Tabloid: Home of The T-Shirt Whisperer

The above fantabulous pic is of Maggie Fox circa 1980s-ish...she is also known in some circles as The T-Shirt Whisperer. And it is apparent from the photograph that the woman has ALWAYS had style.

Sooo, If you don't know about her shop Tabloid, on Fairfax Ave, then you've got to go to A) meet her B) check out her merch!

Furthermore, Maggie is a part of the famed NYC FilthMart crew, and Mike(the ringleader) is, get this, SERIOUSLY credited as the man that made the 'Vintage T-Shirt' worthy of collecting.

sidebar---Before his expertise, a vintage T was just second hand. He basically took the dealer template - ie research, knowing items' histories etc, and applied it to the once overlooked rag category. And now the rest is history. I mean really. Today T-shirts and just the idea of making a new t-shirt look and feel like a vintage t is a multi-million dollar part of the multi-billion dollar fashion industry. SO now you know the pedigree behind Tabloid, so do yourself and your friends that think they know about vintage, a favor and go down there to get schooled. Legit.///

Anyway, that is some insane sh*$t to be credited with, seeing as how Vintage T-shirt collecting is huge. ...And now here's the exciting part, due to the California sun, these two knowledgeable dealers are kickin it on the left coast and we get to benefit from their amazing breadth of cotton-slangin experience and due wisdom.

Email tabloidinc@hotmail.com for an appointment with Maggie and Mike and be bowled over with their consultation skills and pure passion as literal pop culture historians by way of T-Shirt.

(and YES they have a who's-who of Hollywood following, but you should go for the education! ////and LAST - just to give credit where credit is due - actor Ryan Gosling coined Maggie's moniker -"The T-Shirt Whisperer"- how cool is that?)


Some pics from Weekend Trunk Show-- keep reading for the entire rundown...

MadTurnOut. Nice.


Some Izze Love

My display with Izze-licious.

TrunkShow- Thankssss!!!- our awesome event!

So I just want to personally thank Sam and Julius for providing their stunning loft for this fashionable soiree. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! LOVE YOU SO MUCH.
Also, thanks again to EVERYONE that turned out for the event- V.B.F.F. Customers!!!yayyyyyy. and THANKS to all the organizers and participants-PossoTheSpat, RaquelWeiss, Corpus, Allison Burns, Ksubi Sunglasses, Luv Camelia, JackRabbit, LoveFromAustralia
Our event was a spectacular success. AND- Special THANKS to IZZE for being our beverage sponsor!! yayyy sparkling juice refreshments! -(thx to Yosi and Jeremy)
I had so much fun; it was a great day of business --meeting new peeps, checking hot fashions(I picked up a sick AllisonBurns clutch, what what!), general hangin' out and SELLING -naturally;)--can't wait to do this again.

TrunkShowLoveFest-more from fabulous event!

Here we have a gorgeous shopper checking out Miss Raquel Weiss' threads. Have you seen these pieces? They're art. I mean it. Miss Raquel labors lovingly over each individual piece. She's kind of like a sculptor, in that it appears as if she releases what the garment was always meant to be, beautiful.

I would have included a pic of the artist herself save for my ineptitude in focusing the camera properly when shooting the gorgeous girl! But no biggie, just run out to her next event and meet her. She is awesome to work with and is sincerely a resident talent in the LA fashion community.
P.S. you can find her goods at Switch on S. Beverly Dr....a real fashionista mecca!! or just contact her by going to www.RaquelWeiss.com

oh and....here's the insider sh*^$t - request a hand 'picked' Vintage T from her. you won't be dissapointed. you might even make love to the item once you get your paws on it. seriously sick sick sick.

TrunkShowTastic--Another of several posts concerning our ultra-successful TrunkShow this past Saturday!!

Vanessa, of Posso fame, slangin her killer goods--
they're Spats, if you haven't been keeping up with the illest fashion finds... check out http://www.possothespat.com/
... (get on it quick--they were killin it at the show. I mean there was a crazy huge crowd clamoring to get their hands on the Posso girls' spats. A literal commotion for real!) Keep it up lovelies!!

Killer DJ= Killer Trunk Show!!

More concerning our
ultra-successful TrunkShow this past Saturday!!

M.L Rocking Out.

Miss Marylouise Pels was on the ones and twos, straight cold kickin' the shopping tunes while sluggin' an Izze. She kept the party hopping while our friendly shoppers dropped some hard cash on our vendors! hey thanks ML, you're a badass, especially when you rock your ill styles on the turntables and in your lux threads too. PossoTheSpat Forever!!!


Just Getting Started

Just getting started/// which in many ways is sort of refreshing and dismal all at the same time.

You may say hunh? Refreshing and dismal. What's that about?

There always seems to be a dichotomy in my story, a sort of bittersweet. I am not sure if that is a product of me being a product of my so-called generation, or whether that is just ME.. to always want more? Is that what is at the root of my discontent? ... always wanting more? not sure.

But back to refreshing/ the refreshing part is that when you're at the beginning, anything can happen, it's all new and exciting, what's gonna happen, where will the pieces land? I like it.

Anyway. I am here. I am online. I am writing a blog. The blog is about fashion and my labors of love and obsession. Know this is exciting for me. I am a risk taker, I have this bug, it always wants to be on the edge, pushing the envelope. I'd like to think I make calculated risks, but really I don't ... I kind of just do whatever and hope for the best because I truly believe it doesn't matter, that it will work out one way or another as long as you're/I'm pursuing IT in some capacity.. whatever that is. Anyhow. Thanks for checking in, and thanks to all who have supported my efforts along the way. You are all my heroes. I am truly grateful to get to do what I am doing.