I realized last night that if I brought the digi camera into work this morning, I could start photographing the inside of our world and sharing it with y’all! Yippee skippee. It’s about to get fun…
A handmade sign for Amber’s awesome bizaar fair held at Montage Restaurant and Bar (they serve Alligator and wrap all food leftovers in tin foil crafted animals and other amazing shapes) a few weeks ago.
Glass cases of Monster Vintage bejewled bedazzlement.
A peek inside the magic warehouse! One of many boxes of vintage fox, rabbit and mink.
We have this amazing bookcase filled with department store cataloges and vintage magazines. You used to be able to mail order everything, including the kitchen sink!
A rack of clothing waiting to be assessed and added to the website. This Western leather vest will make somebody out on the range very happy.
A desk full of goodies. We have lots of scenes like this spread around the warehouse. It makes for the most visually stimulating job geography ever.
The growing glossy magazine wall above my desk. Woot.
Our ceiling. Outstanding, I know. Sesame Street is always in the house.
More ceiling. This Japanese Koi fish looks over our vintage world and brings us good luck.
Our black, metal warehouse door to the world!
And the beautiful Portland street view just outside.
Send us snaps of your work space and tell us why your gig makes you happy!
XO | S.
Go By Train test shoot with Portland photographer Doug Hoeschler, MUA Amy Gillespie, model princess Lia Richardson and style courtesy of yours truly via Monster Vintage and Portland designer extraordinaire Miss Sarah Seven.
The outdoor location was under the Broadway bridge by our 100 year-old train station and the vintage vehicle was a powder blue Studebaker S series 4-door sedan borrowed for the occasion by a very nice high school teacher, who spends his free time collecting the beauties.
XO | Sara
-Out like a lamb: Portland skies are shining today and it’s almost March. Strange that it snowed Wednesday night, but hey we’re keeping our chins up and scarves handy.
In preparation for Spring here are some picks to tease you out of your winter grays and back into the color spectrum.
Item #19411 / Item #6874
Item #12398 / Item #8555
Item #10708 / Item #7038
Item #6863 / Item #2719
Aww, the classic and popular Members Only Jacket. These clean zip-up jackets can be found in a wide variety of colors and fabrics, ranging from the most commonly-found creams, beiges, blues and browns and cotton linens and leather. They often feature passants, which are the thin straps on the shoulders, which snap closed. Look for the original “Members Only” tag found usually on the edge of the front pocket.
Historically, the jackets were created in 1975 by Europe Craft Imports and brought to the United States market in 1979. Their company tagline was, “When you put it on, something happens.” In the 1990’s, a few condom companies caught wind of the tagline and began using it for themselves. Ha.
Check the Members Only official website.
Find all of the Members Only Jackets posted above on the Monster Vintage website under the Men’s category, “Retro Jackets“.
XO | Sara
Every now and then, we catch wind of someone saying something fantastic about us. This blog from Seventeen Magazine (ahh, Seventeen Magazine. Suddenly, summers spent on the porch with a glass of lemonade in one hand and the latest Seventeen mag in the other, come rushing back) came just last week and well, we’d like to gush about it:
Welcome to my first blog post! I’m Madisen (Maddie for short). I was chosen as Seventeen’s Style Council “vintage” style. So as you know from my bios, I’m just like every other girl — I love clothes. What I find always fun is discovering new little shops or stores to get cool stuff that not a lot of people have or know of yet. I love bringing trends back and creating new ones.
So by keeping up with my posts I can always let you know when I find cool places, or even online stores, that are just as amazing and inexpensive. Sometimes with school and work, I find myself not having a minute to take a stroll to the mall or to cute stores, so I do most of it online. Some of my favorites include monstervintage.com, fredflare.com, and unique-vintage.com.
A fun tip to remember before being tempted is always, I mean always, hit the sale rack! You’ll be surprised what people don’t scoop up. I like to think of it as “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” I think one of my main influences is living in New York City — the people, the scenery, everything around me. However, since I’m from the South, where I’m surrounded by beautiful valleys and mountains, that inspires me to bring the inner girly, traditional side out in my clothes. I’m also obsessed with looking at my old family albums and pictures from certain times, which is so great because you can take a modern outfit and style and throw in a traditional hairstyle or makeup.
Oh, and you all love Facebook I assume, as do I; well, recently there’s this amazing Website where you can rate people’s styles from all over the world. It’s called lookbook.nu and it’s a great way to be inspired by all people around the world without actually having to travel!
I cannot wait to hear back from y’all and share fun news on new styles, trends at your school, Websites, or even what inspires you! XO, Maddie 🙂
The direct article link | seventeen.com/fashion/special/style-blog/madisen-style-council-blog
XO | Beat Street
Hello everyone! Welcome to Monster Vintage’s blog! Whoo hoo!
I thought, what better way to begin this fantastic journey than with a picture of one of my favorite vintage tees currently available on our monster of a vintage clothing website, monstervintage.com. I think this 1970’s color photo of Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier sums up what the posse of us at Monster Vintage headquarters in Portland, OR do: Fight, to the point of breaking a sweat, to bring you the most divine vintage pieces.
At $999.99, this tee is pricy but hey, what’s wearing a piece of history worth? Don’t worry though, we have circus tents full of other vintage clothing that’s easier on the pocket so take some time to browse and know that we couldn’t be more excited to have an outlet now to post delicious goodies, some informational, some purely entertaining but all of it for YOU!
Link to Ali and Frazier tee pictured above (click). Item # 5547 on the website!
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