A look back at the Obamas in the 70s, a new book on NYC in the 1980s, the Mark Hotel and Bergdorf Goodman team up, The Ferragamo exhbition, The Amazing Shoemaker, and more!
The season of festival wear is upon us. Fashion photographers this summer will capture limpid dresses, feather lined fringe, spring’s newest buds braided into sun kissed tresses - a style loose in form but rigid in distinction. And when style surpasses sound as the showcase of a music festival, it is time to take note.
Part one of our two week nuptial Nostalgia. This week we look back at the early 20th century: miles of silk satin trains, delicate headpieces and the joyful release of a wartime wedding.
Christy Turlington lands the Calvin Klein Underwear campaign twenty-five years after her first booking with the company, Milan Fashion week looks to revamp their image, Cathy Horyn writes an engaging article on the spirit of the flapper, and a new book pays homage to the New Romantic movement… All in Vintage in the News!
The passing of Ottavio Missoni is the end of a love story: the love of heritage, the love for design, and most profound the end of a deep partnership that produced a budding, creative brood. In honor of his colorful life, we present a handful of brand classics, including our all time favorite vintage Missoni piece
One of the best perks of my job is the access I have to inspect and learn from an endless supply of vintage threads. I started PinkClouds with the aim of bringing a level of accessibility to vintage shopping. In keeping with said mission, I present a few thoughts and tips I have picked up along the way.
Tomorrow is the spring sale for Kerry Taylor Auction house. We mined through the catalogue and found a few items that bear a resemblance to some of our very own PinkClouds vintage. Click through for a chance to purchase yours!
The Missoni family grieves the loss of their patriarch, Suzy Menkes sounds off on Punk, rare footage of Stephen Sprouse’s first major fashion show, and finally a confirmation from the Isabella Blow Foundation on an upcoming exhibition.
If, as the saying goes, behind every great man lies an even greater lady, then the panorama of eminent twentieth century designers seems to hint that such a synergetic relationship begins in the womb. In honor of this year’s mother’s day, we look back at five designers whose relationship with their own mothers heavily influenced their careers.
In honor of the Costume Institute’s annual Met Gala, the Metropolitan Museum’s ample staircase was lined last night with plush red carpet and colorful, gamboling punks. This years show, “Punk: Chaos to Couture”, provided partygoers with an especially inspired theme to interpret. Above is a slideshow featuring a few of our favorite choices.
Prada and Catherine Martin team up for an instillation featuring Gatsby costumes, Yohji Yamamoto is honored at Berlin's Gallery Week, Riccardo Tisci and Joseph Atluzarra take a stab at the ballet and the enormous couture collection of famed YSL muse Danielle Luquet de Saint Germain goes on sale.
As a rare triple-up effect where a subculture’s defiant aesthetic permeated the salons and runways of high fashion, Punk offers a unique and opportune occasion to inspect the multifaceted development of fashion. This week, we celebrate the Costume Institute's newest show with a few of our favorite punk images.
My favorite suprise of the Fall runways was probably the embellishment at Burberry Prorsum F/W 2013. When I saw the darling Cara Delvigne rocking the runway in grommet-adorned coats, dresses and bags, I was immediately transported to Florence, and the warm memory of discovering my Prada jacket.
John Galliano will teach a master class at Parson’s, anticipation of the Met’s Punk show reaches fever pitch, two new documentaries offer intimate views of designers Frida Giannini and Miguel Adrover, and new exhibits on The Dandy and Chinese-American Designers open this month.
Master meets master as Schiaparelli announces a collaboration with Christian Lacroix, Gatsby fever hits the fashion world and two footwear giants are celebrated. Vintage in the News after the jump!
While Palm Springs gears up for Coachella round 2, we peek back at the original inspiration for the latest street style spinoff: festival fashion. Relive the glory of Woodstock through love beads, tie-dye and Joe Cocker.
The day you get a request to style with a Chanel bicycle, you do not ask questions, you just start pulling. A look back at one of my favorite jobs: styling for Heritage Auction's vintage Hermes sale.
