Welcome to (yet another) blog about vintage clothing. I assure you, this one will be different for reasons stated below but first this:
“What’s with that name?” (you may be asking)
The name of my shop in Etsy is LunaJunction. When I was about to start my vintage clothing shop on Etsy, it was great fun trying to get a good name. So I thought of all kinds of things and decided I love the word “Luna”. Once, I found a Luna moth in my yard. It was the most beautiful moth I had ever seen. (yes they are nocturnal and I found it in the daytime, as it was injured)
So what word do you put with “Luna”? I came up with “Junction” because my shop was going to be an assortment of decades of vintage clothing, vintage jewelry and vintage accessories, all at this “junction”. Plus there was something celestial about that word too. So that’s the history behind the name….
There’s this band in Ireland. Same name. Oh, I’m sure they (and their fans) know about me like I know about them. There's no competition here. This is not about music.
Two off-the-wall words.
“OK SO WHAT’S WITH THIS BLOG?” (you may be asking)
This blog is for those who prefer to run from any clothing that’s (I hate this word) “trending”. This is for those with eclectic tastes in fashion and like to dabble in vintage clothing, vintage jewelry and vintage accessories because it’s something different. However, this blog is for the most virulent Fashion Rebels! It’s about vintage clothing (for men as well as women) but it’s not about THAT you wear it, it’s about HOW you wear it.
I often say “Luna likes a mix-up.” I say this because vintage fashion is one great step toward having a style that is all your own, but are you going to go overboard with a 1940s look, doing that hair, that make-up and those accessories? (which is still better than being “trendy”) or are you going to mix it with modern-day pieces that lead to a much more creative look that is all your own?
WHY WOULD ANYONE WANT TO LOOK LIKE EVERYONE ELSE?????
At this Junction, (see what I did there?) I’m going to share some personal info:
I’M vintage. I’m a Baby Boomer. Yes….I would be considered a “SENIOR”. (Oh man, that sounded so much better when I was I high school…). Hey, just remember this: My generation of ex-hippies is not your mother’s “old folks next door”.
I still like to have a singular sense of style, all the while keeping it age-appropriate (not easy). I can still turn heads when I’m zipping through the sidewalks of New York, which is saying a lot. In my hometown here in the very south of New Jersey…..it just gets weird, but I’m used to it.
Yet I persist!
So right now, I’m going to leave you with a link to my shop on Etsy (below). My model (she of a thousand wigs) is styled in many different ways, many of them with an eye to the mix-up. (and of course, I do the styling on these vintage looks)
Future posts will concern different ways to mix it up and some vintage clothing philosophies (not necessarily to adopt but to consider). Plus I want to share some of my own little secrets….
LunaJunction Vintage is one home of vintage dresses, vintage gowns, vintage blouses, vintage sweaters, vintage tops, vintage skirts, vintage vests, vintage pants, vintage aprons, vintage outfits, vintage suits, vintage rompers, vintage jumpsuits, vintage capes, vintage shawls, vintage jewelry, vintage accessories, including vintage hats, vintage shoes, vintage gloves, vintage purses, vintage scarves, vintage eyewear (real vintage cat eye glasses, vintage rhinestone glasses, vintage sunglasses), vintage coats, vintage jackets, vintage lingerie, vintage sunsuits, men’s vintage jackets, vintage cuff links, vintage ties clip, vintage hats, vintage coats, vintage shirts and some miscellaneous vintage kitsch along with some other things you may love but have never before considered.
I have NOT left out Steampunk clothing and Halloween ideas for original costumes….
OK, now I'm really tired.....