses 'bout and talkin' haha), in the article Vogue picked eight teenagers ranging from 14-19 to talk about what it means to dress your age, and how every generation has its pros and cons.
Why it's good to be young
Whats good for our generation is that the rules are endless, messiness is beautiful (think um cory kennedy), It's O.K to show off your figure (short shorts, mini-dresses, lets just not get skanky), and this one was my favorite: you can wear designer clothes. Like, Stella McCartney, Chloe, but they have to be worn with lower budget things, think H&M/Urban Outfitters, and vintage finds like raiding your grandmother's closet for an accessory.
(click on scans to make them larger)
Why it gets better with Age
In the article they also stated whats acceptable for when your older. Like, heels trading in your London sole flats, and your Marc by Marc Jacobs sneakers for heels, pumps, stilletos, more on a regular basis. Also they say you know your getting older when you buy Prada. I won't complain. Mixing things will still be O.k also, like fusing some younger trends but still looking appropriate. Also, dressing becomes a lot easier when your life gets a lot more hectic.


So the article inspired me to raid my grandmother's closet and I came up with a few things...

This Louis Vuitton messenger bag circa 1991, O.k so it kind of resembles a baby's diaper bag or something, but I plan on using it for my video camera (I make short stories, film alot etc.), it was actually my mom's although it was at my grandmother's house.


I also found this vest, I'm in love with it. It looks better on than it does on the floor obviously but I was so suprised my grandmother had something that I would actually wear in public besides her old pearls or something. So you should all give it a try raid your sisters, mothers, grandmothers, closets who knows what you will find.

23 comments:

fashionistakay said...

Hi its fashionistakay from thoughtsofafashionista.blogspot.com
The pin stripe pants are from tillys.com

Tru said...

raid relatives closets are the best, its like vintage shopping for free. also I did buy that copy of vogue and it is fabulous

Miss EsTher said...

Look in to the closet of your mother is the best.. in jewelry also.. i found a neck that belong to my grand grand mother, and its beautiful, a gold long necklace, and also my sister closet a vintage chanel from de 90's very retro..

Love the age issue on vogue.. but for me September is the best month to buy a vogue ahh i love it 700 or 800 pages are the best

:)

penelope said...

i wna ged vogue too!! but the age issue stopped me frm doing so! wht a waste. so i got elle and it was fab!! gna do a post on the great stuff i've found(look out for tt)
teen vogue was great too!!! it was lyk, such a thick issue=p haha

and u're lucky yr mom has great sense to keep her clothes. my mom jus chucked dem out!! scream!!! haha
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anyhow, thanks for yr comment. CLUESLESS's d best!!

teenfashionista said...

What a cool thing to come across while raiding your Grandma's attic!

That will make quite the camera bag.

Gloria said...

wow, an LV messenger bag? Nice find!

The Stiletto Effect said...

i love vests and that one is awesome :) nice pick!
xoxo
su

Bella said...

Ooo...that vest is so cute! I <3 it....and the Vogue was really good...the fashion spread w/ Sasha was my fave...

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molly said...

ooh didnt like that cover at all

jadorevogue said...

I agree with you on the cover - not a fan of Winona Ryder. But the post was fabolous!

jackie ♥ said...

i love your blog! the vest is super adorable. raiding my mom's closet is the best. authentic vintage finds. hope to read more :)

fashionista said...

my grandfather owned a high end boutique in the 50's and 60's and gave my grandmother all these gorgeous clothes. it was like the barneys and bergdorfs in a boutique. i've never looked in her closet, but i want to so bad! i wonder if she would let me swipe some stuff- she's tiny, the same size as me!

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That is a lovely post and pic from you.

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Vinda Sonata said...

yep, truly agree on collecting fall issues of those rocking magazines. i do that as well. fall issues are my favorites. layersssss! :D

p.s. great vest!

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