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new york dolls vogue april 2009I’ve been missing N.Y.C. lately and thought it would be therapeutic to blog about it. I found this awesome photo shoot called “New York Dolls”from a 2009 Vogue and was totally inspired! I broke out my Trash & Vaudeville shirt (pictured below) and started to make tentative plans to journey back to the city. 🙂

If you’re not familiar with Trash and Vaudeville, it’s probably the most awesome store in Manhattan…next to Pat Field’s, of course! They have been around since forever and carry a huge selection of punk T-shirts, hard to find shoes, and rock-n-roll fashion like Lipp Service and L.A.M.B.

After a massive shopping session at “Trash”, I always venture over to The Yaffa Cafe for a nice glass of wine and a delicious meal. Yaffa is also located on St. Marks Place and is open 24hrs. Great for those late night meals after the clubs and you’ll always find a wide variety of people from hipsters to drag queens!

If you make it to the big apple and want to do something out of the ordinary, I highly recommend a visit to these fabulous places. You won’t be disappointed! 🙂

Love All Around,
Cara Mia ♥

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Back to the Future with Phard!

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I’ve been super busy this week sorting my vintage clothing that is getting ready to go up in the Future Hippie Store and also giving my own closet a much needed once over. As I was digging through the never ending piles of stuff, I came across this large Five Star Binder simply marked “Fashion”.

As I unzipped the folder, piles of articles from foreign fashion mags and catalogs from my travels, fell gently to the floor. I discovered one in particular that brought back memories of late night dinners in restaurants tucked away on side streets, and mid day espresso breaks at the local cafe.

The mini-magazine is from Phard, I had picked it up during a shopping excursion on the Via del Corso in Rome several years back. As soon as I flipped it open I knew I wanted to post about it! The pics are bright and fun, everything I think the future is going to be, even though it was shot in the past.

Phard is still around and as fierce as ever! The photographer that shot the catalog is Stefano Bidini who is also still rockin’ some fabulous campaigns. Below are a few photos from the catalog, and the streets of Rome from that trip. I will put up more pics as I scan them in. 🙂

Ciao bella!
Cara Mia

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