Reading Style Bubble today was a little alarming, Susie was commenting on an article that states "it’s time to archive the vintage". What? As someone who loves wearing vintage clothing and plans on starting a career based on vintage clothing this seems somewhat disheartening. The article's author says that "vintage" has become snobby, that women who wear it feel that they are "unique" because no one can find the clothes that they are wearing. She feels it is not "unique" because now "everyone is into vintage". She also states that "in fashion’s inner circles, it has become a bit embarrassing to be into vintage."
There may be some truth in this article, but I disagree that vintage needs "to be archived".
For me it is about the creation process. I love taking a vintage dress and remaking it into something modern, some creative and something beautiful. I love mixing vintage with designer pieces. It is not that I feel I am more "unique" than everyone else because I purchased most of my outfit at the local thrift store, it is that I feel fufilled using my creative juices to create a whole ensemble. I didn't just look at a mannequin and take home the outfit. I looked at the mannequin and thought how can I make this my own - and usually that means I pulled out the vintage.
Oh well, I love it and I know you all love it too!