Monday, November 12, 2012

Win $15 to Fawn & Doe Vintage

We're giving away $15 store credit for Fawn & Doe Vintage! Check out what we have in stock, share this with your friends, and good luck! You're only 6 days away from winning some extra money towards something beautiful (and vintage!)
Vintage 70s Tan Wool Skirt Suit - Thrifted
Silk Scarf - Thrifted
Sleeveless Silky Top - Forever 21
Black Velvet Platform Heels -

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Photography + Vintage Clothes

I've always loved the camera. I've been a fan of taking photographs for as long as I can remember. I am not, however, a photographer, and I don't know a whole lot when it comes to photography. Lucky for me I'm a fast learner, and ever better yet, I'm pretty damn good at teaching myself how to do things.

Fawn & Doe Vintage has had a tapered start. By this I mean we started getting inventory first before anything else, including storage or a new mannequin. Next came the mannequin, and finally an armoire (we already need another one!) but we still only had a phone or point and shoot camera for photographing our goods. We finally were able to borrow an amazing camera, but it turns out most of our free time for taking photos is at night, and our apartment is a cave. No matter how many lamps we grabbed from every room and scattered strategically, the photos were still fairly dark (even after fixing them up.) Our walls are beige, which doesn't help, and we had no actual fluorescent lights.

A few days ago I decided to go to Home Depot and get some paint so I could paint a wall that we would use for photographing clothing against. I opted for a very light grey. I didn't want to do white because I want some kind of contrast for light or white colored garments, and grey is one of my favorites, so it was a win-win. Tonight I went out and bought some clamp lights and found lightbulbs that were the closest things I could get to natural daylight. As I said before, I don't know much about photography, which means I don't know much about light placement. Shadows were my enemy tonight, they were everywhere! At one point I threw in the towel and said something along the lines of "forget it, I'll wait until Spencer gets home", but I kept getting up to mess with the lights again. I finally got rid of the shadows (for the most part) and I ended up with some pretty great photos. I have the entire weekend free, and Spencer is working all weekend (sad face,) so I'm going to do some research and get even better at taking these photos.

I love out little faux studio space. You'd never know from the photographs that it's just our living room! 

Check out some of the photos I took (which are also going to be listed on Etsy soon!):
This was round two. Still some shadows, but not as bad!
Houndstooth Pleated Dress - Size 6 - $59.99
These photos are the ones I am most proud of (and this jacket is super ah-mazing)
Military inspired tuxedo wool blazer - Size 6 - $69.99

Monday, November 5, 2012

Hold On

Vintage military inspired blazer - thrifted
Vintage 70s rust micro dot secretary dress - thrifted
Vintage tan leather belt - thrifted
Tan 90s Ralph Lauren loafers - thrifted
It's still warm in Austin, TX but we've had some wonderfully cool days when it's been possible to wear a blazer. Pair a military inspired blazer with a 70s secretary dress for a great combination. Add a neutral blazer (or navy blue!) to a dress with a pop of color. You can wear any kind of flats with this outfit for a casual look, or pair with some tights and pumps for an evening look. When it's even cooler out, try some tights and riding boots.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Howl In The Night

70s Vintage Wool Blazer - Thrifted
70s Vintgae Button Red Abstract Print Button Down - Thrifted
Black Zipper Leggings - Zara
Black Velvet Platform Pumps -
Happy Halloween! It's not a costume, but here's an outfit post for you. Pair a vintage button down with a vintage blazer, some leggings or skinny jeans and some pumps (or boots!) for a polished look.

Stay safe tonight, and don't do anything I wouldn't do!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Sun Brother

Fall is definitely in the air in Austin, TX, but it's still warm enough to not have to wear many layers (although layering is one of my favorite things.) I put this outfit together to show one way you can wear some of the hot fall trends: velvet & gothic. The patterned tights, and cage dress have enough detailing that you don't need to add any extra accessories, and this gorgeous 50s green velvet coat gives a splash of color, but isn't too overwhelming. 

