Friday, April 18, 2014

HIP HOP GOOD FRIDAY!

We have been all fuzzy-wuzzy as of late at Decades for everything Franco Moschino.  This is the ultimate Good Friday Easter weekend suit that's authentically fuzzy-wuzzy, too.  A blush pink suit with bunny ears as a pocket square and a bunny tail strategically placed at the derriere, this is Moschino at his very Cheap and Chic-best grinning at you.  Shop the look here
 

Franco Moschino Cheap and Chic crepe pink Easter suit.  Marked Italian, 46, modern size 8 jacket/size 4 skirt.  Purchase
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

GOOD GOLLY MS HOLLY

I have memories of visiting the legendary Holly Harp boutique on Sunset Blvd in the late 1970s with my mom.  If you were a fashion lover in the 1970s, Holly Harp was your go-to designer for that boho luxe look of carefree Los Angeles made famous by the likes of Stevie Nicks and Michelle Phillips.  It's a look that really never goes out of style (hello Hedi Slimane).  I am always partial to the jersey pieces featuring hand-painting like the outstanding example below.  However, it gets extra fabulous as this evening dress comes with a hooded cape for the Laurel Canyon/Topanga Canyon rock star in each and everyone of us that may get goose bumps on her shoulders when the sun sets and the incense starts burning.
 
I am back from my latest Rainbow Tour to promote DECADES: A CENTURY OF FASHION.  I hope to be able to blog a bit more before we resume the tour in 10 days.
 




Holly Harp Cream jersey floral painted gown with cape, c. 1970's. Modern size 4. 

For additional information, please email blog@decadesinc.com or call + 1 323 655-1960. You may also visit us in person at Decades 8214 Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles, California. Please reference the description above, if calling or emailing.

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

ENDLESS LOVE

All the eyes were on MOCA last Saturday celebrating its 35th anniversary. But as soon as the lights went out Diana Ross was at the center of the attention with a surprise performance. She has been an inspiration for Team Decades through the years and it never stops. From her amazing voice to her super glam outfits from Bob Mackie to Tom Ford, we are always inspired. It was emotional to see her in a bright red sequin gown perform "I'm Coming out" to a room full of artists. We continue to celebrate Diana Ross with these iconic looks. Click on the links below to purchase or email us with any questions. 
The time has come for me 
To break out of this shell
I have to shout 
That I am coming out !!!



photo by Jeff Snyder 


James Galanos beaded green and gold chiffon gown, c.1970's. Modern size 2. 
To purchase click here. 

John Anthony ombre sequin gown, c.1980's. Modern size 4. 
To purchase click here.

Bob Mackie feather coat in fuschia, c.1990's. Will fit modern size 4 to 8. 
To purchase click here. 

For additional information, please email blog@decadesinc.com or call + 1 323 655-1960. You may also visit us in person at Decades 8214 Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles, California. Please reference the description above, if calling or emailing.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

TIRED OF WORKING OUT?

There is a trend in Los Angeles these days of women wearing workout outfits with no intention to actually go to the gym. Working out is a must if you live in LA, or at least you have to have a gym membership or at the very least be very eloquent about the best pilates or yoga  classes. Unfortunately it is the fear of being judged that motivates such behavior and outfits. If you really have to succumb to dressing as if you are heading for a workout, Byron Lars has the best answer for you. You can feel comfortable, sexy and let everyone know you are in a couture state of mind as you head for the gym.. or not. 
-Eri 




Byron Lars two tone sport mini dress in cotton, c.1990's. Marked size 8. Will fit a modern 4 to 6. 


For additional information, please email blog@decadesinc.com or call + 1 323 655-1960. You may also visit us in person at Decades 8214 Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles, California. Please reference the description above, if calling or emailing.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

THE SUPREME DIVA

Diana Ross is everything to me.  As a boy growing up in our mutual hometown of Detroit, I was a fervent fan from an early age. When I was seven, I  implored my parents to go to Kentucky Fried Chicken five nights in a row, so we could collect box tops that went go towards the 4 album set of Diana Ross and Supremes Farewell concert! I’ve seen her live about 25 times, and in each show I am mesmerized by style, chicness and presence.  Happy Birthday Miss Ross!
-Christos 

And to celebrate Diana Ross's glamourous style here are three Sant'Angelo pieces as spectacular as the Diva herself. 









Giorgio di Sant'Angelo multi colored print dress, c.1970's. Modern size 4-6.
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Giorgio di Sant'Angelo two piece embroidered, c.1970's. Modern size 4-6.
To purchase click here. SOLD

Giorgio di Sant'Angelo navy and embroidered quilted ethnic coat, c.1970's. Modern size 4-6. 
To purchase click here. 

For additional information, please email blog@decadesinc.com or call + 1 323 655-1960. You may also visit us in person at Decades 8214 Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles, California. Please reference the description above, if calling or emailing.

