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An Autumnal Transition

An Autumnal Transition

Autumn has always been my favorite season both in terms of weather and apparel. The warmly colored hues of the disintegrating foliage, the dappled sunlight glowing in the late afternoon and the nippy breezes put a spring in my step and inspiration in my mind. The following presents a conglomeration of the top three ways in which to most successfully achieve the concept of transitional dressing.

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Old Souls

Old Souls

As many of you already know, I am a strong promoter of vintage fashion and the vintage lifestyle. Over the years, it’s been easy for me to recognize the deeper aspects of wearing clothing from different decades in the quality, construction and individuality of these items. However, a far more recent personal discovery in the world of vintage is how it relates to the contemporary wearer on a level of intimate spirituality.

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A Thought on Perspective

A Thought on Perspective

A month or two ago, I felt inspired to write a particularly in-depth post, venturing beyond the outskirts of more conventional fashion blog content. I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of positive feedback that said post received and have since then strove to deepen the content of my personal writing. This column however, is strictly fashion-oriented and has no place for philosophical ranting. Or does it?

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Grey Gardens

Grey Gardens

Inspiration can occur in the most unlikely of places and at the most unexpected time. A few days ago while strolling around midtown Harrisburg, I came across a seemingly abandoned house from the late 1800s. I had often admired its wild and unexpected beauty while driving past in a car, but this was my first time within its proximity as a pedestrian. My viewing of this charming yet somewhat dilapidated structure brought to mind one of my favorite films, the Maysles brothers’ 1975 Grey Gardens. This off-beat documentary chronicles the live of an eclectic mother-daughter duo. Former members of high society, these odd yet winsome ladies dwelled in a ramshackle mansion in New York. Their unusual story has long been the topic of social controversy and an inspiration to those who wish to create style.

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Dark Spring

Dark Spring

Although the first few months of spring saw a haphazard inconsistency in temperature, it looks like the warm weather is here to finally stay. Sunshine and flowers walk hand in hand with picnics, long walks, and music festivals galore. This emergence of spring and summer goodness typically brings about an array of equally cheerful and innocent fashion choices. The dark and sophisticated hues of winter are shoved aside in lieu of pastels, bright colors and floral prints. It can be quite refreshing to don a colorful outfit and revel in the magical beauty of spring; however, I do not promote the concept of letting one’s noir attire collect dust until the leaves are once again upon the ground with the crisp winds of autumn. Dark colors are eternally classic and can be worn appropriately during every season.

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Why Vintage?

Why Vintage?

For me, fashion and vintage clothing have always walked hand in hand. As a child, I loved dressing up, but a limited budget prohibited me from frequenting more expensive and more popular shopping venues. As I grew older, my emulation of current trends via used finds transformed instead into the pursuit of the unique and unusual. I had always had a natural penchant for the retro look and finally stumbled into my first vintage store at the age of fourteen. And it’s without a doubt that I’ve been hooked on vintage ever since. On a surface level, it may be easy to assume that this passion is simply a basic materialistic pursuit in the fashion department. However, there is more to vintage than meets the eye

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Style & the City

Style & the City

Bonjour. My name is Hope Adela Pasztor. You may know me as the eclectically garbed semi-permanent fixture at Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center or the owner of online vintage clothing store Pink Champagne Vintage. Fashion has always played a huge role in my repertoire of interests, but a far less obvious personal passion that has long been left to simmer on the back burner of my life is the zealous need to write.

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About This Blog

Hope Adela Pasztor is a fashion connoisseur and blogger hailing from Harrisburg, Pa. She owns an online vintage clothing store, Pink Champagne Vintage. When she's not glued to her computer or immersed in piles of clothes, she enjoys strolling along the river, indulging in film noir movies, and adventuring on magical and spontaneous expeditions. She is typically the most weirdly dressed person in the room. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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