Spring into Fashion!

By , April 6, 2012 10:02 am

So glad Spring is here.

Let’s get ready by pulling out of your closet any of the below:

Wedges

Anything colorful or color blocked


White or bright colored jeans


Nautical or red-white-blue

If you don’t have this in your closet, check out myhabit.com

http://fashionista.com/2012/03/myhabit-spring-trends/

Happy Shopping!

Oh and don’t forget there is still time to register for
Secrets from a Professional Shopper Online Course SXF300 April 9 or live on May 7, 14, 21 for more shopping tips.

Happy Shopping

 

Emma Sosa teaches SXT 500: Star-Quality Vintage Shopping, SXT 510: The Out-of-Towner’s Online Guide to Vintage Shopping, and SXT 810: “Going Green” and Staying Fashion Right- Earth Friendly Fashion Stores.
Facebook: FitforStyle     Pinterest: EmmasVintage    Twitter: @EmmasVintage     EmmasVintageShop.com,

 

Wow! Designer Markus Lupfer — so Refreshing!

By , April 4, 2012 9:41 am
Markus Lupfer Fall 2012 RTW

Markus Lupfer Fall 2012 RTW

Have you heard of London based designer,  Markus Lupfer? He’s new to me. He’s considered a “young person’s designer” with graphic tees and comic style. You’ll see what I mean when you view his video. However, I am a grown up girl who enjoyed his charming video with a “Japanese Pop Theme” and I’m really loving his Fall 2012 line. His use of brocade, black leather, and a 3 piece suit with cigarette pants is oh so divine. He is fashion forward yet classic in cut and design. And oh so very refreshing. Just what I needed. How about you?

Emma Sosa teaches SXT 500: Star-Quality Vintage Shopping, SXT 510: The Out-of-Towner’s Online Guide to Vintage Shopping, and SXT 810: “Going Green” and Staying Fashion Right- Earth Friendly Fashion Stores.
Facebook: FitforStyle     Pinterest: EmmasVintage    Twitter: @EmmasVintage     EmmasVintageShop.com

A Fashionista Shows How You can GO GREEN Just in time for EARTH DAY, April 22

By , March 25, 2012 6:53 pm


Discover Tips on Becoming More Earth Friendly While still Staying on Trend.

Shop til you Drop but lower your Carbon Footprint by Buying Vintage and Gently Worn Designer Pieces.
We will start with a Talk and then Head for a Walk to some of Emma’s Favorite Hot Spots.

 Join me on one of my upcoming tours.

1. Saturday, March 30, SXT 810 Fashion Market Update for Sustainable Products 55A 11 – 4 p.m.

2. Saturday April 28, May 5 SXT500 55B Star Quality Vintage Shop Talk and Tour 11 to 3 p.m.

3. SXT510 OL1 How to Really Shop Vintage: Local to Online Resources April 9 – April 27 Online

Go Green This Spring with FIT and Emma and help save your Planet.

Happy Earth Day!

Emma Sosa   www.EmmasVintageShop.etsy.com   www.VintageFitforStyle.artfire.com

Go Green this Holiday Season

By , December 18, 2011 8:23 am

This Season Give Back to our Planet by Going Green and Buying Vintage!

Wishing you a peaceful and loving Holiday Season.
Hope to see you soon, Emma


Emma Sosa teaches SXT 500: Star-Quality Vintage Shopping, SXT 510: The Out-of-Towner’s Online Guide to Vintage Shopping, and SXT 810: “Going Green” and Staying Fashion Right- Earth Friendly Fashion Stores.


Shop Til You Drop!

By , October 5, 2011 1:35 pm

Did any of you have the misfortune to miss the Missoni sale at Target?  Fortunately,  I didn’t. Although I got there at 10 a.m. and there was nothing left but some decorative dessert plates.  However,  I got online and was able to make a few purchases for which I am quite pleased.

If you missed it, here’s a fun designer sale you might want to check out at MINA NYC, an excellent source for stylists.

Mina … Albright Fashion Library Outlet Mina NYC
32A Cooper Square
(6 Street)
www.minanyc.com
Sale ends October 9
   Mon-Sat 11-8 Sun 12-6  

 212.253.5894
Womens Clothing, Handbags, Shoes & Jewelry 
Sample & stock sale.

Shop for the Best of Fall. Editors/stylists favorite haunt for 20 years, the outlet store for Albright Fashion Library. Items from red carpets, photo shoots, commercials, films (many never been worn). Dresses, gowns, ready-to-wear, coats, shoes, and accessories. Designers: Balenciaga, Manolo Blahnik, Chloe, Dolce & Gabbana, Alberta Ferretti, Carolina Herrera, Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Marchesa, Moschino, Zac Posen, Narciso Rodriguez, YSL and more. Sizes 0-10, tons of sample sizes. 70 to 90 percent off. Subways: N/R to 8th Street. 6 to Astor Place.

Happy Shopping!

Emma Sosa teaches SXF 300: Secrets from a Professional Shopper, SXS 100: Introduction to Fashion Styling, SXT 500: Star-Quality Vintage Shopping, SXT 510: The Out-of-Towner’s Online Guide to Vintage Shopping, and SXT 810: “Going Green” and Staying Fashion Right- Earth Friendly Fashion Stores.

