Red Light Vintage Etsy Sale! We need to make room for new merchandise so now, through the end of February receive $20.00 off all purchases over $50.00 with the coupon code 20DOLLARSOFF. All first-time purchases receive a 10% off coupon on your next purchase! Go shop, my loves!
Hello my loves. I’ve been neglecting my sweet site for a few weeks while navigating a move and a job hunt. I’m settled and employed now though, so hopefully I’ll be back to my beauty-flail shenanigans soon.
The job I scored is for a Seattle vintage and costume store called Red Light Vintage. It’s an amazing store and all local readers should visit it and fall in love if you haven’t already! It’s located at 4650 University Way NE and open Monday-Saturday 11-8 and Sundays 11-7.
I will be running the Etsy and the social media for the store. That means Red Light is going to get the sweet sweet Bo treatment! We have a BONKERS amount of beautiful vintage clothing in store and online. Everyone everywhere can enjoy its outstanding beauty. Everything is in gorgeous condition and priced so low that I feel like I’m having a high-end vintage shopping experience and paying Goodwill prices. Yummy!
Here are some important places to vist for your full Red Light experience:
Red Light Vintage – The site is about to get a lovely overhaul and will feature all the social media input in one gorgeous space. I’ll keep everyone posted as that develops.
Red Light Vintage Instagram – The charming and clever staff of Red Light post photos of new arrivals in the store, as well as pictures of them modelling their more unique items. They’re all a bunch of darlings. I will also be sharing images of our Etsy listings.
Red Light Vintage Etsy Shop – There are so many beautiful items to shop at the online store. Take some time and peruse it. Then buy things. Treat yourself!
On its way:
A revamped Facebook page with an option to buy exclusive items not featured in-store!
An option to model for Red Light Vintage!
A contest to design the logo for Red Light Vintage stickers!
A clearance section on the Etsy shop with select items 50% off!
VINTAGE WEDDING GOWNS YOU GUYS!
You bet your sweet ass there’s gonna be a Red Light Vintage Tumblr coming soon!
On a personal note – this is a freaking dream job! It combines all my favourite things: fashion (I bought a dress the day of my first interview. For 15 dollars!), vintage thrift (sometimes I go thrift shopping just to clear my head, it’s the perfect blend of retail therapy and nostalgia bruise poking), costumes (the store turns into a freaking Halloween Headquarters in October! *moves in*), social media (*Tumblr noises*, *Facebook sounds*, *Instagram humps*), and promotion (ALL THE CAPS LOCKS ABOUT ALL THE HAPPY THINGS!). I am tremendously happy to be a part of this team. Also look at how cute I look when I go to work!
Thank you again to everyone who still peeks at the site and keeps in touch. I’m so glad LesBeehive is still thriving despite its hiatus. Now go! Immerse yourself in vintage gorgeousness! Follow the Instagram! Like the Facebook! Buy things on the Etsy Shop! You work hard, you deserve it!
Happy Halloween LesBees! Here’s a selection of some of my favourite Old Hollywood actresses and models posed as cheeky pin-ups and spooky witches with black cats, ghost stories, jack-oh-lanterns, and cauldrons – everything necessary for a good party. Be feisty witches this weekend! Do spells! Conjure hellbeasts! Tame them and name them after your favourite tv character! Change your costume according to venue! Indulge and enjoy the spookiest most macabre and therefore happiest time of year!
You know something is extra fantastic when you can only respond with Anne of Green Gables gifs. This is how it is DONE, SON. From the venue, New York’s fabled Ziegfeld theater where the art of spectacle was invented, to the presentation, with the girls walking the red carpet, being photographed by the paparazzi, and then walking the aisles of the theater as a band played, to the collection itself, this all works together perfectly as a wonderful tribute to Americana through out the ages. From vintage film actress dresses to bandstand festooning to Letterman jackets to Bowie-esque blue suits to motorcycle jackets and everything in between, Marc Jacobs showed all of these important pieces of fashion from the last century done his way, with a cheekiness and a delight that so many other designers lack. All this plus some amazing casting, including Beth freaking Ditto. I think my only complaint about this show was that the girls were all so unsmiling. If there was ever a reason to have some happy models, this collection was it. You can read more about the references to past icon fashion moments here, and watch the video of the show here.
As we near the end of one fashion week and gird our loins for another, let’s contemplate the variety of style offered to us in just one day. On one end you have Marchesa, perennial red carpet favorite and purveyor of throwback glamour, and on the other hand you have The Blonds, Amanda Lepore favorite and architects of themed corsets, nail art and accessories beyond imagination. This season, Marchesa presented some beautiful gowns fresh from a film noir festival where The Blonds referenced Ancient Egypt with ponytail headpieces and scarab jewelry. Overall, though, these are two rather restrained collections, which is especially surprising coming from The Blonds, who have achieved such glorious excess in past shows.