Piedmont Ring Holiday Gift Guide 2016

We’re lucky to be in a community with magical friends and clients who we care dearly about. With the holidays coming up, we decided to go shopping in each others stores and share some of our dream gifts with you all.  Hopefully this will help inspire the fun of gift giving to the people you hold dear, even the ones who are harder to shop for.

Karen Fort - Owner Mercy Vintage & Neighbor

Clockwise from bottom left:

Make-up by Oloorea: Mickey is a magical creature. Her work is informed by her big heart, generosity and commitment. Mickey does the make-up for Mercy photo shoots and no one does it better. XO

Handmade Scissors and Kaweco Pen (Neighbor): My love of all things related to paper has grown since opening Neighbor. There is something about using things that are beautifully made to elevate the experience of something as simple as writing.

Arielle De Pinto Necklaces (Good Stock): Or as we call her, ADP, is a long time love of mine. The weight and movement of her work is grounding. The organic nature of it leaves me breathless.

Iosselliani Earrings (Good Stock): I have circled these earrings for a minute. I just want to wear one and I want to wear it everyday! It is truly art for your ears.

Vintage Faux pearl bracelet (Mercy): My love for Chanel is long and deep. And although this bracelet is not Chanel, oversized costume pearl anything makes my heart skip a beat...more is more!

 

Michaela Thyberg - Owner Oloorea Beauty

Counter-clockwise from top left:

Jess Feury Pillows (Neighbor): These will look great in my new apartment!

Rhonda Allison Purifying Lotion (Oloorea): This facial toner is lightly exfoliating so it can be used every night.  It’ll keep my skin clear during holiday stress.

Le Feu de L’eau Candle (Good Stock): The fist Le Feu candle I bought was a splurge, now I own three.  They burn for months and add amazing energy to my nightly routine.  When the wick is gone, I use the hand dipped casings as pots for succulents.  They’re all so fantastic, it’s hard to choose a favorite scent!

BTW Hand Painted Mug, Steep Tea “Mate Drank” & Tea Leaf Reading Kit (Neighbor):

I LOVE tea and this set has it all.  The hand painted mug reminds me of a dear friend (the cute Australian you may have seen in Neighbor) and it will bring me joy every morning.

Steep tea is an Oakland based company and the girls who run it make thoughtful blends.  I chose the “Mate Drank” because it’s not as aggressive as caffeine but still has a kick to it.

I’ve always wanted to have a tea reading!  How awesome is it to learn how to do it and share with your friends.

Vintage Squash Blossom Necklace (Mercy): Just take a look at this squash blossom.  Seriously.

 

Dana Olson - Owner Good Stock & Neighbor

Clockwise from top left:

Black Sheep White Light Sheep Skins & Leah Sing pillows and throws (Neighbor): The textiles at Neighbor are ethically sourced and produced, they make magic in any home, in any room.  These skins, pillows and throws are the perfect gift for anyone, simply beautiful.

Vintage Levis, Bonne Maison Socks, Vintage Workwear & Hat (Mercy): Mercy Vintage has a new denim wall dedicated to their amazing stock of vintage Levis. All the work has been done and you reap the benefit of incredible fit and wash.  

Bonne Maison socks (I am wearing and holding them) they have the best colors and print, a perfect stocking stuffer.

Vintage jewelry, bags scarves and hats are one of a kind, which makes them an incredibly special gift.

Clare Vivier Clutches (Good Stock): Gorgeous Italian leather, made in Los Angeles, a functional, luxurious gift.  Not easy to put those two words in a sentence

Signature Facial (Oloorea): A truly pampering experience.  Michaela has an incredible touch and robust knowledge of skincare, a special gift.
 

Rachel Cubra - Owner Mercy Vintage

Clockwise from top right:

Pearl and Gold Ring by Variance Objects (Good Stock): I’m always drawn to the rough and natural aesthetic of Variance Objects’ jewelry.  They maintain femininity in their pieces without being precious.  This ring is a crazy showstopper, the way it reflects light is mesmerizing.

Spalted Maple Bowls & Salad Servers (Neighbor):  Not just for food, these gorgeous bowls can be used as decoration around the house as well as looking stunning at the dinner table.  Use them to keep your fruit in the kitchen, or (if you’re like me) to hold all of your bracelets in the bedroom.

Eyebrow Tint (Oloorea):  This little luxury always leaves me feeling so great!  It’s a quick and easy way to perk up your look.  So much fun to do with friends and Michaela is a dream boat with a magical touch.