Lilly Pulitzer, Palm Beach’s Princess of Prints, died this week at the age of 81. This week’s Nostalgia celebrates the vibrant shifts that brought the buzzing energy of the 1960s to the international jet set.
There is nothing quite like making your own money. How fitting that my first paycheck went toward the perfect full-length coat, with asymmetrical lining on the collar and matching cuffs. The full story after the jump.
Nicola Formichetti leaves Mugler for Diesel, the House of Dior plans its own Impressionism exhibition, a new book featuring the costumes of Liberace, and a the lovely “Generations of Style” video series... all that and more in Vintage in the News!
Follow my hunt for the ultimate wardrobe staple: The Balenciaga Motorcycle Jacket!
Last fall, Jennifer caught wind of a man who had amassed a collection of 55,000 dresses, and instantly she knew that she had to track him and hear his story. What she found was a heartwarming love story to rival any Hollywood romance.
Happy Easter! Today we celebrate the festival of pastels with a collection of our favorite bunnies…
My big break into fashion and the makings of a vintage expert.
Introducing Jennifer’s new weekly column all about Modern Vintage Style!
This week the CFDA nominees were announced, Chanel releases a new archival video, Dior takes over Harrod’s, and the New York Times interviews British Vogue’s Vintage King. Most important of all – a very happy birthday to Bill Cunningham!
In honor of SXSW, we take a look back at Texas' most formidable style icon: the cowgirl. If Texas is a state of mind, then Texas style is of a mind of statement dress.
Our newest PinkClouds Fix sale was shot by the lovely Darcy Rogers. Take a look behind the scenes and read through a short but sweet Q&A with the talented photographer.
Artist Thayaht for Vionnet, Stephen Jones keeps the art of millinery alive,and is it the end of Fashion's Night Out? Read it all on Vintage in the News!
It's finally here! Fashion and Impressionism at the Met opens Tuesday. Also this week, a new creative director for Tod's, a new title for Kate Moss, and Princess Diana's most famous gowns are back on the market... Catch up on all the Vintage in the News!
This week... a 214 year old French law is revoked, the Countess Louise J. Esterhazy's sharp pen returns, and an ode to the ineffable Bill Cunningham.
Exhibits on Anna Piaggi, Greta Garbo and Man Ray, The Vogue Fashion Festival and Andre Teon Leone and Karl Lagerfeld hit the media!
Do you love our Stylehaus Marketplace Fix Sale? We were so smitten with Creative Director Marina Monroe and Vintage Expert Ariel Greenspan that we sat down for a little Q&A with the girls.
PinkClouds teamed up with the charming vintage shop, Out of the Closet to curate a special fix sale that will be sure to get you over your end of summer blues.
Busy week! Inauguration fashion, Galliano's stint at Oscar de la Renta, and a twist on the International Best Dressed List. Plus Prada's Great Gatsby and Balenciaga's secrets revealed after the jump...
Celebrate the birth of the 20th century's most hypnotic muse: Marchesa Luisa Casati.
This week in Vintage in the News, Downton Abbey hits Saville Row, Karl does Dallas, and The New York Times predicts which sartorial items will define the millenial generation.
No matter where your social calendar takes you, our style guide will show you how to pair archival vintage pieces with your fashion favorites for that one-of-a-kind look.
Vintage in the News: Fashion name-dropping in Rap, Marlene Dietrich, and Jean Paul Gaultier announces a greatest hits line!
Designer Betsey Johnson is launching a new line – and new reality show, the V&A honors 80s clubwear, and Selfridges pulls a concept from the archives to challenge today’s shopping experience.
Bobette's transformative process honors an object’s unique history, while simultaneously infusing it with a modern feel. Learn more in our exclusive Q&A!
Watch our Dark Romance editorial video created by Henry Mounser
Q&A with Lisa Salzer, designer of Lulu Frost, and author Lesley M.M. Blume on the Let's Bring Back NY Fashion Week Presentation and their thoughts on vintage inspiration.
Accessories designer Reece Solomon of the brand Reece Hudson sits down with the PinkClouds team for a Q&A.
One of our favorite shoots, Girl's Got Game, for Fix Influencer Sale Natalie Joos
‘Tis the season! Check out Jennifer’s holiday gift ideas.
