As I mentioned in a previous post, I’ve been interested in retro fashion and design lately. This fall I started following the tweets of businesses with vintage and antique products (lots of them at Etsy). Then I started adding to my collection of retro fonts. After that, of course I had to put together more retro tags and labels (which you can find here and there, most notably in our designs for bachelorette favors). I’ve even expanded our line of Sweetini Spa products with more options for their retro colors and packaging.
Clearly I’m not alone in my affinity for all things retro. Maybe it’s shows like Mad Men that are creating the demand; that kind of eye candy just makes us want more. More bright red lips (how ’bout Cha-Cha cherry from PRIIA Cosmetics?) and the skills to apply them. More clothing, more jewelry, more accessories and décor for the home. If you’re planning a wedding, a retro theme (à la Mad Men) is a hot new choice.
In fact, I’ve seen so many retro-style wedding photos, vintage and up-cycled items in wedding décor, and vintage bridal vendors on Etsy, I’m convinced that retro weddings will be an even bigger trend in 2010. That’s my prediction! If retro is part of your plan, here are some resources and sites for inspiration. Some of these are vintage, some retro-inspired:
Can’t you just see a row of bridesmaids, all in cat’s eye sunglasses? Love that. You can find them (the glasses, that is) here at Daddy-O’s.
This is only the tip of the vintage and retro iceberg. Please let us know about your favorite vintage or retro designers and shops! Share your comments below! And don’t hesitate to contact us if you’re interested in favors for your retro-theme wedding or event.