April 27, 2014


Dress (vintage, WeAretheOthers, Windsor, ON). Shoes (Nine West). Clutch (vintage, Value Village Thrift, Windsor, ON). Sunglasses (Ray-Ban). Bracelet (Shashi).

Photos D Clinton

April 22, 2014

off the court

Nike jacket (thrifted, Regeneration, Pleasant Ridge, MI). Skirt (Wilfred). Heels (Zara). Waist pack (Urban Outfitters). Sunglasses (Ray-Ban). Necklace (H&M).

Photos D Clinton

April 19, 2014

the 'mom' jean

Frowned upon for their dowdy and unflattering cut, I give you the 'mom' jean.  High-waisted, roomy through the hips and tapered at the ankle is pretty much the recipe for a fashion disaster, but add a cropped and tattered hemline, a flouncy half top and a pair of wedges and you may just make a fashion statement.  

Levi's (thrifted, Lost & Found Vintage, Royal Oak, MI). Top (Paul & Joe for Barney's Co-op). Wedges (Steve Madden). Jacket (Zara). Sunglasses (Ray-Ban).

Photos J Mingay

April 17, 2014

everything is fine

After what has been a long and exceptionally cold winter, I think that it is finally safe to say that spring may be on the horizon (fingers crossed). If you follow me on Instagram you will recognize the fur jacket that I posted a few weeks ago, pre-transformation. I purchased the jacket last year, even though it was pretty beat up, with the intention of altering it.  Back from a visit to my trusty seamstress, I am very happy with the outcome.  I decided against making it into a vest and opted to keep a cap sleeve because I didn't have anything like that in my closet.  It will now work great as a transition piece as the weather gets warmer.  When putting this look together, I couldn't decide whether I liked it better with the over the knee boots last seen here or the clear heels so I have worked in both.  I would love to hear which of the two looks is your favourite. xx

Fox fur (vintage, May-Court, Windsor, ON). Blouse (thrifted, Lost & Found Vintage, Royal Oak, MI). Skirt (H&M). Over the knee Stuart Weitzman for Ingledew's suede boots (vintage, Bang-On, Toronto, ON). Clear heels (vintage, Divine, Edmonton, AB). Sunglasses (Ray-Ban).

Photos J Mingay

April 03, 2014

how do you wear vintage? melanie

Name: Melanie Janisse

What do you do? I am a painter mostly, and I make beautiful things with Jennifer Lopez and other custom made fashion items.

Why do you love vintage? I love the uniqueness of vintage.  The quality of the hand is so predominant with older items.  I love the energy of vintage, as it holds a little bit of everyone who owned it.

Do you have a favourite piece of clothing or accessory? An Emilio Pucci skirt made for Saks, a pair of Mimi Kalman earrings with fortune tellers and brass, and a chocolate brown pair of platforms that I found at an estate sale a couple of weeks ago. (Note: The Pucci skirt is amazing!!)

What is your best recent find? I just scored a pair of purple Gucci desert boots at a thrift shop in Windsor.  I still have them, but the are for sale on my Etsy site!

Visit Melanie's Etsy site here