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

Olivia Wilde in Vintage at the CFDA Awards

In an beautiful homage to fashion history, Olivia WIlde wore  Angelica Huston’s Mollie Parnis dress to the CFDAs. Angelica looked radiant in the fringed gown at the 1974 Cannes Film Festival, and so did Olivia. Kudos to Olivia for her … Continue reading

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Vintage at the Met Gala

The highly anticipated “Charles James: Beyond Fashion” opens at the Met on Thursday, but last night at the Met Gala, no one paid homage to the master of couture by wearing one of his dresses…as a matter of fact, there … Continue reading

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Pharrell Williams in Vintage Vivienne Westwood Hat at the Grammys

Pharrell’s hat at last night’s Grammys got lots of laughs in a parody Twitter account that went viral. But few knew that the hat was designed by Vivienne Westwood in 1982, and has become an iconic piece of fashion history. … Continue reading

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Vintage at the Golden Globes – Go Brits!

Fans of vintage know that across the pond, vintage is hotter than ever, on trend for both its green attributes (Europe is far more concerned about our environment than the US is) as much as for its timeless style. So … Continue reading

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Vintage at the Emmy Awards

With the intense competition amongst designers to dress celebrities for award events, it’s not surprising that the stars, who are given dresses worth thousands of dollars, are wearing vintage gowns far less often than they used to. But with so … Continue reading

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Back To School

My favorite time of year has always been Fall: the crisp, dry air, the bittersweet goodbye to summer, and the promise of wooly knits, leather boots, cashmere and my favorite Fall accessory, big chunky scarves. And yes, the leaves are … Continue reading

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Who Wore Vintage to the Met’s “Punk: Chaos to Couture” Opening Gala?

I look forward to seeing the Met’s “Punk” exhibit, but the excess at the gala seemed positively distasteful. It didn’t help that Beyoncé was the chair of the event. I don’t know what was worse…the celebs that were completely oblivious … Continue reading

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