Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Cloudy Days

I'm wearing my fave Victorian-inspired vintage blouse from the 1980's (by Sonya Ratay)

Obviously the weather was bad... peep the hair, ugh!

My good 'ol faithful maxi dress from the early 90's

This was obviously a serious moment... just kidding, but she happened to shoot this with a piece of crystal in front of the lens to get this cool effect and not photoshop... pretty cool, huh? :-p

Photos by: Michelle Smyth

A couple months ago, on a cold and rainy day in Brooklyn, photographer Michelle Smyth and I spent the afternoon taking these pics! It was probably one of the most chill, laid back shoots I've ever been a part of—we chatted about girl stuff, drank tea... It was great! I must say that her photography has a solemn yet pure type of vibe, which is pretty cool. Check out more of Michelle's work at MichelleSmyth.com.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

I heart David

Don't you just LOVE David?!! Aaaaggghhhhh... (don't mind me...)
Not to be soooooo "cliche," but "muah—smooches" 
Writer's block on the ad libs, but whatev... 

Photos by: Sade Craig

Outfit: T-shirt- Vintage (and for sale), shorts- h&m, tights- dkny, heels- zara, necklace- vintage, hoops- craft fair fresh, purse- hot red and vintage 

So apparently "I <3 David"... and you're probably thinking "Who the heck is David"? Well by David, I mean Bradley haha. Anyway, this is a 1980's vintage t-shirt that I surprisingly found in Brooklyn. Yes, it's for sale and no, I don't wear this as my own—I just modeled it this one time. I really love that there are numbers on the back like a jersey (it's the perfect detail to add). The letters and the heart on the front are kind of velvety too, which is pretty nice. Got questions? Email me: christiana [at] bum-cake.com.

Oh, one more thing... this was shot when it was still cold out, soooooo please disregard the tights, haha.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Hangin' with GirlsWithCurls

We trekked over the Manhattan Bridge on the hottest day ever...



           Come visit me sometime...


Daniel wearing his Bum-Cake Vintage cross necklace




All Photos by: Daniel Racz via GirlsWithCurls

Soooo I basically spent a weekend with the adventurous Daniel Racz from GirlsWithCurls and it happened to be pretty freakin' cool... We met in DUMBO, Brooklyn wandering around the neighborhood, discovering awesome shops and cafes, and then we decided to trek over the Manhattan Bridge straight into Chinatown. It was literally the hottest day ever, but we managed to discover some cool things around the city and Brooklyn, while my curls were being documented. After a long day in the city, he visited my booth at Artists & Fleas the next day... He got to see my real passion--sharing vintage awesomeness with the world haha. Anyway, Daniel was sweet enough to cop a vintage cross necklace that I must say, totally matches his style! In a nutshell, we had a great time... A lot of curl talk in the midst of exploring the coolest city in the world while trying to beat the heat. See more from our weekend at: GirlsWithCurls.tumblr.com

Friday, June 7, 2013

Spotted: Sade Craig

 Name: Sadé Craig
Occupation/What you’re great at: I'm a Technical Operations Coordinator for NBCUniversal Archive Sales. However, I have love for capturing and editing abstract video and portraits.
Where are you from? Pasadena, MD
Where do you live? Long Island City, NY
Vintage Red/White Polka Dot Blouse by Halston + 1960's Pastel Drop Earrings
 What do you love most about your neighborhood?
Since I'm a suburban lady, I love how my neighborhood is a little more low-key and quiet than midtown Manhattan. Long Island City is just a few stops away from midtown and while it's an easy escape from the heavy hustle and bustle of the city, one will find that this neighborhood holds a variety of trendy European influence. I really enjoy the cute cafe's of multicultural expression, trendy restaurants, vintage stores and organic produce shops. One may say that the current NY trend for most is to explore various areas of Brooklyn, but Long Island City will forever be my gem. 
What kind of music have you been listening to lately? 
I'm a huge fan of Neo-Soul! Lately, I've been jamming to my older Dwele, Jill Scott, Vikter Duplaix & Liv Warfield CDs. 
 How would you describe your style? 
My style consists of a lot of warm earth tones. I love pairing a bright color with warm tones because it gives a pop to my style and looks very put-together. 
Who’s your style inspirer? 
My style inspirer is my maternal grandmother. She had such a range of great style that was very classy, reasonable, sexy & colorful! I'm lucky to say that I have a few of her vintage jewelry that I extremely value! 
1980's Multicolor Dotted White Dress + 1950's Golden Clutch
 Why do you like wearing vintage? 
Vintage pieces are so classic and well-crafted. It holds quality and represents a time capsule, so to add a vintage piece to your wardrobe presents a mix of quality and spunk to your attire & shows that you really have a taste for something better than the current cycle of distribution.
Early 90's Green Dotted Button Down Dress + 1950's Black Velvet Clutch
 What's your favorite vintage item? 
My favorite vintage item is my pea-green, leather Bottega Veneta handbag. The face of the leather is basket-weaved so it really stands out, plus it's the perfect size to hold all I need to get me throughout the day. 
If your weren’t in NYC, you’d be: 
Traveling and enjoy time with my family in MD.
How do you keep your hair so fab?
I give a lot of love and care to my hair every day. My actual secret is my prize possession – a red, heavy duty comb, passed down from my great-grandmother to me. The teeth on this comb is like no other and it really shapes my hair just the way I like it!  [Side Note: No, I do not allow anyone to touch this comb! AHAHA.]  My long, soft, wavy hair requires a lot of detangling and alcohol-free products to keep the frizz down. I really enjoy using BioSilk when straightening or spiral curling my hair to lock the curl in place and to help reveal a nice shine. On the days when I crave to keep my natural texture, Herbal Essence mousse does the trick! 
1970's  Handmade Red Multicolor Dotted Dress
 Anyone you’d LOVE to meet in your field of work? 
I'd love to meet Good Morning America's Desk Anchor, Robin Roberts. She is such an inspiration and perfect example of strength!
Anything else you’d like to say? 
Thank you Bum_cake for allowing me to share a piece of me on your wonderful vintage site. This experience was a ton of fun and I love every unique item that's available for purchase on your site! Keep up the great work! :) 

All of the pieces from this mini collection will be available online starting Monday 6.10.13.