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{POPPY} SLIP DRESS AND DENIM

Slip dress and denim jacket.

Here are few things that I love about this dress–the moody color with a poppy flower print, the deep V-back, the relaxed silhouette that gives this slip dress a flapper vibe, and for just a bit of icing on the cake it’s (almost vintage) Prada. And I can think of endless ways for styling it! I picked it up from a recent shopping trip in the Haight, where I scored another cool dress– a smocked 70s sunflower maxi, if you missed last week’s post, check it out here.

Of course there’s nothing cooler then denim. And this oversized vintage jacket only underscores the delicacy of the dress. I always like to balance feminine with masculine aspects in an outfit. And since I chose to wear derbies and a straw tote, I needed to glam things up with a pair of layered, regal rhinestone earrings.

And you come shop these beauties and so much more including  a selection of summer sale pieces, Thursday, July 26th at A Summer’s Night Shopping Event with Salt and Soul at Superga SF 5:30pm-7:30pm. RSVP now and we hope to see you there!
XO Sasha
Slip dress and denim jacket.Slip dress and denim jacket.Slip dress and denim jacket. Slip dress and denim jacket.Slip dress and denim jacket.

Denim jacket: vintage / Dress: almost vintage Prada / Bag: from Mexico City / Shoes: Uterque / Sunglasses: vintage Gucci

 Earrings and ring: contact info@sashamaksvintage.com 

Photography: Guseva Photo


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THE {STATEMENT} SUMMER MAXI

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To say that have been jonesing for gauzy, flowy summer dresses would be an understatement! And luckily I was able to pick up several at a couple of my fave vintage stores in the Haight like Relic and Static.  The only downside is  San Francisco’s faux summer. It’s not only in the low 60s, but the winds are unforgiving. But I’m undeterred! The solution when living in SF and the Bay Area is to layer.
The forest green longline cardigan is from Wear Mahsa, it’s chic and weighty and the perfect topper for my 70s smocked maxi dress. The first thing that drew me to the dress was the fantastic sunflower print! And of course the smocked bodice is another stand out feature. It really accentuates the torso and creates a cool optical effect with the oversized print.

Gorgeous earrings are guaranteed to elevate a casual summer maxi dress. I love the swirl pattern design it meshes perfectly with the floral print! You can shop these beauties online, and one of the best things about them they are practically weightless.
I’m also wearing a couple of new rings, a large stone ring  from Israel and a scarab (a beetle that’s a good luck symbol) faience ring most likely from Egypt. These are definitely staying in my personal collection!

This cool “lunch bag” is by French designer Marie Turnor, from Big Lives, that I won in an IG contest!!  The leather is so supple and I can see myself wearing it with everything.  And these rose gold flatforms from Zara, are still one of my best shoe buys. Who can resist the and sporty mash up?
XO Sasha

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Cardigan: contact Wear Mahsa / Dress: vintage / Bag: Marie Turnor, here /Shoes: Zara / Sunglasses: vintage Gucci, similar here

 Earrings: here /Rings: personal collection

Photography: Guseva Photo


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JUST ADD METALLICS

Moto jacket and chinos.
How  to elevate everyday wardrobe essentials like a moto jacket and and army green chinos? Just add metallic accents! I got these very pointy (leg elongating) mules on a whim, love metallics in general and since these where so comfortable, I could not pass them up!
These wide leg cropped chinos are ideal for summer and showing off a statement pair of mules. Instead of a cotton tee, I chose a velvet knit one, picked up from my last trip to Mexico City. White is hard to photograph and I know the details of the texture are a bit lost here. But the fabric definitely elevates the cotton chinos and contrasts well with the (vegan) leather moto.