Are your friends as hard to shop for as ours? We guarantee they don't have these one-of-a-kind designer pieces!
Our Vintage in the News this week is quite Anglo-centric. Valentino is honored with an exhibit at Somerset House and Muiccia Prada hosts a salon at Cafe Royal.
Our weekly roundup of Vintage in the News, featuring exhibits on Katharine Hepburn, Frida Kahlo and two Yves Saint Laurent films.
We are excited to visit one of our favorite vintage shows - The Pier Antiques & Vintage Show
This weekend we visited one of the most important events for vintage fashion industry: Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show.
Our friends at ILWYW.com came over to our showroom for a summer afternoon of dress-up.
Twice a year, vintage dealers come from all over to showcase their best pieces.
We had the great pleasure of interviewing the sweet and fun loving ladies of “Out of the Closet”, Lucy Martin and Ruth Chernaik. They have been collecting pieces for a fabulous vintage clothing and accessories business in the Hamptons for 20 years!
We snapped some pictures of the 111th anniversary window display of the store as well as some photos from the premiere night of “Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf Goodman”
Whether neutral or combined with prints, this trend never goes out of style!
The first Azzedine Alaia store in 20 years will be opening next spring off the Avenue Montaigne in the heart of Paris’ fashion retail district.
Summer days in New York City are hot and sticky. So PinkClouds headed out of town in search of a cool haven with a grassy yard and pool.
A new photography exhibit has opened at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA, celebrating the work of late fashion photographer Helmut Newton.
Honoring his work as a costume designer, the “Stars in Dior” exhibit just opened in Christian Dior’s hometown of Granville, France.
Hampton's vintage jewel: Out of the Closet.
This week, the Stephen Burrows Retrospective opens at MCNY, while David Bowie is honored with his own show at the V&A. Meanwhile, Andre Leon Talley pen’s a new book on the LBD and TheCut weighs in the on the Celine/Beene controversy…
Introducing Volume I of the PinkClouds e-magazine, via Glossi.com. Modern Vintage Fashion at its finest!
No one forgets their first fashion show. Mine was especially memorable because of a chance encounter with a living legend.
After a long decade of clean-cut nudes, the long, dramatic nail is back. And really, is there any better role for fingernails than a vivid expression of creative individualism? This week, a slideshow to inspire your most ingenious nail art.
Vintage in the News this week … a German exhibition of outrageous footwear, shots of Hollywood’s most beloved stars go to auction, Stella McCartney is honored with the Order of the British Empire, and Patrick Robinson gets a fresh start at Armani Exchange.
Parading one's fashionable garb on the ample, shaded avenues of Paris has been a staple of the city’s character since the 19th century. Today we honor that tradition with a quick look back at its history.
MTV's original host of House of Style turned 47 this week. A look back at her most gorgeous shots.
It's Valentine's Day! Celebrate with a little shimmer and shine.
Vintage in the News today looks at jewelry trends, 90's revival, shoe mania and more after the jump!
Which American designer would we love to see resurrected? Today, a little downtown cool from Stephen Sprouse.
In the news this week: Chanel's third exhibit in China, Design of the Year nominees, and finally, Jean Paul Gaultier comes to New York City!
Dream in pink... a little history on the birth of the bra.
Pop the Bubbly! Champagne delight has always been a staple of the grandest celebrations. Get inspired for the New Year with this week's nostalgia.
In honor of Pantone’s Color of 2013, we gathered a few of our favorite emerald images.
Grace Coddington’s lovely and candid memoir launched last week. Today, we take a look at her early years as a model and love of feline companions.
A beautiful countess is sent into mourning by the end of Balenciaga.
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, our thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected.
We were excited to track a 1973 review by the “Palm Beach Post” for the spring summer collection that included the gorgeous gown featured on our website.
Since sometimes the gorgeous details make all the difference, we decided to capture them on some of our favorite garments
PinkClouds got the opportunity to priview the late socialite's prized possessions at Sotheby's before going up for auction
PinkClouds founder, Jennifer Collins, curated a special sale of one of a kind items for luxury retailer Edition01
We were very sad to hear that one of the most colorful fashion icons, Anna Piaggi, passed away.
