Today, we're going to go back in time, literally and figuratively, to properly introduce you to Vera Stanfield, boutique manager of Red Velvet Vintage. Back in February, we featured a peek into Red Velvet and some of the vintage and vintage-inspired items they carry. Certainly a signature fixture of the boutique is Vera herself, dressed in vintage attire and completed with the perfect red lips. That day, she stood as the living example of the 1920s to 1950s era the boutique sought to honor. Saying that Vera dressed the part would be inaccurate.
"I get asked a lot if I really wear these clothes. If this is really me," Vera laughs. "It really is who I am."
As mentioned before, she naturally became the boutique manager partly because she was one of Red Velvet owner Eryka Smith's best vintage clothing customers at CrazyBeautiful.
"My personal style philosophy is never to be afraid to mix retro and modern. I'm not a purist about vintage fashion. This outfit, for example, has the metallic silver and gold penny loafers - a great modern take on a classic style. I love true vintage pieces as well as vintage inspired new styles."
After learning this, it was hard to only feature Vera once in just one outfit. For the past two months, I've been photographing her around town, on stage with her band the Side Street Steppers
, and at home with her bandmate/husband Christian. I have gotten to see that this is indeed the true Vera. So stay tuned this week as each day features another great outfit and a deeper look into her everyday life.
Audrey Mini Dress by Trashy Diva (one of the lines stocked at Red Velvet)
Gold Beret by Goorin Bros.
Shoes are Metallic Weejuns by G.H. Bass
Luna Moon Necklace by Tatty Devine out of the UK.
Tights, gifted. Cardigan from Old Navy.
Favorite pieces currently at Red Velvet
Rose Marie Dress
Such a great piece for boppin' around town all spring & summer
Darcy Peep Toe Wedge
A great little wedge that's both cute & comfy
A funky vintage piece that makes me think of seaside holidays
Picnic Basket Handbag
I'd love to carry this vintage carryall to a show at the Levitt Shell this season!
Images of Vera's Picks courtesy of Red Velvet Vintage.