Sunday, March 22, 2009

The Look for Spring/Summer at Apt909

French and Italian made 1960-70's moviestar shades for women. Absolutely fantastic assortment of sunnies all vintage deadstock, still tagged. One of our best finds ever! $40-$85.

Natural Fiber Inspired Purses

Wheat coloured fabric clutch, chic and elegant, super modern linen fabric clutch with mother of pearl buttons and satin piping details embellishes. The buttons are attached with gold thread circa 1950, in mint condition.

Straw coloured natural woven grasses circa 1940-50. Small, soft body with brass twist toggle closure. Handheld, simple and clean for the summer. Lined.

Cane process patterned hard-bodied hand held handbag circa 1950. Covered in cane, normally reserved for chairs. The fifties enjoyed new strange materials and used them freely. The piece is beautifully detailed with brass fancy snap closure and fins. An all time fav at Apt909.

Hard-bodied Babes

Gold foil finished envelope style clutch circa 1950-60. Detailed with a shallow metal and gold foil finished handle. Hard-bodied and sexy!

Hand painted hard-bodied handbag circa 1950. Detailed with a wave of silver leather along the base. The handle matching in a brushed silver metal, again, incredibly modern styling and choices of colour and materials.

Square hard-bodied black grosgrain handbag detailed with clear Lucite handles in a half moon shape. Circa 1940-50.

Hot shoes for the warm seasons at Apt909

Dorothy's parallel universe from Parisian couturier Charles Jourdan circa 1970. The most beautiful green I've ever seen - a cross between peacock blue and emerald green. These patent leather Mary-Jane's are detailed with big buttons in a lighter shade of green and stacked leather platform heels. Size 10

Beautifully constructed, richly dyed suede in purple with white ribbon stripped embellishment on strap and small wedge platform heel. From Christine Peres and made in Italy circa 1970's, but really reminds us of the 1940's. size 7-8

For us, this is designer vintage high fashion at its best! Located in Paris, and in this instance producing out of Italy, in the 1970's - 80's Maud Frizon was one of the most glamourous European exports and found in only the most high end boutiques. These are from David's in Toronto. This stunning pair are made from snakeskin, dyed red and piped in silver leather around all edges. Downside, they're size 5.5

To Top it all off!

Casual, cool black straw fedora circa 1960. Wide fabric sash detailed with daisies in black white and orange.

Colours like cotton candy. Smaller square scarf from Paris' house of Lanvin. Printed with a peacock in reds blues violet and yellow. Hand rolled and hand stitched circa 1970.

Stunning and stylish circa 1960's. Spring, summer gorgeous. Darkest blue and creme tightly woven and dipped in a coating to protect the straw. Bubble cap should sit high on the head.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Street style @ apt909 Mar,12,09 + Fitting room

Apt909 fitting room......

-Women's Austrian jacket size S $65.00
-T-shirt is made by friend of ours "Mangopeeler"
-Bubble shape skirt from "KRIZIA POi". made in Italy 100%cotton size42 $110.00
-1970's CHARLES JOURDAN heel shoes $80.00

Apt 909 2009 S/S L'ecole des arts......women's belt

Apt 909 2009 S/S L'ecole des arts....Purse + Bag

Monday, March 9, 2009

Apt909 presents "Improvisational Music and Dance show" at HaloHalo exhibition + Music Neighbour vol.3

Friday March 6th marked one of 909's most successful forays into the avant-garde and the support was amazing.
A lot people came out to check out, "HaloHalo exhibition"+"Music neighbour", and we had an amazing time.
Thank you to AnaEQ + Minae Omi and to everyone came out.







These are video of this show.
Music by AnaEQ
Dancer Minae Omi
Make-up Taca Ozawa
Projections Exploding Motor Car

Thanks for : HaloHalo screenprinting, Multi, Exploding Motor Car, Music Neighbour, AnaEQ, Minae Omi, Taca Ozawa, Shizue, 663A, Function13,

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Apt 909 2009 S/S L'ecole des arts.....Men's spring/summer jacket

Produce by Apt909
"Improvisation Music + Dance" at HaloHalo Exhibition + Music Neighbour vol.3
AnaEQ (Music)
Minae Omi (Dance)
Taca Ozawa (Make-up)
Shizue (costume)
March 6th (FRI)
@ Urbanspace Gallery 401 richmond st.w.

HaloHalo Exhibition

Apt 909 2009 S/S L'ecole des arts.....Men's spring/summer jacket

This is a style piece. The color combo, fabric chosen, and the cut....every detail is high-end vintage. It's from "Hercules" the work clothing line of "Sears-Roebuck"circa 1950's. It's metal "Com-lock" zipper from Serval.
The body is made of linen, the ribbing is an amazing patterned wool.
It's a rare and stylish piece.
Size M

Wow!! When we found him, that's what we said....a fantastic piece of vintage in mint condition. Size,detail,design and color...every point is great!
It's a very sporty cardigan from "Buck Skein Brand" circa 1950's.
Ribing is in a wonderful acid pattern in black + red.
It's beautiful.
Size S

It's a very unusual style, because this one was made in West Germany for the Japanese market in 70's.
Western cut cardigan in beautiful sax blue, with adidas signature 3 stripes running vertically down the chest into bottom pockets.
Size 52 (M)

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Apt 909 2009 S/S L'ecole des arts.....Women's footwear

Produce by Apt909
"Improvisation Music + Dance" at HaloHalo Exhibition + Music Neighbour vol.3
AnaEQ (Music)
Minae Omi (Dance)
Taca Ozawa (Make-up)
Shizue (costume)
March 6th (FRI)
@ Urbanspace Gallery 401 richmond st.w.

Its true, good things come in little packages, if you're bless'd with a size 5-6 1/2.
You'll always grab great vintage like these boots, circa 1970's in midnight blue leather to the knee a 3inch heel of stack'd leather + a leather sole + detail'd with a leather spur buckled.
Size 6 1/2
Made in Italy

An incredible piece of vintage chinese red satin everything is satin the slingback,the foot,the heel + instep in blushpink, then detail'd with white fluffy rabbit fur,open toe sling back with leather soles handtool'd + circa 1930's.
Size 4