The Way We Wore…
he world's leading fashion and accessory designers share one priceless trade secret Doris Raymond. For almost two decades, this vintage fashion specialist has been available to insiders by private appointment only, quietly providing superb clothing, accessories and inspiration originally from her warehouse in San Francisco until recently when she opened the doors to The Way We Wore in Los Angeles. Raymond feels that Los Angeles, with its’ spirited designers, eclectic styles and Hollywood glamour, is the center of the universe for fashion and style trends. Her new boutique on La Brea Avenue has served to feed L.A.'s fashion appetite including numerous celebrities, stylists and costume designers like Chanel, Vionnet, Fortuny a piece by the artist Sonia Delaunay. American designers Geoffrey Beene, Bonnie Cashin, Claire McCardell, Norman Norell, Rudi Gernreich and Pauline Trigere are just a few of the labels among this vast and important collection. The annex next door is a designer's inspiration corner with a costume reference library filled with 17th to 20th century swatches, trim and accessories. Over the years, her inventory has been exhibited throughout international museums with a Poiret recently exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The Way We Wore evolved into a 6,000 square foot warehouse with over 100,000 pieces of vintage clothing, textiles, and accessories. Much of the collection has been rented to major motion picture studios and clothing designers. Recent movies outfitted by Raymond include “The Curious Story of Benjamin Button” (Cate Blanchett), “The Changeling” (Angelina Jolie), “Charlie Wilson’s War”, “The Lovely Bones”, and “Oceans 12” among others. Raymond is often referred to as the “fairy godmother of fashion inspiration,” having taken so many emerging designers under her wing to share both her knowledge and archive of vintage fashion. Over the years, her inventory has been exhibited in museums throughout the country. Raymond is a former partner in the Vintage Fashion Expo, which produces the largest antique clothing show in the country five times a year in Southern and Northern California. Whether it be the young designers and stylists who find inspiration here or the customers who personalize their wardrobes, Doris Raymond and The Way We Wore are certain to make the trendy La Brea Avenue a must stop for those seeking one-of-a kind style and/or classic couture.
SCAN ME! The Way We Wore 334 South La Brea Av. Los Angeles Ca 90036 Tel: (323) 937-0878 www.thewaywewore.com
House of Honey
ouse Of Honey is a home decor shop and interior design studio featuring the unique voice of Tamara Kaye-Honey. Situated on a lovely tree-lined street in South Pasadena, House Of Honey offers a curated selection of custom vintage home furnishings, one of a kind decorative objects and textiles. The shop carries an eclectic mix of re-invented furnishings & accessories, art/lighting/jewelry/handbags/progressive design pieces/artsoriented books, as well as wallpaper and fabric. Design services are offered, ranging from re-covering a special chair to complete residential and commercial renovations. House of Honey is an ode to Tamara’s signature style, The New Vintage. By mixing old and new with whimsical and unusual pieces, patterns, shapes and colors, Tamara provides a playfully modern approach to design. Captivated by the past and inspired by the present, Tamara offers her clients access to an unexpected and highly individualized style. A native of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Tamara Kaye-Honey moved to New York City in 1996 to attend the Fashion Institute Of Technology. After graduating she was hired as a clothing buyer for Bergdorf Goodman. In 2003 she moved to Los Angeles with her husband and one year old daughter and so began her foray into interior design. Starting with the renovation of her own home, her love of fashion quickly translated into interiors. Another baby and numerous projects later, Tamara has quickly established herself and created her own distinct style. Her modern-eclectic interiors mix witty and dramatic touches to create unique and personal spaces with a common narrative. In a very budget friendly and eco-minded manner, Tamara combines high and low end pieces and materials, both new and vintage, in an unexpected way to create fresh yet timeless spaces.
House of Honey 1518A Mission Street South Pasadena Ca 91032 Tel: (626) 441-2454 http://www.houseofhoney.la
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