Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Inspiration Board

I'm planning a number of big shoots for the New Year, I will be needing new models, designers, mua's and hairstylist. Are you ready for a new year with fresh ideas and new concepts? I sure Am! I will also have a blogger on my team full time as well as an assistant to assist me in posting products pressing garments eating cake and styling the vintage just like me. :) I’m so ready for what 2012 has in store for my blog Chai Tea Vintage and myself. Nothing but good good times I hope! The anticipation awaits.... Below I've cleared my inspiration borad recently and started fresh with new photos,fabrics,trends etc... Here are a few items I have on it now as my 2012 muse..

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Friday, December 16, 2011

YSL Tank x Holiday Drink

Happy Flyy Day!!

Good Morning, here is my flyy day look! Very simple yet chic.. I'm really going to try to do more outfit posts I forgot how much fun you have doing them. Here are a few shots hope you enjoy!

GOLDEN VINTAGE SWEATER (Available in my store)

Become a fan on lookbook.nu :) xx

Photo Credit: Sammy Tarantino

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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Whats going on?

Hey you strangers!! Where have I been? That indeed the question I ask myself everyday. Hmmm Believe it or not I've been pretty busy. Having loads of fuggin fun eating icecream shooting models and loving life! I have some goodies & all sorts of tings yes tings to sell to you gals on theCHAITEAVINTAGE site. Check it out! Hope you enjoy as much as I do! Btw, can u fuggin believe it's DECEMBER already? Omg! This year fleeeeeewwww by! Below I did a outfit post for you since I can't even remember when the last time I did that. (tisk tisk)That will change because I have tons of vintage to strut for you vintage lovas. Super Huge S/O to my hubbs for being a great boyfriend and a huge supporter in my work! love you dude! Sammy also took these photos! :)

Dress & BLAZER: Chai Tea Vintage they will both be available in store tomorrow :)

Love you 2 pieces &hearts


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Chai Tea Vintage Favs

Happy Turkey Day readers!!! Hope you all are enjoying this day with your loved ones and eating lots of food!!! I had a shoot two weeks ago for my store and here are my favorite shots!
Be safe!

Do you love them as much as I do??

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Friday, October 7, 2011

Site Re-Launch!!!

Site is now launched!

I, finally, have everything in order! lol Aren’t you proud readers? (Does ridiculous & obnoxious dance). I would like for all of you beautiful people to check out my site and let me know what you think of the new layout and the new photos!!



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Monday, October 3, 2011

Chai Tea Vintage

Hey you guys!!!!!!!

I've been M.I.A all September, I know I suck! lol I've been eating potatoes drinking coffee, measuring clothes, buying vintage, shooting models, u know the regular… I'm in the process of re-launching my site and I am more than excited to show you guys the new layout. It was suppose to launch on 9-29 however, transferring domains was not an easy process. Although it says it’s a piece of cake it really wasn’t. Anyhow, it’s coming along and soooo much better than my last one. Also, the store has a new look as well. Oh goody!! This week it will definitely be up. I know I am always hyper for these types of things.

In other news it's October and my 1 yr anniversary with my "life partner" Sammy is coming up OMG!!!!!!!! Even more explanation points and smiley faces. This is what true love looks like to me :) :) :) :) :) :) :) YAY!!!!!!!!!!! <<<< Yes, I’m there borderline crazy gal. lol

I love my Sammy!!!

&& to my readers…..

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Monday, September 5, 2011


Hey Guys!! The past 5 days have been FANTASTIC! I've managed to come across some cool vtg finds and work with pretty amazing people. On Saturday, Ricky and I had a shoot with beautiful model AMBER NEALON. She was so pleasant and very sweet. We had an awesome time shooting. Here are a few pics from amber's shoot. The rest of them will premiere on my store's new site September 29th! Mark your calenders guys! I am also doing a facebook sale from september 17th thru 29th on my CHAITEAVINTAGE like page. Please check it out!
Yesterday we had the pleasure of working with (THE DREAM TEAM) as I like to call them. Three beautiful and extremely talented and creative females. Fab make up artist KOKO GUERRA , fab stylist KIA DENISE and fab hair stylist DOMINIQUE NICOLE , When I tell you these girls play no games I'm soo serious. Please take some time out to check out their work. Some people ask why I chose another stylist to work on this shoot and I say why not? I love meeting new people and working with creative minds and I thought kia would be perfect for the job and I also wanted to meet the trio and watch them work. Here are a few pics from that shoot which will also be featured on my new site.
I would like to thank everyone whom I worked with this weekend! You guys are phenomenal and I'm so happy the way the way the photographs turned out. Especially my hubbs Sammy! You are the best boyfriend in the world. No man could ever amount to you in a trillion years. Special shoutout to Models: Salena & Tracy for ROCKING the shoot yesterday!!! Chileeeeeeee!! Until next time! Love you 2 pieces ♥ Cali

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

After The Storm

G'day mate!

