Born Again Vintage Designer & Author Bridgett Artise Tips You Off on Working Vintage into Spring 2013
Bridgett Artise is someone I met many moons ago (ok.. let’s make it years) but she’s jumped light-years ahead of the vintage craze and even has a great book to show you how to re-purpose fashion.
YOU need to read this article and also realize that you can do this too. Bridgett has written this piece just for YOU!
After Fashion Week 2012 ended and the spring styles were revealed you immediately knew which ones you will rock or wish you could rock. Every style is not for everybody and if you know yourself well enough you don’t dare try to step outside of your comfort zone. However, there is one thing that tempts us to go against our better judgement, and that is when we see a celebrity wearing it.
Not sure what makes somes of us believe we can pull of something “un-pull -of -able”–
maybe it’s the “if they can do it, I can do it too” mentality. That reasoning often gets us in a lot of trouble and on the top of the most wanted list by the fashion police.
Luckily spring 2013 trends seems to be some pretty doable styles for even the most fashion challenged. You can look forward to Global Chic, Mod Prints, nineties throwbacks, Japanese-inspired tailoring, burglar stripes, flamenco ruffles, sheer inserts, chromatic dressing, harnesses, soft leather, crop tops (sign up for your gym membership now), and, of course, breathtaking embellishments.
Below see some of the spring 2013 trends: Celebs vs. the reconstructed vintage version by Born Again Vintage.
Black and White is huge for Spring 2013, on the left: Beyonce is wearing a simple white blazer with skin tight black pants accented with an embellished tank. On the right: model Felicia Verna is wearing the Born Again Vintage take on the black and white spring trend with a black and white print jumper reconstructed from a strapless dress and leggings and topped with an embellished neck accessory.
Kristen Stewart is wearing a cropped top straight from the Balenciaga Spring 2013 runway show while Gwen Stefani rocks her own label Global Chic Ensemble. On the right, Felicia Verna wears a Born Again Vintage combo of both trends with a mesh cropped top reconstructed from a dress and mud cloth shorts from leftover fabric.
Minka Kelly and Alexa Chung both adding a spring trend to their already springy outfits, soft leather. Kristen Stewart (once again) and Hailee Steinfield both are in mod-inspired rompers. The Born Again Vintage version features a mod mini with a mod print soft leather jacket, what a perfect combination!
I am sure you are asking what reconstructed vintage or Born Again Vintage has to do with celebs rocking Spring styles. Easy answer: it’s to show you that you always have different options, more unique, greener options to staying with trend. Not only is this choice sustainable and very pro earth but its cheaper, win WIN!
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Photos credits: Khadijah Kenkwofie
MUA: Fefe Johnson
Hair: Magda Bonheur
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Thank you to Born Again Vintage’s Bridgett Artise for a great piece and something that is very do-able and affordable. Vintage isn’t just for high fashion, it’s fun too!
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