50's Green Velvet Coat - Thrifted
Topshop London Tights - Gift from friend
Black Cage Dress - Thrifted
Velvet Platform Pumps -

Fall/Winter 2012/2013 Trends

Fall is well upon us, and winter is coming fast. If you kept up with Fashion Week this year, you'd have an in on some of the trends. If you didn't, well, we're here to fill you in!

This fall/winter classic & sexy are the big components. Lots of brown, taupe, winter whites, grey, navy blue. Gold, red, and vivid blue. Some designers put in softer pops of color with some pastels, and of course, black. Black is timeless and always has a place in fashion.

Trend #1: Military

Vintage how-to: When you're looking for military inspired vintage pieces, look for jackets with gold buttons, button detailing, high necks, and jackets that are belted. Wool peacoats, short and long, in navy blue, olive green, and black are perfect choices. Blazers with button detailing are easy to make your centerpiece. Pair with slim fitting pants, leggings, and some riding boots for a polished military look.
Left: 70s Chocolate wool blazer w/ gold button detailing $59.99
Top Right: 90s United Colors of Benetton Wool Herringbone Belted Coat $89.99
Right Bottom: 80s Electric Blue Wool Blazer w/ Silver Button Detailing $59.99

Trend #2: Gothic

Vintage how-to: Black leather, velvet & lace. The gothic trend is easy to achieve with vintage clothing. Long velvet gowns & jackets. Long black gloves. Detailing with crosses (a la Versace.) Add in some black lace for a sweet yet sexy & dark look.

Left: 80s Edwardian Long Velvet Opera Coat $149.99
Center Top: 80s Anne Klein II Strapless Linen Mini Dress $49.99
Center Bottom: 80s Black Velvet & Lace Gothic Party Dress $59.99
Right: 80s Tadashi Floor Length Strappy Velvet Gown $149.99

Trend #3: Velvet

Vintage how-to: Dark & sultry. Velvet is big this fall/winter and can be worn for day or evening. This trend is great because you can wear your velvet pieces for your day look and easily turn it into evening wear by switching up you accessories. A velvet blazer over a simple shirt with jeans, leggings, or cigarette pants for daytime, switch it up with a lacy camisole, a skirt, and stockings with heels for night time.
Left: 80s Emerald Green Velvet Boilersuit/Jumpsuit $69.99
Top Center: 80s Dark Velvet Abstract Floral Box Pleat Blazer $49.99
Top Bottom: 80s Velvet Zip Up Vest Neck Piping Detail $29.99
Right: 80s Black Velvet & Chiffon Strappy Party Dress $49.99 

Trend #4: Oversized (Also, knits. Knits are a big trend this fall/winter)

Vintage how-to: I love this trend. What's better than throwing on a soft, cozy oversized sweater when it's cold out? If you're going for this trend, look for oversized knit sweaters, cardigans, ans jackets. Oversized pants can add a lot of bulk where you don't want it. You can pair oversized tops with slim-fitting or skinny jeans, leggings, or a skirt and tights for a pulled together look. 

Left: 80s Southwestern Navajo Oversized Fleece Pullover $29.99
Center Top: Southewestern Aztec Inspired Oversized Knit Sweater $29.99
Center Bottom: 80s Grey & White Oversized V-Print Knit Cardigan $29.99
Right Top: 80s Hand Knit Oversized Alpaca Cowboy & Cowgirl Sweater $79.99
Right Bottom: 80s Black & Teal Oversized Deep-V Sweater Vest $19.99

Trend #4: Peplum

Vintage how-to: Peplums have been in fashion this summer, but with the fall/winter you want to switch your bright colors for darker, classier looks. Cocktail dresses and jackets. Peplum dresses can go from business casual to evening wear. Dress down a peplum jacket with skinny jeans, tapered trousers, and flats or boots.
Left: 80s Black & White Houndstooth Hip Peplum Dress W/ Gold Button Detailing  $89.99
Center: 80s Navy Blue Back Peplum Blazer W/ Gold Button Closure $59.99
Right: 80s Sheer Black High Neck Peplum Dress $59.99

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