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These are a few of my favorite things :)

Kerri Colangelo

 

Most of the time, the things in the store that I gravitate towards have a history. There is a human element. It could be a weathered and handwritten label, a patina on solid leather that has developed and matured over time. These things are interesting to me because there is story to be told when you pick up the object and begin to interact with it. Since each item that enters the store is curated by the buyers and from our network of customers, when another person takes that item home with them, it's a compliment because they too see the beauty in it and wish to introduce it into their own space.  

Here are some of my favorite things...

Tactile senses. 1. A full view of the world with relief details of the continents. Globe from Replogle, World Ocean Series (Cartographer: Le Roy M. Tolman)  2. Handmade woven earrings in citrus colors.  3. Oversized ruched calfskin leather clutch in sherbet that speaks to the hands, Prada.

Amber energy. Stackable amber-hued vintage glassware. I love these because of the multifunctionality of glass vessels. Use it to showcase freshly-cut flowers, hold your morning juice, or to accentuate warm light from a votive candle. The color is what draws me. There is golden warmth that is lost with newer light bulbs. I love that they are eco, but the color is harsh and flat. Wood matches from The Oyster Bar at The Plaza Hotel, New York. 

These colors. Dress with haphazard paint print in muted earth-tones. Fanny pack with leather patchwork color-blocking. The two make quite a perfect pair. All vintage.

Connectivity. Vintage board game that teaches one the ABCs -fundamentals for communication courtesy of the Sumerians. The back is labeled with a marker in blue. As you can see, this once belonged to Reese

Clutch. As in you clutch the clutch. You clutch the phone that was ergonomically designed to be nestled to your ear, balanced and cradled on your shoulder while you juggle other tasks and mind the curly cord. Vintage shell purse repurposed from Working Woman Magazine with plastic cover and strap with button closure. Vintage phone with handwritten label showcasing the digits of the previous owner. 

Where fine chocolates and watches come from. Synonymous with neutrality. I am attracted to the painterly illustrations of the Sphinx and the Giza Pyramid Complex, a zebra, an elephant -all in vibrant colors. [PURE SILK MADE | IN SWITZERLAND] I love the label because of the tiny giraffe portrait. Scarves are modest and inexpensive works of art. If you look closely, you can see the stitch work. S/he flipped the edge into a tiny tube along the edge of the material and meticulously tacked the border with a single strand of thread. The result is impossible airiness, like a soufflé or a cloud. Each time I put my hands on a scarf of this quality, it reminds me just how much I love and appreciate honest artisanal work.

Flower Ta, Creative Director

 

 

All images by Flower Ta

Meet Lesly of Head Sox

Kerri Colangelo

 

INTERVIEW | Flower Ta speaks to Lesly Chery, designer of Head Sox

"Deconstruction" is a word that I learned in fashion around 16 years ago. At the time, there was an uprising of designers from Belgium and Austria who were making waves that rippled onto the pages of my magazines that I cherished and read with reverence. If you Google the word and view the usage chart, it enters the lexicon of fashion and apexes directly at 2000. Since fashion cycles, the word has once again resurfaced. 

I met Lesly Chery at the tail end of summer. Our discussions would touch on the process of creating and on the reasons why one creates which always intrigues me. We spoke about the materials that he was sourcing and about corporate brands like Adidas and Lululemon that he was deconstructing and redefining. His designs are a perfect example of slow design -a stance against mass production. Each hat is handmade from hand-sourced and recycled material. More importantly, each one is in every respect -human. 

 

What attracts you to working with salvaged materials, working with your hands and design? I started sewing with salvaged materials while working with a high school classmate of mine who was a fashion designer, so I have always been comfortable with that medium.

When did you decide to start the line and what was the catalyst for creating the hats? I started in Chicago in 2009. I was searching for hats that would suit my dreadlocks hair style – there were only crocheted or knitted versions.

What drives you to create? The changes in nature inspire me.

What are you searching for and can you find it through your work?
I'm searching for peace and tranquility within my mind – yes, it is a sanctuary I create in my mind when I am designing and making my hats.

Is there an artist or designer, another who's work you admire?
There are so many but Tokyo Kumagi was an inspiration and Vittorio Ricci, Giorgio Armani of course and Jean Paul Gaultier.

What do you think your line reflects or reveals about you? That I'm open-minded and a free-thinker who can weave different mediums together and make them work – others see scraps or discarded material where as I see them as pieces that can be transformed into something usable.

What time of day do you work and why? Whenever I am alone, where I have no fear of being interrupted.

A rare shot of Lesly with his name penned onto his palm.

