Monday, April 27, 2009


Is this the shape of things to come? A futuristic three dimensional structured boxy shape.
Calvin Klein spring/summer 2009

Who's it for? Not for everyone we've gathered...after excitingly purchasing a couple of cocoon shaped dresses (one shown below) last year thinking they were definite sellers, especially as one was a Oscar Da Renta dress. We were surprised they had not been snapped up.

Styling tips, dropping the price and telling people how comfortable they are to wear did not help to move these fabulous dresses.
Last resort was to chop up the sleeves, the dress now can be found in our ebay store!

These shapes are not about the female form at all, so only the super skinny, curveless, straight up and down teenager can get away with it. Any other form with lumps and bumps and hips is not going to cut it, you'll end up looking larger than you are.

The Calvin Klein pieces I love to death, but are they functional? NO. Are they sexy? NO, so its going to be interesting to see if ladies will rock them. But there is always the more tamer version...the tulip or cocoon style which will be seen every shop this summer, so lets see if its going to take off or is it just for the shapeless few. LOL!

What do we think of Estelle's dress, she received alot of criticisms...I love it, what do you guys think?

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Summer Trunk Show May 17



From the very first time I laid eyes on Debbie Harry Blondie, I was a fan. She had that certain wasn't just the music which I loved from Hanging on the telephone to Rapture or her stunning looks which most men ga gaed over. No for me it was her style, her style grabbed me then and still grabs me now.

What's so cool about her is that she was way way ahead of her time, looking at so many images I see that Ms Harry is CURRENT from her hairstyles (like the one on top) which you see today everywhere to her clothing, the 80s retro punk/glam look so fits into today's fashion. For me as there is so much ideas and inspiration you can pull from her looks.

Check her out and you'll see.

And even at the age of 63, Ms Harry is still bringing it, maybe not as prevelant as before, but there's still something.

Here's a few of my favs.

Wouldn't you rock this today? I so would!!

From the Heart of glass video
asymetrical sheer silver dress

simple but edgy, designed by Stephen Spruse

I've always loved this album cover...the men looking sharp, and her in a simple white dress and slingbacks
and that hairstyle...


Prints are big this season, seen all over the runway
Ms Harry bringing it back then, Dolce & Gabbana serving it today!!!

This is so my style, short, loose and sexy!!

maybe not, but anyway... lol

Sunday, April 19, 2009

First day Brooklyn flea!!!!

Yesterday was the first day of the Brooklyn flea it was great, NICE music, NICE weather, HOT CLOTHES from us of course!!! Lol!! We met some great ppl, I want to show you guys some of the outfits we sold to our GLAM costumers.
I am on my way to our photo shoot for our flyer for the trunk show... yes we are having another trunk show 17th May...keep the date saved, I will tell you everything about it tomorrow.

These females were my HEROES last night. I was tired, and my rack crashed to the floor in the middle of the street walking home from the market with way too much stuff, these ladies came to my rescue...and set me back up and walked me alllll the way home... Just 2 blocks, but It was so nice of them. I had to take a picture of them because it was so funny.

I love this dress and she got the belt to, she wanted a simple belt that would work with everything.

Jazz LOVED this dress, she was sad to see it!!! She just finished altering it that same morning.

This was our last sale of the day, and one of my favorite dresses, I have a thing for stripes.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Love for Yellow shoes

I looked everywhere for Yellow shoes, and could not find them anywhere... they were never my size or did not like the style, or they were too high, so I gave up on looking for them. Six months later we were shopping and these yellow shoes were looking at me... My yellow shoes I felt like Cinderella because they were my size, and just the style I wanted, not to busy very simple pumps, the color spoke enough. The dress will be in our store next week, it's a great 100% silk dress if you put it on you don't want to take it of, it's so nice and soft....