Filmmaker Deborah Riley Draper has released "Versailles '73: American Runway Revolution," a documentary about the legendary fashion show.
The Business of Fashion wrote an interesting article all about the "science" of vintage fashion.
Twiggy, the famed model and fashion icon, has announced that she will be organizing a fashion show during the Festival to exhibit the fashion, culture, and music of the 1960’s.
Check out some of our favorite resort looks, and how they inspired some of our own pieces!
The prize honors up-and-coming designers and launched careers such as Lagerfeld and St. Laurent
A look back at Sophia Loren, Grace Kelly, Catherine Deneuve at the Cannes Film Festival
Q&A with Christine Barberich, the editor in chief at Refinery 29, on her love for vintage.
There is nothing more fulfilling they a day of bargain hunting and vintage shopping
Our favorite beachwear find from Anguilla. Sold for a limited time on PinkClouds!
Who doesn’t love a detachable collar?
PinkClouds collaborated with Frock NYC by curating a selection of our favorite vintage Frock pieces. All items were styled by the PinkClouds team and available for sale for a limited time through PinkClouds.com.
Natalie Joos, casting director and fashion maven, talks with PinkClouds about her blog, Tales of Endearment, and why she loves vintage.
In anticipation of Baz Luhrmann's Great Gatsby, the movie’s leading lady graces this month’s cover of Vogue. The captivating image inspired us to gather a handful of Vogue covers from the golden age illustration, along with our favorite flapper terminology. Puttin’ on the Ritz, indeed!
While the world of print journalism has been turned on its head by the digital revolution, fashion glossies continue to pop up almost monthly. Today in Vintage in the News, we look at features from the new generation of fashion magazines: System, CrushFanzine, and Style.com/Print. We also pay tribute to the three formidable fashion icons that passed away this week.
On Friday morning, the Museum of the City of New York opens the first major retrospective on of the 1970's brightest stars; "When Fashion Danced" celebrates the vibrant styles of Stephen Burrows.
Did Chanel’s latest Metiers d’Art Show set off the latest fashion craze? This week we look back at one of Fall 2013’s emerging trend: plaid, a seemingly formulaic design that allows for endless interpretations.
An Italian muse remembers Warhol and Dali, the 40th anniversary of Versailles, Opening Ceremony's "Rihtrospective", and the Princess of Punk... All in Vintage in the News
"Impressionism, Fashion and Modernity" is now open at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The beautiful show comes to our city by way of Paris en route to Chicago. Click through for our review of the presentation.
A look back at fashion’s King of Necklines, the affable, dashing and brilliant Luis Estevez.
PinkClouds has the good fortune of working with some of the most creative and energetic professionals in the industry. For a behind-the-scenes look at the High Line editorial, a Q&A with photographer Efi Zachou and makeup artist Leah Bennett.
Our second round of NYFW inspirational pics - a group that seems to reach a bit further back than the 80s and 90s trends that seemed so pervasive this week.
Part one of NYFW inspiration images! We love anything that honors the past...
Ed Koch's New York City in today's nostalgia! Never was the convergence of American progress and theatricality more apt than in the bold aesthetics of the 1980s.
With Spring 2013 Couture season in full swing, we've rounded up some of our favorite runway looks. We can't get enough of this year's floral prints and lace details. Get into the ethereal mood with these vintage doppelgangers.
When done right, gender-bending dress presents a paired down elegance that paradoxically highlights suggestive femininity. Today, we covet transformative tailoring in leathers, wools, tweeds and crisp cottons.
Out with the old, and in the new...
From all of us at PinkClouds, here’s the very best to you and yours; may you get everything you have wished for this holiday season, wrapped up in lovely pink bow.
12 Days of Icons has come and gone! Take a break from the holiday stress and look back at our favorite five ladies.
Vintage in the News features an upcoming exhibit on shoes, interviews with two Vreeland protégés, and a look back at the original Playboy Bunnies.
Vintage in the News this week profiles the evolution of brand heritage, two small NYC shows, and the royal bump!
Nostalgia this week is for all the snowbirds flocking down to Miami for Art Basel.