Knit Me Chic Granny

Recently, Vanda Vintage helped me to discover the name of a particular pattern, called Granny Square. Say what? The Granny Square seems pretty simple. Crochet around and around until you have what looks like a square. (I am recalling my grandmother using the individual squares as pot holders or as coasters way back when.) Seems practical. But wait! You can also connect several Granny Squares to create those all to familiar thrift store blankets, or shawls, capes, sweaters or… the possibilities are as endless as the imagination.

At this point, I’m fascinated by this retro crochet trend and decided to Google it. Guess what? Crochet Granny Squares have turned chic, having hit the runway for Fall / Winter collections. I am kind of bummed that I missed this. (But it’s not too late!)

Retro references remained strong, as House of Holland has recreated the granny square into amazing cocktail entire that feels fresh and sophisticated. Yet, there remains that familiar cozy center that the Granny Square offers.

Granny Squares kitsch-chic? Definitely. And we’re on it!
Keep your eye out for these amazing pieces. Or find it vintage.
♥ Lucky Rabbit
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House of Holland Fall / Winter 2011 – 12
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House of Holland Fall / Winter 2011 – 12
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Fall Color & Inspirations


Sheer Blush Skirt | Thrifted and Modern Sheer Blouse | We Heart It
Sheer Skirt & Blouse | Lookbook


Chunky Burgundy Knit Sweater | Closet Full of Memories
Squared Boot | Baker’s Shoes Vintage Blouse & Fall Leaves | We Heart It

Red Blazer | Chictopia Street Style Orange Dress | Hapersbazaar
Melon Pink Skirt | Hapersbazaar
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Dare I say it? Fall is but a hop, skip, and jump away. I, for one, particularly relish this season. The cool foggy air, the trees that change shape, and the mid-day tea that warms you from the inside are all things I look forward to. I love the richness of the landscape that emerges, as it prepares for winter, and neon {esque} shades that appear on almost fallen leaves. Don’t you? It is these moods that get me thinking about the colors all around me and that’s what inspires the colors that I will inhabit this Autumn. Colors that I can’t wait to wear this Fall are hot pinks, rich burgundies, camel tones & mustards, foggy shades of green, and wispy sheers.

What will inspire your Fall color collection?
Will it be your moods, colors in nature, or?? Tell us!
♥ Lucky Rabbit
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Envi Shoes {hearts} Rock Paper Vintage

Which do you love more, vintage clothes or new shoes? I don’t think I could decide if someone asked me. It’s like chocolate & strawberries, coffee & cream, sex & candy! When we found out about our girls at Rock Paper Vintage teaming up with Envi Shoes, we were super jealous, in the kid-sister kind of way. (We love RPV!)

The match made in fashion heaven is offering one of the best giveaways that we’ve seen in a while–a free pair of choice kicks (up to $200 value). My heart is a flutter! I’m not gonna lie–I’m entering this contest and praying I’ll win! Send me good vibes!

Here’s your chance to keep it chic; keep it sweet, and infuse your personal take.
Live. Love. Envi shoes foreva!
♥ Lucky Rabbit
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A Sweet Pair of Kicks GIVEAWAY

Here’s how to enter:

1)  LIKE & Share Rock Paper Vintage with your friends by clicking the SHARE link on the bottom left side of their Facebook fan page.

2) Comment on the RPV wall telling us your favorite RPV piece

3) LIKE Envi Shoes’ Facebook fan page and comment on their wall w/ the Envi shoe you’d wear with your RPV piece

Only those who comment on BOTH pages will be entered! 

One lucky girl will receive the shoe of her choice from ENVI!! (Equal to or less than $200)

Winner will be chosen randomly on Monday August 29th

On the Horizon

We’re working on several projects this month. It is seriously going to blow your mind. I can’t tell you everything we have planned (just yet). But I can announce that we have invited Lexi of Glitter and Pearls to our blog as a contributing author. Check out Lexi’s fashion interest blog. She has a nice following and is always spot on with her topics! We pretty much have a crush on her!  Lexi will begin in just a few weeks, and we are more than thrilled to have her.

Keep an eye out for changes! They’re on the horizon!

