the indigo collection

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i haven’t mentioned it on here, but over the past several months, i’ve gotten increasingly more involved in my little vintage shop. i’ve sold vintage on and off since i was a teenager, mostly due to the fact that, if left unchecked, my vintage habit can easily escalate to hoarder status. i almost impulsively collect racks of clothing, so it only makes sense for me to have a shop. it’s a fun, creative outlet for me because i just genuinely love vintage clothes. these days, i’ve been quietly selling on instagram under the name shopcalivintage, mostly dealing in minimalist vintage basics with a focus on really nice textiles like silk, linen, and cotton.

in the meantime, i’ve also gotten increasingly interested in crafty things! over the summer, i started mixing up large batches of indigo to overdye some of the beautiful vintage pieces that i’d been collecting. so finally, without further adieu, i will be posting some of my collection for sale, starting today! and in honor of the occasion i put together a mini lookbook, styled and modeled by my internet pal emily theobald. she came down for a visit to southern california, so i took her out to a wilderness area by my house to shoot a few of the pieces that will be up for sale.

to  keep an eye on my listings, you can follow me at shopcalivintage. i usually list around 10 new items per day, and i try to keep them spread out so i don’t spam your feed too much. if you’ve never purchased anything on ig before, you can take a peek at my shop rules here.

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wearing: calivintage indigo collection dress, ayr top, brookes boswell hat, vintage shoes from pretty penny, emily’s own jewelry.

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wearing: calivintage indigo collection jacket, lauren winter wrap top, brookes boswell hat, vintage pants, soludos sandals.

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wearing: calivintage indigo collection top, vintage pants, vintage mules.

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wearing: calivintage indigo collection jacket, vintage top and pants, maryam nassir zadeh roberta heels.

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smock by mohawk general store

los angeles-based retailer mohawk general store has just released their first line of womenswear, and i think i’m in love. as described on their website, smock is a small collection of “easy-to-wear, seasonless staple pieces designed and made locally in los angeles.” i think every wardrobe is best built around a really sold foundation, and to me, these cool, breezy basics are ideal. i love that they have a slightly nautical vibe to them: breton stripes, light chambray, crisp white, and navy. but what really elevates these pieces are the interesting shapes and silhouettes. just interesting enough to stand out on their own.

photos courtesy of mohawk general store.











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mayflower supply summer 2014

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the new mayflower supply summer 2014 look book is out! and to be honest, i’m super stoked because i’m not even close to being ready for summer to be over. august is the hottest month of the year here, so despite the fact that retailers are pushing pre-fall and back-to-school, i’m right in the middle of my summer and i’d like to enjoy it, thanks! and i’m glad that shop owner liz hull was feeling the same way, because these vintage pieces are feeling pretty much perfect for finishing off these hot summer days. head on over to the shop for more hand-selected vintage goodness!

photography by elizabeth weinberg, stylisg by liz hull, modeled by emily twombly

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clare v. fall 2014

after getting my first clare vivier bag earlier this year (the messenger tote, which i coveted for years before finally purchasing), i can’t seem to get enough of this l.a.-based designer. so it’s really no surprise that i went all gaga over the fall 2014 lookbook, which they’ve been uploading onto pinterest over the past couple of weeks. i love all of her stand-by classics in a wide array of colorways in addition to the fun printed clutches and totes. there’s an elegant ease to her designs, and i like that she doesn’t feel the need to go overboard with logos and hardware like many handbags companies do. that coupled with the very cool styling and beautiful photography, and i’m sold!

photography by stella berkofsky for clare v.
















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first rite spring 2014

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first rite launched it’s inaugural collection just a couple of years ago (i was particularly smitten with the fall 2012 look book), but i’m not sure why i hadn’t shared her work until now! i learned about designer nikki garcia’s work through mutual acquaintances some years back, and i’ve been quietly following her ever since. i always get excited about new designers, and really enjoy waiting for each new collection. her latest round of indigo dyed linen for spring 2014 has really got me itching to finally add one of her pieces to my wardrobe!

i love that even though it’s a spring collection, everything can easily transition from spring to fall, which probably has to do with the fact that all of the clothes are designed and sewn in san francisco. the city with no seasons and every season all at once.

photos courtesy of first rite.

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young frankk fall 2014

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even though i’m still clinging to the summer, the fall collections from some of my favorite designers are starting to pour in. i was trying to wait until august, but i just couldn’t resist sharing the new young frankk fall 2014 collection. designer christine young launched the jewelry line in 2012 out of richmond, virginia and i have been watching her ever since. all of the pieces are hand made by the designer herself so that each piece is truly one-of-a-kind.

photography and styling by christine young, modeled by gabriella cetrulo.

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lifetime collective spring 2014

lifetime collective is a brand that’s actually been on my radar for a number of years, but as i was browsing through their spring 2014 collection, i realized that i’d never written about them on my blog. i was especially drawn to this season because of a particular jumpsuit that i’ve been lusting after for months, but then quickly became enamored with their cool cotton shirts in pale pastels and geometric patterns. now that the summer heat is on, i want nothing more than to be outfitted in their easy dresses and separates.

images courtesy of lifetime collective.






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isabel wilson spring 2014

i’m telling you, i’m really excited about so many new (and new to me) designers that i’ve been learning about lately. such is the case with designer isabel wilson, who just launched her inaugural spring 2014 collection. i was drawn in by the beautiful water prints on this amazing pair of now sold out shorts. she’s designed textiles for clients like anthro, calvin klein, marc jacobs and the like for a number of years, so it’s no surprise that the prints in her own collection are totally on point. of the collection, she says:

i was inspired by the trippy imagery one can find when looking at water, and the reflections that occur on its surface. i have been designing textiles for years for other designers but always wanted to start something of my own. i decided that i wanted to create some comfortable clothing with a focus on unique textile design for myself and my friends to wear around town!

and i’m certainly glad that she did. i’m still wishing i could get my hands on those shorts, but fortunately for me, she has an entire collection full of equally awesome pieces. and of course, she’s on my list of new designers to watch in the coming seasons.

images courtesy of isabel wilson.







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objects without meaning spring 2014

i’ve been meaning to share the objects without meaning spring 2014 collection for quite a while, but since i’m still getting settled in the new place, i haven’t had nearly as much time to pull together blog posts as i would like. it’s a shame because i’ve been coming across so many cool new brands that i’d never heard about before, and it’s been getting me really excited about fashion lately. case in point: this super cool collection summer collection with major touristy vibes by los angeles-based team alexandra michelle and andrew hogge.

the brand was conceived in 2011, but this is the first season that i’ve heard of them. they recently released an exclusive collab over at need supply, which may be how they ended up on my radar. i love their minimalist designs and cool summery leaf print, and of course i could only dream of being able to pull off the styling. though i’d be happy to settle with one of those gauzy pieces neatly incorporated into my summer wardrobe.

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datter industries 2014

a couple of years back, before i got the watchful eye ring by datter industries, i don’t think i’d ever consistently worn a piece of jewelry. it was like my gateway drug into finally wearing jewelry. it went with everything, and just made me feel cool. soon after, i started stacking rings, and i even dabbled in bracelets and the occasional necklace. i think what i like the best about kaye blegvad’s designs is that they make a statement, but are still subtle enough to wear daily. and of course, i love the fact that they’re all handmade by the designer herself, who travels between studios in london and brooklyn. so of course, i was beyond delighted to see that she just released a new 2014 lookbook filled with pretty new pieces all expertly arranged.

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