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October 28, 2009

Wednesdays with Rakia: (Re)Birth of Cool and Fabulous Fashion

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(Photo by M. Edlow)

My newest obsession: vintage and cooler-than-ice retro pieces, inspired by PAFA’s Barkley L. Hendricks: Birth of the Cool exhibition. Philly born-and-bred Hendricks’ life-sized paintings inspired me to re-create some of my favorite vintage looks. And let’s face it – everyone needs a little retro in their closet!

My faves:

– Floral silk dress – 1940’s style vintage dress
– 1970’s fur felt and leather fedora
– 1980’s oversized red sunglasses
– 1980’s Harvé Benard high- waisted black pants

Up your closet’s cool factor and find my fall must-haves at these vintage shops on Historic Fabric Row:

Wilbur Vintage
716 S 4th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Decades Vintage
723 South 4th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

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