It’s officially summer and we’re dressing up with nowhere to go.
No better way to suit up for a summery afternoon spent at home than with this beautiful pleated paisley number from Adrianne Vitadini, originally pulled from a rack from an upscale re-sale boutique on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
While obviously vintage, there’s been internal debate about where this piece takes its retrofit cues from. The pleated skirt has a long-storied history, and related filmography. A 1950s snap of Elizabeth Taylor we’ve found certainly comes to mind as inspiration. But something about the paisley print and mossy green hues sort of scream early 1970s. Think the boho side of the Swinging Sixties, but in a warm winter wool.
So, here it is, styled two ways: with a bright white tee which shouts “Salut!” in pop-art red, and with a more classic, crisp white button down. Whether your style aesthetic is classic feminine or quirky boho, this skirt has got you (or at least your early-summer legs) covered.
styled and modeled by Nicole
Styling Cues (the devil’s in the details):
Nails: Olive and June’s KMC
Lips: Charlotte Tilbury in Pillow Talk
Asta is the fictional pup of The Thin Man, a 1934 detective novel written by hard-boiled genius Dashiell Hammet, adapted as a film by the same name in the same year starring William Powel and Myrna Loy as Nick & Nora, Asta’s wise-cracking, case-cracking owners.
Bad Asta, on the other hand is the brain-child of Kate Dawson and Nicole Horowitz, two vintage thrifters with a shared love for film. Our Vintage Brand is founded on principles of aesthetics and sustainability, with a little dose of old-timey fun along the way.
Kate and Nicole
Purveyors of Pastiche
Nicole Horowitz & Kate Dawson are the “purveyors of pastiche” behind Bad Asta Vintage. Hailing from LA and Philly, respectively, the two met at Oregon State University while pursuing MA degrees, and quickly bonded over a mutual love of classic film. Their bi-coastal journey into the marriage of film and fashion is Bad Asta's raison d'être. We hope you'll come along for the ride.