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INTO THE {SHEER} BLUE

Sheer dress and moto jacket.
This summer while on a quick trip to Los Angeles, I was anticipating amazing shopping and I was not disappointed!
One of my fave places to visit is Venice and checking out the chic boutiques on Abbot Kinney. And on Saturdays they have the charming Artist’s and Fleas  market for independent designers and vintage. From one of the vendors, (check out their website for a version of this dress in denim) I bought this diaphanous dress that reminded me of many vintage dresses I have owned from the 1920′s and 1930′s, that were breathtaking, but also incredibly fragile. This dress may look fragile, but it will last a long time.
I contrasted the silk chiffon with a khaki moto jacket and complimented the delicate lines of the dress with my go-to shoes of the moment, the lace-up ballerinas.
I have been playing with mismatched earrings trends lately, and here I paired a rhinestone and glass drop earring with a double rhinestone stud, finishing off the look with mix of rhinestone rings.
What are you favorite places to shop while traveling?
XO Sasha

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Jacket: Helmut, Helmut Lang, similar here / Dress: A.Bohemia and the Wolves,  similar here / Slip: Josie, similar here / Shoes: Zara, similar here / Bag: See by Chloe, similar here, and here / Earrings,  Sasha Maks Vintage, here / Earrings, Weiss, contact info@sashamaksvintage.com / Panther ring: personal collection, similar here / Flower motif ring: Sasha Maks Vintage, Hollycraft, Sasha Maks Vintage, here / Rhinestone ring:  contact info@sashamaksvintage.com

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VINTAGE DENIM | LEVI’S LOVE

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A roomy pair of vintage, perfectly distressed Levi’s and a sheer gauzy top finished off with a grosgrain ribbon banded straw fedora make for the perfect off-duty look for a late August day in SF. I love  all the amazing jean options available right now! You can hunt for the originals at vintage boutiques, thrift stores, and fleas. And if finding the ideal fit in vintage denim is challenging, companies like RE/DONE offer reworked denim with a modern fit.  Another option, is Urban Outfitters’ Urban Renewal collection with redesigned denim by Levi’s, Wrangler, and Guess.
I complimented the relaxed look with  single earring and a mix of bracelets, the Kenneth Lane enamel Giraffe bangle is fave!
Which denim styles are peaking your interest for fall?
XO Sasha

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Top: The Factory, similar here  and here / Jeans: vintage Levi’s, similar here / Hat: vintage, similar here / Shoes: Mossimo Supply, here /Bag: vintage Celine, similar here, and here / Earrings, personal collection, similar here / Giraffe Bracelet, Kenneth Lane, contact info@sashamaksvintage.com / Link bracelet: personal collection, similar here /  Link bracelet: personal collection, similar here / Rings: personal collection.

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END OF SUMMER SALE EXTENDED!

End Of Summer Sale extended

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DENIM MAXI AND BALLERINAS

Maxi dres and ballet slippers.
It’s the end of August and the weather in San Francisco has been predictably, shall I say weird! That’s why it pays to have pieces that transcend seasons. This lightweight maxi denim dress is from Equipment, if you’re on the look out for simple silhouettes and luxe fabrics, you can always rely on this French brand famed for their chic and utilitarian washed silk shirts (and the Kate Moss for Equipment collab is pretty irresistible). And their dresses should not be overlooked! I have always been a fan of shirt dresses and this one offers myriad of sartorial possibilities. I can see wearing it as a duster (with jeans, or a slinky slip dress), with a turtleneck and otk boots when it gets chillier (which could be later in the week).

Here, I layered it with my recent vintage find, a Courrèges duster, can’t express how much I love this A-line, super lightweight coat! And of course the fact that’s its from the legendary space age French design house (both Andrè Courrèges and Mary Quant claimed to have invented the mini skirt) makes it so much more special. It’s wonderful to see Courrèges as a relevant brand again headed by Sébastien Meyer and Arnaud Vaillan since 2015!

