Simply Vintageous Tamar Levine

Simply Vintageous: Spring 2013 for less!

Gentle reader,

Do you remember that episode of Sex and The City where Carrie goes to her friend’s kid’s birthday and her Manolos get stolen out of the hallway because people aren’t allowed to wear shoes in the apartment?  Of course, you do!  It shone a bright light on this widespread practice of butchering your guests’ fashion statements because you decided to get white rugs or some stupid shit.  If you don’t want people wearing their fucking shoes in your house, move to Japan.

That conundrum also helped me understand my relationship to Christmas these days because, as you know, most of life’s important moments can be illustrated by an episode of Sex and The City.  You see, Carrie’s married friend accused her single, childless self of being selfish because she’d spent so much on a pair of shoes yet Carrie had unfailingly shelled out for all her friends’ kids whenever a birthday or bar mitzvah arose and if she wanted to splurge on a beautiful pair of shoes once in a while, she should be able to.

Beth LaMure from Simply Vintageous

Beth LaMure

I really related to that today, when I took a quick break from running around buying presents for the exploding population of small children in my own family to pay a visit to gorgeous Beth LaMure at her Simply Vintageous boutique on Melrose.  I was curious to see if there was anything that echoed the upcoming trends for spring 2013 and I certainly wasn’t disappointed.  First, there were acres of the lace and sheer fabrics that we will be seeing from Valentino, Versace and Roberto Cavalli, and like those collections, there were choices here that could be worn from saintly to slutty.  I particularly loved a sheer gold dress with delicate floral embroidery that was priced at, I think, a mere $865.

Girls Gone Mild


by James Killough

I was only briefly a fan of Sex and the City, during its first season, and then only by osmosis.  I had something of a crush on my female writing partner, photographer Amy Peck, and she was trying to get us away from feature films into TV, but I was stubbornly, stupidly resistant.  Yet she was equally stubborn so we compromised and I wrote a spec script each for episodes of SATC and Will and Grace.  That’s about as far as our foray into TV got; Amy went off and had a second child, and I slipped back into the torpor of indie filmmaking.

We're not huge fans of celebs posing naked while pregnant, but Victoria's Secret model Alessandra Ambosio took it to new levels with this pic on her Facebook page.

The reason we chose SATC and WAG is because they are both shows about gay men  and the women who need them (the female characters in SATC are basically gay men in drag), which was our relationship in a nutshell: Amy and I were Will and Grace, as are many gay man/straight woman relationships.

Unequal Opportunity Offender


by James Killough

Let me immediately state that, despite the title, there will be no borderline pornographic body parts in this post.  But just the fact I have willfully boxed PFC into a corner where I have to make that caveat is relevant to this article.  I think.

First, take a look at this viral video currently eliciting belly laughs across the Interweb:


It’s a fake, of course.  The bride sort of gives it away, but the drunk woman herself is also too alert; her face lacks the woozy, careless expression of someone who is no longer in control of her actions.  In a way — in a convoluted, forced association sort of way — the video is representative of what I’ve been doing with the content of this blog.