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04 Nov '16

luxboheme published back in 2009

Posted by Priscila Teixeira in luxboheme, priscila teixeira, talkingfashion blog

luxboheme published back in 2009

I just found this story local news "Columbus Underground" did on luxboheme back in 2009. Read it here: http://www.columbusunderground.com/first-lux-boheme-bazaar-on-sunday

That bazaar over Brioso was super fun! It was a great turnout with tons of people of all ages coming and going open house style. Thanks to all volunteers, friends, customers and guests who came by privileging us! We had a blast!

01 Nov '16

talkingfashion of today: History of Bags

talkingfashion of today: History of Bags

Ok... this post will be one of those "in-progress" posting. There is so much to cover here and I will edit as I find the right combination of time and inspiration... Meanwhile I don't want to hold back on what I got.. Let's get started!

Louis Aragon said: "She had no more money, and a terrible desire for a handbag" Ha! That sums up a lot of women out there. What an addiction we have for bags!

Personally I don't really carry them for daily errands (I know I act like a boy with a wallet in my back jean pocket many times), but... I love collecting them... All kinds and styles!

Handbags have been related to social status from the get-go back in the late nineteenth century. The ladies who gained more social mobility, spent more time on the city streets without male escorts which resulted on handbags becoming more substantial.

Some interesting points I found:

  • Pouches were the precursor of the bag and hung from a girdle at the waist. The size of the purse indicated wealth. A tiny purse suggested others were employed to do more onerous carrying.
  • Reticules were used to carry the few objects a wealthy woman needed to function outside the home: cartes de visite, a fan for flirting, cosmetics, and perfume.
  • The 20s flapper was a new modern woman, a fashion consumer par excellence, who was willing to buy an array of handbags in bright modernist designs and new materials.
  • The 50s chic and understated elegance changed the look of handbags. Fashionable women craved discreet styles in luxurious crocodile, kid, or snakeskin.
  • Coco Chanel's black quilted-leather bag with gilt-chain handle in 1955 and Gucci's bamboo-handled bag in 1957 started the "griff" with celebrity endorsement times.
  • Grace Kelly was one of the first stars to have a bag named after her: The Hermès Kelly of 1956.
  • Whimsical bags already existed back in 1825. Look this "ice dessert in a dish" bag  

 

20 Oct '16

talkingfashion of today: Bonnie Boynton Designs

talkingfashion of today: Bonnie Boynton Designs

Bonnie Boynton is a high energy enthusiastic belt and sportswear designer, who has created tremendous success around her business. Back in the 70s, while working as a dress designer, she created and sold "stickpins" on the side during every spare moment she had, she was creating and selling them. In February of 1979 she resigned the dress designer position and a month later opened her belt business.

At the height of the Western craze, she began designing hand-crafted brass belt buckles. Among the first were buckles in the shape of Texas and in the form of a Texas longhorn steer. Now her line includes nearly 40 distinctive, hand-crafted metal buckles.

With her design direction, a Texas metal craftsman executes the buckles in free-form styles and nature motifs under her Good Ship Enterprise label. Brass, copper and nickel-silver are fashioned into teardrops, braids, ovals, bullets, paisleys, leaves, commas and abstract designs.

Leather, suede and snakeskin attach to buckles that are most often interchangeable. 

Her buckles make a bold statement and a very unique appealing to an artistic creative crowd. My most favorite one in the shop right now is this one: https://talkingfashion.myshopify.com/admin/products/9269872516

Do you have any Bonnie Boynton belt? Would love to see an outfit built around it! Please do share pics if you do :)

Be creative! Be enthusiastic! Be energetic!

See you next time!

Priscila, talkingfashion founder

19 Oct '16

talkingfashion of today: Fur and Fashion

talkingfashion of today: Fur and Fashion

I love vintage fur. It is beautiful, soft, rich, luxurious, bohemian and sustainable all together. There is so much to be said about the relationship between fur and fashion...

I will be back adding more to this post... Meanwhile I want to show you my most coveted piece in the shop: https://talkingfashion.myshopify.com/products/fur-velvet-scarf-brown-slim-long-luxurious-vintage-accessory?variant=31380407876 What do you think? Isn't it the most fabulous fur scarf? 

Anyhow, I will be adding bit and pieces of more interesting facts with time. For now, here is some of my fave reads on the subject, published online: 

http://www.fashionintime.org/history-fur-fashion-introduction/

http://www.historytoday.com/carol-dyhouse/skin-deep-fall-fur

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/history-faux-fur-180953984/?no-ist

Be Fabulous! Be furry beautiful! Be sustainable!

See you next time!

Priscila, talkingfashion founder


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