Oct 11, 2010

Street Style: the Monster Mash

Gabby is a shop girl at Prevue's on K Street. She just started there last week. An artsy sort, Gabby makes "trinkets & boxes" and sells them at Spanglish Art, and craft shows when she can. Originally from L.A., Gabby, (short for Gabrielle) moved up to Sacramento 9 years ago and has been happily living here ever since.

Her fashion inspiration is "Vintage." She loves the vintage styles of the 1950's and early 60's.This, she tells me was her "casual day." Normally she dresses up more. More what? I ask. More vintage, she says. Even on her "casual", Gabby is wearing a handful of vintage-style references that dress her casual up . 

While mixing up the retro, her choice of pattern play is all modern. A bold mish-mash of prints is a much fresher approach than past season's overly matchy-match looks. From the pop of color from her "monster green" barrettes and shoes, to the "in season" elements of denim, stripes and leopard print, Gabby is thoroughly a 21st Century girl.

Gabby's great retro touches: her Breton-striped shirt, the leopard accents, a classic black pencil skirt.  She deserves bonus points for her relaxed version of a bouffant hair-do, her femme fatale red lips and killer pin-up girl eyeliner. For tips on how to recreate your own version of pin-up eyeliner, click here.

She loves monsters, monster motifs, scary movies. Which is why she bought her rad monster ballerina flats. "Got them in L.A.", she says," they don't sell any stuff like this  here." 


Tanoshiboy said...

Those are some sweet shoes.

Anonymous said...

I think so too!

Heather Fonseca said...

Oh my gosh her outfit is a lot of fun. I'm liking your new blog!

the Citizen Rosebud said...

thank you Heather! <3

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