Carioca Verve and Sass are Haute, Haute, Haute in New York

Brazil has emerged on the world stage with this year’s World Cup followed by the 2016 Olympics. Brazil is more than just a country of beautiful beaches, beautiful people, beautiful music, and “futebol,” the beautiful game performed with the same style and panache as the Ipanema and Leblon sun-worshippers.

CC McGurr, owner of Le Grand
Strip vintage boutique, talks about wearing white. She is loosely dressed in a white organza blouse (Wendy One), and a white silk, pencil skirt (Adrianna Papell); both pieces are from the 1980s.

CC Dares to Wear Sheer Vintage White

In St. Tropez in the 60s white was THE choice color for the beautiful people who strolled around in various states of disrobe; tanned, slim, and happy were the accessories that went with white. CC McGurr is the owner of the vintage boutique Le Grand Strip

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Fashion Dynasty: Antoinette Vintage

In the 1950s, Antoinette worked for Lilly Daché, the most celebrated milliner of her time, who famously designed hats for Marlene Dietrich, and turned the turban into a head-wrap coveted by women around the globe.

Nina wears a 1940s Nina Ricci pinup bathing suit under a 1980s cropped cardigan with a sailor hat.

Peep Show @ Le Grand Strip, a Vintage Boutique

You didn’t stand outside in the freezing cold watching this window display peep show at Le Grand Strip, last month. But we did. And Victoria Stillwell bravely took many photos of a bunch of pretty girls in vintage summer wear. Here they are.