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


New York Fashion Week was an absolute success. Even though designers felt the pinch of the recession, others carried on to create colorful and fun designs for Fall/Winter 2009. On one side we saw a lot of black, violet and dark blue. And on the other side there were stunning girly shades of electric pink, orange and blue tones. Going towards in the middle. Moving with shapes, designers kept with the classic hourglass silhouette. Cigarette pants were popular and legging are back. I’ve narrowed New York Fashion Week down. Here are my top picks:

Betsy Johnson unlike many designers embraced colors. What I did like was the over the knee socks and the blue jumpsuit very 70's...... adding the sultry red coat to complete the look.

I’m always in for writing Hence this piece from Miss Sixty. I adore the leggings and also a
Big fan of the oversized belt That reminds you that the Model has a figure...

London: What did I think about the collections at the London Fashion Week? Well, at times I though very little. It seems to me that designers had recreated past collections. ‘safe’ is the word that comes to mind when thinking about some of the collections. Is it just me or is the recession chic getting kind of well, boring? I get that economic hardships can effect a lot but I also think it’s the time where creative talents shine trough.

Marios Schwab kept it plane but fun with this short sleeveless dress. To me the dress has sort of a earth tone to it.

Thinking out of the box Sinha-Stanic took a risk with this long sleeved dress. The look to me is pretty interesting, and paring it up with leggings sort of finishes it for me.


Paris fashion week is always a great show that pleases our eyes and at the same time tells us the hottest trends. This time I noticed that Glam and punk are finally here, plus sequins and accessories are a must. I also noticed the off the shoulder look, this off or on shoulder trend is popular with the designers. Ladies get ready to show off you figure because femininity back on track

A model displays a pink short dress. Not sure if I would wear it but it looks pretty good. Spanish designer Estrella Archs caught y eye with this piece.

As you can tell always good for the color pink. Looking as if it was something I would wear to my prom one day, designer of this stunning dress.. Cengiz Abazoglu.

Milan: Designers such as Prada, Marni and Jil Sander all show in Milan. It gets me excited to see the fashion and what they have planned for the masses. Some things that caught my eye were bows displayed by Francesco Cognitional. Dramatic cuts seem to be rising in popularity with the designers. Flares and bell bottoms. Bright tights and tartans are also going strong.

An example of designer Francesco Cognitional large bows.

When I look at this dress I think of a GLAM..., wedding dress with a twist. The bottom of the dress gives the look an outstanding lead.

written by Doris Shonobi

Friday, April 3, 2009

Now In store!

Hello GLAM Ladies......... We are very exited about what is in your store this week! check it out

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Copy or Coincidence???

Its amazing on our travel hunting for gems how many vintage pieces look or are similar to modern designer pieces. Just take a look at our  Saks Fifth Ave 8o's dress compared with the Balenciaga dress from Fall 2008 collection. When we found this dress I was so excited, (wanted to wear it straight away) because I love the Balenciaga version.  Granted our version has gold buttons and sleeves, and is not as sculptured but the resemblance is there, and once I remove the sleeves its gonna look even HOTTER!!! We'll be showing it soon, just as soon as I finish the million other pieces to be altered. Lol!! 

We all know that fashion is borrowed from the past, and studying at London College of Fashion the past was very important as a source of inspiration. But we were always encouraged to take elements from a piece not the whole piece which we find time and time again.
So you be the judge a blatant copy or coincidence?!!!

Our Obsession "OPEN BACK"

Like we mentioned before we love open backs..... we alter a lot of time pieces to create an open back, next week when I am back in NY I will show you guys my baby, my dress, a dress in which I "opened" the back. I got so inspired after I watching Sara Jessica Parker in the Sex In The City Movie, wearing a pink dress with open back,  while she is shopping and calling Samantha to tell her she is getting!!! If you still don't know what I am talking about I will show the "my dress" next week. All the dresses and jumper will be in our STORE in 2day's. Don't miss out on our custom made one of a kind pieces.....

LA goodies

We found this great Japanese piece from the 70's, it's even hand painted. I don't think it needs altering as I think its fantastic as is, and we don't want to loose any of the flower detail,  but you never know with Jazz, Lol. 