Vintage Statement Earrings (Mercy): No matter how sloppy my outfit, I always want to be decked out in jewelry.  These earrings are easy outfit elevators and make great gifts for friends & family.  

Another Feather Bracelets (Good Stock): Did I mention I’m into jewelry?  These cuffs are so good stacked!! They also look stunning on their own. Interesting details and thoughtful silhouettes integrate easily with other jewelry and are appealing to all aesthetics.

Piedmont Ring Holiday Party

This Saturday 10th December, we are excited to announce our first of two holiday pop ups! We have planned a special event at each business:

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Good Stock is humbled to host Krewe sunglasses all the way from New Orleans. Handcrafted and beautifully appointed, come try on a pair...or two!

Mercy Vintage will feature David from Goodbye Heart Vintage. We love vintage denim and tees and no one, we mean no one, does it better than David. He will be selling at Mercy all day.

Neighbor is hosting Tacos Oscar and Steep Tea Co from 12pm-5pm in the back yard, arguably some of the best local food and beverages. Come get some before it runs out.

Oloorea is offering makeup applications from 3pm - 6pm plus braids by Seana from 2:30pm - 6pm, first come first served - stop by on the way to your holiday parties.

We hope to see you all there ❤️ 

All our love,
The Piedmont Ring - Good Stock, Mercy Vintage, Neighbor, Oloorea

Ethically minded beauty for the home and body 

We would like to take a minute to acknowledge the fire last weekend in Oakland. We lost people we love. We are devastated. In honor of those lost, we will be donating a portion of our sales this Saturday to the families. It is a small gesture, but in this time of feeling helpless, it is something. 

A Current Affair LA Fall 2016

Summer is behind us and we're at it again.  In less than two weeks, we will join some of our favorite vendors in the world (yes, this thing has gone global) at A Current Affair in LA!  We busted out our boldest, brightest, most bedecked pieces for a preview.  All this and more will be available Saturday & Sunday, September 24th and 25th at the Cooper Design Space in downtown Los Angeles.  Come shop, sit in the lounge and sip on free cocktails.  Don't forget to get your discounted pre-sale tickets HERE.

1920s embroidered silk Chinese jacket. Seminole patchwork skirt.

1920s embroidered silk Chinese jacket. Seminole patchwork skirt.

1960s brocade coat with fur trim.  Dries van Noten rainbow print dress.

1960s brocade coat with fur trim.  Dries van Noten rainbow print dress.

Comme des Garcons pink knot jacket.  1970s novelty print maxi dress.  Christian Louboutin oxfords.

Comme des Garcons pink knot jacket.  1970s novelty print maxi dress.  Christian Louboutin oxfords.

Comme des Garcons plaid blazer.  Vintage embroidered silk top.  Dries van Noten metal embroidery skirt.

Comme des Garcons plaid blazer.  Vintage embroidered silk top.  Dries van Noten metal embroidery skirt.

Marni neon and polka dot coat.  Comme des Garcons pants.  Yohji Yamamoto pants.

Marni neon and polka dot coat.  Comme des Garcons pants.  Yohji Yamamoto pants.

Jil Sander sequin top

Jil Sander sequin top

Model: Ali Madigan @alimadigan MUA: Eryn Harrison from Calm Salon @calmsalon

A Current Affair NY Spring 2016

Ready for the biggest one yet?  With 80+ vendors spanning two rooms at Studio City in Brooklyn, this spring's A Current Affair NY is going to be off the charts!  We're stuffing our bags with prime pieces exclusively for the show.  Here's a peak into what will be in our luggage and on our racks in 2 weeks; backgrounded by some of our favorite, iconic locales in New York.

1920s embroidered Chinese silk jacket. Tao Comme des Garcons blouse. Issey Miyake pants. Marni heels.

1920s embroidered Chinese silk jacket. Tao Comme des Garcons blouse. Issey Miyake pants. Marni heels.

1920s Middle Eastern embroidered silk dress. Comme des Garcons scalloped pants.

1920s Middle Eastern embroidered silk dress. Comme des Garcons scalloped pants.

Comme des Garcons top. Vintage Navajo squash blossom necklace.

Comme des Garcons top. Vintage Navajo squash blossom necklace.

Commes des Garcons top. Vintage Navajo squash blossom. John Paul Gaultier slacks. Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Boots.

Commes des Garcons top. Vintage Navajo squash blossom. John Paul Gaultier slacks. Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Boots.

