Vintage Violet

April 25, 2008

Vintage stores in Philadelphia

Filed under: Store Bio — by Bobbi Lee Hitchon @ 8:22 am
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Here are two great vintage stores in Philadelphia near South Street.

Bella Boutique

527 S. 4th Street

This ones been around for a while, it’s a smorgasbord of women’s vintage clothes.

Decades Vintage

615 Bainbridge Street

More of an upscale vintage clothing store. It was featured in Lucky Magazine.

For more vintage stores in Philadelphia read “Vintage Shopping in Philadelphia.”

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April 4, 2008

Lee Miller Exhibit

Filed under: Events — by Bobbi Lee Hitchon @ 12:36 pm
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If you want to see some beautiful fashion photography from the 20’s to 40’s, visit Lee Miller’s exhibition currently at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

I wrote a review of the collection for The Whit. Information about Miller, the exhibition, and the museum can be found there. “Photo legend Lee Miller’s work at Philly Museum”

“The Neck” by Man Ray or Lee Miller? Photograph courtesy of the Victoria and Albert Museum.

March 10, 2008

My top 10 favorite “vintage” movies

Filed under: From Me — by Bobbi Lee Hitchon @ 5:30 pm
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I’ve been watching a lot lately. Movies are so important, because they document style and culture. Like vintage clothing, the good ones are timeless.

10. Grease (1978): Poodle skirts, Australians, T-Birds, and a skinny John Travolta. One of my favorite outfits of all time is Sandy after her makeover in black tights, an off the shoulder top, and red pumps. My mom bought the exact same shoes in the 70s. I stole them but they’re too high to walk in, which makes me appreciate Olivia Newton-John’s dancing so much more.

9. A Christmas Story (1983): I think anyone can recite the movie thanks to 24 hours of it on TBS every Christmas. No matter how many times I watch it I still laugh when Randy can’t put his arms down due to abundance of winter apparel.

8. Uncle Buck (1989): When John Candy (Buck) takes his golf clubs out of his trunk and starts nailing balls at Bug…hysterical.

7. My Fair Lady (1964): Audrey Hepburn manages to be chic even when she is a poor cockney English flower girl. Definitely the first time I fell for an English accent. What I would do to wear that enormous black and white hat draped with feathers and flowers.my fair lady

6. Annie Hall (1977): Even though I hate Woody Allen, I love Diane Keaton in this movie. She (and Yves saint Laurent) made it cool for women to wear suits. For that reason, I will always love this movie.

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