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HOW TO WEAR: MOODY WINTER FLORALS

 

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Happy Thanksgiving! I’m very thankful to be doing what I love, and this blog is a big part of it. I’m doing a bit of unconventional Thanksgiving this year, heading over to Los Angeles on a quick jewelry buying trip tonight, so no time for a traditional turkey dinner for me. But, I will be enjoying a pizza and rosé for lunch, and I’m not mad at that.

I’m not a girly girl, but I do love a good dark floral print, which reliably shows up every fall and winter. It’s an uplifting print in chillier weather and shorter days. For runway inspiration check out Dolce and Gabanna’s and MSGM’s exuberant and oversized florals for the Fall 2016.
I styled this dress by Givenchy, from my fave designer consignment boutique in SF, Closet 1951 as a duster (note the jumbo zipper that makes my heart melt!) I paired the sophisticated, medium scale pattern of flowers and butterflies with a neutral knit top, understated denim, and minimalist flats.
I’m a huge fan of Bottega Veneta’s intrecciato bags, the woven texture contrasts beautifully with the photorealist print of the dress/duster. A boho necklace, with large cabochon stones in vivid colors stands up to the statement print. And the oversized retro sunglasses where just right for this look with their nod to the 60s and 70s. I could not pass up them up, and will be converting to a prescription pair, (after looking for an insane amount of time for just the right frames).

And I’m teaming up for another trunk show with the fabulous girls at Closet 9151, Wednesday, November 30th, 6-9pm.
Please join us for a holiday glass of champagne, peruse my latest vintage bijoux finds, and discover a wonderful resource to sell or buy luxury designer clothes and accessories.
Please RSVP here.
XO Sasha

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Clothes, sunglasses, and bag c/o of Closet 1951

Dress: Givenchy
Top: VinceJeans
Jeans: Isabel Marant
Shoes: Zara
Sunglasses: Prada
Bag: Bottega Veneta
Necklace: Sash Maks Vintage, here
Rings: personal collection, similar here, here, and here.

Photography by Garry Alexander

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VINTAGE JEWERLY BOX HOLIDAY TRUNK SHOW

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HOW TO ACCESSORIZE A ONE-PIECE

Negarin London jumpsuit and  Sasha Maks Vintage jewelry.

While,  I’m reeling (as is at least half of the country) from the the results of the election, (yesterday I was pretty much numb), but life and work  must go own. Our country is entering a tumultuous political reality. Many are in fear now for themselves, and their families and friends. As the enormity of this change is slowly sinking in, I have come to realize that giving in to fear and blaming will not help anyone, or anything. My answer is to become more politically involved, (not just watching the news, tracking politics, and signing petitions), but taking more direct action, and offering support to those who feel vulnerable.
I just wanted to acknowledge the very big elephant (?) on the country’s stage and now back to regular  programing. Because like I said work must go own, and while fashion may seem like a trivial matter right now, it has always given me and many women and girls I know tremendous joy.

And as you can imagine, I’m partial to piling on the bling. But there’s an art to all that abundance, and the easiest approach is to choose a simple silhouette and a monochromatic palette. The Negarin London jumpsuit in luxe silk charmeuse in navy was made to showcase gold-tone jewelry. I wrapped the long necklace once and fastened it along the hanging strand to create a lariat style, layered it with a Navajo gold-plated liquid silver necklace (love how they both elongate the silhouette) and for the pièce de résistance styled them with Givenchy shoulder dusters ( it’s as fun to say that name as much it is to wear the danglers!) A chunky Barrera hammered gold-plated cuff completes the look.
Another tip, when you want to layer statement jewelry, is to choose clothing without lapels or a collar. It’s a much more coherent look without any visual clutter.
To break up all that navy, dark grey, and black, I went with acetate sunglasses in red and tortoiseshell. And while I’m dreaming of Gucci’s mule loafers, this minimalist version from Zara will have to do for now.
xx Sasha
Negarin London jumpsuit and  Sasha Maks Vintage jewelry.
Negarin London jumpsuit and  Sasha Maks Vintage jewelry.Negarin London jumpsuit and  Sasha Maks Vintage jewelry.

