1.10.2010

Polkadots & Moonbeams

Saturday Camilla and I went to visit our friend Wendy at her two stores Polkadots & Moonbeams. One is a Vintage store while the other sells new designer clothing and accessories.  I hadn't seen Wendy in a while so when I bumped into her at a friends holiday gathering we had a chance to catch up.  She told me she was really into her Vintage store at the moment, she had recently found some great pieces but what she was really into was taking vintage dresses and shortening them into minis. She said they were selling like crazy and the girls loved them. Plus she was loving picking out the right dresses to alter into the new mini look. I told her about Camilla's and my blog and that we vintage shop all the time but most of the time end up altering the pieces we buy. I thought the idea to be able to shop vintage and have the dresses already cut to fit was brilliant. Wendy also keeps a seamstress on hand at the store to alter what ever you like. Ms. Moonbeam herself as an incredible eye when buying vintage or new so her stores are merchandised impeccably. You defiantly can't walk out without buying something because she covers it all and has prices points to suit every level. Camilla and I loved so many things in both of her stores we had a hard time deciding on what to get and ended up buying two dresses and the cutest little hat ever. So if you are ever in LA you need to stop by Wendy's store, she also has quite a celebrity following like Drew Barrymore, Reese Witherspoon and Demi Moore to name a few.


 
 
 
 
 
  
All clothing and accessories are from the vintage store. Boots are Camilla's own.

After a few hours in the vintage store we headed up the street to Wendy's  "Modern" store where Camilla found this adorable hat.
 
As you can see the stores are so fun and worth the trip.
Thanks Wendy you are awesome!
 

 

Don't worry we haven't forgot about the give away and we are also playing with  the idea of a shopping site so we will keep you posted.

XX Valerie & Camilla

36 comments:

Style Bird said...

I love the polka dot dress!

ilovecoolthings said...

omg that store looks like a treasure chest! i hope you ended up buying the navy dress with the red dots because it's simply DARLING on you!

bananenblatt said...

the red monsterhat is great! love it:)

Jasmine said...

I absolutely love the first bag..wow!
And that monster hat is gorgeous :)

Vinda Sonata said...

hi, we're in the same league. i love vintage shops too. it's like opening a treasure chest. the longer the search, the better the items! the idea of altering long dresses into mini ones is awesome. now you've just got me inspired! :)

i love the tan boots and the hat is sure adorable. keep up the good work, girls! :)

Lia in Strawberry Fields said...

Beautiful. I loved the post of camilla in that stone beach:)
I'm giving you an award for the great work you do! Come by my blog and see it
xx

M. said...

that vintage store looks beyond amazing, I'm so jealous!

lovelove, M.
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The Sound of Lace said...

Look at those tutus! So cute.
Darn it I was just in LA over the weekend. Looks like I'll have to go back, thanks for the tip! Gorgeous dresses!

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soph (owl vs. dove) said...

The vintage store looks fantastic. I really like the idea of having a seamstress on hand. The little polka dot number looks fantastic, especially paired with the orange hat!

Heini said...

Looking cute :)

daisychain said...

oh wow, I would so love to visit there.

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Gorgeous dresses! You are so pretty and such a doll. :) I especially love those sunglasses with the last dress!

Amber said...

really nice all!!!!
xoxo amber

Sabine said...

What a great idea! I think my favourite is the floaty rosé dress - so girlie! Sabine x

Andy Tan said...

new here and i'm in love! the dresses are so pretty! you have great taste!

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Juliet said...

The boutique looks just adorable! I dream of having my own one day and this was great inspiration!

juliet xxx

Chloe said...

great photos, I love that last dress, so cute. Great blog also, I enjoyed scrolling through it.

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Victoire said...

All those dresses are so gorgeous! they all look a dream on her. and how adorable is that hat?

electric feel said...

lovely blog!

Teenage (ariel) Dirtbag said...

oh wow all those dresses were so cute! and I love that red hat...both of them!

mart and lu said...

oh how fun! i have been looking for a hat just like that but maybe an owl or dog or something. i love all the outfits!

CMA said...

i am a HUGE fan of polkadots and moonbeams!!!
i link them on my blog, theyre awesome
i adore the look with the navy blue dress and little hat, adorable darling!
thanks for sharing as always
i really love your blog, keep it up!

-cma
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TheMinx said...

gorgeous shots, I love the outfit with the polka dot dress and red hat.

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

All those vintage dresses are so darling. Vintage dresses have the best patterns, no?

BALKAN COUTURE said...

you are sooo pretty!


great blog :D




XXX

lowra said...

Thank you for your comment on my illustrations! You are such a stunning mother daughter pair. Your photographs bring out all of the playful femininity in fashion. I've added a link to you on my page. I'd love to see more of your art.

xo

lowra

Style (R)evolution said...

Great shop polkadots and moonbeams! You both are so beautiful!

starcakeastrology.blogspot.com said...

awesome!

Nadia said...

I love this post!so colorful and happy!
xxx

Discovery of the unknown said...

Thank you for the sweet comment :)
& Yes! Iabsolutly Love your Blog :)! great"


xoxo

The Photodiarist said...

Cami - you are adorable! Such great pictures.

meeeenda said...

great blog! you both are beautiful and have great senses of style and great hearts! keep doing what you do best! following :)

jen and chris said...

We love this store too! You look adorable in everything!

Schermerhorn said...

i could have sworn i already commented on this because i absolutely love all of those dresses. they look very pretty on you. i'm glad i got to see some of them in person as well.

Schermerhorn said...

oh, and don't forget the very cute and unique hat. it suits you well. :]

Candi said...

Where can I find the boots Camilla is wearing? I love them!!!