I have been obsessed with Miu Miu’s lace up ballerinas, but not crazy about the price tag.  And of course, the always reliable Zara, has a few iterations on offer. I think the updated version of the ubiquitous ballet flats give any outfit a whimsical air. For jewelry, I went with something as feminine as the shoes, white glass sculptural cabachon earrings by YSL. I’ll be listing them soon, but you can always email me if interested in these classic with a twist button earrings. And I think the Kenneth Lane cuff with a triangular faux jade cabachon stone compliments the earrings nicely.

How do you layers for SF “summers”? Please share in the comments.
XO Sasha

Maxi dres and ballet slippers.
Maxi dres and ballet slippers.
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Duster: vintage Courreges, similar here / Dress: Equipment, similar here / Belt: Maje, similar here / Shoes: Zara, here /Bag: vintage, similar here, and here / Earrings, YSL, contact info@sashamaksvintage.com, similar here / Bracelet, Kenneth Lane, contact info@sashamaksvintage.com /  Rings: personal collection.

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END OF SUMMER SALE

End Of Summer Sale
Step up your jewelry game with unique statement pieces by Oscar de La Renta, Kenneth Lane, Givenchy and myriad of unsigned noteworthy pieces.
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SAFARI SUMMER

Safari dress and otk boots.
If there’s one thing I can’t resist it’s a good safari dress. It was time to update  mine, and I was drawn to this chic safari shirt iteration from Equipment.
This type of utilitarian style is in my sartorial book a closet staple. Like a shirt dress, a denim dress, and an LBD, a slip dress, a safari dress is always chic for summer. And I can see styling this dress (and all the others) when it gets chillier with a turtleneck and tights. For a windy SF summer, I styled the dress with-over-the-knee-boots that underscore the dress’s military antecedents an organic necklace to counter the rigid lines of the dress.
What are you essential dresses for summer?
XO Sasha.
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Safari dress and otk boots.
Dress: Equipment, here / Boots: Stuart Weitzman, here ( similar here) / Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim, similar here / Necklace: vintage, contact info @sashamaksvintage.com, similar here / Rings: personal collection.

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VETEMENTS BLUES: THE STATEMENT JEAN

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Luckily, I did not have to blow a month’s paycheck to purchase Vetements denim. While traveling in LA, I happened upon a crazy sale and had to snap up this cool reworked pair of jeans by a French-based  designer collective (who’ve earned a cult following since their launch in Fall 2014), whose head designer, Demna Gvasalia, has been appointed the creative director of Balenciaga in 2015.

How to style these collaged jeans? I chose unfussy pieces, like the Cos sweater with sculptural sleeves, casual chic loafer mules, a vintage monogrammed crossbody, and a killer architectural necklace by Lanvin.

If you’re in the mood to experiment with unconventional denim you’ll be spoiled for choices (without spending a good chunk of your rent) from brands like Topshop (does this step hem look familiar?), H&M (the paneling on these jeans creates beautiful shading),  Zara (love the distinctive tuxedo style stripes on this wide leg pair, and the pretty embroidery on this cropped pair).

What kind of unique jeans are your rocking this summer?
XO Sasha

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Sweater: COS, here / Jeans: Vetements, similar here and here / Shoes: Zara, here / Bag: vintage Celine, similar here / Necklace: Lanvin, contact info @sashamaksvintage.com, similar here / Rings: personal collection.

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LINGERIE DRESSING: {BED JACKET FOR DAY}

Slip dres and bed jacket.
Instead of picking up a blazer, a bomber, a denim or a moto jacket (all good options), I opted to style a vintage maxi slip dress with a lace and silk bed jacket. The lingerie trend is a tempting option for day. It’s romantic and luxe, and lends a sense of langorous glamour, while remaining entirely comfortable. To keep to the theme, I chose babouche slippers and to dress up the bedroom inspired look, I picked statement, luxe jewelry–oversized leaf earrings by Robert Goossens (who designed jewelry for Chanel from the 50s through the early 70s) and the famous Diana Vreeland faux gem cuff by Kenneth Lane, layered with a bangle in a similar style.
How would you wear the lingerie trend?
XO Sasha

Slip dres and bed jacket.Slip dres and bed jacket.

