Monday, October 26, 2009

Hippie Luxe

Yesterday I went to the Woodstock 40th anniversary concert in Golden Gate Park. It was a really beautiful sunny day, perfect weather. Not too hot, just gorgeous. The music was great - although confusing. A guy walked by me telling me the Doors were coming on. Unfortunately he was mistaken. There was no beyond the grave visit from The Lizard King, that would have been too awesome. Also everyone was a " this is __ and ___ from ________" like no whole bands, I know its been 40 years but either no one made it through or bands just don't stay together ( major props to The Rolling Stones for holding their shit together, it's a huge accomplishment). There was also Jefferson Starship which is way confusing. I have been grooving to White Rabbit lately and I was way excited thinking Grace Slick could be there throwing down some psychedelia but no, Jefferson Starship is not Jefferson Airplane. Basically it's Paul Kantner's band with some other chick singing vocals. Not to be confused with "We Built This City" Starship. It's all too much.

This brings me to the reason for my post - Hippie Luxe. I am really into vintage clothes, especially the 1950's and early 1960's. My collections is really great lately however I have been thinking about the late 60's and early 70's bohemian vibe and how I can incorporate more of that into my wardrobe. I was big on the whole hippie skirt, flowing dress thing about 10 years ago and moved away from it towards a more classic streamlined look. I was afraid it was all too flaky looking. With age however can come more confidence and the ability to blend your wardrobe seamlessly.
Yesterday I bought my first hand-dyed tie dye!
I can't wait to wear it

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Charity Shops

This is - Out Of The Closet.

It is the absolutely best thrift store I have EVER been to. Being that, I am not going to publish the exact location I frequent- Seriously thrifting Nirvana. That should not be spoiled. There are many locations in The Bay Area and Southern California and there couldn't be a better cause than AIDS Healthcare and prevention. It is seriously underfunded and always has been. AIDS and HIV affect everyone, not just the gay community. It is a very preventable and fatal disease and by shopping for great clothes at extremely low prices and donating those you don't need, you can help do your part. As far as charities go , this one actually makes sure that the largest proportion of funds possible actually go to the cause. Unfortunately many charity shops have so much overhead and administrative expense that very little ends up in the hands of those who need it most.

GO!! Donate!! Shop!!