Can you describe the perfect setting for a productive studio/work day -music, set up, what you wear? I like to listen to music such as Alpha Blondi, Bob Marley, Yassou, N'Dour and various rock artists while I work. I am relaxed and work in comfortable, casual clothes and when painting, I wear jeans and a long sleeved shirt.

What are some of the most valuable lessons you learned? I am always kind to others because karma takes care of the rest.

How do your creations connect humans? I create what I like for myself in the hope that it speaks to like minded humans.

What are your impressions of social media and how does it influence your product and work? I try to ignore social media, but it is a necessary evil.

 

 

Lesly's handmade hats are available at the College Park location | Interview and images by Flower Ta

 

From Yesterday

Kerri Colangelo

Luxurious Trick-or-Treat Bag. Jon shows us how trick-or-treating is done at the shop. Vintage Louis Vuitton Keepall 60 Bandouliere, checkerboard Vans slip-ons. 

(click above) Pam edits an IG shot in her phone. We used what I call a Florida pumpkin as a prop for the shot - a mini-tangerine. / Amanda in this week's Orlando Weekly ad. Print media placed next to objects, like a burnt orange vintage telephone complete with curly cord, that some consider near-obsolete. 

 

 

All images by Flower Ta

Get that Candy :)

Kerri Colangelo

Halloween tip: Have some candy for breakfast -because it's Halloween and doesn't feel like it and it's Monday.    <3, The Dechoes Crew

 

Image by MIkey Massas / Model is Amanda Mosher

Transitions

Kerri Colangelo

Warm and sunny days. Amy shields herself from the sun with the Gucci Bullet bag with iconic bamboo detail. This was one of my most satisfying and quickest pictures taken. She came to work in this outfit and it perfectly reflects the current mood of the Gucci ad campaign. I told Amy my idea for the shot. I laid on the ground to demonstrate where. She followed instructions and this developed. I asked her to wave and Amy waves. I love this picture. 

The official start of Autumn was around a month ago, but here in Orlando, the coolness was delayed. It was only a few nights ago that a light jacket or sweater was needed in the evening and it was a welcome surprise. Change is good.

The gorgeous handbag featured above was brought in by Carol. Carol, a retired lawyer who saw Black Sabbath and would take her son to death metal shows, disclosed to me that she loved to litigate in a skirt suit instead of a pant suit. I asked her why and she said that the feminine silhouette made her feel pretty. I love this honest response. I understood and replied, "Since you feel good, you can focus on your job and perform better". This is the power of clothing. Everyone will see firsthand in under a week the transformative nature of dressing up on Halloween.

I agree with Carol and this is one of the reasons why I enjoy dressing up for work. It simply feels good and sets a tone so that you can focus on the more important things at hand. When we discussed the caramel purse, she smiled and said that she had good times with it. Now, she is passing the torch to another. 

This is what I love and have always loved about Dechoes. It is the change and revolving door of merchandise. It is the element of surprise and discovery. Each and every hand-curated item has a story and a past life. One waves good bye to an object and someone else waves hello to it.

 

Flower Ta, Creative Director

 

Image by Flower Ta / Model is Amy Dorian

💓 Spotlight: Kandace 💓

Kerri Colangelo

💓 💓 Beautiful and Talented - a Dangerous Combination. 💓 💓 Meet Kandace Fuller, Manager/Buyer at Dechoes :)

What's your favorite outfit? Is there something that you can't stop wearing? I'm really into my favorite basic navy J Crew maxi dress. It's comfortable and easy to throw on and I can also style it up.

What was your style like in high school? Oh man... I was weird! I was goth for a little bit, and I thrifted a lot with my mom so I was always wearing random things I'd find. 

Three songs? I live off of 80s music. It never gets old to me. Any Smiths song, Pet Shop Boys, I also love Fleetwood Mac!

Projects outside of Dechoes? My boyfriend, Robert and I have a musical project we just started called Maneki Neko where we cover 80's songs in a grunge slowed down way - soundcloud.com/manekineko4you

Where do you want to travel? I would love to travel outside of the US because I never have! Possibly Scotland or the UK.

Favorite food- depending on store location? College Park: Christo's Cafe for the lemon chicken orzo soup. Colonial: Beefy King for their chicken sandwich.

Where to get a drink in Orlando? My personal favorite spot is Lil Indies. I love the music they play especially their free live bands. And their specialty drinks are delicious!

Secret talent? I used to dance, every kind you could think of -jazz, ballet, tap, hip hop, pointe. I miss it and still pull out the moves after some drinks!

Best thing that you ever discovered at Dechoes? I get excited every single day about something I find in Dechoes. We get such unique pieces in that it's hard to have a favorite!

