Thursday, September 23, 2010
Featured in: CosmoGIRL!
Wore to: NY Fashion Week Marc Jacobs Show
*If you live in Philly, a sweet team tee should be on your list!*
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
"The Odd Vest" on the biggest babe ever, Cole Mohr
Monday, September 20, 2010
HAIR: Do It Up
To get a look like this, snag a ton of bobby pins. Start by dampening your hair with a spray bottle of water. Run a quarter sized amount of pomade through your hair. (My absolute favorite is Joico Creme Wax.)
Pin back the hair on the sides of your head as tightly and smoothly as possible, leaving the hair on top of your head free. Spray each side with a super hold hair spray.
Sweep your bangs up and backward with a comb as high as they will reach, twist the end of your bangs, and pin them to give them volume. Section the hair on top of your head into three parts. Lightly spray each section and lightly tease upward with a comb. Twist and pin the ends of each section toward the back of your head.
Section the remaining hair into small parts on the back of your head and beneath your sides. Take each section and brush it back tightly, pinning it down toward the back of your head, while leaving the longer pieces to fall at the back of your neck, creating a ponytail. Spray and lightly tease the loose pieces in the back, and you're set!
*When working a do like this one, always be sure to bring a few extra bobby pins in your bag so you can pin any stray hairs that could come loose.
Or, let's say you have five minutes to get ready......
Simply pin back, lightly tease your bangs, and sass it up with a simple accessory!
Eighties eyes were all about bold and vibrant color. Rather than layering on loads of bright shadow, make your eyes pop highly pigmented liner over each lid in a single thick line.
LIPS: Think Pink
For a perfect eighties pout, glaze over a hot pink matte lipstick with an ultra shimmery gloss.
By following these simple tips, you can work the eighties into your beauty routine everyday!
Friday, September 17, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
of what it was used for. We have seen many different vintage fonts walk in and out of Retrospect, here are some of my favorites that are at the store now.
THE DOWNTOWN SCENE
Jim Jarmusch and Tom Waits
THE MAD GENIUS
Style tips from Jason - MGR
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
1. WOW-ME WEDGES
Stand tall in your favorite printed frock with a pair of wedges by a man who will never dissapoint you:Wakefield Wedge, by Sam Edelman.
2. ROCK N' ROLL RINGSAdd an edge with studs and a touch of sweetness with sparkle! Find this ring and more awesome designs at the Center City Boutique, Shimmer and Spice.
3. BABELICIOUS BOOTS
A basic black over-the-knee boot paired with tall socks and a cozy sweater dress will add a touch of sass to casual Friday: Davie Flat Over-the-Knee Boot by Dolce Vita.
4. STAPLE SHADES
Can't go wrong with a classic: The original Ray Ban Wayfarer 2140.
Cozy up your toes in adorable anklets and tall socks this season.
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Go wild with your fall wardrobe by adding animal prints. This season, the runway was dotted with fierce fashions that put leopard print on the top of the trend list. See how to look runway the retro way with this amazing coat and other lovely leopard pieces now available at Retrospect:
The coolest part about being able to play our own music at the shop is discovering new bands through co-workers. All of us have such different tastes in music, so you can only imagine the ridiculous amount of music we have in our back room. I though it would be neat to feature ten favorite songs to play at work from each person at the shop each week. My list consists of the punk bands I grew up listening to along with some babelicious New York bands that I can't help but love! Enjoy.
Misfits- Spinal Remains