People often think of the fashion world as a shallow, trivial industry full of vacant minds and general vapid sensibility. I wont lie and say that some of it isn't, but what is often overlooked are the people behind the glamor, behind the pitch, behind the curtain. Brilliant minds and some of the hardest working people I have ever met, are at the the core of it all and the ones who stay in the game.
Tuesday, I was able to meet up with the Melissa Patchett and Brandy Linstrum of Silverlake's hip vintage/contemporary boutique, Tell Tale Hearts. I fell in love with them immediately and for my skeptic and distant disposition, this was an extreme rarity. Not your average vintage store hunting through racks of "garbo" to find a gem, Melissa's history as a major fashion buyer shines in ever piece on the floor. Your biggest trouble will be editing your pile at the register or online cart. As much as I love clothes (which is A LOT), I'd have to say though, that the selection of jewelry and accessories is what stole the scene. Vintage Christian Dior sunglasses, Luv AJ jewelry that will melt your face of its so rad, I had to get out of there when we finished or I would have begun to have klepto thoughts...
I chose a piece from our shoot / collaboration to give away to one of my readers. Its a necklace I fell in love with and also the one I am wearing in these photos. Leave a comment and follow my blog on Bloglovin' to enter to win. You can also view it below in detail. Also, check out Tell Tale Hearts online store and blog for your next source of inspiration or shopping fix!
photos by: visual adhesive