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STATEMENT SWEATER + CARGO PANTS

Statement sweater and cargo pants.

Mostly spending time at home and sitting at the computer I have been reaching for cozy thick sweaters that will keep we warm while working on a blog post, listing jewelry, or just lounging around. And the look featured here, (shot about a month before the “shelter-in -place” order) features one of my most treasured oversized sweaters by Junya Watanabe/Comme des Garçons. It’s extra long in the front and features a mohair loose knit panel at the top.

This is basically a tried-and-true jeans and sweater outfit, with a cargo pant sub. I love my jeans, but I do reach for them way too much, and I’m getting tired of my current choices. Choosing a statement sweater certainly makes this typical outfit look less so.
Another reason I chose these military green cargos instead of jeans is because I conveniently own a trench coat in the same color. And I wanted to create a monochrome palette that reads more streamlined. This is also one way to ease into wearing statement pieces. Go monochrome and the individual pieces will be less conspicuous.

When rocking pieces that are extra, I like to underscore them with equally strong  jewelry and accessories.
The leather and foiled gold Lucite drop bracelet is from Monies, a Danish company that uses distinct and  mostly natural materials (the company’s pedigree includes work for Donna Karan). And I’m obsessed with this between the finger turquoise and onyx ring from the 70s!  To counter the bulk of the sweater a wedge peep-toe lace lace-up shoe elongates the silhouette.

Hope everyone is safe and this post serves as some much needed sartorial distraction!
XO Sasha

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TEDDY COAT AND PLISSÉ TOP

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Damn!! Uncertainty is a bitch! We’re living through some unprecedented times. I have been like everyone else, stocking up on supplies, filling prescriptions and getting ready to “shelter in place”. The mind just reels and spirals… I’m gonna keep taking deep breaths… This is going to be beyond a challenging time for all people all over the world. At the time of social distancing it only makes it more evident how important it is to stay connected, to fight anxiety and stress and to provide support in any way we can in our communities.

As a very small, niche business, I will continue to publish my blog, and list new jewelry on all my social channels and my website. Not only do I hope to sustain myself exclusively online for the time being  with the support of my long time friends and clientele, (who I appreciative immensely!!!) and hopefully gain new clients as well (I suspect we will all be spending even more time online). I hope my obsession with all things fashion, with jewelry topping the list, provides positive distraction to you and a much needed escapism.

Take care of yourselves, stay healthy and stay in touch!
XOXO Sasha

Now on to the post!

One of my recent blog post featured Issey Miyake’s Please Pleats flared pant, and this one has another newer vintage find from the Japanese designer–a neutral beige top that is the perfect basic but sophisticated backdrop to a pair of distinct pendant necklaces. Both have sold, but I have the Gucci perfume bottle still available in navy.

I’m clearly on some kind of pleated fabric kick! What I really appreciate is how plissé elevates a pretty basic garment. Now I’m eyeing pleated knits. How chic and cozy are these two piece combos that are popping up (scroll down to #4) all over!

Speaking of texture, I love how the sheared, plush teddy bear coat contrasts with the pleats–both  convey a sense of luxe in their own distinct way. And I’m equally enamored of these creme pumps by Tibi! They always draw so many compliments. They somehow  possess this uncanny ability to transform any boring old look all their own. So on those days when you just cannot bother, slip into a pair of creme or white shoes and watcb your look magically transform.

XO Sasha

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Coat: MSGM, similar here and here, and here / Top: Issey Miayke, similar here, here, and here / Jeans: Vetements, similar here,  here, and here / Bag: vintage Miu Miu, similar here and here / Shoes: Tibi, similar here, here and here / Sunglasses: vintage Gucci, similar here and here

Givenchy Cross Necklace, sold / Rings left hand: ring finger, sterling and ,contact info@sashamaksvintage@gmail.com; middle finger, Amethyst and vermeil, personal collection  / Rings right hand,  middle finger, Chinese, 1930s enamel and sterling ring, personal collection;contact info@sashamaksvintage@gmail.com; middle finger, brass band, personal collection; pinkie finger; Lion ring, contact info@sashamaksvintage@gmail.com

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COURRÉGES MEETS JEAN PAUL GAULTIER

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Is it just me or does everyone else have an easier time finding outerwear then anything any other article of clothing? I recently bought this Courrèges coat from around the 90s. I was looking for a Max Mara, robe style camel coat. But I could not pass up this oversized style with a chic plaid lining! All that volume is ideal for layering and the Nehru collar speak to the French house’s 60s heritage.

The generous cut allows me to wear my fave extra chunky mohair V-neck sweater. But, I wanted to balance out all this fabric with a something more form-fitting. And this Jean Paul Gaultier/Soleil vintage 90s mesh ruched skirt (another recent find) fits the task perfectly. The whimsical print and the body conscious silhouette break up the more sober mood of the rest of the outfit.

