Vintage Clothing, Online? YES! Let’s give a big NoHo WELCOME to Tan Candy Vintage!
So you love vintage clothing? Then you’ve come to the right place.The NoHo Arts District is home to some pretty amazing vintage stores. But, like many, you love to shop online. Well, the two are now a fun and easy option with Tan Candy Vintage, NoHo’s online vintage store. Tan Candy will have their kick off event, a festive holiday pop up shop featuring the full line of vintage clothing from the Tan Candy boutique and handmade one-of-a-kind jewels designed by Erika Bee on Saturday, December 5. They’ll be serving up cocktails + cupcakes as you and your pals play dress up + vogue in fabulous, one-of-a-kind vintage pieces from the 1930s – 1980s, as well as gorgeous handmade, ECOethical jewelry.
WHEN: Saturday, December 5. 7-10PM
WHERE: Jenny & Jimbob Jewelry
11114 Magnolia Blvd, North Hollywood, California
We asked Tan Candy Vintage founder and NoHo resident Tanya Chisholm some questions about her newest venture (and passion). Like we always say, “NoHo is only as fabulous as its people.”
Tell us what we can expect at your launch party.
Expect FUN!!! This is a ONE NIGHT ONLY event. We will have fun music, cocktails, and a photo-op for you to vogue in some incredible vintage couture, and fabulous jewelry! I am teaming up with the AMAZING Erika Bee, of Erika Bee Jewelry. Jewelry designer to the stars, she designs and hand makes gorgeous ecoEthical jewelry from vintage components. Her stuff is great, and my stuff is great, so you can expect to find something really special to wear for your holiday parties, and perfect gifts for friends and family. Vintage Furs, gowns, party dresses, and staple pieces for your workday and weekend.
What made you decide to start an online vintage boutique?
I have always loved old, glamorous things, but I really fell in love with vintage clothing a few years ago when I started my style blog. I was on hiatus from the Nickelodeon television show I was starring in at the time (Big Time Rush), and was shopping NON-STOP to keep myself from dying of boredom! I would style my vintage finds in a modern way on my blog and social media, and kept getting asked where I found my pieces! I realized then that not only do I have an eye for style, and an aesthetic that people enjoy, but that there was a lack of good vintage options in the online market. Most online vintage shops work mostly in reproducing vintage styles, not selling real vintage clothing, and the majority of ladies don’t have the time or desire to sift through bins at estate sales all over town to find that one perfect piece. But I do! I wanted the girls who were fans of my style to have a place to shop. A place where they could find fun, funky, one of a kind, pieces personally curated by someone who’s style + aesthetic they already know and trust. I also offer personal and editorial styling services, and have had the privilege of styling some amazing editorial spreads- all of which you can check out on the website www.tancandy.com.
What if someone is afraid of vintage?
There is definitely a stigma with vintage clothing….like it’s either “your thing” or it isn’t. Which I think is kinda strange. If a dress is phenomenal, why should it matter when it was made? I think the thing that scares people the most about vintage clothing is not knowing how to style the clothing in a way that is accessible and modern. No one wants to feel like they are wearing a costume, or dressing with a schtick (unless thats your thing), which is why I share ideas on how to style every piece in the shop on Instagram, Youtube, and my blog. What’ great about my collection is that I curate it very specifically. All the pieces I choose for my shop are fashion forward, and totally on trend, so you will never feel like you are wearing a “costume” from the from a certain era, but a beautifully made one of a kind garment. Period. All of today’s styles have their roots in styles that have already been popular decades before so it’s not like modern styles are anything new. The difference is, that vintage clothing was made to last…which is why it has! I can barely keep some of my new clothes from falling apart after a year, much less 20+ years! For those who are totally lost on the vintage thing, or on their own personal style in general I offer personal styling services, and you can follow me on Instagram, and sign up for my mailing list to get free weekly style tips, and fabulous, fresh, outfit ideas for styling the vintage pieces in the Tan Candy shop-which you can then order!
How did you get started in fashion?
Honestly, I was NOT always a fashionista, but I have always LOVED costumes! Most likely due to my roots in the theater, the idea of transformation, putting on something different and special to become someone else, or to highlight a side of you that you otherwise wouldn’t, has always been exhilarating to me. It wasn’t till I started my style blog and started really dressing myself intentionally that I realized that fashion is that process of transformation. Clothing has the power to change how you feel about yourself and how others see you. If you don’t think thats true just try doing your day in sweats vs. actually putting together an outfit. You feel better, when you like the way you look! Presentation isn’t everything, but it is something. For me I use fashion to answer the question “who do I want to be today?” Sometimes I want to be a boss chic in a structured cape and heels, and other times I want to feel earthy-with flowers in my hair and a bohemian dress flowing in the breeze. One outfit makes me feel empowered, the other fee. I want all women to learn how to dress themselves in a way that makes them feel amazing.
See you at Tan Candy Vintage’s Pop Up event AND online… https://www.facebook.com/events/362271790719280
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