Do I really need to say much here? I can’t even remember how I ran across this awesome Etsy shop, but I am certainly glad I did. How cool is this? If you’ve seen my blog for the last few months you know how much I love the individual artisans, and I love to support them! I think by now we are fairly familiar with the concept of “steampunk,” right? That is, a sub-genre of science fiction that involves 19th century or wild western steam-powered machinery. This historical fascination seems to kind of have a cult following, translating into clothing, conventions, movies…you name it, and I have no idea if it’s just popped up within the last few years or if it’s been an ongoing trend way before I became aware of it! Either way, I personally adore old fashion advertisements of all the crazy whimsical innovations that were cranked out in rapid succession (often without much thought towards them it seems) in order to fix all of the banes of everyday living. I find it both fascinating and comical and as someone in the print/design industry, I can’t help myself.
The Current/Elliott Loved & Found Vintage Shop
Los Angeles brand Current/Elliott has long been a premium, highly-sought-after denim presence that has stood the test of time through economic downfalls and numerous trend changes. Actually, in many cases, they’ve managed to set trends or bravely release their own styles which flew off the racks due to their amazing reputation in the world of denim (remember my posts about their famous leopard jeans (here and here)? The brand is now taking it a step further, taking their eyes off of their denim collections a little bit and introducing a new shop, called Loved & Found. Launched in late May, this shop features several one-of-a-kind items from Current/Elliott’s archive, along with a wide collection of random but awesome vintage collectibles that were found in flea markets and antique stores around the country. Expect to find home decor, jewelry, old toys, and several repurposed vintage Current/Elliott styles that were repaired by CEO and creative director Serge Azria.