Another great way to shake up stagnant winter dressing is of course having fun with your jewelry (did you really think I was going to say anything else??)!!  Cue the Moschino Stop/Go pedant earrings. They make me chuckle every time I look at them (and they where sold at my last Valentine’s Day Pop Up, sorry).
Also, don’t forget to pile on the rings! I recently bought a nice little collection of 70s brass and enamel rings and they proved a hit at that same Pop Up. I love the earthy palette and abstract motifs, and they proved to be surprisingly easy to mix and match with other rings in my collection.
XO Sasha

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Coat: vintage Courrege, similar here and here, and here / Sweater: Cos, similar here and here / Skirt: vintage Jean Paul Gaultier/Sol, similar here and here, and here / Bag: Scabby Robot, here, similar here and here / Boots: Rebecca Minkoff, similar here, and here
/ Sunglasses: vintage Betsey Johnson, similar here and here

Earrings, Moshino, sold / Rings left hand: enamel an brass 70s bands, all personal collection / Rings, right hand: middle finger, personal collection;contact info@sashamaksvintage@gmail.com; ring finger striped ring, contact info@sashamaksvintage@gmail.com

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A TOUCH OF PLEATS PLEASE

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I love an elegant pleat and I love adding a new vintage  addition to my wardrobe!  Pleats are the of sophistication, but also can be surprisingly practical. And no one can deliver it like Issey Miyake!! Do you remember the Pleats Please collection? The garments are lightweight, high quality polyester, that look high maintenance but are the complete opposite!
The collection is still around and was born in the early 90s. A finely pleated garment like these full, flair cut pants always make me think of the elegant Fortuny gowns, (the pleating was  invented in 1909).

Besides these Miyake pants, that I have proven to be more versatile then I anticipated,  I cannot stop wearing this thrifted ,oversized trench from Donna Karan Signature. I hope and pray the oversized trend is not going anywhere soon, I still cannot get enough of it. All that expanse of fabric creates a sense of fluidity and luxury, but also is very comfortable and easy to style when you want and need to pile on the layers.

I chose some stand out accessories for this neutral look, the elongated hoops are from my personal collection–80s sterling from Israel. I have not seen this kind of hoop design anywhere else, and the leather and ebony cuff is from Danish brand Monies, who incidentally have designed  jewelry for Donna Karan in the past. Look for it to come soon to the e-boutique or email me (info@sashamaksvintage.com) if you’re interested.
XO Sasha

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 Trench coat: Thrifted, Donna Karan, similar here and here, and here / Sweater: vintage Phillip Lim, similar here and here, here / Pants: vintage Pleasts Please Issey Miayke, similar here and here / Bag: Ohja, here, similar here and here / Shoes:Marc Fisher, similar here, and here
/ Sunglasses: vintage Gucci similar here and here

Earrings, sterling, personal collection / Rings left hand: Blue diamond and sterling ring, floating pearl band ring, pearl and sterling ring and topaz and sterling ring, all personal collection / Rings right hand: Aquamarine and sterling ring, personal collection; rhinestone and sterling band ring, contact info@sashamaksvintage@gmail.com / Lemon quartz and gold ring, personal collection /  Bracelet, vintage Monies, contact info@sashamaksvintage@gmail.com

Photography: Garry Alexander Photography | Photography Editing: Guseva Photo

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GALENTINE’S DAY POP UP | FEBRUARY 5TH

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We are celebrating all the women we love in our lives!
Spoil yourself and you best gal pals this Galentine’s Day!!!I ‘ll be popping up at Closet 1951
with my latest vintage baubles and we’ll be celebrating Closet 1951’s 9th Anniversary!!!
 RSVP: here
Enjoy bubbly + light bites + raffle

What’s not to love?! Spread the love and bring your BFFS!
Happy Galentine’s Day luvs!
xoxo Sasha and Ilona
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HOLIDAY POP UP 12/11 || REPEAT PERFORMANCE

SASHA MAKS VINTAGE HOLIDAY POP UP

So excited to be back at one of the most charming resale boutiques in San Francisco!
Treat yourself to luxe, vintage jewels this Holiday Season!
RSVP: here
XO Sasha

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IN THE MOOD FOR A NEW LEATHER JACKET

Quitted leathe rjacket ann jeans.

If y0u follow fashion trends even tangentially, you would have noticed that leather is trending. If you’re going to buy one piece this season, trench or any separate, make it leather! I’m currently looking for the perfect pair of leather pants  and I wouldn’t pass up a good leather skirt either, having not long ago found the coolest leather shirt, here)  Pieces like that will prove their worth over the years and can be easily worn across all seasons. It may be trending but it’s not a short lived fashion whimsy.

My latest find while thrifting was this vintage quilted jacket. Of course it immediately conjured up Chanel vibes! I love to play down dressier pieces and  paired it with a more down to earth gauzy peasant shirt from Oaxaca (why didn’t I get more?!). My go to jeans lately have been this, high-waisted, straight leg pair (they are my new skinnies!) and they are just right for the cropped jacket.

