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Today's featured seller is Justine Carroll and you can visit her shop Vintspiration here.
1. When did you first get interested in vintage fashion & why?
I’ve always been attracted to vintage for as long as I can remember, from fashion to furniture to cars. My first experience with wearing vintage was in the late 80’s when I wore my grandfather's old sharkskin suit jacket with a pair of ripped to shreds Levi’s and my Doc Martens.
2. Do you regularly wear vintage?
Unfortunately, I don’t find much vintage in my modern size but my skinny mini sisters integrate vintage into their wardrobe almost daily, and I enjoy shopping for them.
3. Do you have a Holy Grail?
A Holy Grail for me would be anything that’s going to make me a boatload of money! As for something for myself, I really, really would love a mint condition vintage complete set of the Dansk Kobenstyle line (designed by Jens H. Quistgaard)
4. If you could visit the atelier of any fashion designer (dead or alive), who would it be?
I never thought about it, but I’ve loved every single thing that Bonnie Cashin has ever done. I know she’s considered more ready-to-wear than other designers, but I don’t care – her stuff is completely amazing.
5. What do you see as the future of vintage?
Fashion keeps reinventing itself with little tweaks here and there. Echoes of the previous decades come around time and time again. I’m sure decades from now, vintage Uggs and skinny jeans will be back in some shape or form. If you have the room to store it, it’s always smart to buy quality merchandise, even if it seems so out of style. Eventually, everything comes back and the quality made pieces are the ones that people want the most.
6. What is your favorite item in your shop?
I love this 80’s does 50’s black and white dress with the sweetest bow print
Here are a few more items from Justine's shop:
vintage 60s sequin angora tank by mary sachs l
vintage 70s ethnic animal and floral print quilted jacket xs s
vintage 60s limeade ethnic print maxi dress m
And she has provided a coupon code for the readers of this blog to use in her shop, here are the details:
20% off anything in the shop with the code VFG20 (expires August 30th 2012)