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In the spirit of fun and games for Halloween, our own wise soul, Robin Clement looks for vintage inspiration at CAZA in Wicker Park.
For this look from the 40's, we've got a 40's style peplum suit - $40; vintage turban style hat - $18; vintage beaded clutch - $38
We would love to be transported to the past, to sing with The Andrews Sisters, go on a Roman Holiday with Audrey Hepburn, or get behind the lens with Twiggy. Though we can't provide a time machine (sorry!), we can recommend where to buy retro threads, perfect for a Halloween costume that can be re-accessorized with a modern twist long after All Hallow's Eve.
We headed to Wicker Park vintage boutique CAZA, formerly Lenny & Me, to conjure up some looks from the 40's, 50's and 60's. A little back-story on CAZA, which opened this July: Lenny & Me hired new staff; renovated the space for a more approachable environment; edited the collection to include only their best vintage and modern clothes, accessories and refurbished antiques; and changed the name to the Spanish word for "hunt," as the merchandise has been "hunted, gathered and curated."
A look from the 50's with a contrast wagon wheel party dress - $64; classic 50's ivory hat - $26; cigarette holder - $28; thick framed vintage cat eye glasses - $14
The staff was more than inviting and helped us try on our vintage finds. Haza CAZA! Remember: It's all about accessorizing and getting your hair did to complete the look.
And for this final look from the 60's we've found a sheer green dress - $48; orange basket weave "Twiggy hat" - $24; tortoiseshell 60's cat eye sunglasses - $22; thick plastic ivory bangle -$42
To wear post-Halloween, we recommend mixing and matching these past era fashions with contemporary clothes, belts, jewelry and shoes.
· CAZA [Official Site]