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Vintage-Inspired Photography

I am not sure where my obsession began with vintage things. Maybe it was the time I got into my grandmother’s jewelry when I was 3 or when my mom introduced me to Mad Men. Either way, I'm a fan of all things vintage. There is something so captivating about past generations. I like to [...]

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Spring Break, Shabby Apple Style

Though the snow falling outside my window has clearly not received the memo yet, spring is officially here! That means it's time for spring break, and a little vintage update to your tropical getaway wardrobe.First up: a pair of high-waisted shorts. You can go truly old-school with a bright solid, a simple stripe or polka-dot [...]

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Women Who Inspire: Martha Graham

Shabby Apple is a woman-owned, woman-run company aiming to empower women as well as dress them. With that mission in mind, we’re starting a new series to highlight the many women who inspire us. Women Who Inspire will celebrate individuals who have done interesting things and that make us want to do more, too.Meet Martha [...]

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Frank Sinatra & the Shabby Apple Girl

Chances are, you have a favourite Frank Sinatra song even if you don't realize it. Frank's songs are so ubiquitous, so ingrained into our shared cultural experiences, that it's impossible to not have one that you find yourself singing to yourself every now and then. Frank's popularity was at its height during the Golden Age [...]

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Designer Sketches: Tropika Paraíso

Tropika Paraíso, our 2014 swim collection, launched this week. Here's a look at the original sketches that helped to inspire production of the final line:Named in the native language of the Caribbean, the tropical-inspired collection features retro swimsuits and cover-ups, ideal for beach vacations or weekends spent lounging by the pool. The suits are flirty and [...]

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Tropika Paraíso, a Collection from the Caribbean

There are some places in the world that seem infused with a little bit of mystery and magic, where time moves a little more slowly and the nostalgia of the past is actually a thing of the present. The sultry islands of the Caribbean are just such places, and they provided plenty of inspiration for [...]

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Inspired by the Roaring 20s

Who else watched The Great Gatsby last year and was in awe over the fashion? Flapper dresses, high heels, short hair, pin curls, elegant evening wear, cloche hats, and some seriously insane jewelry--what’s not to love? It was effortless elegance. Welcome, ladies to the 1920's.We all have the twenties to thank for a major shift in [...]

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Designer Sketches: Sydney City

“Australia inspires even the smallest of details,” says Shabby Apple Creative Director, Autumn Kimball. The Sydney City Collection is all about details--tailored lines, fit-and-flare shillouetes, girly ruffles and bright custom prints.Yellows, greens and whites dominate our second spring line, while hints of tangerine and purple add an unexpected pop. It's a refreshing take on a [...]

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Sydney City Collection: Pieces for a Perfect Day

There are few things more satisfying than planning the perfect day. You know, one filled with your favorite people, places, and pastimes. And a perfect day is only improved by the perfect wardrobe. The only catch being that the perfect wardrobe for a perfect day needs to be versatile and easy-to-wear, something that can [...]

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Behind the Scenes in Sydney, Australia

Sydney City launced this week--the new collection is bright, feminine and full of fun.Take a peek behind the scenes to see for yourself: Sydney City: Bright Colors, Big City, New Collection from Shabby Apple on Vimeo.Sydney City pieces featured in the video: Lyle DressCricket DressCanary SweaterCanberra Dress (coming soon!)Merigold Dress in blue (coming soon!)Kali BraceletsVerde [...]

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