Wednesday, March 21, 2012

vintage shopping tour part one: haight street


Video by Claudia Escobar, Music by Jonathan Dahn


A few months ago I started planning a little video series with the lovely Claudia Escobar (who shot this closet tour video) that would feature various San Francisco neighborhoods and my favorite vintage and thrift shops. Our first collaboration features a few shops on Haight Street, which is probably my favorite destination in the city for old treasures. Aside from hating the sound of my own chipmunk voice I think it perfectly captures what my vintage shopping adventures are like, specifically all the twirling about, doing super suave moves like Going Down in an Elevator, and generally being a dweeb. I'm excited to feature other neighborhoods like Hayes Valley and the Mission in the future. A big thank you to Refinery29 for featuring the video here!

24 comments:

Aliya said...

I LOVE this! You're too cute! And its crazy how everything you tried on looks so amazing on you!!

x Aliya
www.hillsidestory.net

acute angle said...

Yay! I think you have the best voice ever!! It has a unique tone that I can never quite place. Can't wait to see your Hayes Valley video! xoangel

maranda (persnickety vintage) said...

your voice is not chipmunk-y at all! great video, makes me want to go shoppppping!! ;)

Dom said...

Oh my gosh. You're so cute! :] I love this feature, very artistic and informative. Don't live in San Fran but I definitely need to check out Haight Street if I ever visit to go vintage shopping. :]

PS. You do NOT have a chipmunk voice. You're a natural!

Crafter-holic said...

I echo the above comments. Were you born in America? Your accent is a lot more British sounding than other American accents I've heard (I'm British) :)

Rosaspina Vintage said...

Aw, the shoe part made me smile! When I come to visit in San Fran you'll have to take me to Wasteland, so we can laugh trying on too-tiny vintage pretties for out big feet ;)

Christina said...

Did you produce this yourself? So pro! It looks beautiful...don't worry, I hate hearing my voice too. Yours is deep and mellifluous like the sea.

Rebecca said...

this was a great video! When I first visited SF a couple of years ago and got off the bus at Haight Street I think I gave a small scream and had to be dragged away two hours later.So good. Also you don't sound like a chipmunk! to my British ears you actually sound quite like Zoey Deschanel in New girl.

Kate said...

Such a gorgeous video! So pretty.

Kate {Something Fabulous}
http://thesomethingfabulous.blogspot.com

Dulcie said...

I would love to go vintage shopping with you :)

Alice said...

This is awesome! i loved Haight Street for shopping! xxU

Nicole Faith Roxas said...

So so pretty! =) And oh btw, I love your voice. xo

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kristin renner said...

Im so glad you posted this, Im moving to SF in a few weeks! Looking forward to shopping all of em :)

The Closet Intellectual said...

Ah sigh! I am from that area-- moved out to the mountains of Tennessee years ago, but every so often I miss my city by the Bay! Haight was a hangout-- how sweet to see it is still classy~*


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Valerie EnrĂ­quez said...

Such lovely music for a nice video! Love all the delicate garments x

Natali Puga said...

You are so darling. And La Rosa is so so lovely.

anordinarygirl. said...

oh you are such a cutie, i want to go shopping with you now! watching your other video also makes me feel a little bit better about how full my wardrobe is... :)

Leila said...

I just took an out-of-town friend to Haight street two weeks ago! We went to nearly every store you showed. :) Very cute video.

Caitie said...

Obsessed with the colors, patterns, and that dreamy hat!

xxx
www.ladyalamode.com

Constance said...

Discovering your bog and i love it!
Which street is this!?Melrose?

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charlotte said...

i love your blog and this video, too cute :)
x

Liz said...

YOU ARE THE CUTEST AND MOST HILARIOUS. i loled a few times during this video. i miss your face!

Rebecca Jane said...

Such a cute video - and some amazing looking shops! Seriously beautiful dresses everywhere!

amberly said...

I love you. You are so much fun.

Thank you for sharing these videos! You have such a panache for vintage hunting! You're a warrior!! hehe