Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Setting Up Shop at the Vintage Pop-Up

A few weeks ago, Elan Renegade Vintage set up shop at the Planet Maud & co Pop Up Shop that took place at Marvin on 14th St. It was a fabulous event and I can't wait for the next. Check out a recap below if you missed out.

If you missed this event keep a look out for the next one. Elan Renegade Vintage plans to be back bigger than ever!
Elan <3

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Glitter Glam Pop Up Shop and Swap

Just in time for the holiday's another Swap and Shop is back. Hosted again by the more than fabulous Dewdrop DC it's going down this Saturday, November 17th from 2 pm to 5 pm at the Hillyer Art Space. This time around, you're in for a special treat since Dewdrop DC is celebrating their first birthday!

As usual the event will consist of a clothing swap (details below) and a pop up shop which Elan Renegade Vintage is lucky enough to be a part of for the second time. Some of the other shops you can check out too include Bella Contessa Jewelry, Carnelian Boutique, EE Cuffs, Esther Woo Vintage, French Toast Vintage, Gigee Marie, The Glamour Mill, and Syreeta C.

Here are the deets for the swap:

Bring in 5-20 stylish and gently-loved fall/winter items to swap
Take home as many new-to-you items as you brought in
Drop Off Times:  2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
The Swap begins at 4:00 pm

Before or after you swap, shop around the Pop Up Shops to complete your look.

An extra treat is the blogger style challenge and fashion show! You'll get to see DC fashion bloggers style and model the most glamorous winter trends and as a bonus, one will showcase a DIY glitter project!

This is one holiday event you won't want to miss. To make sure you don't, grab your tickets here.
Hope to see you there and don't forget to come by and visit the Elan Renegade Vintage shop!

Elan <3

Monday, November 12, 2012

Modernist Maverick

Designers can’t get enough retro this season and Trina Turk is no exception. The Trina Turk Modernist Maverick collection for late summer/fall salutes three icons of international modernism, Sonia Delaunay, Eileen Gray, and Anni Albers. The collection focuses on primary colors and dynamic themes, and features 20’s era inspired color blocking, color clashing and print mixing with bold patters. Look for this fashion trend to be a staple in the upcoming season.
Inspired by three modernist mavericks in their own right, Sonia Delaunay, Eileen Gray and Anni Albers each brought their own approach to the modernist art movement. Sonia Delaunay was famous for her bold prints and patchwork designs. Eileen Gray is one of the great female furniture designers, known for using geometric designs with industrial materials. Anni Albers experimented with new and unusual material combinations, and was the first woman to have a solo show at the MoMA.
Trina Turk’s collection pays homage to 20’s and 30’s modernist flair. The flapper inspired Abstraction dress features a bold, abstract print with a drop waist, pleats and the hemline at the knee.  The color block Cubist dress is a bold statement in black and white. Her textile print designs, which evolved from her paintings, were mostly created in the 1920s, ‘30s, and ‘40s. Her patterns remain remarkably timeless today, and foreshadow much of the textile design of the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s.

I am super excited for this deco era inspired line, a throwback to a time when artists experimented with new and unusual materials and color combinations. Look for these styles awww.trinaturk.com or a department store where Trina Turk is sold.

Photo Courtesy: trinaturk.com

Elan <3