Negarin London jumpsuit and  Sasha Maks Vintage jewelry.

Jacket: Negarin London, (similar here ) / Jumpsuit: Negarin London, here, (similar here )/ Shoes: Zara, here , (similar here)/ Sunglasses: Negarin London, here, (similar here) / Bag:  similar here and here / Long necklace: contact info@sashamaksvintage.com, similar here and here / Gold-plated liquid silver necklace, contact info@sashamaksvintage.com, similar here / Earrings: Givenchy, contact info@sashamaksvintage.com, similar here and here / Cuff: Barrera, contact info@sashamaksvintage.com, similar here and here / Rings: personal collection, similar here, here, and here.

Photography by Garry Alexander

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OCTOBER STYLE RECAP {KEY PIECES}

Blazer and concert tee.

Blazer and {Concert} Tee

Statement Blazer and Slip Dress

Statement Blazer and Slip Dress

Taking  a look back at October’s outfits (click on the single image to go to the original post), I cannot stress enough how important the hardworking wardrobe essentials are to your wardrobe. The key pieces you come back to over over. This month the blazer (here and here), elevated sweatshirt (here), and a midi leather skirt (here) served as the building blocks for these looks. I’m still swooning over the soft as butter wrap skirt from Negarin London!

Of course a good staple deserves killer jewelry! And I have punched up all these looks with bold bracelets, mismatched or single earrings, and a newer find, the Napier nugget texture oversized pendant necklace. And Negarin London offered the ideal canvas to showcase this runway sized gem–a bodysuit.
For shoes, I think I’m crossing over into flats territory, even for very dressy looks ( now I’m on the lookout for fancy slippers). I did feature one pair of heels here, a chunky wedge, that offers more stability then a high heel. Comfort without sacrificing style is my mantra right now.

Shop my picks for the closet essentials below and let me know which pieces you rely on for everyday.
XO Sasha

Sasha Maks Vintage October Style Recap

Bodysuit and midi skirt

Modern {Luxe} Separates

Cos Sweatshirt and wide leg pants

Style Essentials: Elevated Basics

 

Sasha Maks Vintage October Style Recap



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STYLE ESSENTIALS: ELEVATED BASICS

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I love finding easy to wear separates that I can reach for everyday, but that offer a little more then a basic closet staple. This generously cut A-line top with a Watteau-like  back is from Cos my go-to for elevated basics. The H&M sister store, offers minimalist designs with a twist. I think  (hope) it will inevitably open in San Francisco!

At this point I get to shop there when I visit  Los Angeles or online.  The wide leg  pants are Cos a well. And can be easily dressed up with a a slinky top, and will look amazing with a chunky sweater when the temps rise. I think the more volume a piece of clothing has the more luxurious it looks, and frankly more expensive. And it is more expensive to make, since there’s more fabric used. Thankfully, Cos price points are very approachable, and would recommend signing up for their mailing list to keep on top of sales.

To accessorize all that wonderful expanse of fabric, I chose a star, moon, and sun necklace from the ’80s (I wore the matching bracelet here). The mixed metals really make it pop. There’s something about celestial motifs that’s whimsical and high fashion (a fave used by Christian Lacroix and Yves Saint Laurent).The necklace, I wore in a previous post, I wrapped around my wrist. Nothing is better then jewelry that can do double or triple duty!

What are you go-to wardrobe basics? Please share in the comments.
XO Sasha

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Top: Cos, similar here and here / Pants: Cos, similar here / Shoes: Martha Davis, here and here / Necklace: vintage, contact info@sashamaksvintage.com / Necklace worn as bracelet,  contact info@sashamaksvintage.com / Rings: personal collection, similar here, here and here.

