Tuesday, February 28


Two weeks ago, I excitedly posted about winning Rare Vintage's 5 Years, 5 Gifts contest. Founded in 2007 by Juliana Cairone, Rare Vintage specializes in vintage designer and couture pieces that transcend trends. A favorite of A-list celebrities, Rare dressed Natalie Portman in this amazing Dior gown for the 2012 Oscars.

Today I learned that my prize was this gorgeous 1970s peasant blouse by Koos Van Den Akker. Akker is known introducing "collage clothing" to America with his intricate patchwork garments. (He also designed Bill Cosby's now infamous colorful sweaters from The Cosby Show.) Don't you just love the colors? I can't wait to incorporate these beauty into my wardrobe.

And in other exciting giveaway news, Elsa D. of Café Society XXI rocked her new Body Central's Crystal Accented Disc Earrings, which she won in our giveaway last week, on her blog today. Check out her full post here and stay tuned for more giveaways!



ElsaD said...

OMG..It's beautiful! Congrats! Also, thanks so much for dropping my name! I am honored! :) xoxo

trishie said...

I'm a huge fan of natalie portman. She looks just beautiful!

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

I love the peasant blouse that you won! What a great vintage piece to own!

xo Mary Jo

Claire said...

gorgeous top! i love that peasant blouse. and yes, Natalie Portman had a beautiful dress!!!


mochaccinoland said...

natalie portman looks absolutely gorgeous & divine in this vintage dior dress! ♥♥♥♥♥


StyleDestino said...

I love Natalie, she's pretty!!!

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Emily said...

Ooh, I love Natalie Portman's dress! I missed that one on the red carpet. I was really underwelmed by the Oscar dresses this year. Most of them looked like bridesmaids dresses, and the only exciting ones were all a light neutral, sparkly look. Did they all plan it ahead of time to make it a boring year??

That top on the other hand, not boring at all! It'll be so much fun to play with! Looks like you could wear straight through fall! Congrats!


stringsandbuttons said...

Gorgeous vintage top! Congrats on winning!

Tanvi said...

What a lovely piece to own!!! You lucky one!

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NauticalWheeler said...

That top is gorgeous! Congrats :)

From Brooklyn with love,


About Last Weekend said...

What a fantastic blouse - it has everything, cut, colour and interest all over!

Lena at A Crimson Kiss said...

What an amazing piece!

hope in high heels said...

Gorgeous blouse - it will be so much fun to wear... everywhere! I loved Natalie Portman's dress... it was so different to everything else at the oscars