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Vintage Andi Fridays – The Original Fashionista

Mary Teich circa 1940′s in Florida

Crimped hair? That’s so 80′s. Denim overalls? You had your fair share in the 90′s. There are some trends that shouldn’t come back, but chances are if you go back to the 40′s, the styles will still live up to today’s standards.

As I mentioned a few days ago in my post inspired by my grandmother’s timeless style., this is the outfit that inspired it all. If a high waisted skirt could work for my stylish grandma nearly 70 years ago, then you should be able to wear it.

You only have a few more summer days left to rock it this way…

Have a happy and healthy holiday weekend everyone!


Fall Forward

top and pants: Joe Fresh | shoes: Sam Edelman shoes (from clothing swap) | bag: B. Makowsky (TJMaxx) | belt: H&M | earrings: Fred Segal | bracelets: Gypsies and Debutantes, etc… | watch: Nixon

I can’t believe NY Fashion Week is only a week away—which means we are thisclose to fall. It’s all happening so quickly.

If you (or your wallet) are not ready for fall shopping, then there are so many great places to get your “back to school” shopping done.

A friend of mine that is going back to work as a first year teacher asked me where she could get some affordable work clothing. As you can probably tell by now, I’m a fan of anything that’s designer at a discount, so I swear by stores like TJMaxx and Marshalls for when I’m shopping for both myself and my clients. They are one stop shops, so I can get my shopping done for everyone at once—and for a fraction of the cost.

I’m also now loving the popular Canadian store that is taking over America, Joe Fresh. If you haven’t heard of it yet, you soon will—and will want to shop there. The clothing looks like it could be right off the Fashion Week runways, but for K-Mart prices. While styling a video shoot the other day, I had an actress wear a $20 top from the brand and when she found out the price, she bought the shirt off of her back!

Happy shopping!


New Work Alert – JOY Magazine

JOY Beauty Director: Marion Scheithauer
Photography: Florian Innerkofler
Styling: Liz Teich
Hair: Deycke Heidorn
Makeup: Cynthia Sobek
Models: Emma (IMG) & Maxine (Wilhelmina)

My least favorite part of working on magazine editorials is that you have to usually wait months for it to come out. As everyone has been eagerly awaiting the September issues of Vogue and Bazaar (myself included), the September issue of Germany’s popular JOY magazine could not have come sooner for me.

I worked with so many up-and-coming (as well as established) designers in the couple of stories I styled in this issue. In this one, I was so impressed with the designs from Olivier GreenE.KammeyerEleven ObjectsMade Her Think, Beth LaurenDabyaEdderaRebekah Price, and Lyra Lovestar and I couldn’t wait to share them with the world. If you haven’t heard of all of these designers yet, then you should pretty soon.

…And when you’re done checking them out, try out some of these amazing hairdo’s that the hair stylist, Deycke, made it look so easy to do. I can’t wait to try the knotted braid one! How about you?


The Glamorous Bag Lady

While I don’t have some style candy for you today, I want to show you the real behind the scenes of being a stylist that you rarely get to see—the shlepping. This is just a few of the dozen giant bags I have loaded up and ready to go for a shoot upstate today. Glamorous, right?

And you thought it was all of the yoga that made me so diesel…it’s really from a workout I like to call “the shopping bag shuffle.”

INSIDER INFO: So the amazing accessories line I’ve been telling you about for a while now, E.Kammeyer, is doing an insider sale on where much of her pieces (which make great gifts, especially for friends getting married) will be marked down—but only if you sign up to be a member. The sale is actually going on a day earlier than announced, so you can start shopping now! 


A League Of Their Own

bandeau and bolero: vintage | bralette: Urban Outfitters | skirt: French Connection | shoes: Bass | bag: vintage Coach | sunnies: Free People | belt: H&M | bracelets: H&M, etc… | watch: Nixon

It may be because I found an old album of my grandmother in the 40′s (as seen in Friday’s “vintage Andi” post) that I was totally inspired by the fashion from that era. I would wear just about everything I saw on her including, to my surprise, a cute outfit with a high waisted skirt and cropped top, similar to what I’m wearing here.

I’m not going to lie, but I’ve been apprehensive to rock the midriff baring trend this summer—but then I saw my hottie grandmother do it with class back in the day, so I was sold.

STYLIST TIP: When pulling inspiration in your own look from decades past, make sure to mix up your vintage piece with some items that are current or other eras—otherwise you could look like you’re wearing a costume! While my shoes, sunnies, and skirt all had nods to the 40′s here, they’re all fresh and especially when paired with some chunky jewelry. 



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