Tag Archives: Vintage

Style-Diet Shot – Antonio

“On matters of style, swim with the current. On matters of principle, stand like a rock.”

– Thomas Jefferson

I hit a Style-Diet jackpot yesterday, bumping into Antonio in Rome yesterday. In a mecca of style and fashion, Antonio stood out on so many levels.  His suit is an original Valentino made in 1975.  Two years before I was born and well before being bought by Qatar. His mom and I think one of his aunts used to be tailors for Valentino.  Shoes from Tuscany.  Glasses made by a friend, the inside have a small houndstooth design.  Note the matching tie and shoes.  Antonio is a fabulous cross-cultural character in every sense of the word.  He said to tell you that he’s related to Jack Nicolson (a younger brother).  That is a joke.  I’m pretty sure – but the resemblance is uncanny.  He works in the world of art and music.  Currently looking for a museum in Canada to launch an exhibition….

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The Style-Diet Shot celebrates individuals with unique style, wearing at least one article of clothing acquired via the Stephens’ Sisters Shopping Diet. It must be local, sustainable, second-hand/re-purposed, inherited or ethically produced. If you can’t find clothing fitting that criteria then it must be from a country with stellar human rights records.

Style-Diet Shot – Tiffany and Daniel

“On matters of style, swim with the current. On matters of principle, stand like a rock.”

– Thomas Jefferson

Tiffany and Daniel from Two Birds Apparel.  Check out their eco-glasses and website http://www.twobirdsapparel.com/

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The Style-Diet Shot celebrates individuals with unique style, wearing at least one article of clothing acquired via the Stephens’ Sisters Shopping Diet. It must be local, sustainable, second-hand/re-purposed, inherited or ethically produced. If you can’t find clothing fitting that criteria then it must be from a country with stellar human rights records.

Style-Diet Shot – Liam

“On matters of style, swim with the current. On matters of principle, stand like a rock.”

– Thomas Jefferson

I bumped into Liam at the Movie Theatre.  He is wearing a vintage Stetson fedora.

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The Style-Diet Shot celebrates individuals with unique style, wearing at least one article of clothing acquired via the Stephens’ Sisters Shopping Diet. It must be local, sustainable, second-hand/re-purposed, inherited or ethically produced. If you can’t find clothing fitting that criteria then it must be from a country with stellar human rights records.

Style-Diet Shot – Wendy

“On matters of style, swim with the current. On matters of principle, stand like a rock.”

– Thomas Jefferson

Wendy Van Reisen, desginer.  She is wearing Dahlia Drive, a brand that she designs http://www.dahliadrive.com/.  Her clothes are upcycled.  For those of you who unfamiliar with the term, “Upcycling is the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or for better environmental value.” (source Wikipedia).  Wendy’s clothes have a real whimsical feel.  I love the way she wields color!

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Necklace is by Big Blue Moma  http://www.etsy.com/shop/BigBlueMoma  “All our pieces are handmade, using beads imported fair trade from the Krobo region of Ghana.   Some use broken bottles as the starting point, and others use repurposed trade beads that can be up to 200 years old.”

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The Style-Diet Shot celebrates individuals with unique style, wearing at least one article of clothing acquired via the Stephens’ Sisters Shopping Diet. It must be local, sustainable, second-hand/re-purposed, inherited or ethically produced. If you can’t find clothing fitting that criteria then it must be from a country with stellar human rights records.

 

Style-Diet Shot – Lincoln

“On matters of style, swim with the current. On matters of principle, stand like a rock.”

– Thomas Jefferson

Lincoln Heller of 5 Left, wearing all Vintage. http://fiveleft.ca/ Some great finds – like the floor swept rabbit fur fedora, the suit Made in Ireland “Dubtex”. Admire at the Irish stitch work!  Love how his hand-made soapstone necklace peeks out from the underneath the scarf – it’s his signature piece.

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The Style-Diet Shot celebrates individuals with unique style, wearing at least one article of clothing acquired via the Stephens’ Sisters Shopping Diet. It must be local, sustainable, second-hand/re-purposed, inherited or ethically produced. If you can’t find clothing fitting that criteria then it must be from a country with stellar human rights records.

Style-Diet Shot – The photographer

“On matters of style, swim with the current. On matters of principle, stand like a rock.”

– Thomas Jefferson

The cute photographer posing.  Vancouver Eco Fashion week.  All Value Village.

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The Style-Diet Shot celebrates individuals with unique style, wearing at least one article of clothing acquired via the Stephens’ Sisters Shopping Diet. It must be local, sustainable, second-hand/re-purposed, inherited or ethically produced. If you can’t find clothing fitting that criteria then it must be from a country with stellar human rights records.

Style-Diet Shot – John and Gaetanne

“On matters of style, swim with the current. On matters of principle, stand like a rock.”

– Thomas Jefferson

In totally re-purposed.  Both of them.  (I love his hat)

 

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The Style-Diet Shot celebrates individuals with unique style, wearing at least one article of clothing acquired via the Stephens’ Sisters Shopping Diet. It must be local, sustainable, second-hand/re-purposed, inherited or ethically produced. If you can’t find clothing fitting that criteria then it must be from a country with stellar human rights records.