Accessories are the most creative aspect of dressing and add most of the flavor. My last post featured a structured bamboo bag and here I’m sporting a min straw bag from the same store, Salt and Soul. I love the tiny size, sometimes you just don’t need to carry your whole life around with you. And the material just shouts summer.  San Francisco summers are notoriously cold and this bit of detail is one way to introduce a fun summer trend without freezing.
The silver oak sunglasses, also from Salt and Soul and so elegantly understated, and I love the ruffled design of the 90s earrings, they are imbued with an edgy femininity.
XO Sasha

Moto jacket and chinos.Moto jacket and chinos. Moto jacket and chinos.

Jacket: Zara, similar here / Top: Maison Manila / Chinos: H&M /Bag: Salt & Soul, here /
Mules:  Marc Fisher, here / Sunglasses: Salt & Soul, here

 Earrings: here /Rings: personal collection

Photography: Garry Alexander Photography


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SUMMER COLOR

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I don’t wear color often, or at least bright saturated hues. But when I saw these suede slides, with an over-the-top bow design, I had to have them! They can in a pale pink as well, but this  vibrant, warm green grabbed my attention. If you’re like me and are not naturally drawn to wearing color, one easy way to introduce it to your wardrobe is just by rocking a bright accessory.

The vintage YSL jacket has probably faded over time, hence the burnt sienna shade doesn’t not compete with statement
green. I like to find subtle affinities between pieces, and the mesh shirt with vinyl stripes from local brand, Wear Mahsa, echoes the ribs of the bamboo bag from new San Francisco based e-boutique, Salt and Soul, stocked with perfect accessories that will keep you in chic casual style.

With strong accessories like these, I just needed one stand-out piece of jewelry. And nothing is easier and still super trendy then shoulder grazing earrings! Theses shell motif beauties (linked below), are ideal for summer. Can’t wait to wear them with a gauzy maxi dress!
XO Sasha

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Jacket: Vintage YSL / Shirt: Wear Mahsa, here / Jeans: Zara / Bag: Salt & Soul, here / Slides: Zara, here / Sunglasses: Prada

 Earrings: here /Rings: personal collection

Photography: Garry Alexander Photography


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SUMMER {BOHO} BLUES

Vintage boho dress and peep-toe boots.

Is there anything better then a soft, lightweight cotton boho dress in a subtle floral print?! I always feel lucky when I find these types of 60s Indian dresses and skirts.  These prints are classics! And what’s even better, they are not just reserved for vacays and brunches.

A more subdued print in a darker print can be styled easily for work. Just add a streamlined blazer in a similar color and a sandal boot. I have the same boot in an ankle version, but I think the knee length lends a more sophisticated vibe.

As much as I have always been a fan of oversized totes, I find myself reaching for more minimal versions. This Scabby Robot wallet on strap  (you can custom order it) has such a clean design and will fit the essentials, like a phone and money clip.

I didn’t want an over-the-top earring here, although a bohemian chandelier version would look amazing! Instead, I chose Lucite, black and white Op Art style drop earrings. They remind of Marni jewelry. These are from the 60s, and offer the perfect contrast to the vibrant print. The Lucite bracelets embellished with rhinestones  add a bit more drama, But their thin profile allows them to blend in effortlessly.
XO Sasha

Vintage boho dress and peep-toe boots.Vintage boho dress and peep-toe boots.Vintage boho dress and peep-toe boots. Vintage boho dress and peep-toe boots. Vintage boho dress and peep-toe boots. Vintage boho dress and peep-toe boots.

Blazer: Negarin London, similar here / Dress: vintage / Bag: Scabby Robot, here / Boots: Martha Davis / Sunglasses: Prada

 Earrings: contact info@sashamaksvintage.com / Bracelets: here /Rings: personal collection

Photography: Garry Alexander Photography


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THE COOL {SHOULDER} SUMMER

One-shouder shirt and polka dot skirt.

I’ve been waiting to wear this shirt ever since I got it in Mexico City last October. Finally, the weather is just about right! There where so many great independent designers to discover in Mexico, this one-shoulder piece is from Angel Grave, check out his collection of modern and bold pieces.