As always, keep it chic; keep it sweet, and infuse your personal take.
♥ Lucky Rabbit
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Sweet & Sour | Store Update

This week was a little hectic around Lucky Rabbit, between reviewing new applicants, updating the store, and planning the next few months. But it’s all in the name of fashion and vintage, which pretty much means hunting for incredible pieces, playing dress up, & having FUN while trying to look like a business! (don’t tell anyone our secret.)

Take a look at the fabulous vintage clothing we have for our customers this week! (soaking in a proud moment.) They all are unique pieces that will add too many different wardrobe styles.

As always, keep it chic; keep it sweet, and infuse your personal take.
♥ Lucky Rabbit
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 ◢ ◢ ◢  S W E E T  &  S O U R  ◣ ◣ ◣

Red Sheer Cape Blouse – S / M / L – Vintage Avant Garde Batwing Tunic

CROP Top Blouse – XS/ S / M – Vintage Black & White Abstract Leaf Print 

60’s Pink Sheer Lace Jacket Duster – XS / M
Vintage Romantic Scalloped Lace Babydoll Swing Robe 

Black & Hot Sheer Orchid Blouse – XS / M – Vintage Hot Pink Floral Print Textured Button Up 

Black Sheer Maxi Dress – XS / S  – Vintage Overlay – Pink & Lavender Floral 

70s Lace VICTORIAN Blouse – S / M -GUNNE Sax Puff Sleeve White Poet Pirate Top 

70’s Polka dot White Dress – S / M – Preppy Midi Length  Red Flower Polka dot Print – Handmade Vintage

70’s Red Plaid Pants – M / 27 Waist – CHIC Vintage High Waisted Flared Rockabilly Menswear Flood Trousers 

Black Sheer Blouse – XS / M – Heart Applique Street Chic Button Up Top – 80s Vintage

Pink Skimmer Sweater Top – XS / M – Preppy Slouchy Basket Weave Knit – 80s Vintage

Cutout, Open Weave Crocheted Pink Top – XS / S – Handmade Vintage

On the Radar: Rack ‘Em Hot Pink



c/o chictopia

We’ve got an obsession, and it’s, clearly, HOT PINK!
Part of our job at Lucky Rabbit is to surf the internet to find inspiration for the shop and key-in on what’s trending. {sounds fun, right?!} Happily, we are not alone in this neon obsession. We’re spotting looks all over the inter-webs and on the streets of SF. Pink dresses, shoes, LIPS, the list goes on! Here are some of our current muses!

O N  T H E  R A D A R 
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c/o chictopia

c/o style crave


c/o hold my gold



c/o art of wore

c/o inspired house of wright

c/o solestruck

c/o slvintage

c/o on the racks

Calling All L.A. Dwellers

There’s a special event coming your way! That’s right! You have read correctly. We’re encouraging you to get off the inter-webs, breathe in the sunshine, and stroll through a local Los Angeles vintage pop-up, hosted by Fair Season. Find it at the courtyard at Space 15 Twenty. Have you heard of it yet? It’s like a the ultimate yard sale for vintage & fashion lovas, alike.

Who’s selling? Only the best! I happen to have an inside scope that Trashy Vintage and Hella Vintage are taking it off-line for a meet and greet, as you get to browse their stash.

Make this Sunday (Aug. 14) awesome by sipping unsweetened iced tea, strolling vintage collections, and dancing while a dj rocks the jams! Top it off with Umami Burger. Bammm! That’s a California Sunday!

D E T A I L S
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Let Them Know! Respond to the e-vite & get more info (here).

Location
Space 15 Twenty – http://facebook.com/space1​5twenty

Shops
Fair Season – http://fairseason.etsy.com​/
Trashy Vintage – http://stores.ebay.com/tra​shyvintage
Hella Vintage – http://ihearthella.etsy.co​m/
Saltwater Gypsy – http://saltwatergypsy.etsy​.com/
Native LA – http://shopnativela.com/
My Grandma’s Closet – http://mygmascloset.etsy.c​om/
Threaded Revival – http://threadedrevival.ets​y.com/
Positive Greater Than Negative – http://facebook.com/positi​vegreaterthannegative
Lee Calacuayo