Athena Magazine

Fashion, lifestyle, passions

Helsinki’s Minna Parikka’s Glam Shoe Line February 2, 2009

video_jackie_600_bigPin-up-girl and Hollywood-glam wannabes, get back or sit down and hold onto your girly curls, because you are going to flip out at the latest of Minna Parikka retro-moderne shoes. This Helsinki-based line is just so unbelievably distinctive. With touches like ’40s bows and ’20s brogues, she combines retro with now to create show-stopping shoes. And if you’re ever in Helsinki, her boutique is mwah! Visit her web site here and buy Minna Parikka shoes here. See the sexy promo video below.

Many thanks to the ChloeVanParis blog for this hot shoe tip.

 

Dreaming of Designer Vintage December 31, 2008

archiveIf I were going to dream up the perfect designer vintage online shop, it would be run by a Parsons-grad, ex-Italian Vogue stylist assistant, former NYC boutique owner. But thankfully I don’t have to dream it up, because it already exists as Archive run by Kerry Bonnell, who exactly fits above description. Whether you crave Chanel or Hermes or anything along those lines, the select treasures in this gem of a site make for shopping that’s easy on the eye and the wallet. Shop Archive here.

 

RetroThreadz stocks up December 21, 2008

retrothredzI have a new favorite vintage web site—I’ve never seen so much great stuff! It’s called RetroThreadz, and they’ve just loaded up the site for the holidays with all sorts of fab item. Find it here: http://www.retrothreadz.etsy.com.

 

A Charmed World November 14, 2008

poeticaFor a blog that’s worth visiting simply for its sheer beauty, take a peek at Poeta Documenta. As the About Me description says, “Poeta Documenta is a my personal landscape of poetic style … eclectic, bohemian, lyrical.” A dreamscape of romantically gorgeous images, it’s like stepping into another charmed world. If you’re seeking sweet inspiration, take a trip to this universe.

 

Crazy for Kitschy October 22, 2008

Peter Max "Love" Bowl

Peter Max

You may not know it to look at me or my home, but I adore vintage kitsch. I store my jewelry in state souvenir tumblers, and have a collection of 1950s plastic sunglasses without the lens and tiny Frankhoma boots, just to give you a hint of how deep this fetish goes. EyeforModern.com is just the place to indulge your urges to connect with a kitschy past, with home items from mid- to late-century. Check out this Peter Max “Love” bowl from the 1970s—just what I need to remind me of my Love cereal-eating childhood. That’s what kids today are missing: a little snap-crackle-pop culture in the morning like a Peter Max-decorated cereal box. Get your classy kitsch here.