Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Vintage Love

Color coordinated dresses at Jet Rag. Dresses, skirts and blouses are separated by decades. 
A great selection of men's clothing, period shoes and hats. Everything is neatly organized. 
A beautiful crown I spotted at the Rose Bowl Flea Market. You never know when you might have to costume a king.
 I am always doing research. Flea Markets are a great place to find books that are out of print.

I spent my weekend shopping at the Pasadena Rose Bowl Flea Market and Jet Rag, a vintage shop on La Brea. Part of my job as costume designer is to shop for very specific items. If I am designing a period film, I always start my shopping at flea markets. Although flea markets are sometimes a bit of scavenger hunt, I always seem to walk out with most interesting pieces. Jet Rag is one of my favorite vintage shops in Los Angeles, it's a one stop shop, or at least for me. The owner did a great job merchandising the store. Everything is coordinated by color, item and period. Another great thing about this shop is their grand selection of headwear and children's clothing, which can be a challenge to find sometimes.