We need more reality shows for vintage lovers like this!

Monday, April 8, 2013 2 Permalink
There is a new television show out there that has provided me with amazing eye candy only on par with Mad Men. Vintage clothing eye candy I mean to say.

The new reality series L.A. Frock Stars has just started on the Smithsonian Channel and I adore this new show for so many reasons. The show follows L.A. vintage clothing store owner Doris Raymond thru her life of vintage shopping, discovering, and selling for her store The Way We Wore. The first I heard of it I kinda had a little tear in my eye, because I was thinking in my head, “But I don’t get the Smithsonian Channel.” :'(

Here comes modern technology to the rescue! The episodes, after they have aired can be watched on the Smithsonian Channel website, their YouTube and the Smithsonian Channel app.

The first episode is already up online and features the ever lovely Dita Von Teese shopping at the store and a trip by store owner Doris Raymond to the Santa Monica Vintage Fashion Expo, a destination for any vintage clothing lover. I’ve been to the expo a couple times myself and I drool every time. There are finds for the high end consumer, but also some really amazing deals.

The Way We Wore on La Brea Ave. in Los Angeles.
Store owner and vintage fashion collector Doris Raymond with Dita Von Teese

Here’s why I love this show as compared to other style/store reality shows of this kind. First, the people are great. The “cast”, or store employees, are the kind of people I would hang out with. No weird/cranky/snobby/unnecessarily eccentric/annoying people to create unnecessary drama or show attraction. The show is about the clothes; finding the clothes, dating the clothes, labeling the clothes. I’m so thankful for a vintage style show that is based around the style and not the drama.

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  • Betsy
    April 11, 2013

    I’ll definitely check this out! I don’t have cable either and so am always grateful for the networks who stream their episodes for free on their websites.

  • Desiree
    April 23, 2013

    Hm, this is really interesting but it isn’t the kind of thing I would think would be able to support a full TV show. But I could be wrong! Definitely worth a look.

    -Desiree, Pop-o-matic Deluxe