If you live in Austin you may have picked up a copy of RARE magazine, the fashion issue, in the last couple of weeks. If you have, you may have noticed a surprisingly fresh fashion spread.

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*please excuse the wonky cropping.

The fantastic thing about this is that Alan Foreman, the photographer, is a native! Or a local... who knows how long he has lived here the point is that he does! Austin does have it's own burgeoning fashion scene but Mr. Foreman's resume includes various international ELLE'S, Blackbook, and a Vogue (Spain according the web site.) Those are credentials we don't see much of here because they hoard them in NYC and other such bright lights big cities! I also happen to know that he and his wife have started a brand new model management company, the absence of which was, in my opinion, a void in Austin until now. They have girls flying all over the country, signing with major agencies, appearing in NYLON for goodness sakes. Enough of that, you'd think I was trying to work with the man or something... ahem. His work speaks for itself.

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the giving spirit.

I am in the mood to give.

It's not something that happens that often so my advice is take advantage

and now is your chance!!




(I can't decide which photo I like better for this purpose. Please choose for yourself which appeals to you, gets you in the spirit more, and then focus on it.)

The Prizes!

I am making THREE gift packs that are all vintage, all from the heart :) I will be including vintage jewelry, a vintage scarf, and something else, who knows. I will gift wrap your present and mail it to the winner by Wednesday, December 16th. I am actually GOING SHOPPING for these gifts, not just selecting from the magnolia family closet. Fancy, right?

How to Enter!!

While this is all in the holiday spirit, I am still going to use it to my advantage. Winners will be chosen at random from followers of the Magnolia Family Vintage twitter account on Monday, December 14th. That's five days to push ONE BUTTON that says follow. I want to get 100 followers by Christmas! I will put your name in the drawing twice if you tweet about this giveaway, this blog, my awesomeness, etc, etc. You will have to message me or comment to let me know if you have payed it forward though. I wouldn't want to miss it!

Who doesn't like a pretty gift under their tree from a stranger? No one doesn't like that.

Ok, got it? Follow the shop ON TWITTER to win a super cute, hand-picked, holiday gift package from the family de magnolia aka me, and Magnolia Family Vintage.


New listings in the Magnolia Family Vintage shop...xo

New additions in the Magnolia Family Vintage shop...

sequins! minis! Marc Jacobs! Oscar de la Renta! fur!

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this is

this is...

my first cover credit (stylist) on a national magazine!
*accompanied by the pretty, pretty photo story inside, also mine whaaaats up.


(they actually cut my favorite looks from the shoot! Oh well, I will get the pics and show them off here, just the same...)

this is...

awesome. that's all really.


this is...

just badass. and so true.


yeah, it's a Friday night and this is how I roll. tomato soup and sweet lovin cuddle time with my man.


I ~

am in love. tokion sept/oct 2009 "earth angel"

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photos by Stephen Schacher

If anyone else out there with superior google skills can find this whole series, I will send you a lock of my hair and a recipe for honeybun cake. No kidding.

Nevermind! High fives and candy apples for Hilarie who directed me to the Zinio web site and WHABAM. I added the rest of the gorgeous set.

On a different note!

We're friends, right? In the modern sense of the word we are.

Follow me on Twitter! (Sarahhatespants, harhar)


We'll make it worth your tweet time in the New Year with some nifty deals, sneak peeks, and not to mention my ever-awesome insight from thrift stores across this fair nation... Don't doubt it.

time machine girl crush

USCHI! Obermaier.

Arguably the most beautiful groupie.

ever? It's possible.

radical. model. mick, keith, jimmy. style maker... it's quite a resume.




Uschi Obermaier was discovered by the magazine twen. Thin and petite but feminine she represented a new type of model and exposed frontal nudity for the first time on a magazine cover.


In Munich, Obermaier was briefly involved with Pamir survivor Othello (a.k.a. Rudolf Liebzeit). Obermaier moved from Munich to the Berlin-based Kommune 1 after she had become Rainer Langhans' girlfriend. Langhans and Obermaier talked openly to the media about their relationship, becoming symbols of the sexual revolution. Some commentators in Germany claim thatJohn Lennon and Yoko Ono, among others, followed their example.

Obermaier was not viewed by most in the Ausserparlamentarische Opposition as one of their activists. She did not take part in radical feminist campaigns like other female members and friends of the Kommune 1. She was best known for appearances in German magazines Der Spiegel and Stern, in which she appeared openly nude and using marijuana.

Rainer Langhans mentions in his autobiography that he and Uschi Obermaier met Peter Green in Munich, where they invited him to their "High-Fish-Commune". They were not really interested in Peter Green. They just wanted to get in contact with Mick Taylor: Langhans and Obermaier wished to organize a "Bavarian Woodstock". They wanted Jimi Hendrix and "TheRolling Stones" to be the leading acts of their Bavarian open air festival. They needed the "Green God" just to get in contact with "The Rolling Stones" via Mick Taylor.

Obermaier probably was the best known German groupie of the 1960s. She was briefly a member of the Krautrock-band Amon Düül, and is said to have had affairs with Keith Richards, Mick Jagger and Jimi Hendrix.

(text is obviously from wikipedia... links and all.)




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The last two photos show Uschi with Natalia Avelon, the actress who portrayed her in the biopic Eight Miles High. It's a fun film and Uschi was involved in the entire process of making it, which lends the credibility that most biopics do not enjoy.

Uschi is in her 60's now and obviously still a stunner. She makes jewelry and lives in Topanga Canyon.