The Style Gallery is a great new way for you to view, love, and share outfit photos. It’s meant to showcase all the expressive, creative, and inspirational personalities of our community!
Take one part vintage, and one part modern, and what do you get? Keiko Lynn, our Blogger of the Moment! She effortlessly transforms vintage pieces into new creations that have the same romantic feel as their predecessors, but fit the lifestyle and mindset of a girl on the go. Plus, she designs clothing and accessories that we simply love.
Read on to hear Keiko Lynn dish on her style inspirations, favorite finds, and just how a girl goes about starting a blog. You also won’t want to miss her favorite ModCloth picks, including the Keiko Lynn Dress, named just for her.
You’re great at combining vintage and modern pieces into one seamless outfit – any tips for getting your effortless look?
I mix different eras, in order to avoid looking too dated. Bold colors paired with vintage silhouettes keep it looking a little more modern, and I love color! I also like to make minor alterations to certain vintage pieces. Purists would hang me for it, but I think it’s better to be able to wear a piece of clothing, rather than let it sit in the closet. Sometimes, just bringing up a hemline or taking in the sleeves is enough to bring it to the next level.
You always have amazing vintage finds – any retro shopping tips you can share with us?
Patience is essential. Unless you have an unlimited budget (I do not), thrifting, estate sales, yard sales and flea markets are the best options. You need to rummage, hunt and dig, because you won’t find much if you’re just scanning the racks. I go through hundreds of castaways, before I find something worth purchasing. As far as purchases go, if you wouldn’t look twice at it if it was full price, you might want to reconsider buying it at all.
What’s your favorite vintage purchase?
For things I actually wear, my fifties cotton day dresses. They are so comfortable and flattering to my figure. For the collection, a wool swimsuit from the 1930s, in perfect condition. I can’t wear it, but I also wouldn’t dream of getting rid of it.
Biggest fashion inspiration?
Iris Apfel, for her unabashed, eccentric sense of style. I’m also head over heels for Chuck’s wardrobe in the now-defunct show, Pushing Daisies. The wardrobe stylist pulls from all different eras; that’s a person after my own heart!
Harold and Maude; I quote it more often than I probably should.
I’m rather predictable in my tastes, as I love the classics. I particularly love anything by Kurt Vonnegut. Did you notice a trend? I admire offbeat characters.
What style blogs do you follow?
I don’t have a ton of time to keep up with all of the blogs I try to follow, so I usually check concentrated sources of bloggers’ styles via Weardrobe and Wardrobe Remix (on Flickr). The individual blogs I tend to check most often are LeBlogdeBetty, Liebemarlene and Painfully Hip.
What inspired you to start your own blog?
I’ve been blogging since the days of Open Diary. Back then, it was all about the depths of my angsty teen heart. Once I moved away for college, I switched to LiveJournal. Shortly after I started college, I started making and selling clothing on my site, Postlapsaria. I starting using my LiveJournal to promote my clothing, but wanted to keep it personal, as well. The more people showed an interest in taking a peek into my daily life, the more I started to document it. Late last year, I made the transition to Blogspot, where I could have a fresh start.
Any tips for girls wanting to start their own fashion blogs?
Here’s what Keiko Lynn has to say about some of her favorite ModCloth pieces:
Check out all of Keiko Lynn’s picks here, including the Keiko Lynn Dress! Plus, see how she’s styled a couple of her favorites.
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Love her blog, and the clothes she makes are fantastic!
I love Keiko Lynn! She is a fantastic choice for blogger of the moment!
I love her look and am delighted to find your site, as a Style Consultant and Style blogger, I support independent labels and love working with vintage fashions. I will be back!!! Sharon xx
Love to hear her favorite author is Vonnegut! Great outfits.
Never heard of her ’til now, but now I kind of want to meet her! Her writing sounds very intelligent and her photos and clothes are amazing! And she and, like, every person pictured on the I-don’t-know-how-many pages I read through on that blog is ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE. Oh. My. God. Her niece and nephew? To die for! And my latest (transient) goal in life: meet a guy as cute as Bobby. 😉
Keiko looks great! Her blog is one of my favorites!
Keiko Lynn is my favorite fashion blogger! This is my favorite blogger of the moment so far.
I love her sweet blog!! She looks cute !
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