Everyone is getting a heave-ho…

Everyone is getting a heave-ho…

…2008 is the year of the site heave-ho aka makeover…Style.com, WWD, Vogue.co.uk and my workplace are all at it.  Vintage clothing sites however getting contemporary and slick are few and far between.  I suppose for some, they needn’t be all shiny and spanking new as there will always be a customer.  But hey, times are hard, recession and all of that, luring peeps to go click-happy isn’t just about having fine wares.  Sophia from Nasty Gal Vintage knows it.  Dree from The Urban Collection also knows this, so she enlisted the help of none other than Kingdom of Style’s Queen Michelle (going freelance seems to be working out for her which is wicked because frankly, what job is stable these days….?) to give The Urb’s website a MAJOR-heave-ho and something slick and shiny has emerged…

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Because I am one of those 21st century young flighty things who prefers their shopping browsing simple, pared back but not without character, the makeover is a welcome one and frankly, gives Dree’s clothes a cleaner slate to show them off to their full potential.

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I had been wondering where my beloved Urb had gotten to as I clicked around previously only to find a sad ‘Cannot find page’ sign so I did go a bit mental when it had come back online with a brand new spanking look.  I bought this Lanvin black jacket that is ruffled and quilted in all the right ways…

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Then sticking to black (and Dree seems to have plenty of interesting black going on for their new fall ’08 additions…), I got a Tadashi jumpsuit that ticks my prerequisites for sheer panels, slightly hippy trouser shape (the bod can’t quite deal with skintight catsuit affairs…) and that odd kind of sexiness that I’m falling for pretty hard…

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  1. glittah

    2008-08-19 at 12:31 AM

    thanks for this post!
    amazingly, I didn’t know about these sellers, and their look is VERY MUCH similar to what I plan to do with my little ebay shop!
    I started not long ago, but hopefully soon there will be a major revamp, and I’ll be able to bring everyone great vintage pieces at great prices!
    check it out when you have sometime: http://www.majortomvintage.com
    cheers!
    glittah

  2. the nasty gal

    2008-08-19 at 12:40 AM

    Thanks for the mention, miss Susie!
    Dree and Michelle did such a great job together! I love the browse-ability of the site, search functions, etc.
    Hope all is well in your end.
    xo
    Sophia

  3. Noel

    2008-08-19 at 12:49 AM

    -gape- Beautiful Lanvin jacket…

  4. lacouturier

    2008-08-19 at 12:54 AM

    i love tadashi! =)
    awesome blog! please check out my blog,http://la-couturier.blogspot.com…would you like to link up? =)

  5. WendyB

    2008-08-19 at 2:05 AM

    This site looks great — I like a nice, clean-looking site.

  6. Little Miss Dress Up

    2008-08-19 at 2:57 AM

    that jacket is LOVE!

  7. KD

    2008-08-19 at 3:06 AM

    Egads! I never thought I would like a jumpsuit but this one is really magical! I love it!!!

  8. Austere

    2008-08-19 at 3:33 AM

    I’ve noticed a lot of websites are vamping things up this year too. The jumpsuit is really, really, really amazing.

  9. nuvonova

    2008-08-19 at 8:04 AM

    Love the jumpsuit, it actually seems like a piece you could wear all the time!

  10. evie

    2008-08-19 at 8:37 AM

    love the jumpsuit! i’m still on a search for one myself with little luck – i’ve mostly ended up looking like a sack of potatoes in the jumpsuits i’ve tried on!

  11. Sunniva

    2008-08-19 at 10:06 AM

    Great post, thanks for mentioning this!
    Love the outcome of the Urban Collection website. Wise choice to get Michelle in there!
    xxx

  12. fashionistadiary

    2008-08-19 at 10:53 AM

    fantastic purchases! cant wait till you show them off! yay! xo

  13. Top Bird

    2008-08-19 at 1:38 PM

    Can’t wait to see you stylin’ the Lanvin jacket… xx

  14. lady coveted

    2008-08-19 at 2:25 PM

    ooh what a great job she’s done here! lovely site!

  15. candid cool

    2008-08-19 at 6:12 PM

    cool that queen michelle is doing the revamp

  16. fashionherald

    2008-08-19 at 6:59 PM

    clean, readable site, joy! the Lanvin is gorgeous, and I’ve always liked Tadashi pieces.

  17. dree

    2008-08-20 at 10:31 PM

    Thank you Susie! This write up is fabulous and we thank you! How funny that Queen Michelle picked up an indigo Tadashi dress..very Herve Leger and quite the looker on her! I can’t wait to see these two pieces on you! xoxo

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