NYFW Spring 2012: Etsy 4 for Friday

Anna Sui’s charming collection has us trolling Etsy for 40′s finds

image: Frazer Harrison/Anna Sui Spring 2012 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week/Getty Images

So far I think my favorite collection at NYFW was Anna Sui’s ’40s-inspired Spring 2012 collection. Filled with Parisian flair, feminine shapes and flirty details this line had me swooning. Sui topped it off with a very Grey Gardens turban to match every outfit. Le sigh.

So this week I’m turning to Etsy for 4 finds to help me (and you) steal the look of one of Fashion Week’s greatest collections:

You can never go wrong with black cat eye sunglasses. I found this incredible vintage pair from the 1950s that should have you runway ready for a lifetime. Made in Italy and in mint condition, these classic glasses will serve you well year after year. $85

I think both Anna Sui and Little Edie would approve of this Black Velvet Turban. Throw on this head topper to add some mystique to any outfit, keep warm on chilly days or to cover a bad hair day. And how cute would a broach look on the side? Handmade in black, stretchy velvet – one size fits all. $37

I love the crafty feel and boldness of the necklace on Sui’s model ~ capture the same feeling with this Black Dominoes Necklace with matching earrings. Handcrafted with miniature black dominoes, this necklace includes various vintage pieces (in lieu of Sui’s star) including an old watchmaker’s vial, a brass skeleton key and colorful stones. $160

And how amazing is this 1940s Black Paisley Herringbone Jacket? It has the same flirty feel and impeccable proportions of Sui’s jacket (strong shoulders, nipped waist) with tons of bonus vintage details (covered buttons, fitted construction, fully lined, notched V jewel neckline). This three season jacket is another classic piece that will provide years of stylish wear. $47

Readers – are you shopping Etsy, eBay and thrift stores for the looks you see at NYFW?

Tyna, co-founder and co-editor of wht, worries about becoming a crazy cat lady, reads at least a book a week, checks in at a Flyers fan forum every morning and is forever (some say obsessively) organizing her closets and drawers.

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Written by Tyna Werner

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  1. The Key of A

    A big thanks for featuring my necklace/earring set. The first set utilized actual bone carved dominoes that a sailor probably carved while out at sea. The set sold so quickly I decide to scour and find more mini dominoes. These I landed from France! On a personal note, I was in NY for Fashion Week in February and was lucky enough to see Anna Sui’s show! A nice photographer walked me right into the tent with him and took me in to see her runway collection that day!!! Funny coincidence!

    I love the jacket you found! Versatile piece!

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      Amanda

      Your necklace and earrings set is really a work of art, I love it! I’m not sure I could pull it off in public (I’m working on wearing bolder jewelry, it takes practice!) but I would love to have a set like this just to look at it. Great work, and great finds as always @Tyna !

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