I wanted to pair it with something just as fashion-forward if not in silhouette then in color and pattern. The skirt is from the Marni for H&M collab from 2012. I love its Mod vibe! I must be on a polka-dot streak, if you missed last week post, see how I style a very chic Dior blazer with a statement polka-dot collar. And I think the rose gold flatforms (as far as shoes, at least for me, Zara never disappoints!) add just the right touch of fun to the overall look.

My trusty vintage Courrèges duster (it’s a perfect blend of chic and sporty) is an ideal topper for just about everything during milder, but still  windy days during San Francisco summers. The A-line silhouette compliments just about any look.

With so many strong pieces, I just needed a little jewelry to finish off this look–Lucite ball drop earrings (I could wear these everyday!) from the 70s and a star, sun, and moon link bracelet.
XO Sasha
One-shouder shirt and polka dot skirt.

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Duster: vintage Courrèges / Shirt: Angel Grave / Skirt: Marni x H&M / Bag: vintage / Shoes: Zara / Sunglasses: Prada

 Earrings: contact info@sashamaksvintage.com / Bracelet: contact info@sashamaksvintage.com /Rings: personal collection

Photography: Garry Alexander Photography


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SUMMER STYLE RECAP 2017


Sasha Maks Vintage Summer Style Recap 2017

Summer is technically over, although San Francisco temps are still firmly in the 70s and 80s, and sometimes even hit the 90s. While I love the gorgeous weather, I’m actually jonesing for cooler days, and have been on lookout for fall staples. But before I start hunting down the perfect plaid blazers, cashmere camel coats, and chunky boots (my dream bootie right now is the white The Row combat boot), I thought it would be ideal time take a look back at this summer’s fave looks. SF summers are notoriously cold, as reflected in the layers I’m sporting in many of these looks.

As I look back on these ensembles, I see how much I have relied on essential jackets like the moto, bomber, and duster (this one has been such a reliable piece and I can wear it all year long!) more often then no, I styled them with vintage dresses (like maxis, slips, cheongsams), midi skirts, and high-waisted jeans,  accompanied by chunky booties and sandals, sneaks, and slippers.

And I have not missed an opportunity to wear the must-have accessory– statement earrings! Unless I’m loading up on multiple necklaces, I reach for over-the-top earrings, or  just one, or on occasion a mismatched pair.

What where you most memorable summer looks and what are you looking to add for to your fall wardrobe?
XO Sasha

Sasha Maks Vintage sheer dress and vintage Levi's.

Sasha Maks Vintage Summer Style Recap 2017

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Sasha Maks Vintage shirt dress and vintage denim jacket.
{Summer Uniform} Shirt Dress + Denim

Sasha Maks Vintage Summer Style Recap 2017

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Vintage Cheongsam and Fishnets

Sasha Maks Vintage Summer Style Recap 2017

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Sasha Maks Vintage Lia Larrea wrap skirt and lace bodysuit.

{Cool Separates} Wrap Skirt Meets Bodysuit

Sasha Maks Vintage Summer Style Recap 2017

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Sasha Maks Vintage slip dress and moto.
Slip Dress and Stripes

Sasha Maks Vintage Summer Style Recap 2017

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Vintage YSL and Oversized Shirt

Vintage YSL jacket and oversized shirt.
I found this grey cotton shirt by Jil Sander at Static Vintage, one of the vintage boutiques I frequent in the Haight. It’s a couple of sizes too big, but I realized its one of the best things about it. The fabric is beyond luxe and the shirt is superbly finished. I love how it billows out when tucked into pair of high-waisted pants. And how gorge is the moody dark grey, especially paired with the burnt terracotta vintage YSL jacket, the colors bring each other out perfectly!

The necklace is also by YSL, a fantastic find (email info@sashamaksvintage.com with inquiries) , it compliments the jacket and the clover design brings a touch of whimsy and polish to the utilitarian style jacket.

