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MOTO AND {SUMMER} MAXI

Moto jacket and floral maxi dress.
If you’re looking for a way to stretch your wardrobe then reach for you spring/summer maxi dresses and top them off with your fav moto jacket. The feminine/masculine juxtaposition is always intriguing to play with!

It’s not often Bay Area weather gives us the opportunity to rock our summer clothes, so why not extend their wear with some on-point layering. I styled a tissue thin mock turtleneck (a winter staple for me!) under one of my best vintage finds from the 80s – a blown out floral print maxi dress. Another option would be to wear a chunky sweater over the dress and create a skirt and sweater look. The moto is a new purchase, I’ve wanted  an oversized biker jacket for a looong time and at the end of 2017 I snagged this Acne classic moto (another staple that’s never going out of style and worth the investment).  I find cropped styles less versatile and love that this roomy cut will allow for some serious layering!

The jewelry is kept to a minimum with statement pieces. The powder coated earrings are reminiscent of Paco Rabanne’s jewelry. I have yet to find what they don’t go with! My family heirloom Victorian cameo ring stands perfectly on its own.

This structured tote is another new addition. Picked up in Mexico from Ohja, the faux leather had me at first glance! I have a clutch from them as well. The designs are minimalist and sophisticated.

To complete this look, I just added my go-to chunky Chelsea booties and opted for fishnet socks to counter their tough vibe.
XO Sasha

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 Jacket: Acne Studios / Dress: Vintage / Sweater: Cos / Bag: Ohja / Sunglasses: 3.1 Phillip Lim, similar here / Beanie: Cos, similar here and here / Socks: Asos, here / Boots: Zara

Earrings:  contact info@sashamaksvintage.com / Ring: personal collection

 Photography:Garry Alexander Photography

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DIOR AND FLARES

Dior jacket and flares.
I hope everyone had a wonderful time ringing in  the New Year! Thank you so much for all your support, without it a small business like mine would not succeed.

This look was inspired by all of my fav things. The vintage Dior jacket was purchased many years ago (and had a matching skirt that I passed on!) It’s so warm that I rarely get a chance to wear it. The high-waist flared jeans are from H&M from a few years back, I need to wear them more often, they are too cool to ignore!

Lately I have been obsessed with bodysuits. specifically lace and mesh ones, and I’m on the hunt to find more. I think they are ideal for layering when it’s cold out. They offer an opportunity for a glimpse of something seductive under all the covered up winter looks. This  classic cashmere cardi is the perf  way to underscore the more revealing layer underneath.

For the jewelry I added two distinct necklace, the chunky chain is by Givenchy, it comes with a rhinestone pendant that can be easily removed. The tusk pendant has a boho vibe to compliment the 70s style flares.

And finally for the shoes. I’m mad for these rose-gold flatforms! And don’t want to give them up during the winter, not to mention I get tired of constantly wearing boots. A pair of glittery socks  make for a fun and quirky combo.

Happy New Year!
XO Sasha

Dior jacket and flares. Dior jacket and flares. Dior jacket and flares. Dior jacket and flares. Dior jacket and flares. Dior jacket and flares. Dior jacket and flares.

Jacket: vintage Dior/ Jeans: H&M /  Bodysuit: Zara / Cardigan: Aqua / Bag: Ohja / Eyeglasses: 3.1 Phillip Lim / Socks: Asos / Shoes: Zara

Chain necklace: Givenchy, contact info@sashamaksvintage.com / Pedant necklace, here / Earrings: contact info@sashamaksvintage.com / Bracelet: contact info@sashamaksvintage.com / Rings: personal collection

 Photography: Garry Alexander Photography

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(SKIP THE LBD} SWEATSHIRT AND NYE BLING

Sweatshirt and rhinestones.

It’s been and endless stream of trunk show and client appointments and I have only now started thinking about my NYE outfit!
And this year I wanted to mix things up and skip the usual cocktail dress. This sweatshirt and jeans look is one possibility.  The jeans are a newer find from Zara,  I love a step-cut hem, and since these are cropped they are ideal for showcasing statement footwear. In this case, a pair of very chic satin mules also from Zara. I must say they even rival the original Balenciaga’s that inspired them! How elegant is the tapered angled heel. Back to the denim, the next thing that drew me was the seamed front, this design detail is infinitely flattering (your legs will thank you!) and adds a degree of polish.

I wanted to wear lots of rhinestone bling and the cropped sweatshirt was the ideal casual backdrop. The early 60s Headlight necklace is by Napier. It’s articulated and lays beautifully on the collarbone. I complemented the clear rhinestone design with large floral motif earrings, I like how the smoky rhinestones add dimension. The peek of a mesh bodysuit is sexy and a welcome layer against the winter chill. And it’s easy to glam up this look by simply removing the sweatshirt.

