There's still so many photographers and models and locations I still haven't shot at and I'm dying to just do it all. And it would be great to be capable to hire someone to help me with all the work!
Scene; I'm waiting with bated breath for the familiar "ding" - the post notifications of my favorite Instagram store, so I can be the first comment my zipcode and therefore claim the vintage, silky Dior bikini shown in the BTS of the photoshoot on their Instagram story.
We have entered a new age of vintage shopping. The birth of Instagram vintage shops have provided a new way of buying clothes, one that holds the promise of revolutionizing the fashion industry in a eco-friendly and sustainable way.
Anyone can start a vintage shop now, no matter where you live, or who your parents are, with minimal startup costs and no limit to global reach. No longer is a storefront a prerequisite for success, which makes fashion more accessible for consumers and entrepreneurs alike - a long awaited and much celebrated victory in a historically elitist industry.
Nadia Pape and "Los Feliz Vintage" is a surprisingly affordable pearl in the sea of these stores. Barcelona born and based, she's our muse of the moment.
I was instantly swept into reverie when scrolling down her bright and fantastical instagram feed, full of beautiful women in gorgeous vintage pieces, ranging from the iconic prints of Versace and her beloved Moschino, to nameless unique statement pieces I find myself imagining outfits (and alternate identities) to revolve around.
The models, (who Nadia finds through friends and instagram) are fearless and free, stomping through traffic in Venice in polkadot Moschino bikinis, posing with marble statues in lace La Perla bustiers, and running off on the backs of motorcycles wearing tight JPG leather chaps.
This are the woman I emulate, completely wild, driven by the search of joy and hedonism and impeccably dressed while doing so. Obviously I had to interview her and since I love you all, share with you my favorite source for iconic vintage pieces.
Just don't be upset if I beat you to the buy- I have her post notifications on, and all's fair in love and fashion. ;)
Follow Nadia on instagram at @losfelizshop
and shop online at https://losfelizshop.com/about-los-feliz/