Sunday, February 22, 2009

Vintage has Arrived...

What more can I say...I'm so excited to be opening the Vintage Clothing Boutique at Flutter! I got started in this business 20 years ago selling vintage clothes and it's so exciting to see it come back around again, full circle. Flutter is the perfect venue to showcase my long time addiction to vintage dresses, vintage blouses, beaded sweaters, lacy slips, vintage purses, vintage cowboy boots and so much more....Im getting goose bumps just writing about it. I think I'll let the pictures do the talking!
xoxo Cindy

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

dazzled by vintage

Everyone knows the feeling of scoring a really great one-of-a-kind vintage piece, or if you don't maybe you're familiar with the feeling you get when you compliment someone on their Halston disco cocktail dress and they tell you the great story of where they found it (perhaps Flutter!)... any way you slice it, vintage is the way to go. It's great for the environment. It's easy on the pocketbook. It gives you the adrenaline rush of the hunt, and the thrill of discovery. It also whispers insidiously in your ear to take chances and be daring in ways you never would have thought of on your own. Let us investigate the newly laden racks at Flutter, shall we? Case number 1: the white leather belted coat with raccoon trim on the top AND bottom. Just putting it on is transformative, a cross between Margot Tannenbaum and Mia Wallace (both women who, though fictional, seem to appreciate the art of dressing up). Case number 2: the pink sequined miniskirt. Do I even need to say anything more here? If Madonna can do it, so can I. Case number 3: Huge gold earrings. If I look a bit overwhelmed in this picture, it's only because I am dazzled by my own reflection in the mirror. Dressing up at work has never been so much fun.

*Sara Kolp

Monday, February 2, 2009

kick out winter gloom!

We all did our share of hibernating during Arctic Blast 08, but Cindy shook off her mantle of snow pretty quick and is already brightening up Flutter for spring. There are flashes of color everywhere you look, in fact the store really seems transformed. It's like a kalaidescope of cool stuff. There are new rings and bracelets with deep green, turquoise or bright scarlet stones, and a new batch of scented candles from Voluspa in juicy lychee or orange blossom scents. We've also got their Valentine-ready line of seasonal perfumes, Fragaria and Josephine, which are just about as feminine as you can get. There are about twelve pairs of amazing vintage cowboy boots in ladylike sizes, and some sparkly belt buckles made by assembling complimentary jewelry pieces- they range from subtle and classy to completely ostentatious. There are velvety armchairs in candy colors, terrific stacks of books and cards and, yes, even more awesome old stamps than before. All of that and the gorgeous sustained sunshine are enough to help forget completely the doldroms of winter and point yourself boldly towards spring. Seasonal Affective Disorder? We've never heard of it.
**Teaser alert: By next week we should have lots of unaltered vintage dresses on the racks!