"So what exactly is 'modern vintage'?"
"Well, the definition of vintage is twenty years or older, which is the common, in-the-industry idea of vintage. There are a lot of younger girls who do vintage now, and they think that H&M from a couple of seasons ago is vintage, and it’s not. Anything from 20+ years ago is vintage, 100+ years ago is antique (So, 90s is officially vintage). So, when you’re my age and you’re looking at things you wore in high school…now it’s vintage, and you’re like, 'Really??”
Though its early 1900s pieces were more like Antiques, the Fashion Faire featured the key elements (a hot dj, six dollar lemonade, and fedoras) of the trendy fashion affairs I had seen in LA. Unique to this fair were the stories and care that accompanied each garment. Every! merchant had spent decades collecting stories, history, and sparkly (a little smelly) garments.
I was stuck in traffic and by the time I arrived there was only an hour and a half left of the fair. When I walked in I was overwhelmed by the colors and never ending racks of clothes. I knew I wouldn't have time to find something good.
Only fifteen dollars later I had two giant bags. One with a gigantic purple robe sweater thing (you’ll see it later this week) squeezed in to it and the other held an oversized denim shirt. The store owner explained that his whole store, different sizes, styles and all were purchased at an estate sale a few decades back.
Read about more vintage finds at http://www.clothingcoven.com/1-find/