Slip dres and bed jacket.Slip dres and bed jacket.
Slip dres and bed jacket.

Bed Jacket: Evgenia Lingerie, here / Dress: vintage, similar here /  Shoes: Michele Baconnier, similar here / Kenneth Lane cuff, here / Bangle, here / Earrings: Robert Goosens, here / Ring: contact info @sashamaksvintage.com

Photography by Garry Alexander

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THE LITTLE BLACK TOP

Cami top and jeans.

As a personal stylist the lament I hear the most from my clients is that they don’t know what to wear everyday. Most women I work with don’t have strict dress codes, in fact they can get away with dressing super casual, but they want to make an effort and rock an easy-chic look.
Figuring out what to wear day to day is something I find challenging as well, and I’m always on the hunt for interesting yet simple tops that I can wear during the week, and that will transition seamlessly into after hours.

A couple of styles I have in regular rotation is an elevated sweatshirt, a graphic tee (my Charlotte Gainsbourg and Blondie tees are both well loved, and I have to stop myself from reaching for them), and a dressier tank top, something that reads somewhere between elegant, sporty, and daring.

I’m a big fan of the lingerie trend, innerwear as outerwear, and Evgenia’s silk Janus Deco camisole answers all my requirements. While the cut is seemingly simple (cut on the bias it’s infinitely flattering), the oversized inset lace bow make is unique, and the silk crepe de chine fabric is beyond luxurious.

To dress up the all black look (when doing all black vary the textures and fabrics to keep it from looking dull, see another all black look here), I chose a large domed silver-tone link bracelet (when it’s this oversized no need to layer) and mixed metal tassel earring (I love the metal tassel relates to the bow motif).

And don’t forget to use code SASHAMAKS0716 and enjoy free shipping through the end of July while shopping Evgenia Lingerie.
What is your go-to top for every day?

XO Sasha

Cami top and jeans.

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Jacket: Martin Margiela for H&M, similar here / Camisole: Evgenia, here / Jeans: Zara, similar here / Shoes: Costume National, here / Bag: Scabby Robot, similar here / Silver-tone bracelet, here / Earrings: Givenchy, contact info@sashamaksvintage.com / Ring: personal collection.

Photography by Garry Alexander

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RETRO SLIP DRESS AND DENIM

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One of the perks of doing my jewelry trunk shows is discovering amazing local fashion brands.  Awhile back, I was invited to do an event at the Fashion Incubator in San Francisco (where I continuously discover exceptional talent). One of the other vendors was Evgenia, an FiSF alum. I  have heard of the the lingerie brand before, but seeing the exquisite pieces in person and meeting Stephanie Bodnar, the charming designer behind the brand, made me a huge fan of her brand!
I’m obsessed with the slip dress and it being such a huge trend right now you can find numerous iterations best suited for you. The slinky dress lends itself to countless styling options for day and night. Evgenia’s retro glam design really appealed to the vintage aficionado in me. To dress down  the lingerie inspired piece for day, I paired the Janus Short Gown with a vintage oversized denim jacket and sneakers. The silk and lace bias-cut dress contrasts beautifully with the sturdy jean fabric (this one is really special and was used as a uniform in pre-WWII France). And how gorge is the peek-a-boo French lace waist dotted with stars!
I layered two chunky necklaces and piled on bracelets in mixed metals to counter the feminine, flowy silhouette.

If you love modern lingerie with a retro glam twists designed for the bedroom and beyond, explore the Evgenia collection and enjoy free shipping with code SASHAMAKS0716 thru July 31st.
XO Sasha
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  Jacket: Vintage, similar here / Dress: Evgenia, here / Shoes: Converse, here / Bag: Rebecca Minkoff, similar here / Oval link necklace contact info@sashamaksvintage.com / Chunky toggle clasp necklace, here / Rings and bracelets: personal collection.

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