All that’s left is a charming evening bag, this one is vintage and has a very pretty aurora borealis rhinestone clasp. Just a little bit of arm candy is in order–I paired my fave 60s panther bracelet (never selling this one!) with another rhinestone bracelet with distinct triangular stones.
My fave sleek vintage Krizia coat completes this mash-up of casual and glam.

Happy New Year!!! Let me know what party outfits you have in mind.
XO Sasha
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Sweatshirt and rhinestones.
Coat: vintage Krizia/ Sweatshirt: Cos / Jeans: Zara / Mesh bodysuit: Zara / Bag: vintage / Shoes: Zara

Necklace: Napier, contact info@sashamaksvintage.com / Earrings: contact info@sashamaksvintage.com / Rhinestone bracelet: here / Panther bracelet: personal collection / Ring: personal collection

 Photography: Garry Alexander Photography

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HOUNDSTOOTH AND HOOPS

Houndstooth blazer and cropped jeans.

If you’ve been reading this blog for awhile, you know that I love nothing more then a good blazer (see here, here, here and here, I was not exaggerating!) And during the winter months, I’m inevitably drawn to patterns  typically associated with menswear. I’ve been jonesing for a tweed, herringbone, or glen plaid jacket, and was happy to stumble upon this houndstooth blazer of uncertain vintage at a recent flea market trip. It’ s boxy cut and oversized shoulders are right up my alley!  It happens to be a petite size 12 and I love that I can layer other jackets under it. The cropped cut  suits the high-waist jeans well. I’m extending the wear of the cropped flair jeans by pairing them with socks (in this case in a crew style) that in turn winterize a peep-toe bootie.

While in Mexico City on a recent trip, I was convinced I would find some choice silver jewelry, however that proved disappointing, Apparently the kind of traditional Mexican sterling I was after is in very low supply in the capital. I’m a bit perplexed about that since on my many trips to Mexican resorts years back, silver jewelry was very plentiful. But I did manage to finally find these oversized hoops and have been wearing them at every opportunity I can get. It’s hard to showcase jewelry while bundled up in bulky layers. And hoops like these, and a Whiting & Davis chunky mesh snake bracelet (I layered a torque bracelet in between the coils) will do the trick!

What are you fav blazers and accessories for the winter months?
XO Sasha

Houndstooth blazer and cropped jeans.

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Blazer: no label, thrifted / Sweater: Cos / Jeans: H&M / Scarf: Nous Avons / Bag: Proenza Schouler / Socks: Asos / Shoes: Martha Davis

Earrings: Mexico City / Bracelet: Whiting & Davis mesh snake bracelet: contact info@sashamaksvintage.com / Torque sterling bracelet: personal collection / Rings: contact info@sashamaksvintage.com

 Photography: Garry Alexander Photography

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SLIP DRESS AND SNEAKS

Statement necklace, slip dress and sneaks.
Slip dresses are infinitely cool. Is there anything easier to wear to a party or almost anywhere else for that matter?  The slinky, shimmery maxi version adds instant drama, but is ultimately  effortless. And it serves as the ideal neutral backdrop to a major pieces of jewelry, like this Som’s 1960s runway size necklace  of silver fresh water pearls, sterling, and crystal cabochons foiled with abalone shell.

But, I like to keep things balanced and not too precious. Hence topping off this look with an oversized knit neoprene bomber by Ocelote that I picked up at the Stendhal Store  (don’t miss this minimalist concept store!) in Mexico City.

The white sneaks are a palette cleanser to the rich charmeuse fabric and all the bling, including the silver mesh bag by Whiting and Davis (best bag ever if you’re looking for a versatile evening number!)

What are you go-to easy holiday looks?
XO Sasha

P.S.
Join us the Glitz-n-Glam Holiday Pop Up today from 5pm-7pm at Superga SF for holiday fun and shopping, with 10% of proceeds going to SF SPCA.
XO Sasha

Statement necklace, slip dress and sneaks. Statement necklace, slip dress and sneaks.

Statement necklace, slip dress and sneaks. Statement necklace, slip dress and sneaks. Statement necklace, slip dress and sneaks. Statement necklace, slip dress and sneaks.

Statement necklace, slip dress and sneaks. Statement necklace, slip dress and sneaks.