I finished off the look with a pair of Balenciaga Knife wannabe satin mules. They are so elegant and luxe.
I love beautifully sculpted statement earrings, and these oversized Sun motif pendants are like little sculptures!
XO
Sasha

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Quitted leathe rjacket ann jeans.
Jacket: Thrifted, no label, similar here and here / Top: from Oaxaca, similar here and here, here / Jeans: Frame denim, similar here and here, here / Bag: vintage Celine, similar here and here / Shoes: Zara, similar here, and here
/ Sunglasses: vintage Gucci similar here and here

Earrings, contact info@sashamaksvintage@gmail.com /Jade ring and rhinestone rings contact info@sashamaksvintage@gmail.com / Rings: panther and yellow quarts, personal collection

Photography: Garry Alexander Photography | Photography Editing: Guseva Photo

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FALL FOR A BOHO MAXI

Boho dress and camel jacket.

I love a good maxi boho dress! All that beautifully printed fabric and a voluminous silhouette convey a laid back, global vibe. So just because we’re in the midst of October, I’m not ready to give up on my boho dresses yet, especially when it involves an  extra billowy sleeve, empire waist Indian dress from the 80s!

And since SF’s  fall weather, right now, is veering from high 60s to high 70s there will be plenty of opportunities to rock this number. To make a summer dress  transition into fall top it off with a classic wool blazer or coat and tough chunky booties (love that this trend is not only going strong but the boots are getting chunkier and chunkier!).

I didn’t want to the obvious thing and style this look with an equally bohemian style earring. The Dior safety pin drop shoulder-dusters are edgy in a very subtle and the amber drops are the just right touch of earthy.
XO Sasha

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Boho dress and camel jacket.

 Jacket: Rag & Bone, similar here, and here /Dress: vintage similar here and here / Bag: vintage Prada, similar here and here / Shoes: Rag & Bone, similar here, and here / Sunglasses: vintage Betsey Jonson, similar here and here

Earrings, vintage Christian Dior, contact info@sashamaksvintage@gmail.com / Rings: Chanel ring and Cacharel charm bracelet.  personal collection / Other rings, contact info@sashamaksvintage@gmail.com

Photography: Garry Alexander Photography | Photography Editing: Guseva Photo

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SLIPPING INTO SUMMER IN THE FALL

Slip dress and militaru boots.

SF summer is here and it’s a hot one!! And while I’m not a big fan of temps that go up to into the 90s, I’m a big fan slip dresses. Thankfully we have had some days that went back to the mid 60s and it gave me an opportunity to introduce a pair of “newish”  boots that I cannot wait to rock for the rest of the fall and winter!

But a pair of military, lace-up boots like these are ideal to pair with a more dainty dress.  I got a little too much sun on my arms lately, so the long sleeve mesh tee serves as sun protection and also makes this dress a little bit easier to wear if going to work and not the beach.
Now my fave part of this look (although I always get a kick out of the poppy print of this dress, that’s a bit less expected then the ubiquitous leopard print), are the gorgeous, whimsical, “Hand Eye Heart” earrings! How surreal chic are these! Not to mention they add just a touch of color the to the monochromatic look.
I will be listing these 90s beauties soon, but you can email me, info@sashamaksvintage.com, with inquiries.
XO Sasha

Slip dress and militaru boots.

Slip dress and militaru boots.

Slip dress and militaru boots.

Slip dress and militaru boots.

Slip dress and militaru boots.

Dress: vintage Prada, similar here and here, here | Top: old Zara, similar here and here / Bag: vintage Miu Miu, similar here and here / Shoes: Rag & Bone, similar here, and here / Sunglasses: vintage, similar here and here

Earrings, Christian Lacroox, contact info@sashamaksvintage@gmail.com / Rings personal collection

Photography: Garry Alexander Photography | Photography Editing: Guseva Photo

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DUSTER AND RUFFLES

Trench coat and slip skirt

One of my fave summer uniforms is an easy fitted top and midi skirt combo. A mash-up different styles and decades add dimension to an easy summer outfit.

My fave vintage duster, while utilitarian in color and style, proves to be just the right cover up for a lingerie inspired silk skirt with an ethereal layered ruffle. The duster plainness is elevated by an A-line silhouette and voluminous sleeves (extra fabric in my book equals a more luxe garment).

The fitted ribbed knit top with cut-outs imparts a sportier vibe to the deshabille slip skirt. And everything gets grounded by chunky Western inspired snakeskin mules outlined in studs.The oversized tote is beautifully crafted from an hand tie-dyed fabric that echoes the skirt’s subtle blue tint on the tiered ruffle.

I wanted the earrings to skew more masculine for this look, since the rest of the accessories are not dainty. These geometric wedge shaped clips sprinkled with rhinestones have  an almost Modernist/Brutalist vibe.
XO Sasha

Trench coat and slip skirt
Trench coat and slip skirt
Trench coat and slip skirt
Trench coat and slip skirt

Trench coat and slip skirt

Duster: vintage Courrèges, similar here and here | Top: old Zara, similar here and here / Skirt, Dosa, here and similar here and here / Bag: from Oaxaca, similar here and here / Shoes: Sigerson Morrison, similar here, and here / Sunglasses: vintage, similar here and here

Earrings, contact info@sashamaksvintage@gmail.com / Rings, snake ring sold; rhinestone pavé band, contact info@sashamaksvintage@gmail.com; other rings personal collection

Photography: Garry Alexander Photography | Photography Editing: Guseva Photo

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