I love the fit of this cute CUTE little blue dress, I absolutely don't like the white embroidery trim. I think I would like to see it with some studs.... I love studs, I was so in love with the Gucci collection from fall 2008 the studded boots and bags.It  was and still is so HOT!!! I was hoping that in Rome the sale would make them more affordable... NOT!!  I have this thing, I can not spend more then one months rent on shoes or bags,  so the Gucci shoes are still not in my closet! (: To make a long story short the studs will give the dress a edgier look, the dress looks TOO girly cute now!  We'll keep you posted and in a couple of weeks we can show you the end result.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Melrose Flea Market

Checking out the vintage LA scene

Used & Abused is in LA!!!!

We were at this POTLUCK party last Night, Never heard of that before, but I love the meaning of it, I know that all Americans know that it means but for me this was a hole new experience. For the ppl that don't know what it means....just like me, it is a gathering were you invite friends and everybody brings a POT full of home cooked food! it's symbolic for a pot full of LUCK! I think it's a great Idea for a recession proof Party fun times... and you don't need to say we go Dutch! lol Potluck sounds so much better. The ppl who invited us had a great house I wanted to share with you guy's this crazy tepee tent, I have never been in one before and for a NY/Amsterdam city Girl, A garden like this is heaven with a tepee tent were you can chill crazy, It would be great for a shoot.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


Lookbook Item in Store Now!!!

This week in store!!!

I love this piece, Gwyneth Sexy on Harper Bazaar
We found this piece and it reminded me of the dress Gwyneth wore in Bazaar. It's up for grabs now in the STORE

Friday, March 20, 2009

New lookbook pictures

Here you have the pictures for our new lookbook....!!!! I am really liking them if I say so myself.... if you would like to see the pictures bigger click on the picture. The jumper is in our STORE NOW
Tomorrow you can find the the pictures in our lookbook on our website.

everything in our lookbook will be on sale in the upcoming weeksssss keep watching our store
Have a great weekend!! GLAM it up if your partying this weekend

Thursday, March 19, 2009

BEHIND THE SCENES!!! At our photoshoot last weekend

We had a look book shoot for our fall collection....We know its a little bit late, but we had so many hot pieces that we wanted to take pictures of, and I can't wait for summer here in NY apart from needing SUN. I can't wait for our summer shoot, I keep fantasizing for some guys, hot guys and some girls in summer dresses, jumpsuits, hot sandals etc., and next week we're off California, I just know we're going to find HOT stuff, I'm super excited!

I'm almost done with photoshopping the pictures and as soon as they're done they'll be up hopefully by the end of the week. So for now here are some pictures from behind the scenes. We wanted to show how DAMN good and fun vintage clothes can be, sometimes it is hard to believe it's second hand, pre worn pre loved. To me it's like new especially when we've altered, reproduced or reconstructed them...its amazing how a simple thing as changing buttons can make a big difference.
So thanks to David (photographer) who also opened up his house to us, Hiro (make up) our girl Liz best darn hair stylist, and of course models Charlette and Heide (red hair) ...Heide whose energy and style I love, I actually met her through another model friend of mine Tonia, who I'm hoping to shoot one day when she's back in NY. Both of them are signed with Muse NYC agency.

Photographer. David Webber Make up. Hiroshi yonemoto for M.A.C. Hair. Elizabeth Owusu Models. Heide LindGren, Charlette Williams

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Yes! It's DONE preview Ebay store

I have to admit, this selling online is not that easy, I have much respect for everybody that does it .... but I am very happy that we are up, we've been wanting to do this FOREVER. I am even more computer savvy now...:).
To start off with I want to tell you guys my favorite pieces even though I LOVE them all I do have my favorites like the diamante strap jumpsuit, I love it, I think it so GLAM! I love the open back and if you keep following our style you will see we have a thing for open backs, but back to the jumper it originally had a lace back which we took out. We will be showing more before and after pictures of our pieces, but I wish we had a before picture of this one. I hope we will have something soon to show you guy's, we are waiting for Jazz... so lets see what she comes up with, each time it's almost like she is cooking and she always ends up with a great dish. Let us know what you think, and don't forget to check out our
STORE we will have new listings every week.