Bomber: Ocelote, here / Dress:  Vintage, no label /  Bag: Vintage, Whiting and Davis / Sneakers: Superga

Earrings: contact info@sashamaksvintage.com / Necklace: contact info@sashamaksvintage.com / Panther ring: personal collection / Other rings: contact info@sashamaksvintage.com

 Photography: Garry Alexander Photography

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{BUNDLE UP} TEDDY COAT AND CHINOS

Teddy Coat and chinos.
Yes, it’s finally chilly enough to break out the major outerwear! I’m so happy I got this gorg teddy coat last year, it’s really cozy and packs a lot of style. I can throw it over any casual look and immediately elevate it. And this will be perfect for topping of a slinky slip dress for the upcoming holiday parties. I think I may have to live in this luxe topper for the rest of the season!
The chinos are from H&M, I got them a couple of month ago, but just getting the chance to wear them now. I love how the cropped style shows off a pair of sparkly socks.
And let’s not ignore the jewelry! (Btw the Glitz-n-Glam Holiday Pop Up, on the 14th at Superga will be followed up the next day by another Holiday Pop Up at Atelier Emmanuel’s second location on Maiden Lane, stop by between 1-5pm for holiday gifts by local purveyors, you can find out more and RSVP here.)
To compliment the lush faux fur, I’m wearing one my fave finds from Paris, beautifully sculpted leaf earrings by Robert Goossens and they deserve equally statement making arm candy, an 80s charm bracelet of gold-plated resin and faux pearls. I have not listed it yet, but email me with any inquires, info@sashamaksvintage.com.
Bundle in your fave coat and I hope to see you at one of the upcoming events!
XO Sasha

Teddy Coat and chinos.
Teddy Coat and chinos.
Teddy Coat and chinos.
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Coat: MSGM / Top:  COS / Pants: H&M / Bag: from Mexico City El Bazar Sabado, here / Socks: COS / Booties: Costume National

Earrings: Robert Goossens, here / Charm bracelet:contact info@sashamaksvintage.com / Rings: contact info@sashamaksvintage.com

 Photography: Garry Alexander Photography

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BOHO WINTER

Oversized coat and peasant blouse.

My recent trip to Mexico City  was filled with soaking up the art and culture of the megalopolis. The city is infinitely cool, (and inexplicably overlooked by many travelers). The powerful murals by Diego Rivera,  Casa Azul, The Trotsky museum, Chapultepec park where some of the highlights of the trip! But I was also excited to discover the independent fashion scene and the city more then delivered.

I can recommend a couple of places to shop if you find yourself in the Mexican capital. The first place I went was the El Bazar Sabado in San Angel, the indoor/outdoor market is only open on Saturdays and they have a wonderful selection of handcrafted goods, art, and couple of independent fashion boutiques in shared spaces, one of them that really resonated with me was 1/8 Takamura. The designer skews his minimalist designs with unexpected touches of volume and experimental shapes, as you can see n the skirt I’m wearing here.
The peasant top I picked up in Morelia, a very charming colonial city in the state in Michoacan,  (where the highlight was a nigh tour of several cemeteries during Dia de los Muertos!) To counter the boho/trad vibes of the top I topped off the looks with an edgy oversized Vetements coat.

The (nearly) otk boots I’ve had for several years, and I’m glad I invested in them, but I’ve been eyeing other otk styles. It would be fun to add a pair (perhaps from Zara, maybe in a suede) that would graze the thighs, a style that functions more like a legging or a trouser.

The clutch (it comes with a thick strap, and I’m excited to find a guitar strap in a multi-color to add to the bag), is from a very cool brand, Ohja, it’s vegan leather of superb quality, the price was around $100 and I think totally worth it! I’m waiting from another bag from them, stay tuned for that and for more fashion finds and where to find them in Mexico City.

You may have noticed I’ve been obsessed with earrings for some time. And these gold tone, articulated teardrop danglers are versatile enough for a boho or minimalist look.
And if you love earrings as much as I do and all things bijoux, please join me along with Lia Larrea at Superga SF, Thursday December 14, 5-7pm for a Glitz-n-Glam Holiday Pop Up, check out the Facebook invitation here. We’ll be donating 10% of the proceeds to SF SPCA. Be sure to RSVP!
XO Sasha

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Coat: Vetements / Top:  from Morelia / Skirt: 1/8 Takamura / Bag: Ohja, here / Boots: Stuart Weitzman

Earrings: contact info@sashamaksvintage.com / Rings: contact info@sashamaksvintage.com

 Photography: Garry Alexander Photography

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SLIT PANT SUIT

Slit pant suit and statement jewelry
Happy Thanksgiving! I’m incredibly thankful for you my friends, clients and readers. Wishing you and yours a very happy holiday! Please use code TG20 to enjoy 20% off all jewelry through Monday, November 27th. I appreciate how many choices you have to shop during the holiday season and very grateful that you  may choose to shop local! Thank you!

I’m also thankful for this mini heat wave, and the opportunity to rock these side slit pants from Cos that I thought I would have to wait for months to wear. I’m really inspired by men’s wardrobes. And this look pays homage to the elegant black suit. Not to take any attention away from the clean lines of the vintage Issey Miayke utilitarian blazer and the trouser, I chose a simple, neutral tank top, also from Cos. The white pumps continue the neutral theme. I’ve always been wary of white shoes (even when they became a major trend(, feeling that they made my foot look bigger. But the V-cut vamp creates such an elegant, flattering line.