Junya Watanabe knit tube dress.

Junya Watanabe knit tube dress.

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See you there, New York!

xxo

Karen & Rachel

A Current Affair LA Spring 2016

It's officially spring and we couldn't be more ready for longer days and warm sun rays.  We'll be chasing the heat down to LA April 2nd & 3rd for A Current Affair's spring edition.  The acclimate weather has us in the mood to sweat, so we took to the court (and field) to shoot some of the SPORT pieces that will be coming with us to LA.  Get your body in action and run, don't walk, to the Cooper Building for the best vintage under one roof.  (Did we mention the open bar and curated mannequins by Jane Aldridge of Sea of Shoes?) Get your advanced, discounted tickets here!

Prada Sport polo shirt & zip top

Prada Sport polo shirt & zip top

Prada Sport convertible windbreaker and mesh & tie dye tennis skirt

Prada Sport convertible windbreaker and mesh & tie dye tennis skirt

Marithe Francois Girbaud nylon drawstring dress

Marithe Francois Girbaud nylon drawstring dress

Issey MIyake Sport 2 piece tank top & skirt Rubber & rhinestone collar

Issey MIyake Sport 2 piece tank top & skirt Rubber & rhinestone collar

Prada Sport tank top, tennis skirt & slides

Prada Sport tank top, tennis skirt & slides

Prada Sport polo shirt, zip top, track pants & slidesMiu Miu mesh & leather bag

Prada Sport polo shirt, zip top, track pants & slidesMiu Miu mesh & leather bag

See you in a few weeks!
xxo,
Karen & Rachel
Mercy Vintage
 

A Current Affair LA Fall 2015

Our summer hiatus is over and we're heading back on the road to LA to spend the weekend selling vintage with our A Current Affair family.  They have expanded the show to 2 days to provide you double the opportunity to score the best vintage pieces from the best vintage vendors nationwide!  After a super successful New York debut, many East Coast vendors have been added to the LA roster and we have a feeling this show is going to be the best one to date.  Visit the ACA website to buy discounted presale tickets and to check out the new vendors.  The show is Saturday & Sunday, September 26th & 27th and will continue the traditions of an open bar, delicious food and a beautifully curated lounge.

In preparation for the show, we pulled some of our favorite pieces and recruited one of our favorite friends and photographers, Haley Golden, to shoot our preview.  Check out more of Haley's work here, she is outrageously talented and we are so thrilled to have gotten the opportunity to work with her. 

We love to dress for fall. It provides us an opportunity to pile all of our favorite pieces into one outfit.  Less concerned with matching and more inspired by proportion, silhouette and texture we throw on lots of layers and keep the heavy pattern mixing clean and anchored with a simple, solid shoe.  This season, we are mildly obsessed with ribbons in the hair, so we adorned our models braids with velvet ties in vibrant hues.  With visions of crisper California weather, here's a peak of what will be on our racks in LA to help provide you with the more-is-more autumnal look that we're drawn to.

Vintage Armani silk blouse. Vintage DKNY plaid coat.  Vintage Kenzo Jungle wrap skirt.

Vintage Armani silk blouse. Vintage DKNY plaid coat.  Vintage Kenzo Jungle wrap skirt.

Vintage Oscar de la Renta blouse.  Vintage Gauguin print dress.  Comme des Garcons single strap jumper.  Y-3 Yohji Yamamoto sneakers.

Vintage Oscar de la Renta blouse.  Vintage Gauguin print dress.  Comme des Garcons single strap jumper.  Y-3 Yohji Yamamoto sneakers.

Vintage linen plaid jacket.  Sofie D'Hoore polka dot wrap top.  Issey Miyake skirt.  Kapital leggings.  Rachel Comey boots.

Vintage linen plaid jacket.  Sofie D'Hoore polka dot wrap top.  Issey Miyake skirt.  Kapital leggings.  Rachel Comey boots.

Vintage Lanvin plaid dress.  Dries van Noten mesh dress.  YSL long army green vest.  Vintage Marian Clayden hand dyed sash.

Vintage Lanvin plaid dress.  Dries van Noten mesh dress.  YSL long army green vest.  Vintage Marian Clayden hand dyed sash.

Vintage Marian Clayden jumpsuit and scarf.

Vintage Marian Clayden jumpsuit and scarf.

Photographed by Haley Golden

Modeled by Leticia Allen

Styled by Rachel Cubra & Karen Anderson Fort

Assisted by Sara Horowitz