Wednesday, March 27, 2013


I recently had the opportunity to work with Stephanie Guttenplan—a super cool photographer (and talented web designer), who shot me in this early 90's gown. To make a short story even shorter haha,  the darkness of this photo is what I really love—kinda creepy in a beautiful way. 
Check out more of her amazing work here

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Last Weekend (what you missed)...

I wanted all of these by Little Bear Pots

 I loved these vintage-inspired button earrings by Risa's Pieces Jewelry—sooo cute!

These were the cutest candles I've ever seen especially for Easter!

More cute stuff (handmade greeting cards) by Risa's Pieces Jewelry

My new fave skincare/bodycare line—Shea On U! The Speechless scent was my FAVE even though all were great!

Last but not least, here I am! Bum-Cake Vintage :-) Things were marked down last weekend for Spring cleaning and will continue to do so... Feel free to drop me a line if you're interested in a piece or are looking for something in particular.

The Built in Brooklyn Craft Fair takes place once a month... please come out & support local Brooklyn artists. There is always a drawing that you can be entered in for free & you get the chance to win $20 towards any item at the fair! Also, if you're an artist who wants to vend at the fair, contact builtinbklyn[at]

Make sure you join us next month 4/20/13
721 Franklin Ave. (between Park & Sterling)
Brooklyn, NY

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Power to the Prints Part II

Power to the Prints Part 2

As you can see, it's another print party...woo-woo! Truth be told, printed garments are just so underrated—they don't receive enough credit for their awesomeness and sadly, people can be so intimidated by them (for like, no reason)...UGH! Take a look at what's above... 2 lovely printed blouses paired with great stuff...2 lovely blouses that can be swapped with each other and still look great with the remaining items... that's not all—wanna dress up those looks a little more? Pair them with pumps and voila...magic. Plus, both blouses are under $25 each, which means they're affordable...Yayyy.
Click here for the one on the left... Click here for the one on the right. 

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Spring Cleaning Sale! we're having a sale! Woo hoo! You get 40% off your entire order + FREE shipping when you spend $25 or more... Use code: SPRINGBC

Any questions? Email christiana[at]
Start shopping: Visit or go straight to the shopping page

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Power to the Prints Part I

Power to Prints Part 1
Soooo spring is pretty much here (well, sort of), but that doesn't mean you have to put all your winter blouses away (at least not the ones that are sort of lightweight)... Spring 'em up a bit by pairing them with light-colored pants, skirts, or jeans (see examples above). Don't you just love printed pieces...specifically blouses?! If not, please get with the program. Oh, and the above blouses can be swapped with one another and they'd still match the other items nicely—only $25 & under for each blouse... better grab 'em up—you can wear them all year round!!!
Click here for the one on the left...Click here for the one on the right! 

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Hello there...

Sooooo this is not actually about my outfit, nor my cup of chai from the ever-so-classy Dunkin' Donuts, but it IS about that snazzy jazzy background that you see... it's ART!!! My beau and I were strolling through the Boerum Hill neighborhood in Brooklyn this past weekend and stumbled upon this beautiful house. Apparently the artist, Susan Gardner, wanted to make a "celebratory statement" literally on her house and that's exactly what it is. This beautiful mosaic caught my attention from the beginning of the block... It's on 108 Wyckoff (between Hoyt & Smith Streets) and it's just jawdropping! If you're in Brooklyn and happen to like this type of stuff, you should go see it. I thought it looked pretty cool with my leopard print jacket. Anywhoo, my red snakeskin clutch that you see is a vintage-ish 1980's Giani Bernini—it's my fave and goes with any and everything... and that is pretty much it, sorry I couldn't end this any more awkward... 

Monday, March 11, 2013

Thank you TNEMNRODA!

Yes—this was a selfie. #shamelessselfie 

Last week, I received a very special, awesome package in the mail from a super fab lady—Samantha Smikle (owner of TNEMNRODA & my new fave jewelry designer). In that package were her lovely gold midi rings! They are super sexy with a boho chic twist to them, which is why I find them simply irresistible. I wore them all week and weekend on different fingers each time. They are also adjustable, which is perfect!
Thanks again, Sam!! I <3 them!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Just Smitten...

Finally, we released a new mini collection of vintage from the 1950's-early 1990's... 
Inspired by feminism and self-love, see the rest of the collection here!
Read more about it here!

Smitten by Bum-Cake Vintage
photographed by: jamil smith
models: yaa opare & chelsea regan
hair/makeup: lauren durojaiye
styled by: me (christiana greene)

Hope you love it!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Coming Soon...

A new collection will be launching this week.... Smitten by Bum-Cake. Keep a lookout... I'm excited!
shot by: jamil smith
models: yaa opare & chelsea regan
mua: lauren durojaiye
styled by: me (christiana)

The Beginning...

Of something glorious, that is.

Welcome to BUM-CAKE Vintage's new blog—a blog about fashion, food, friends, and of course all things vintage or even vintage-inspired. Hopefully, you'll find some things on here that are pretty inspirational or stimulating or both! Can't wait to share them with ya!

Harry Belafonte & Dorothy Dandridge, 1954