For jewelry I went with oversized pieces in silver. The collar necklace will be listed soon, but you can always email me at info@sashamaksvintage.com for more pics and info. It’s costume but practically looks and feels like a studio piece. The sterling cuff you’ve seen me wear before, I like how it’s more elaborate design contrasts with the minimalist necklace and outfit.

This wonderful bull hide wedge bag is from as you probably have already guessed from Scabby Robot. I have this bag in a smaller size and it was a treat to style the bigger version here. I find the shape to be very accommodating in my 13″ version, but love the impact the 16″ packs.
XO Sasha

Slit pant suit and statement jewelry
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Blazer: vintage Issey Miayke / Top:  Cos/ Pants: Cos / Bag: Scabby Robot / Shoes: Zara

Earrings: Pierre Cardin, contact info@sashamaksvintage.com / Sterling bracelet contact info@sashamaksvintage.com /Rings: contact info@sashamaksvintage.com

Photography: Garry Alexander Photography

 


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{CINCHED} BUTTOND-DOWN AND CORSET

Button-down and corset.
I’ve been wanting to style this Evgenia Lingerie corset ever since I had discovered Stephanie Bodnar’s brand a few year back. All the pieces are hand made by the Marin County based designer and are absolutely exquisite! I paired the Janus Ribbon corset with a striped men’s button-down from JW Anderson’s for Uniqlo collection (snag the pieces on sale now!) I love how the lace-up boudoir piece is transformed for day with this classic men’s staple. Wearing it with a black maxi skirt creates a continuous line that transforms the flowy skirt.
The chunky booties counter the lingerie vibes in a different way then the shirt, imparting the look with an edgier, grittier feel. As far as the jewelry, it seems the less the better here. The Bartek, silver-tone chain bracelet really packs an impact. When I wear it I really don’t need anything else!
I love pieces that deliver that much statement!
XO Sasha

Button-down and corset. Button-down and corset. Button-down and corset. Button-down and corset. Button-down and corset. Button-down and corset. Button-down and corset. Button-down and corset.

Shirt: JW Anderson for Uniqlo / Skirt: Ian R.N / Corset: Evgenia Lingerie / Bag: Scabby Robot / Shoes: Rag and Bone

Earrings: Pierre Cardin, contact info@sashamaksvintage.com / Bartek bracelet: here /Rings: contact info@sashamaksvintage.com

Photography: Garry Alexander Photography

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JEANS AND A {CUTOUT} TOP

Jeans and cut-out top.

I’ve been away for a couple of weeks on a vacation to Mexico City and Morelia. Had an absolutely amazing time!!! Mexico City has been on my bucket list for years, and I was thrilled to visit Casa Azul (Frida Kahlo’s home and studio), Teotihuacan, Chapultepec Park,  and numerous museums. And of course the shopping was absolutely incredible! I’ll be featuring a number of up-and-coming designers on the blog in the coming weeks. And  check out my Instagram for pics of my trip.

It’s great to be back and posting again! This casual look is all about basic wardrobe staples, my go-to’s are jeans and a blazer for everyday. And I think this knit crop top really makes the look (and looks much more expensive then it is!). The asymmetric cutout design has an arty, collage-like construction with a subtle sex appeal. I like that this blazer with its lack of a collar does not take away any interest from the top. Since the top is form fitting and cropped, I went with high-waisted, straight leg jeans. I like how the the step-cut hem echoes the asymmetry of the ribbed top.

I wanted chunky jewelry here, while I love gold and silver metals, I’m really drawn to Lucite lately. The black and white earrings are from the 60s. It’s a quintessential Op-Art design. I complimented them with a thick Judith Hendler bangle and a glass cabochon black and white link bracelet.

And I’m straight up obsessed with this bag from Scabby Robot! It’s washable and dyeable since it’s made from wood pulp and synthetic rubber. If you’re interested they are available by custom order. I can’t wait to get mine!
XO Sasha

Jeans and cut-out top.
Jeans and cut-out top. Jeans and cut-out top. Jeans and cut-out top. Jeans and cut-out top. Jeans and cut-out top. Jeans and cut-out top.

Blazer: Negarin London / Top: Zara /  Jeans: Vetements / Bag: Scabby Robot / Shoes: Sigerson Morrison

Earrings: contact info@sashamaksvintage.com / Cabochon bracelet: contact info@sashamaksvintage.com /Lucite bangle,  Judith Hendler: contact info@sashamaksvintage.com / Rings: persona collection

Photography: Garry Alexander Photography

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