About Antique Pieces

 

Every time I find out about a new antique store, I go. I go looking for things that once meant something to someone or was an important piece in someone’s wardrobe. For pieces that hold stories about a person. For pieces that look good in any era. For pieces that live on forever. It is an interesting thought how a single black purse I randomly spot in an antique store has memories. It is a thing after all! An object right? But it was bought by some lady; loved and cared by her, used by her for years through wear and tear. This might be too sentimental of a description but that’s what I see when I look at an antique piece. My thoughts start traveling back into the years when it was someone’s favorite piece, perhaps a valued present. There must be a reason why that antique piece survived years and can still withstand many more decades of trend waves. I wonder that about some of my favorite things. I wonder about their future. Will they survive? Will they become an antique piece in the future? I guess the years will show.

“Flashback” is a vintage department store located on Central Avenue, Memphis TN.

 

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What “Style” means to me!

The world of fashion is unpredictable. It changes everyday. Who leads the trends? Who decides what the next iconic look will be? Who delivers the next trend into society, to people, onto streets and to media. The answer is somewhat unpredictable. It is the people who own an authentic style. Those people who not only follow “trend” looks, they are the ones that embody an authentic style and turn the trend into their own manifestation. It is a beautiful process to observe. The authentic style owners, each have his or her own way of re-creating the new “trend” They look magnificent, no matter what they put on. They wear whatever piece that make them feel like their true authentic self. I always admired those people who followed their instincts and passion in choosing clothing pieces instead of what is expected, anticipated, appropriate for the world. They choose to wear what is appropriate to their own world and that is what the word “style” means to me.

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