Saturday, June 29, 2013

Indo-Western Vintage Clothing

The following is a guest post by Raavi Sharma from BarCode91 in India.  It's always fun to learn about and be inspired by fashion styles in different parts of the world.  Enjoy!

Of the emerging and new-age trends in Indian fashion, the Indo-Western style has made a different place for itself. The subtle fusion of Western and South Asian fashion has produced magical results like Indo-Western gowns, ethnic maxi dresses, dhoti pants and many more. Like most fashion trends, this particular style too has spread it's wings wide, not restricted to a particular style of clothing. From sarees to lehengas to salwar kameez, designers across the globe have experimented with different styles of Indian Dresses and created a beautiful amalgamation of Indian and western trends.

However, 'Indo-Western' may now seem to be a dated term in the fashion world. Designers believe that this term restricts the creative ability and scope that the fusion trend has to offer. The trend, many famous Indian designers admit, encompasses something much more vast and global. Taking inspiration from different eras of fashion across the world and bringing them together with prevalent Indian dresses, trends, attires, motifs and designs, has created a Indo-Western Vintage fashion. A style statement that take this Indian-Global fusion to a whole new level.

For those who'd love to experiment and yet not lose the traditional Indian charm and class, this vintage fashion is a boon. Imagine a mix of gorgeous vintage prints and fabrics clubbed with the latest western trends - for instance this beautiful team up of palazzo pants and a full sleeves ethnic checkered suit.

Needless to say, it is the best way to make a bold fashion statement. A growing love and much pride for India’s textile heritage is one of the primary but definitely not the only reason for designers experimenting with this sartorial fusion. What is fascinating is how this obsession with Indian heritage is spreading across the world, what with more and more people experimenting with the trend everyday. 

Friday, June 28, 2013

Pinspiration - Gift Wrapping with Buttons

A couple of months ago I came into work at our Cambridge store to find this nice little note from Mariel.  She had been bagging up some expired items and, knowing how obsessed I am with birds, saved a couple of really cute little bird buttons for me.  How fun is that?

I've been saving the buttons for something special and recently found a great idea on Pinterest that they would be perfect for!  The following images are from the Craft and Creativity blog's Gift Wrapping with Buttons post.  I love the idea of using recycled buttons for gift wrapping!  It's adorable, super easy, and a great way to reuse all the buttons you could be saving from clothes you no longer need.  

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Sarah Browne Wearing Raspberry Beret!

We just got our hands on some lovely photos of model (and Raspberry Beret customer) Sarah Browne, photographed by Emily Tebbets.  Emily Tebbets recently won a nationwide contest to shoot Taylor Swift!  You can check her out on the television ad she was in for Sony HERE.

Sarah would look amazing in anything she wore, but we love the fact that everything she had on during this photo shoot was from Raspberry Beret.

Maternity Style - 30 Weeks

I'm not 100% convinced that this French Connection knit dress is working at 30 weeks pregnant.  Too much yarn over something big and round isn't always a good thing.  I think this is one of those situations where some side gathered seams typically found on maternity tops would help a bit - but hey, I'm committed to the challenge of wearing as many non-maternity clothes as possible during this pregnancy so here it is!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Cambridge Street Team Photoshoot

We had a little Street Team Photo Shoot in our Cambridge store over the weekend and even had a couple of shoppers jump in on the fun.  Our talented 'shop girl' Ariel Kessler took all of the photos and you'll be seeing more of them on our Facebook and Instagram pages over the next couple of weeks.

The Raspberry Beret Street Team is a group of creative, energetic and amazing young women who share our love for second hand shopping.  You'll see them shopping in our stores, at your schools and special events, or just out around town.  Chances are - they'll be wearing something adorable they found at the Beret.  Get to know these girls!  They've always got coupons, deals and fashion secrets up their sleeves.

Interested in being part of our Street Team?  Click HERE for more information.

Raspberry Beret Shopper, Lucy

Raspberry Beret Shopper, Marney

Street Team Member ,Chloe

Lucy, Marney and Chloe looking lovely on our new bench outside the Cambridge store.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Largish Dresses

We're swooning over these pretty size 10's!

Walter, Size 10, $49

Jan Wilson Studio, Size L, $28

Loft, Size 10, $26

Jones New York, Size 10, $36

Ideology, Size M, $26

Alyx, Size 12, $17

Sunday, June 2, 2013

The Lacey Days of Summer

The Cambridge store has an amazing selection of beautiful lace items right now!  Blouses, skirts, and dresses...oh my.  Come by and take a look!

Vintage 1940's, Size M/L, $24

Nanette Lepore, Size 2, $126

French Connection (NWT), Size 4, $98

Forever 21, Size M, $11

Lux, Size 7, $13

No label, Size M, $22

Aryn K, Size S, $18