The peep-toe wedges are some of all time best buys! They seem to take every look up a notch. The corset-style lacing lends a provocative touch to a billowing grey shirt and high-waisted pant ensemble.
XO Sasha

Vintage YSL jacket and oversized shirt.

Vintage YSL jacket and oversized shirt. Vintage YSL jacket and oversized shirt. Vintage YSL jacket and oversized shirt. Vintage YSL jacket and oversized shirt. Vintage YSL jacket and oversized shirt.

 Jacket: vintage YSL / Shirt: Jil Sander /Pants: COS / Shoes: Topshop

Necklace: YSL, contact info@sashamaksvintage.com /  Earrings: contact info@sashamaksvintage.com / Abstract ring with rhinestones, contact info@sashamaksvintage.com / Other rings: personal collection

Photography: Garry Alexander Photography

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GRAPHIC TEE AND DUSTER

Graphic tee and Courreges duster.

Who doesn’t love a good graphic tee? It certainly makes dressing easier when you want to inject a serious dose of personality and attitude into a high-low ensemble. Being a movie buff, I couldn’t resist this Thomas Crown Affair tee, a bank heist movie from that features some of the most stylish clothes, hair and makeup from the late 60s!

The loose fitting tee set the mood for the rest of the look. I’ve paired it with a slouchy, silky maxi skirt (new find from Closet 1951),  and my current go-to coat, a vintage Courrege duster (it really goes withe everything, and I’m obsessed with the oh so on-trend full sleeves!). And talking about slouchy, I love the lived-in elegance of the Proenza Schouler PS1 satchel.
To counteract all the soft shapes in this look I chose two geometric Lucite bracelets by Judith Hendler from the 80s. They are oversized, simple, and elegant.
XO Sasha

Graphic tee and Courreges duster. Graphic tee and Courreges duster. Graphic tee and Courreges duster. Graphic tee and Courreges duster. Graphic tee and Courreges duster.

 Duster: vintage Courreges / T-shirt: no label / Skirt: Ian R.N. / Shoes: Sigerson Morrison / Sunglasses: vintage Gucci / Bag: Proenza Schouler

Earrings: contact info@sashamaksvintage.com / Lucite bangle: Judith Henderson, contact info@sashamaksvintage.com / Lucite link bracelet: Judith Henderson, contact info@sashamaksvintage.com / Rings: personal collection

Photography: Garry Alexander Photography

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Cheongsam and Other Old Faves

Cheogsam top and statement earrings.

I’ve been doing a closet edit and have refrained (for the most part) from shopping. Digging deep into my wardrobe I’ve uncovered this now vintage cheongsam  (this style always evokes the glamour of 1930s0s Shaghai for me) top by Lee Young Hee from my first trip to Paris many years ago.

This outfit is made up of many old favorites, pieces that I will never part with, that leave no doubt in feeling and looking good.
Here, I’ve reimagined the elegant and feminine cheongsam by layering it over a vintage 90s maxi dress in a rich olive color. To dress down the luxe fabrics of both, I chose strappy flats and a crossover bucket bag (I find the small logo design very appealing) by Celine. The quilted silk jacket with a mandarin collar is YSL, is another old friend.

To compliment the luxe fabrics of this look I went with Lucite shoulder duster earrings inset with rhinestones (if you love them, email me at info@sashamaksvintage.com), the bracelets in sandblasted Lucite are stunners embellished with crystals.
XO Sasha

Cheogsam top and statement earrings.

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 Jacket: vintage Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche / Dress: vintage no label / Top: Lee Young Hee / Shoes: Mossimo / Sunglasses: vintage Gucci

Earrings: contact info@sashamaksvintage.com / Pair of Lucite bracelets, here /  Dome ring with rhinestones, contact info@sashamaksvintage.com / Panther ring: personal collection

Photography: Garry Alexander Photography

 

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