Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Fall 2013 RTW: Prada

Prada's awesome Fall 2013 RTW collection reminded the fashion world of the value of classic silhouettes, fabrics, and prints. The fabulous dress coats, skirt suit sets and ladylike dresses were such simple styles with gorgeous fur and color panel detailing. See some of my favorite looks below.

Photo Courtesy here

Tell us which look is your favorite below
Elan <3

Monday, February 25, 2013

Bear Necessities

Ok ladies, it's finally time to put those bare legs away. After a schizophrenic fall/winter season like the one we've been experiencing on the East Cost, mother nature is taking control again and regulating the temperature back to the horrible frigid temps we're used to around this time of year. Cold season, winter blues obviously suck _________ (enter obscene body part here) so here's a fabulous solution that will make braving the REAL winter weather a bit more exciting...Yes you've guessed it...FUR!!! Check out these fab vintage styles (and a few modern looks) for modern inspiration.

Now or never, go get yourself an animal or a faux to cuddle with in this insanely bitter weather

Elan <3

Friday, February 22, 2013

Beauty and Vintage

The best collaborations are those that produce fantastic products. Recently, I had the awesome opportunity to work with Ashley over at Urbane Natural. She is an amazingly talented blogger who has the best hair care tips and is the owner of Mahogany Queen an amazing hair product line. Obviously Ashley is the gal to whip your locks into shape. So what do you get when you pair up a beauty expert with a vintage shop owner and style models with fab hair products and funky vintage threads...? Well obviously a fab-tastic photoshoot! We (and by "we" I mean Ashley, who also triples as a photog) took some shots at a fantastic location and had a blast. Check out some of the images below and let us know what you think.

Shop the Silk Turban Wrap here and the Purple Kaftan here

Shot the Abstract Print Blazer here and the Magenta Escada Pencil Skirt here

Shop the Silk Turban Wrap here and the Floral Kimono here

Shop the Multicolored Abstract Print Blazer here

Shop the Silk Turban Wrap here

Shop the Blue Abstract Print Jacket here

Photo Credits: c/o Ashley Patrice

Elan <3

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Styling the Runway

Elan Renegade Vintage was super excited recently when we got the opportunity to participate in a fashion show. Sponsored by Alpha Nu Omega, a christian sorority/fraternity on the campus of UMBC, the event was a fabulous success. For the date night themed scene, models were styled in pieces from Elan Renegade Vintage shop by yours truly. Each look highlighted the fun flirty personalities of the models while also showcasing some great RTW (ready to wear) pieces by Elan Renegade Vintage. If you missed the event here's a recap of some of the great looks that came down the runway.

Vintage 80's Coral Cropped Sleeveless Turtleneck paired with a Vintage 80's Leopard High Waist Pencil Skirt

Vintage 80's Abstract Multicolored Blazer paired with a Vintage 80's Mustard Suede High Waist Pencil Skirt

Vintage 80's Reconstructed Magenta Polk-a-Dot Circle Skirt

80's Neutral Tone Floral Abstract Blouse paired with a 70's Gray Pleated Circle Skirt

80's Black Leather Vest paired with a 80's Black Sweater Pencil Skirt with Gold Metallic Threading

70's Denim Jacket paired with a 90's Black High Waist Leather Skirt

Vintage 80's Leopard Faux Wrap Secretary Dress

Vintage 70's Purple Reconstructed Skater Dress accessorized with a brown zebra print belt

Vintage 50's Gold and Black Metallic Cropped Brocade Top with Back Buttons styled with Vintage 70's High Waist Burgundy Trousers

Vintage 80's Wool Plaid Blazer paired with a pair of Vintage 80's Brown Leather High Waist Trousers

Vintage 80's Blue Abstract Jacket paired with a Vintage 80's Gray Knit High Waist Sweater Pencil Skirt

And the FINALE

I got my 10 seconds and got to relive my old runway days
Jewelry Designer (left), Models (center), Me (right)

Photo's c/o Kezia Coleman

For inquiries about any of the looks or pieces pictured above check out the Elan Renegade Vintage etsy shop or email for questions and pricing.

Elan <3

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Fall 2013 RTW: Anna Sui

Complete with the old school pop runway music and the background dancer choreography, Anna Sui's Fall 2013 runway transformed to a soundstange from the 60's.The incredible details in the show epitomized the flavor and funk of the time period. From the reflection sunglasses, the tights, and the kneesocks, the accessories in the show made a huge splash - of color that is (ok that was corny). After seeing this magical show, the fashion world will forever remember the perfect skirts, intricate waistcoats, and one-pieces that are so specific to the era. See some of my favorite looks in the recap below. Feel free to leave a comment telling me if this collection makes your heart skip a beat and which look you like the most.

Photo Credit here
Elan <3