Another photo shoot in the quaint Williamsburg studio of photographer Zandy Mangold for our upcoming shows exhibition featuring vintage Betsey Johnson. Model is Thais Oliveira from Ford Models, and the hair and makeup was done by Michiko Boorberg. Here are a few quick shots of the scene but the real photographs will be coming soon so stay tuned...
A vendor at Manhattan Vintage for a decade, Andrea is renowned for her spectacular eye and ability to fill her booth with fabulous fashions.
INTERVIEW BY KANDICE WATSON
What is your aesthetic and background? I've traveled the world to fill my loft, located in a landmark warehouse in historic Yonkers, with clothing, jewelry, shoes and accessories that meet my top shelf standards for design. I'm a native New Yorker with a degree from Parsons and, far more importantly, an eye and passion for beauty that's earned me a stellar reputation in the fashion world, from designers to stylists, editors to fashion-conscious consumers.
What is the "look" you prefer for a womam? If you don't love it, don't buy it sums up my shopping philosophy. And I'd never be able to choose a favorite style or look as eclecticism and diversity are what drive the fashion world. My warehouse is a reflection of that, housing extensive items from the ancient to the futuristic. Self expression is a wonderful thing, and Lofty Vintage reflects my respect and passion for countless personalities and styles.
What is your fashion motto? In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different. From Coco Chanel.
Photos from Andrea Hall Levy, MarketPublique.com, and TalesofEndearment.com
The exhibit, which runs through Dec. 22 at FIDM, is based on the book Ripped: T-shirts from the Underground by Cherry Vintage owner Cesar Padilla, who also curated the show. Ripped examines the influence of punk rock on fashion and culture. It features more than 150 band T-shirts as well as photographs, posters and other memorabilia from the 1970s and ’80s punk, post-punk and indie music scene. Artists whose names or images appear on the shirts in the exhibit include Joan Jett, the Sex Pistols, Devo, Sonic Youth, The Minutemen, the Germs and Hüsker Dü. Padilla, who owns all of the items on display, began collecting T-shirts in 1988 when he returned from a trip to South America and found that his mother had thrown away all of his rock shirts. Some he got from thrift stores. Others were given to him by friends or artists. As his collection grew, he realized he could tell a story through the garments.
These photographs were taken at the Chelsea Hotel in 2010 as part of an exhibition we did to celebrate the launch of the Ripped book.
Photography by Zandy Mangold
Exhibition text from LA Downtown News
Very cool vintage roundtable talk will start on Saturday at 3:15pm. "Vintage: Prespectives at the Start of the 21st Century" will feature Karen Augusta of Augusta's Auction, Cameron Silver of DECADES, Gerard Maione of What Comes Around Goes Around, Gary Harvey and coustume and textile authority Edward Maeder. Roundtable will be moderated by Manhattan Vintage's David Ornstein.
Since 1999, Strongarm Clothing & Supply Co. has been a source for the better part of the men's fashion industry world-wide.
INTERVIEW BY KANDICE WATSON
What first attracted you to vintage? The opportunity to have unique and authentic clothing at a price I could afford. At the time, I could find great vintage for much less than new designer clothing. That has changed to some degree over the last 20 years...
What is your favorite fashion accessory? Hats. Since I was a child I loved hats.
Who is your favorite designer? I'm less inspired by a particular designer than by the utility clothing of the 1900-30s, especially work wear and outdoorsman clothing.
What is your favorite decade in fashion? 1910-20
Who is your historical muse or inspiration? Hamilton Carhartt...he made extremely high quality clothing, which was both great looking and highly functional. And at a time when most factory owners took advantage of their employees, he treated his workers very well.
photos from John Gluckow, French Cancan & fashionista.com