Vintage Words To Live By

“I believe that FASHION is not about what you wear, but how you wear it.  It’s more than putting together outfits and creating different looks, but a form of EXPRESSION of one’s identity, creating a new outer layer of skin.  I LIVE it. I BREATHE it. I EXPRESS it.”

~Adetayo Fajemisin

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A Picture is Worth 1000 Words

So as promised in the last post, we’re back with pictures from our first EVER photoshoot! *cue cheers and applause* Thanks, you’re far too kind!

Here are our girls, 2/4 of Team Project InVogue (Check them out helping set up before all the action really began. It’s tedious job, but someone’s gotta do it.

Part of our jewelry stash. Never truly realized how vital and/or detrimental accessories can be. Sometimes they took our looks to the next level, while other times they would cause a certain aesthetic that we weren’t too keen on.  Tip: When all else fails, do as the great CoCo says, before you leave the house take off one accessory.

What’s a photo shoot without make-up and other cosmetic goodies??? yummm!

This look was by far one of my favorite looks of the day.  We ended up opting out of the statement bib necklace and going for a layered chain effect instead, but you get the picture.  This is our (very loose) interpretation of modern day pin-up-esque, Rosie the Riveter meets the runway, ha!  Je l’adore!

Another one of my fave looks. This one was a bit more youthful and fun.  I terribly enjoyed playing with porportions in this outfit.  You can’t see it but the sweater is layered over a crop top and a pair of blue shorts, which was then layered over a pair of striped tights. Then we added a pair of biker-esque boots that upped the edge factor of the fit. Sounds crazy. Looks great. ; )

That dude is Mahhhh-cus aka Marcus,  he’s the photographer. He was super cool, and super patient. Not to mention he’s a GENIUS behind the lens. But, anyways, enough about him and more about that camel coat over there. Does it not make you salivate? *Sigh* Not to mention camel was all over the runways for Fall. As Rachel Zoe would say “I die.”

[In case you missed the first picture of the camel coat, or felt the need to relish in its beauty once more ; ) ]

This look was more a vintage Ralph Lauren-esque, riding type look. It oozes sophistication and a sort of understated, casual glamour.

Bow. Enough said.

(oh, and the hardworking woman you see behind the model is Isi, 1/2 of the founding team. She’s a part-time CEO and full-time weirdo, hehe.)

This look was TOO much fun to style.  All the bright colors. The bandana. The glasses. The leather skirt. *Gasp* It was too much.

(And in the blue we have Tina, moi, the other [and better, if I do say so myself, ha!] half of team Modern Art.)

The “i dont give a flip” attitude that this outfit gave off made me want to be bad and steal a car, or a cookie, or something. lol

Allow me to take a second and tell you that:  THIS. DRESS. IS. SEQUINED. PERFECTION.

That is all.

I think the hardest part of the shoot and the styling was understanding that these pictures will be the very first thing the world sees when they see Modern Art.  It’s our chance to tell the world what MA is all about.  It’s our greeting, like “Hi, World, my name is Modern Art and I….” so it was important to us to figure out what we wanted to say.  And I think we’re off to a good start.  The clothes are a testament to our versatility.  Modern Art has something for EVERYONE.  It’s a place where anyone can come and shop whether you’re looking for a cocktail dress or a t-shirt to wear to class.  The clothes say we’re sophisticated and fashion-forward, but we know how to have fun and we don’t take ourselves too seriously.  We love color but we also love camel.  We love gorgeous couture-like sequined dresses, but we can also get down in a crop top and leather skirt with biker boots.  You don’t have to be a particular type of person to shop at MA, you just have to love clothes (vintage, of course) && be willing to take risks.  This photo shoot was our message to the world: We’re Here. We’re Vintage. & We’re BADDDD (but in a good way, ha!)



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Geeks Are Always Chic

Here at MA we’re reaching the final stretch before our official launch so we’ve been crazy busy with promoting and other launch-esque activites (a.k.a stuffing our faces and playing dress up with the clothes hehe…)  Anywho, last week had the opportunity to showcase some of our stuff at an entrepreneur fair at University of Maryland (Terp Pride, woot woot!).  Being the creative geniuses that we are we decided that it would be fabu to have a live model.  So we called up one of our prettiest friends (who just so happens to be a model), lured her to our apartment, and tricked her into wearing our clothes whilst standing around for an hour, ha! Check her out:

Isn’t she gorg??? Jordan is her name and we have such a girl crush on her. Not to mention she’s going to be famous one day! Anyway, we decided to go with one of our favorite looks from the photo shoot(pictures coming soon!!!), this edgy geek-chic look that’s just too cool for school.

Geek? Yes. Chic? Heck Yea! Who wouldn’t want to be a geek if that’s what they look like now a days.

She’s such a little hottie!

Ok, now she’s just showing off! Ha!

Outfit Breakdown:

“Little Miss Sunshine” Sweater; “Going Back to Cali” Crop top; “These Boots Were Made for Walking” Combat Boots; “Blue Me In” shorts: All available at (coming this November!!! )

The thing we love most about this fit is that it’s the perfect way to incorporate those summer pieces that you’re not ready to let go of quite yet.  Layering the crop top over high waisted shorts, and the shorts over stockings is a perfect way to stay warm on a chilly Fall day while still holding on to the little glimmer of hope that warm summer weather may one day return.

So I guess the moral of this story is: Geeks are hot and good for all seasons. ha!



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Welcome to My Vintage Wonderland

It’s a Vintage World and you’re just living in it.  Welcome to Modern Art.

Vintage Lovers Beware– Pieces from MA have been known to cause chronic coolness, severe individuality, never ending questions i.e. “Oooh, where did you get that from?” & “Please, can I be you?” && the occasional riot.  You have been warned. Coming in November.



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