Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Four Free Concerts To Be Held At Vintage Thrift As Part Of Make Music New York

Illustration by Steven Guarnaccia.
Thrifters, donors, and bargain-hunters, lend us your ears . . . we have big news to announce! Vintage Thrift will once again be participating in Make Music New York, a city-wide music festival celebrating the first day of summer. On Thursday, June 21 (the longest day of the year), thousands of musicians will descend upon NYC parks and public spaces to bring you more than 1,000 free concerts across all five boroughs. Shows will begin as early as 10 AM and end as late as 10 PM.

Four amazing groups will take the stage sidewalk at Vintage Thrift, beginning with Philadelphia folk duo Jon & Cate Minus 8 at 1 PM. A performance by the ever-Ramblin' Andy (his second at Vintage!) will take place at 3 PM, followed by the sweet harmonies of one fiercely feminine jazz trio, the TrebleMakers at 5 PM. Rounding out the night is Lainey Berton, one half of  Country Mouse, City Mouse. Expect to hear pared-down versions of the group's richly-layered, folksy/country hits from 7 to 8 PM
Illustration by Steven Guarnaccia.

Come for the concerts, but stay for the shopping!
— and tell us in the comments below which shows you're most looking forward to on Thursday

For more information on Make Music New York, including a complete schedule of events, please visit the MMNY website.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Thrift-able: Annie Hall Style

The fashion fad known as the "Annie Hall look" was a moment in sartorial history that almost wasn't: At first costumer Ruth Morley balked at the menswear style Diane Keaton wore on set (the clothing was culled from her own closet), but director Woody Allen insisted that Keaton get her way. "She's a genius," he claimed, "Let her wear what she wants."

While we have to admit that Keaton's covered up look seems a bit much for summertime (though Allen's all-white ensemble suggests that this is a pre-Labor Day outfit), that doesn't mean we can't take a little accessories advice from the NYC icon. Polka dot scarves, straw totes, and boyish vests are just the beginning of this boy-meets-girl love affair the best part, of course, is that the Annie Hall look can be easily scouted at your nearest thrift shop (hint, hint)!

—And the movie is pretty good, too.

Have you ever gone through an Annie Hall phase? Are you way into '70s scarves but totally over vests? Do Woody Allen's neuroses make you feel a bit crazy yourself? Let us know in the comments below!

*tote from FreePeople
*scarf from ModCloth