Monday, February 07, 2011
Chanel, Valentino, Mugler...and Nick, Jen and Lawrence????
Vintage TV Guide Threesome: Lawrence Zarian, Nick Verreos and Jen Rade at Sielian's Vintage Apparel Boutique, filming "The Fashion Team"
Last week, I shot my "What's The Fashion?" segment for TV Guide Network's "The Fashion Team" weekly TV Show at one of the most incredible Vintage Couture Boutiques in all of LA: Sielian's Vintage Apparel. Sielian's Boutique is truly a GEM of a store! Located on Melrose Avenue, near Doheny, it is THE Go-To place for all the top stylists in Hollywood--from Rachel Zoe to my lovely--and very stylist TV Guide Fashion Team "girlfriend", Jen Rade.
Sequined Fantasy: Costume Designer and Stylist Jen Rade holds up one of the many Vintage Gems from Sielian's Vintage Apparel Boutique
Sielian's Vintage DIVA is Sielian Lie herself! And here's the best part: She was one of my STUDENTS many years ago at the Fashion Institute of Design &Merchandising/FIDM! Yes, I taught her! Sielian had a passion for Vintage Couture and the short story is:
Instructor...FABULOUS Student: Nick Verreos and Sielian Lie at her store, Sielian's Vintage Apparel
She began selling what she had at the famous Fairfax High School Melrose Trading Post and A-List Celebs like Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen began buying...and telling her that she should own a shop. After some time, her and her wonderful business partner husband eventually did, at this fabulous West Hollywood/Beverly Hills-adjacent location and well, the rest is LA Vintage Couture/Red Carpet Stylist History!
Jean-Louis Scherrer
Her store is Vintage Couture Heaven! Sielian has an amazing editing eye and shops from Paris to Pasadena--scouring the best in Vintage Fashion. While I was there , preparing to film my segment, I saw (amongst other things) a Jean-Louis Scherrer original, as well as...
A Valentino hounds-tooth black-and-white puffed-sleeved cropped jacket
A prized Thierry Mugler leather color-blocked jacket (I heard singer Rihanna might have been looking at this!)
Lots of Chanel necklaces (Gosh I wish I was a girl with money...or a Sugar Daddy!!!)
As well as Chanel and Hermes purses. All Vintage from the 80's, 90's and prior. And all ready for a DIVA--from Beverly Hills or do some "Vintage Retail Damage".
Window Couture: Sielian's Vintage Apparel Boutique, Melrose Avenue West Hollywood
The shop is located on 9013 Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood and it is A MUST for any lover of Vintage Couture! Thank you Sielian--and your wonderful husband--for having us in your FABULOUS Boutique! And thank you for enrolling in my class years ago at FIDM and being a straight-A student! The episode debuted last Friday but you can still catch it at these dates and times: Wednesday Feb 9 1PM Friday Feb 11 7PM Saturday Feb 12 2PM


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