Preview Missoni for Target Lookbook

By , August 24, 2011 6:03 am

Here’s a reason to wish for Fall to be here!

Here It Is! Missoni For Target: The Full Lookbook

Check out the Missoni for Target Lookbook and be sure to mark you calendars as these pieces promise to fly out the store. I own a pair of Vintage Missoni knit pants which are lovely and am so looking forward to add to this collection.

Mostly loving all of the accessories.  It’s  great time to also think  think of holiday gifts for your fashionista friends and family.

Happy Shopping!

Here It Is! Missoni For Target: The Full Lookbook

Emma Sosa teaches SXF 300: Secrets from a Professional Shopper, SXS 100: Introduction to Fashion Styling, SXT 500: Star-Quality Vintage Shopping, SXT 510: The Out-of-Towner’s Online Guide to Vintage Shopping, and SXT 810: “Going Green” and Staying Fashion Right- Earth Friendly Fashion Stores.

Toddlers Gone So Sweetly….Stylish!

By , August 10, 2011 10:03 am

Style can perhaps be easily learned when you are young enough.  And it certainly helps if you have a mom that’s stylish.  Toddlers today are looking better than ever.  I guess we can thank Gucci (see video) as well as Rachel Zoe (now a mom) who is starting a kids line.

Don’t we all want to have “lil” ones to dress.  I am fortunate to have a 14 year old son.  However, dressing a male is somewhat more limiting than dressing a female.  Jeremy has developed his own urban street skate style. I guess I might have influenced him somewhat.  And I never knew there were so many different styles and brands of sneakers.   Currently, I am enjoying checking out his clothing brands and he is learning how to shop wisely online.  A good way for mother and son to bond.

This Fall attend Introduction to Fashion Styling and discover the stylist in you.   If you are not in New York, check our courses online:  Intro to Fashion Styling and The Out of Towners Guide to Online Vintage Shopping.

Very stylishly yours, Emma Sosa

Emma Sosa teaches SXF 300: Secrets from a Professional Shopper, SXS 100: Introduction to Fashion Styling, SXT 500: Star-Quality Vintage Shopping, and SXT 810: “Going Green” and Staying Fashion Right- Earth Friendly Fashion Stores.

A Fashionista Goes Green

By , July 24, 2011 10:35 am

Just read “Do One Green Thing” by Mindy Pennybacker.  Here’s the advice she gave, “If every fashionista chose one organic cotton t-shirt instead of a non-organic one, we would keep 250,000 tons of chemicals our of our air, water and soil. Cotton, the most popular natural fiber, is the third most pesticide-doused crop in the U.S.  However, a certified organic cotton t-shirt, is grown free of the one-third pound of agricultural chemicals expended on each regular t-shirt.”

Mindy also advised, “One way to Go Green is buying more vintage clothing and less new clothing.   However, when you do buy something new, ask  if they carry any product made with sustainably produced or recycled fibers.  If your favorite store doesn’t currently offer sustainable materials, your question may help spur them to do so.”

Here are some fun places to shop for vintage or certified organic tees.

Splurge for a Stella McCartney Organic Cloud print T-Shirt exclusively designed for www.net-a-porter.com at the hefty price of $495.


Or how about a more affordable certified organic HessNatur “Out of Order” Tee on sale for only $10.00.  This tee communicates how we need to take care of our planet. Some of the proceeds go to help eradicate poverty in Bangladesh through education. For more certified organic cotton tees visit http://us.hessnatur.com

Emma Sosa teaches SXF 300: Secrets from a Professional Shopper, SXS 100: Introduction to Fashion Styling, SXT 500: Star-Quality Vintage Shopping, and SXT 810: “Going Green” and Staying Fashion Right- Earth Friendly Fashion Stores.

The Iconic Shirtwaist Dress

By , July 13, 2011 2:23 pm

1950s Jonathan Logan Summer Plaid Day Dress

This summer, the dress is the way to go for comfort and style. Be it long or short, the simplicity of a one piece dress allows you to spend more time thinking of your accessories. And isn’t that easier then figuring out what top or bottom to wear together. The right shoe, jewelry or belt will add just the right finishing touch. So stay cool this summer by perhaps choosing the iconic shirt waist dress which has come a real long way just like women have.

Vintage Colorful Plaid Shirtwaist Dress

The concept of the shirt waist dress originated from a man’s shirt and was seen as early as the 1900s. Although it has a menswear influence, it’s anything but masculine. The 1950s iconic shirtwaist dress, as seen in movies like Pleasantville, emphasized the female waist and the bust and was very feminine. Casual and dressy versions of the shirtwaist dress were staples in a woman’s closet from the time Dior introduced the “New Look” silhouette in 1947. These dresses were worn with petticoats underneath to increase the skirt’s volume and create a more festive look, and girdles to make the waist smaller, creating a very flattering silhouette. They could also be worn casually without a petticoat and were then referred to as house dresses.

So cheers to the shirtwaist dress, you’ve come a long way baby! Try one on!

1950s Cotton Shirt Waist Dress in Olive Green with Orange Floral Print

Emma Sosa teaches SXF 300: Secrets from a Professional Shopper, SXS 100: Introduction to Fashion Styling, SXT 500: Star-Quality Vintage Shopping.

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