Author Archives: Elisa Casas

About Elisa Casas

ELISA CASAS (that’s me) was born and raised in New York City. I have a BFA in Photography from NYU and worked as a photojournalist and talent scout for major record labels before opening Chelsea Girl in 1993. I also owned Laurel Canyon Vintage, Clutch! and a popular cafe, City Girl Cafe, and I starred in the groundbreaking Sundance series, “Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys” with my best friend, David Munk. I like pomegranates, clouds, “Exile on Main Street,” birthdays, ancient ruins, the beach, abstract art, cypress trees, “Annie Hall,” old diamonds, Almodovar, clam shacks, surprises, Anne Boleyn, popcorn, “Rebecca,” margaritas, pugs, apple pie and castles in Spain. I live in TriBeCa with my fashionable daughter, Ruby. Follow Chelsea Girl on Facebook-https://www.facebook.com/ChelseaGirlVintage and Instagram-ChelseaGirlVintage

Vintage at the 2017 Oscars

Vintage is ALWAYS green…and more and more celebrities are embracing environmentally friendly fashions in their daily lives AND on the red carpet. But at last night’s Oscar ceremony, it was Emma Roberts who was most passionate about bringing attention to … Continue reading

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Vintage at the SAG Awards

Most of the ladies played it safe at the 2016 SAG Awards in Los Angeles last night, but one stood out for her unusual choice: Demi Moore looked stunning in a 2003 Zac Posen gown. Although 2003 is not technically … Continue reading

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Vintage at the Met Gala

The annual Met gala (“Fashion Prom,” as it’s been called) is not my favorite event. Those that attend are just there to preen for the cameras, showing off expensive outfits. Oh yes, it’s a grand fundraiser for the exceptional Costume … Continue reading

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Doing Vintage Right at the SAG Awards

Vintage glamor returned to Hollywood at the 2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards. Jennifer Aniston made it look effortless in a vintage Galliano gown that plunged and stunned. Kelly MacDonald chose vintage Moschino: a short black satin dress with a flirty … Continue reading

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Golden Globes Fashion Review – And An Open Letter to Lana del Rey

Dear Lana, I applaud your decision to wear vintage, to look unique, to shake things up at a staid ceremony like the Golden Globes. But you’re doing more harm than good to the “vintage is green” cause. You obviously have … Continue reading

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Vintage at the Emmys

Both Taryn Manning (from “Orange is the New Black”) and Katherine Heigl wore old style Hollywood dresses to the Emmys this year. Although the dresses themselves were quite beautiful, they were unfortunately not the best styles for either of them. … Continue reading

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Vintage at the VMAs

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