Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Just The Two of Us


A couple of days ago, Christina and I were at an incredible vintage shop around the corner from her apartment in Williamsburg. Run down, un-trendy, and completely cheap, the little rag shop was filled with vintage dresses from the 60's and 70's, my favorite choice of attire throughout my college years. Lately though, in this Alexander Wang-ed out world, most of the bigger vintage shops have stopped buying these "less relevant" pieces in favor of the vintage 80's driven punk looks that are selling so well. I myself have sold 90% of the flimsy polyester dresses that I loved so much. Now I still feel slightly nostalgic for that look, but am wondering if there's a new and interesting way to wear these vintage pieces, without looking too retro.

I immediately thought of one of my favorite films, Sedmikrasky (Daisies), a new wave Czech film from the 60's, featuring the adventures of two outlandish acting females named Marie. For each one of their riotous antics--like setting loads of streamers hanging from their bedroom ceiling on fire, getting smashed and having a very grand food fights, or literally swinging from chandeliers---they dress in appropriately fun attire. While pretty 60's dresses abound, they're matched with expertly tousled hair, deep dark kohl eyeliner, and a daisy-chain crown. It just shows that you can be both pretty and subversive at the same time. Here are some of my favorite moments, and you can watch the entire film on youtube (my favorite scene, which I can't embed, is here!   Maybe it's time to go back to the vintage shop and pick up a few of those dresses?





-Tiffany

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11 comments:

Amanda said...

ooooh you gotta fill me in on where that shop is!

Shay said...

wow, never heard of that film! Will have to check it out... I can't stand to part with vintage dresses that fit me well, regardless of the era or what's in. Everything comes back again anyways...

joy said...

OMG you know I love this film. It is on my top favorite movie lists. I think Me and my friend Karla Are going to do a photo shoot with inspiration from this film. It is just too good not to.

white mice said...

one of my favorite movies too! I was going to post it, but you beat me to it!

Izzy said...

I absolutely love that film. Thanks for spreading the word ;) I agree too..., It's definitely inspiring.

Chelsea said...

I have looked for that film on youtube a while ago but had no luck, am glad someone has uploaded it so I can finally watch.

Edelweiss said...

This movie is definately springing to the top of my to watch list. Thanks!

sarah said...

the original 66sick girls! film looks intriguing...

i love pretty vintage dresses with messy messy hair, and natural makeup!
xo s

Boubou said...

Lovely vidéo ! why i havent found your blog earlier ..? Crazy inspirations !!
i add you now to my links !!!
a bientot!
boubouteatime xx

May Kasahara said...

ohhhhh
I kind of need to HAVE TO see this film now.

aandhblog said...

I love the top picture! That's always how I imagined life would be when I grew up.

-Hannah