12.06.2009

Beauty Crisis Vintage















Photos by Worm Carnevale, Clothes by Beauty Crisis Vintage

It was a total ball being transformed through three decades of fashion. Eva Weiss owns an amazing eclectic vintage store in the East Village, Beauty Crisis Vintage. If you are local or are visiting Manhattan anytime soon, be sure to stop by her shop. You can also shop Beauty Crisis Online here. I interviewed Eva to learn a bit more about her love of vintage...

How long have you been collecting vintage? What was your first piece of vintage clothing?

I have been collecting vintage since I was around 16 .. the first memorable piece was a 1940's men's wool trench coat, with pinstripes. I wore it all the time.

What is your favorite period in fashion?

30's and 40's for fit and textures but 70's but functionality. The 70's were kind of a modified 40's, but less structured. Wide leg pants, fitted blazers, high waisted, masculine but sexy.

How would you describe your personal style?

Soccer mom meets East Village. Preppy and classic with a bit of an edge.

What are some popular trends in vintage clothing? What are your best sellers?

80's is not dying off and seems here to stay. 60's and 70's is selling will. Michelle Obama has brought the classic cardi back, which has helped a lot. The biggest recent trend is sweater clips, which have been featured in the TV show GLEE. I have sold 15 in last few weeks. (will send or upload pics to website.

Describe your favorite vintage piece.

A fully sequined Sweater / jacket. It is a AB sequin and has floral swirls with cut outs in between the florals. It was hand made in Hong Kong in the 1960's. I found it at the Fairfax flea market, under a table in a Mexican woven handbag. It costs $10!! I still have it in store as my iconic piece.

Who is your ultimate style icon?

Katherine Hepburn and Coco Chanel (obvious but the truth) are the first two who come to mind, but I have many ..

Do you find your store attracts a particular kind of client?

I seem to attract ladies who like something that sparkles! I tend to load up the jewelry in the front window and I think that is what pulls them in. My repeat customers come back because I always give them good prices and will answers loads of questions. I get a lot of people looking for last minute stuff and I am glad to help them find it. Hence, the name, Beauty Crisis!

35 comments:

Fabulous Finds Gal said...

Out of this world pictures and interview. Nice work. I'm off to check out her website. Thanks for sharing!

xo,
Christina
Fabulous Finds Gal

ps. I had an award for you last Monday. Come and get it...

Fabulous Finds Gal said...

Out of this world pictures and interview. Nice work. I'm off to check out her website. Thanks for sharing!

xo,
Christina
Fabulous Finds Gal

ps. I had an award for you last Monday. Come and get it...

mom & son said...

omg, you're indeed a beautiful model!
i love all photos!

http://momfashionworld.blogspot.com/

syd vicious said...

Super cute photos! I adore the makeup. :)

Keith said...

Hey there. How are you? I hope you had a great weekend. I really like these photos. Enjoy the week ahead. Cheers!

clarewbrown said...

These photos are superb! You look like a vintage supermodel or movie star! These are beautiful

Ljubica said...

such cool looks!! you look fabulous in all of them.. those are some really great photos!
xo

Niki B. said...

wow! you're photos turned out beautifully! you look great

buddyzeigler said...

Everything comes if a man will only wait........................................

Alex said...

Awesome photos! You look great. You're really rocking that vintage wear and making it look current.

MG :] said...

i love love love all the photographs, great clothes, very beautiful and great re fresher!

daisychain said...

so, so gorgeous.

B a la Moda said...

I love every single picture. That vintage touch is to fell in love with. That store sounds like an interesting one.
xoxo
B* a la Moda

The Haute-Shopper said...

What a fantastic shoot! You look gorgeous in all these images... the styling is perfect. I almost didn't recognize you in some of these shots! Sounds like a fabulous store. I'll definitely drop by if I'm ever in NYC again.

Susan said...

oh wow, I love these photos! pure beauty.
have a lovely day, xoxo

MrJeffery said...

awesome photos! love the vintage looks!

adrienne said...

these photos are amazing! and I am LIVING for that little ivory dress with the leopard tights.

xo
adrienne

Panda said...

gorgeous gorgeous pictures!!
Oh an thanks so much for the sweet comment!
Panda xx

Tights Lover said...

I'm such a huge fan of vintage. These photos are great. You wear vintage like few (if any) others!!

tima_amosov said...

WOOOOOOOOOW!!!!!!!!!

Meriem said...

Great pics !

Couture Carrie said...

Fantastic pics!
Love the 80s look and makeup!

xoxox,
CC

Miss Carmo said...

You are beautiful! great pics :)

misscarmoavantchanel.blogspot.com

Wrecked Stellar said...

Great interview- I hope I find something as amazing as she had at the Fairfax market! And you look so pretty- love all of these shots and the makeup! xo, Mel

CMA said...

gorgeous as always darling
love it, great inspiration
thanks for sharing

-cma
check out my blog @
cosmicaroline.blogspot.com

Valencia Lia said...

Supermodel !! you look so beautiful in every photo:)

All these vintage clothes are making itchy to head to ebay and buy everything vintage now. Always love vintage clothing.

And that's a great interview too<3

Chasing Cherries said...

Woow LOVE these pictures!! Amazing!

Blau von T said...

these are all wow..actually beyond wow xxxx

UnoCosa said...

ashley - this is a really wonderful post! i definitely have stop by the store sometimes (if i have not yet - the name does not ring the bell, but, then, i hardly ever remember the name ... soo)

my fave is definitely the two taken outside on the stairways - very oldschool glam-chic! xx

Alyssa said...

You look stunning! Those outfits are so elaborate and breath taking, LOVE it!
I need to start making a list of places to visit in Manhattan but I always figure when I live in NY... I'll explore every square inch.

Raji said...

Beautiful photos
You look simply stunning, lovee the outfits

Meriem said...

Lovely pics, the last one is my favorite ! :)

Felicia|DaLipstickBandit said...

they did not skimp on the blush..but i love it soo much...especially vintage ash..

Felicia|DaLipstickBandit said...

*gasp* you should let me do your make-up and film it! email me!!

Faire said...

this is so fun! i've never heard of this store...but will have to check it out.