Photography by Garry Alexander

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MODERN {LUXE} SEPARATES

Negarin London bodysuit and midi skirt and Sasha Maks Vintage necklace.
Well designed clothes make life and more to the point dressing easier. As I wrote in my last post, I first came upon Negarin London in LA, in one of the best shopping areas in Venice on Abbot Kinney. Since I’m a big vintage shopper, I was immediately drawn to the silhouettes reminiscent of the 50s, 60s and 70s, and a sophisticated color palette in the boutique’s window. While chatting with sales person in the store, I was happy to hear that Negarin London would be soon coming to San Francisco.
Forward to several or more months later, and Negarin London has found a home in Cow Hollow on Union Street. Trained as a sculptor and painter, Negarin Sadr, the founder and creative director, approaches the design process by exploring color and shape as opposed to being inspired by a particular era or muse.

In preparation for my trunk show next Wednesday at the boutique, I wanted to create a couple of looks, to feature my fave pieces. I went with a neutral palette of navy, brown, and grey against which I could showcase a runway size necklace by Napier in a distinctive textured metal.
The wrap leather midi skirt is the standout piece here. I styled it with a midnight blue bodysuit that creates a sleek line and the perfect canvas for a knockout necklace. The elegant short brown coat and casual luxe slippers complete a bold but relaxed look.

We’d love to see you next week at Negarin London’s new boutique and discover the collection for yourself!
XO Sasha

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San Francisco, CA 94123
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Negarin London bodysuit and midi skirt and Sasha Maks Vintage necklace.
Negarin London bodysuit and midi skirt and Sasha Maks Vintage necklace.Negarin London bodysuit and midi skirt and Sasha Maks Vintage necklace.
Negarin London bodysuit and midi skirt and Sasha Maks Vintage necklace.Negarin London bodysuit and midi skirt and Sasha Maks Vintage necklace.Negarin London bodysuit and midi skirt and Sasha Maks Vintage necklace.

Negarin London bodysuit and midi skirt and Sasha Maks Vintage necklace.
All clothes, sunglasses, and bag c/o Negarin London
Blazer: available at Negarin London, SF,  similar here / Bodysuit, here / Skirt: available at Negarin London, similar here and here / Bag: available at Negarin London, similar here / Sunglasses: here / Shoes: Michele Baconnier, here / Necklace: Napier, contact info@sashamaksvintage.com / Hoops: contact info@sashamaksvintage.com / Rings: personal collection, similar here, here and here.

Photography by Garry Alexander

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SASHA MAKS VINTAGE TRUNK SHOW AT NEGARIN LONDON

Sasha Maks Vintage Trunk Show at Negarin London

Join Sasha Maks Vintage at San Francisco’s newest boutique, Negarin London,
for an evening of vintage jewels, whimsical women’s fashion and wine tasting.

Sip Ripe Life Wines and enjoy goody bags by Ziesche Modern Apothecary.
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STATEMENT BLAZER AND SLIP DRESS

Negarin London blazer and slip dress.
Last week I wrote about an easy uniform of blazer and tee paired with jeans. Here’s another look I often rely on to make dressing effortless and chic—a statement blazer thrown over a sleek slip dress. I’m seriously obsessed with slip dresses! I have some vintage slips I can’t wait to wear and feature on the blog. The trend is going strong and I’d love to find one in the fabric of the season—velvet.  And as I have mentioned in previous posts, blazers are the hero pieces in your wardrobe and this collarless iteration in a striking teal is from Negarin London (currently popping up on Union Street in SF), and next time you’re in Venice Beach swing by their boutique on Abbot Kinney.

I’m mismatching earring here. These where meant to be worn together! Only slightly different in design, this is an easy way to experiment with the trend. Keep the color, metal, and size similar while playing with variations of the form. The necklace is a new find, and I may end up keeping it. It can be styled numerous ways, even as a bracelet. All the pieces are coming to the website soon.

The last word is on the shoes. I have been hunting for the glove shoes (find out more about the style here), that where first brought out by Martiniano (which run too narrow for me) and closely followed by Celine, They are very simple flats that fit high on the vamp, just a little different from the ballerinas to make them more interesting. Obvi the minimalist style pretty much goes with everything, and of course leave it to Zara to design a pair that fits me perfectly.

What are you hero wardrobe pieces? Please share in the comments.
XO SashaNegarin London blazer and slip dress.

