Vintage Communities are Needed

A Vintage Nerd Vintage Blog 1960s Style Modern Retro Fashion Vintage Meetup EV Vintage Collectible NY Vintage Blogger Disability and Fashion Living with CMT Plus Size Blogger 60s Beret

Seven years ago when I entered into the world of blogging and vintage full-time there was this incredible online presence of like-minded people everywhere. If you loved vintage; the history, the fashion, film, or music, you would be able to find someone to talk to and share your passion with. I received so much support when I first started blogging that whenever I had a question there was always someone out there in cyber land willing and able to answer it.

The vintage community has gone through a lot of changes since then. Instagram came onto the scene and many bloggers who found blogging too time consuming or challenging (because the truth is that it is) left blogging and focused solely on posting photos only on their IG pages. Many who dressed strictly in vintage stopped wearing vintage altogether. Some of us like myself evolved in my style to go from pure vintage to dressing vintage-inspired; a blend of true vintage and modern pieces.

Before I knew it at least 80% of the vintage community was gone or altered in some way. Many were scattered around the world of social media or leaving it behind them as they pursued other passions. I found myself missing those days where you had someone to talk about an old movie or about a vintage hairstyle you are trying to imitate.

That is when I thought to myself, "Why don't I set up a vintage meet up?" I figured worse case scenario no one would be interested so I had nothing to lose. Last month with the support and help from my friend Maegan at EV Vintage Collective  we set up our first vintage girls meet up. I spent time with my friend Nicole from Darling in Dots  and finally met a long time follower named Nikki who just happens to live in the same area in New York that I do. All in all it was magical to gather together in the unity of vintage.

Its important to have access to like-minded people where you can share and collaborate with. In our case it all for the love of vintage. Do you remember when the vintage community was united? How do you connect with other vintage loving guys and gals?

A Vintage Nerd Vintage Blog 1960s Style Modern Retro Fashion Vintage Meetup EV Vintage Collectible NY Vintage Blogger Disability and Fashion Living with CMT Plus Size Blogger 60s Beret  Darling in Dots
A Vintage Nerd Vintage Blog 1960s Style Modern Retro Fashion Vintage Meetup EV Vintage Collectible NY Vintage Blogger Disability and Fashion Living with CMT Plus Size Blogger 60s Beret
A Vintage Nerd Vintage Blog 1960s Style Modern Retro Fashion Vintage Meetup EV Vintage Collectible NY Vintage Blogger Disability and Fashion Living with CMT Plus Size Blogger 60s Beret
A Vintage Nerd Vintage Blog 1960s Style Modern Retro Fashion Vintage Meetup EV Vintage Collectible NY Vintage Blogger Disability and Fashion Living with CMT Plus Size Blogger 60s Beret
Outfit: Corduroy Overalls from Modcloth, Red Turtleneck from J Crew, 
Beret is 1960's Vintage, and Button is from DesignTimePrint

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  1. Great post! And I totally agree about surrounding ourselves with like-minded folks who share our same passions and interests. It is a healthy environment for great new ideas and inspiration. Fantastic photos of the meet up. Hope to make it to one in the future. ~ Yanis @ Hopeless Nostalgic

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  2. I still blog - the blogging community is smaller, but there are still some great ones out there.

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    1. I totally agree!!! Thank you! xox

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  3. I hear this on sooooo many levels. I do remember the "good ol' days" when everyone was commenting on everyone else's blog, and it was so much fun to connect and it lead to a good deal of friendships and having each others' back when out shopping. While I still struggle to keep up with the blogs that are still going strong, I do miss seeing multiple photos of people's outfits, because seriously, just one doesn't do anything justice, I swear, especially with vintage.

    While I love Instagram, so much gets lost with it, and posts have no staying power. If someone searches online for inspiration, actual historical info on clothing, designers, etc., Instagram is not the answer, blogs are. Where people do research and can share information that can be found later.

    I love that you made an event to spend time with more vintage lovers! It is a great way to stay connected.

    xoxo
    -Janey

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    1. Thank you Janey! I couldn't agree more about blogs! I'm glad you and I are still around doing our thang lol xox

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