Friday, March 21, 2014

IT WAS THE BEST OF TIMES

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way – in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.
-Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities
 
It was the BEST of times last night as we feted our incredible vintage Moschino collection at Decades with aRose McGowan, Paz de la Huerta, Erica Pelosini, Louis Leeman, Janie Bryant, Mena Suvari, Perrey Reeves, Liza Mae Carlin, original vintage Moschino owner owner Lynda Yost, Jennifer Tilly, Aimee Song, Jeff Snyder, Natalia Bonifacci, and hundreds others who love the FUN in fashion and the contradictions of original Franco Moschino.  Who knew a suit that means business could be so fun?  Charles Dickens wrote elegantly of the high and lows of life and Franco Moschino manipulated the yin and yang in his own spectacular way on the runways of life.
 














All Moschino pieces, as seen on these photos, available for purchase at
http://www.decadesinc.com/index.php?route=product/search&search=moschino

For additional information, please email blog@decadesinc.com or call + 1 323 655-1960. You may also visit us in person at Decades 8214 Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles, California. Please reference the description above, if calling or emailing.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

READ ABOUT LES MUST DE MOSCHINO ON STYLE.COM

Read about our epic MOSCHINO collection on Style.com here
and
Shop our epic MOSCHINO collection here

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

MOSCHINO MADNESS CHEZ DECADES

Decades will celebrate the launch of a rare definitive collection of vintage Franco Moschino, kicking off with an event at the iconic vintage boutique on Thursday, March 20th, the same day the collection will also launch online for purchase: www.decadesinc.com/MOSCHINO. This amazing collection of over two hundred pieces was acquired by Decades from Lynda Yost; an avid collector of the Italian fashion label for nearly forty years.

With the reinvigoration of Moschino by its new designer, Jeremy Scott, this collection is perfectly timed to capture the attention of those who embrace having fun with fashion. Katy Perry and Rihanna have already been spotted wearing Scott's current Moschino designs, bringing a new interest in the brand that has always been known for its irony and amusement (Scott's new designs include outfits inspired by McDonalds, worn recently by Perry).








Lynda Yost describes, "As a business executive, I especially liked some of the more subtle witticisms of Franco Moschino. Here are a few of the "slogans" that he put on his buttons (see below), in embroidery on the garments, or right on to buttons. I wore navy blue business suits with little pearl buttons, for example, but each pearl button had a smiley face on it. Another navy blue suit had buttons that were shaped like flowers and in multi-colors. Another suit had a saying on the buttons of "You Can't Judge a Girl By Her Clothes". Nobody ever noticed, but I had my private joke with me all day."
  • "Waiter there is a fly in my soup" – and then the buttons were all shaped like little flies
  • "Better a Happy Hippie than a Yukky Yuppie"
  • "Peace Please"
  • "In Love We Trust"
  • "No Guns, Just Roses"
  • "Opposites Must Coexist"
  • "The Future is Now"
  • "Save Nature"
 
Price points of the pieces range from about $85 for an original key chain, up to $2,200 for an iconic leather moto jacket. Key pieces in the collection include the following:
  • Moschino three piece skirt suit in Roy Lichtenstein printed silk, Spring 1991.
  • Moschino jersey "you can dress me up!" dress, c.1990's
  • Moschino "In love we trust" playing cards skirt suit, c. 1980's
  • Moschino "Hello from Napoli" silk top with gondola and lute brooches, c.1990's.
  • Moschino crepe viscose jacket in yellow with black and white checkerboard sleeve and "Let's keep Fashion Tidy" buttons, c. 1980's
  • Moschino moto leather jacket with gold chain tassels, c. 1990's
  • Moschino "We are the Fruit" leather cropped jacket with fruit leather patches, c.1990's

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

LAST OF THE LACROIX

If you are not getting married in Monique Lhuillier, why don't get married in vintage?   What would be more chic than a vintage Christian Lacroix cream taffeta gown from the maestro of later 20th century Parisian  Haute Couture who sadly no longer designs his eponymous brand?
 
A strapless gown with a massive brooch and tiers of ornate lace that has all the hallmarks of Lacroix's legendary designs that defined French fashion.  There are also elements of traditional Russian folkloric dress and the brooch (which is removable) reminds me of a spider by way of the Byzantine Empire.
 
Eggshell gowns are not just for brides, so this could be an ideal white-tie gala option for those who get invited to white-tie galas.  You know who you are!
 
 
 


Christian Lacroix Haute Couture silk taffeta cream gathered with lace & gilt adornment detail, c. 1990's. Modern size 6-8. 

For additional information, please email blog@decadesinc.com or call + 1 323 655-1960. You may also visit us in person at Decades 8214 Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles, California. Please reference the description above, if calling or emailing.

Monday, March 17, 2014

GET LUCKY IN GREEN GALANOS

 
Although today we should be feeling the luck of the Irish, I am feeling Byzantine looking at this fifty shade of green James Galanos 1960s evening gown with elaborate gilt and pearl drop embellishment throughout the top.  The fabric of the dress is silk chiffon with various stripe shades of green, lurex, and a touch of unexpected magenta that coordinates with the velvet sash.  This may not be a design by Irish createurs Sybil Connolly or Louise Kennedy, but great Greek Mr. Galanos knows that a g green gown will bring on the envy!
 



James Galanos elaborate green gown, c. 1960's.   Modern size 2.

For additional information, please email blog@decadesinc.com or call + 1 323 655-1960. You may also visit us in person at Decades 8214 Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles, California. Please reference the description above, if calling or emailing.