Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Vintage Crave

A sneak peek at Barrio Vintage's first fashion show

Moda by Barrio Vintage

Time travel is way fun. So says your future self, and yes, we chat now and then.

Future self also says you'll get your first shot at time travel Saturday night thanks to Moda, Barrio Vintage's first-ever fashion show. Owners Bradley Rhea and Jonathan Saupe will transport you back in time via runway, vintage outfits, a live DJ, mood lighting, and painted mannequins. Check out the inspiration board above (a combination of photos, notes, and actual pieces from the show) for a peek at what's to come.

The concept: what a hip college student might have worn in the '60s and '70s, but layered with a '90s twist. Think strong silhouettes, graphic prints, worldly statement jewelry, and a touch of grunge. A cropped top paired with sharply tailored paisley cigarette pants. A soft, flowy maxi topped with a chambray shirt. Dramatic tribal necklaces and sparkling hand chains mixed with Journey and Electric Light Orchestra T-shirts.

Most of the pieces were acquired during a recent buying trip in Arizona, though special "reserve" items - like a buttery leather East West jacket, a musician's must-have in the '60s and '70s - were pulled directly from Barrio's archives.

Sounds like a good reason to warm up the DeLorean.

Moda by Barrio Vintage takes place this Saturday at thirtyninehotel, 39 N. Hotel St. Doors open at 8 p.m., fashion show starts at 10 p.m. No cover, ages 21 and over only. Click here for more information.

Posted on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 in Permalink

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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