Gem of a Jacket | photography by Shay McGinnis
Finally an update on some of my latest New York vintage finds! This post is really about the joy of digging through thrift shops and discovering that special gem. In this case - this gem of a jacket pictured here. It takes patience - but if you're truly a vintage shopper than you know it's worth the wait.
I had so much fun shooting this jacket and all of it's color right here in Downtown LA. I've worn this blazer only a couple times, kinda tough to find the right occasion to wear such a vibrant, hippy looking piece. But the second we started photographing this blazer I fell in love even more. The colors and the texture came to life in a whole new way.
While visiting my cousins in Park Slope I came across this lovely vintage/thrift shop called Vice Versa on 5th Avenue (South Slope for all you Brooklynites!). This shop has EVERYTHING and more. Vintage blankets, coats, furs, shoes you name it they have it. The second I laid eyes on this jacket I knew it had to be mine. It kinda has a Portland-hippie-aztec kinda vibe going on which is pretty weird but hey - I like weird! It's especially fun to throw this jacket on underneath something more muted like a denim or leather jacket for a little pattern/color layer. I'm excited to find new ways to wear it. Now it's your turn - go spend some time digging!