The Notorious Vinny Vandal

30 May

The Profiling of Blogger and Fashion Photographer Vinny Vandal


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Many girls have tried the vintage style that was only fitted for a few. Alot of them got lost by mistakenly confusing the “thrift store look” with vintage.  Jasmin Rodriguez a.k.a. Vinny Vandal, photographer and blogger of “Vintage Vandalizm”, is the MASTER of Vintage looks. From her 1940s pin-up hairstyles to the  classical shiny patent leather Mary Janes she wears upon her little size feet, Vinny is the poster child for Vintage style.  I have had the pleasure of meeting her for the first time at a mutual friend’s birthday gathering and after reviewing her blog, I was amazed and impressed with her style.

My style has no boundaries but I have commonly taken inspiration from the 40s, 50s, and 60s.”-Vinny Vandal

One of my favorite looks from Vinny’s website. This World War II look is not costumy. It’s very ready-to-wear and high fashion at its greatest. I liked how the color blocks khaki and army green colors being very neutral that brought out the vintage glow. The 1940s military jacket can be worn with a very casual skirt (of course it’s too hot now to wear any jacket. The boots and the pocketbook added a touch of class and opulence to the look.


Having a vintage style is not about wearing clothes from the past decades. You have to modernize it within the present times and make it your own. It’s a difference between being inspire by a style and just being a copy cat.






I encourage all you Vintage style loving Belles to check out Vinny’s blog at Guaranteed that you will not be disappointed.


2 Responses to “The Notorious Vinny Vandal”

  1. vintagevandalizm May 30, 2010 at 11:10 am #

    I really cant thank you enough for this! you are incredible! putting your blog link on mine!<3

  2. Chandra @ShiftC June 4, 2010 at 11:26 am #

    Hey, this is an awesome post! You raise several points that I love; one being that many people confusing thrifting with vintage style.

    I came across your blog post after leaving a comment on Jasmin’s FB wall, and noticing the link you left to this post.


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