Negarin London blazer and slip dress.Negarin London blazer and slip dress.Negarin London blazer and slip dress.Negarin London blazer and slip dress.

Blazer: Negarin London, similar here and here / Trouve, similar here / Shoes: Zara, here / Monet tassel earring (sold as a pair), contact info@sashamaksvintage.com / Cabochon drop earring (sold as a pair),  contact info@sashamaksvintage.com / Necklace: Sasha Maks Vintage, contact info@sashamaksvintage.com, similar here / Rings: personal collection, similar here, and here.

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BLAZER AND {CONCERT} TEE

Blazer and concert tee.

One thing I always have luck finding are blazers, and coats. I prefer the vintage ones for the quality and design for a much better price compared to what is available new. I’ve been looking to replace my vintage Kenzo black blazer and recently found this vintage Issey Miyake double breasted blazer, I love how elegant it is in its simplicity. It’s slightly too big for me, which will be great when I want to layer it over another jacket. And it’s length makes it work almost like a short coat. And it’s super lightweight and warm.

A blazer is a hero piece in your wardrobe, it makes everything else fall into line, giving even the most casual pieces a sober tone. Here, I’ve paired it with one of my most prized tees, a Charlotte Gainsbourg concert tee. She’s also a major style muse for me! If you don’t follow this lady for style inspo, you’re missing out!
Ripped skinny jeans and derbies round out the casual but cool look.

I layered two statement bracelets, one I cannot part with, the other is a celestial design, an unsigned piece by Simone Edouard, is coming to the e-boutique soon. I’m doing the singular earring thing here. This sculptural brass colored design is from the 80s and will be added soon as well.
XO Sasha

Blazer and concert tee.
Blazer and concert tee.
Blazer and concert tee.
Blazer and concert tee.Blazer and concert tee.
Blazer: vintage IsseyMiayke, similar here / Tee: Charlotte Gainsbourg concert tee,  similar here / Jeans: Rebecca Minkoff, similar here / Bag: Scabby Robot, here / Shoes: Michael, Michael Kors, similar here and here / Earrings, 80′s, contact info@sashamaksvintage.com / Celestial bracelet: Sasha Maks Vintage, contact info@sashamaksvintage.com / Cabochon bracelet: personal collectino / Rings: personal collection, similar here, here and here.

Photography by Garry Alexander

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MELLOW YELLOW 80s

Vintage maxi dress and mismatched Sasha Maks Vintage earrings.
This dress is another choice find from the Artists and Fleas market in Venice, LA, and ideal for SF’s fall. If you missed my last post, it was a fruitful trip where I scored this diaphanous beauty.  I was immediately drawn to everything about this dress–the sunny color, the nubby texture of the raw silk, the silhouette reminiscent of the ’40s.
Since this dress is such a great, almost blank canvas, I styled it with mismatched earrings (my fave way to rock earrings right now, borrowed from the runways), an oversized rope link bracelet, and statement cheetah print oxfords.
Once the temps drop, I can wear this effortless piece, layered over a turtleneck, or with an oversized sweater layered over it. And it will contrast beautifully with a black leather moto,  paired with suede or even better velvet ankle boots (all those textures will mingle together perfectly).
XO Sasha

Vintage maxi dress and mismatched Sasha Maks Vintage earrings.
Vintage maxi dress and mismatched Sasha Maks Vintage earrings.Vintage maxi dress and mismatched Sasha Maks Vintage earrings.Vintage maxi dress and mismatched Sasha Maks Vintage earrings.Vintage maxi dress and mismatched Sasha Maks Vintage earrings.Vintage maxi dress and mismatched Sasha Maks Vintage earrings.
Dress: Vintage, similar here / Shoes: Rebecca Minkoff, similar here and here / Bag: Rebecca Minkoff, similar here / Earrings,  YSL,  here / Earrings, contact info@sashamaksvintage.com / Bracelet: Sasha Maks Vintage, here / Ivory ring: personal collection, similar here / Brass rings: personal collection, similar here and here and here.

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