04 March 2009

Pike Pine Blog

My current obsession with all things Lyell sent me on a Google image search that turned up the adorable photo on the top right (below). I loved the photo so much I was curious to find out more about where it came from. Turns out it was originally posted on the Pike Pine Blog, a Seattle based street style site. It seems that they are currently on hiatus but I found quite a few great photos while digging through their archives. Apparently it was taken in the Lyell boutique in Nolita (note to self: next trip to NYC must include a visit here).

Back to the photo at hand... the girl in the tank top and shorts is killing me with her simple but perfect spring outfit and the dress on the right is either older Lyell or the most perfect vintage dress ever. I even love the tile floor! Then I realized that the pretty silk camisole with the intricate lace is the same one I'd been admiring in this photo. I did a quick Ebay search, thinking "what are the chances I'd find this exact piece for sale?". But much to my surprise, there it was. In my size! For a fraction of the original price! I marked the auction to watch it and planned my strategy for bidding. I had it all worked out but just before the auction ended the seller suddenly pulled the item down and dashed my hopes for finally getting my hands on a piece of Lyell. Oh, well. I guess it wasn't meant to be. Now I'm determined to find something just as delicate and pretty on my next vintage shopping trip. I've added silk blouses and camisoles to my must have list for spring.

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10 comments:

ryder said...

your photo compositions are getting better all the time! i love this group!!!

proudly says, said...

i agree, i love the shorts and the floral dress. It's so springy.
And oh, i'm inspired to braid my hair.

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Sunshine said...

o what an evil seller to take down an auction w bids! it is a lovely dress. you will find it again or maybe one even better.
i actually yelled at my computer a lil while back when a seller took down their auction for a vint sweater w laurel & hardy knit into it. i should be wearing that thing right now!

Sunshine said...

also that dress looks more like a top & skirt, untucked but intended to be tucked in.. 30s and way shortened. the sleeves, neck and fabric (what i can tell anyway) seem to be of a different style than the length. could also be 40s but the length is still wrong... and the illusion lace at the neck is more a 30s detail. imagine the skirt at ankle length and this is defly 30s.
i bet if you hunt vint 30s patterns for a while you will find this!

Cupcakes and Cashmere said...

i need to learn how to do cool braids in my hair STAT! love this look...would you like to trade links?

copperoranges said...

you should try that braid thing with your hair sj! yours is the perfect length!

Denise said...

ill check that site,

sally jane, i love your site, am always a fan.

Cammila said...

A seller yanked the perfect little swing dress that I'd narrowed my hunt down to after days of scouring. Like you say, wasn't meant to be I suppose. Anyway, lovely pics -- what a sweet smile on this pretty braided gal! :)

Ambroisine said...

I love those photos and the way you did the composition ! The floral shorts & dress are great :)

myrrh goldframe said...

kirsten dunts also did it few years ago! pretty!