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The American Southwest continues to inspire – when I came across these remarkable images captured by Martin Karplus, 1950s Harvard Professor of Theoretical Chemistry and Biophysics (and, oh by the way, uber-talented photographer), I had to stop and take it in. Not only am I in love with the old Kodachromes, Kodak’s trademark brandname for color reversal film, I am amazed at Karplus’ poignent depiction of this culturally rich wildland – a frontier to American bliss.

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Take a cue from the Fall 2011 Proenza Schouler collection when planning your winter wardrobe. A highly imaginative reinterpretation of textile and print; place yourself in primal, yet modern navajo fabrics & recreate Karplus’ technicolor sights. A primer for more to come (since I’m in love with this a/w trend!).

 

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Here are a few selections from the the A/W 2011 items currently at Treasury! We are supposed to be getting more fall items in this weekend and the next. Vintage basket, change purse, and shoes available at Treasury, 1843 14th St. NW, WASH. DC 20009,  Ph:202 506-6908.

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Love all these shoes!

 

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This weekend I immersed myself in the Warhol Sixties and the iconic Edie Sedgwick. Its funny because I was traveling to New Mexico (photos to come!) and I had a lot of reading time in between layovers and being on the plane. So, I picked up the anecdotal, POPism, written by Andy Warhol & Pat Hackett. A ten year review & personal account of the Pop phenomenon in New York in the 1960s, including several unexpected and quite intimate accounts of Warhol’s first big superstar and “It-girl” Edie Sedgwick who he met in January 1965. He writes, “Her dance moves were sort of Egyptian, with her hand and chin tilting in just the right, beautiful way. People called it the Sedgwick, and Edie was the only one who did it.” It is impossible to not fall in love with Edie.

Diana Vreeland, then the editor of American Vogue, pronounced Sedgwick a “Youthquaker!”, aged 22, describing her as “white-haired with anthracite-black eyes and legs to swoon over.” Gloria Schiff, a senior editor who soon shot with Sedgwick regularly, called her “an enchanting, remarkable creature of the moment.” As Life magazine put it in 1965, “This cropped-mop girl with the eloquent legs is doing more for black tights than anybody since Hamlet.”

 

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This week Treasury is collaborating with Madewell Georgetown as part of Fashion’s Night Out this Thursday Night, September 8th. Hope to see you all there!

 

 

 

 

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TREASURY IS A CONCEPT BOUTIQUE MELDING AN APPRECIATION FOR THE HISTORICAL WITH THE QUEST FOR MODERN BEAUTY.  WE CONSIDER OUR PRODUCTS TO BE ARTIFACTS OF SUPERIOR QUALITY, TO BE REINTERPRETED AND REPURPOSED BY THE STYLISH AND SOCIALLY-CONSCIOUS INDIVIDUAL.

My home away from home.

A sneak peek at the first edition of Treasury’s 2011 Lookbook. A curated vintage boutique that never fails to inspire-I always look forward to my quiet afternoons at the shop. I spend most Saturdays type type typing away on the old Remington. We make all the tags from scratch. ;)

You can find more inspiring images at www.shoptreasury.com. Trust me there’s more to come!*

Come visit us at 1843 14th St. NW, WASH. DC 20009 | Ph:202 506-6908

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