Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Savage Style

Erin Hagström's outfit blog Calivintage is an exception to the definition of onomatopoeia. It's pronounced exactly how it sounds, but your actual reaction sound to the page may vary. Maybe you'll awe at her eclectic style, ooh at her eccentric look or hmm at her edgy Anna Wintour-esque bob. For sure, Erin's style is where 'Vintage' meets 'Vogue' - the sound for that? pow!

dress - knitted dove linen dress; shoes - kork ease 'ava' in waterbag; thrifted vintage purse

top - thrifted vintage silk blouse; jumper - boutique by jaeger denim dungaree; bag - thrifted vintage; scarf - vintage vera scarf; shoes - swedish hasbeens peep toe super high

dress - leah goren handmade cat print dress; jacket - bensoni sailor trench coat; shoes - vintage salvatore ferragamo flats; bag - j.w. hulme mini legacy bag

hat - vintage straw hat; dress - boutique by jaeger stripe prom dress; shoes - swedish hasbeens braided sky high; bag - baggu duck bag

So how did Erin get into thrifting? It runs in the family:

"I’m sure if you've been reading for a little while, you’ve noticed how often the subject of my mom comes up on here! There’s no way to say it without being cheesy, but she is a true inspiration to me. She’s the woman who would wake me up early on the weekends to go rummaging for treasures at estate sales, and who took me to the thrift store at least 2 times a week after school, and who would drive us out to hell and back searching all over southern California for cool vintage boutiques and antique shops for whatever interesting things we could find. And to this day, even though she lives all the way out in Arizona, when I get to see her a couple of times a year, she brings boxes and bags of vintage finds to share with me. It would be an understatement to say that she’s the reason I am so in love with vintage and with getting dressed up in general!"

hat - felt hat from the local drug store; top - asos pussybow blouse; skirt - snoozer loser nyc hand-printed linen skirt; shoes - castaner espadrilles

dress - j.crew; hat - j.crew summer straw hat; belt - h&m; shoes - nine west vintage american collection

shirt - j.crew; sweater - vintage cashmere; dress - vintage; shoes - vintage salvatore ferragamo flats; bag - j.w. hulme mini legacy bag; sunglasses - karen walker number six; bike - m8 courtesy of public bikes

blouse - deyrolle pour opening ceremony fox blouse; pants - zara; bag - cambridge satchel from modcloth; sunglasses - karen walker; shoes - céline spring 2011 wedges from barney’s

Erin's style is easy and true to Californian's laid-back cool. To borrow from the lyrical musings of The Runaways "California Paradise":

The kids are ripping up the streets
In their super cars
All night parties and loud guitars
Hot hot neighborhoods
Its the silver sound
Wicked Hollywood goes round and round

California - you're so nice
California - your paradise!

dress - stop staring!; shoes - vintage candies from pretty penny vintage in oakland; hat - vintage straw hat; sunglasses - tom ford nikita

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