This week’s video is about my homegrown-vintage Moschino … and nipple piercings. Enjoy!
You can tell my videos aren’t overly scripted because I started out saying that most of my Moschino is pre-2005, and then I realized, “Um, not really.” In fact, the safety-pin t-shirt is from 2013, which is practically yesterday when it comes to my closet. So, to be nitpicky, I should reclassify that top as slow fashion rather than homegrown vintage. I define homegrown vintage as something I bought 10 or more years ago. Any clothes/shoes/accessories that I’ve had at least three years but fewer than 10 are merely slow fashion, meaning they’re well past the original season and I’m planning on having a long-term relationship with them, but they haven’t graduated to vintage yet. Because homegrown vintage always qualifies as slow fashion — I mean, it ain’t H&M-style fast fashion if it’s 10 years old — I tend to use both terms in blog posts and videos, but a five-year-old t-shirt really isn’t vintage. A t-shirt that’s more than 30 years old? That’s vintage!
Meanwhile, in the world of vintage-clothing buyers and sellers, “vintage” is technically supposed to refer to clothes that are 20 or more years old, as I explained in this earlier video.
That’s how I end up with clothes I call “double-vintage”: They were more than 20 years old when I got them, and I’ve owned them for more than 10 years. This feather-trimmed dress that I bought in 1994 is a good example of that.
As you try to get your head around all those ways of describing what previous generations would have called “used clothes,” I’ll try to figure out how I forgot to include so many vintage (nearly double-vintage!) Moschino items in my video. Seriously, I love this dress. How could I neglect it?
I’m always looking for authentically vintage Moschino pieces with lettering on them.
This dress cracks me up.
The Moschino piece I wear the most is the trompe l’oeil leather jacket I got on eBay in 2009.
Ugh. And now I have a bad case of non-buyer’s remorse because why didn’t I get this Moschino sweater I saw on eBay in 2011? It was $86.40! It would be well on its way to homegrown vintage by now.
I also should have taken a current day photo of the 2003 Moschino top I’m wearing and talking about in the video, especially after it got me talking about bralessness and nipples and so on.
Maybe I have to do this whole video again? Or do a Part II? Subscribe to my YouTube channel so that you don’t miss that if I do it!
Also, I truly do want to make some platinum nipple jewelry, so if you’re interested in that, email me at info at wendybrandes dot com.