New School SPOTTED: Vintage Now

by Kimberly on February 22, 2010

School, Year, Major:

Parsons, The New School for Design, Senior, IDC (Integrated Design Curriculum)

Where are you on your way to?

To put more caffeine in my body

Favorite store/brand?

Lately my grandma’s friend has been cleaning out her closet and mailing me her old clothes, so the post office.

Where are you from?

Outer space, more recently a suburb in Virginia

How would you describe your style?

Getting dressed is fun, but also sometimes hard, I’m usually running late and just throw on a lot of things and hope they match. If it were more socially acceptable I’d wear a nightgown everywhere.

Why we spotted her:

Anna’s combination of warm accessories and cozy textures with the florals and military-inspired boots of the moment makes her homespun style feel very new. The look’s resistance to matching — and Anna’s shopping sources — suggest some splendidly inventive instincts are at work. It is entirely cohesive, yet uncontrived. Looks like Anna will be turning heads come rain, sleet, or snow!

Hat: “That thing’s been in my mom’s house for years, I took it back with me after Christmas.” Coat: thrift store, $12. Scarf: “I stole it from my mom, she has a great scarf collection.” Dress: Urban Outfitters, sale, $10. Bag: Schuler & Sons, at Anthropologie, $100. Top: “You can’t really see it but I’m wearing a little boys’ shirt with camouflage airplanes on it. My best friend and I got matching ones at Target a few years ago, it’s my favorite,” $4.

Anna spotted at The New School.
Photos by Peggy Nelling.

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1 Maria February 22, 2010 at 9:53 pm

Thank you for finally finding someone who doesn’t have a $2400 Gucci bag! Not everyone can afford stuff like that. Anna is stylish AND thrifty. Good for her!

2 Caroline February 22, 2010 at 10:05 pm

Great point Maria. While we do stick to featuring college students, sticking to a certain budget does prove as more of a challenge than we’d imagined. It takes real persistence and creativity to look good on a budget. Anna does a fantastic job of it!

3 ANNA S GRAMPS February 22, 2010 at 11:45 pm


4 Cecylia February 22, 2010 at 11:48 pm

I am in love with her white bag!

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