Here are a few photos taken Sunday after the tropical storm cleared out and our power restored. The winds were still pretty strong on Sunday but it couldn't stop the dynamic duo of Cali & Sammy lol. Whilst the rest of the city stayed in, we decided to go out and snap a few shots and enjoy the beautiful day. We had so much fun. I decided to wear a shirt I found thrifting a few weeks ago. It's a size 16 but I thought turning it into a dress would be cool. What do u guys think? I paired it with a tan linen blazer and a black belt and tan heels.

photo credit: Sammy Tarantino of H.O.T

Oversized Shirt: Thrifted
Blazer: Thrifted
Heels: Jessica Simpson
Belt: vtg
Earrings: vtg

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Philadelphia Arts Expo

Hello Guys!

A few weeks ago I was asked to be a vintage vendor at The Arts Garage for an arts expo September 15th at 9pm.

Sooooo if your in the area and would like to check out my merchandise and meet me, come on down! This will be an event you do not want to miss. Art/fashion/music and FUN!!! Also, Sammy will be there as well recording so if you do miss it, I will have a video blog up so u can take a look at what I do. cool right?

Philadelphia Arts Expo

I would love for you all to attend. Until next time! :)

Love you 2 pieces ♥


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

T33n Philly Mag

Can you believe summer is almost over? Are you in tears? I am!!! I love the summer but fall is my favorite season. I know, I tell u guys that already. If you remember in June my post about Ricky , I told you about a pool shoot we did but couldn't release the photos. Well today I reveal them. Some you might have already seen If you checked out T33NPHILLYMAGAZINE lately. What is T33n Philly Mag?? Teen Philly Mag is a very dope up & coming online magazine strictly for the teens in Philly! It’s created by my girl Jovonna Townsend, whom is also
the owner of Joni models Inc. We had a blast working on this shoot for the magazine as well as a few others you all will see within the next few weeks.

First, I would like you to check out a pic I call "Daydreamer". We actually didn't like how this photo turned out but once ricky edited it and changed the background from a plain white wall to a room of clouds how could u not be endlessly in love with it? Also below are a few more photos from the shoot.

Hope you all enjoy the photos as much as I do. Stay tuned for more fun fun funnn shoots! :)

Make sure you check out T33NPHILLYMAGAZINE every month for more updates on what's going with the Philly teens! :)
Love you 2 pieces ♥


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Begining Of A New Era

On Saturday, I assisted on a shoot with my team Samantha (My MUA) and Ricky (My
Photographer). This shoot was for Sam’s portfolio. I call it “Shattered”!! When
Sam originally pitched the idea I was thinking “How the heck is she going to pull that off” She sure as hell showed me lol….The model, Danielle, was
absolutely the perfect fit for the shoot. Her eyes, skin, and make-up

was flawless. Very gorgeous girl with a beautiful personality, if I told you this was her very first photoshoot would you believe me? No? It really was and she crushed each shot so effortlessly. I can’t wait to work on the shoots we have in tore for August and September. I love working with people who share the same passion as you and that you can sit with for hours coming up with concepts and putting them into realistic dreams each time with each photograph is so incredible to me. Above are a few photos from the shoot. I also attached links to their work so you can check it out.



Love you 2 pieces,


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The Return Of The Crazy Gal!

My computer has been down forever you guys. :( I’m stealing wifi from starbucks on my neighbors laptop at the moment while sipping on the best cinnamon dolce in the world. I’ve been living and loving everything and everyone. Below are a few photo’s of my “July” which seemed to have went by super fast.… Am I the only one who felt that way??? I took a break from everything and I adored every minute of it. However, I am now extremely siked and I can’t wait to start blogging, shooting and updating my store. I have a few shoots set up for August. I’m currently working on buying a Macbook Pro, because, my little crappy laptop can’t be saved for much longer. Enough with my babbling, enjoy your time with your loved ones and most importantly enjoy this freakin awesome weather. Autumn is near! So, live in the moment now!

Love you 2 pieces ♥