 

 

 

Images 1, 2, 4* by Mikey Massas. 3 by Antonio Gonzalez / Interview by Flower Ta

Highlight Beam

Kerri Colangelo

Highlights from our IG: 1. Hands down, the best vintage 90's Coogi sweater I have even seen. 2. Fendi Monster color block zip pouch with hypnotic diamonds in her eyes. 3. Metallic gold-toned Chanel handbag with matching d'Orsay flats. 4. Vintage whiskey-colored crossbody bag with bas-relief portrait. This was a remnant from the seller's traveling days while touring South America. I've never seen a bag quite like this and will never forget this one.

What are some of your favorite things that you've discovered at Dechoes? What is that one treasured item that you scored here and would never ever part with it?

 

 

All images captured by the Dechoes Team via @dechoesresale

The Weekend

Kerri Colangelo

It's the weekend - Hooray! Louis Vuitton Damier zip-top weekender bag that disappeared before the weekend even began.

I love everything about this picture and hope that it reminds you to relax and enjoy your weekend :)

 

 

Image by Nic Bradley

Behind the Scenes: Dechoes Instagram Shot

Kerri Colangelo

We post a minimum of 3 Instagram shots a day for you. It's a daily exercise and they run around the neighborhood and make magic happen armed with just their phones. They are not required to brave the elements. But, sometimes they stand getting soaked in a torrential rainstorm just for a 1 second Boomerang video and it is inspiring - and so I followed behind and documented it to share with you.

When it rains, it pours. Tierney Lister is geared up and ready for the rain. Mikey Massas prepares to brave the downpour. 

It was raining cats and dogs that day. It was Tierney's idea to shoot the raincoat. Her energy was infectious. She did that puddle jump ten times. She jumped so many times that I lost count and every time, she did it with as much enthusiasm as the first. And Mikey stood diligently in the rain getting soaked until he got a final shot. This is teamwork. 

Gimme Shelter. The ceremonious walk back to the awning of the College Park store. 

Peel slowly and see. And yes, after all of that -even after we are inside and Tier admits to me that with each splash into the puddle (remember, 10x's) a tidal wave would pour into the galoshes, - do you see it? Look closely. She is smiling.  

 

 

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All Images by Flower Ta

Thank you! Yes, you!

Kerri Colangelo

We are honored and grateful to be recognized as Best Vintage Clothing Store in Orlando Weekly's Best of Orlando Readers' Poll for 2016.  To see our friends who are also recognized click here

 

 

Image by Flower Ta / Model is Tierney Lister

Getting to Know Jana <3

Kerri Colangelo

A Tangerine Dream. Meet Jana Denney, the Social Media & Marketing Coordinator/Buyer at Dechoes :)

What's your favorite outfit? Is there something that you can't stop wearing? My favorite and ideal outfit to wear is a flowy maxi dress! Easiest, comfiest and you can always dress it up 💁🏻

What was you style like in high school? My style in high school was pretty normal and preppy. I didn't really fit into a certain group or style I don't think. I've always just worn whatever I liked no matter what store or designer it was. Buuuut I was definitely more on the preppy side than now!!

Where to get a drink in Orlando? I actually don't drink too much. I randomly developed an allergy like 2 years ago and slowly am figuring out exactly what type of alcohol I'm allergic to so I don't have a spot where I go out drinking. Buuuut I DO drink mimosas at my nail salon, so there's that!

Favorite food? My all-time FAVORITE meal is homemade, well, outta the can sloppy joes & curly fries 😍😍👌🏻👌🏻

 

Three songs? I'm definitely a Country girl! I lovvvvve Country music. My #1 favvvv song is by Garth Brooks, Shameless written by Billy Joel... But another fav song of mine is Iris by Goo Goo Dolls because it was the first dance at my wedding... Awwww! & a 3rd song that really means a lot would be All I Have to Do is Dream by The Everly Brothers.

Where would you like to travel? I reallyyyyyyyy want to go to Nashville, but I'm mildly nervous because I feel like I would never want to come home HA! 

Do you have a secret talent? I don't think there's a secret talent I have. I would just say I'm creative 💓💓

Best thing that you have ever discovered at Dechoes? The best thing that I have discovered at Dechoes would be anything LV! I have a slight obsession and I swear the best deals have been here!!

 

 

 

All images courtesy of Jana Denney

Flower in Lyon (and Dubrovnik)

Kerri Colangelo

Last month, I stopped into the lovely city of Lyon for a couple of days to see this exhibition: Yoko Ono | Lumière de L’aube at the The Museum of Contemporary Art LyonI thought of the shop. Yes, even on holiday, my thoughts go back to you :)

Installation view of Yoko Ono's Ex It. I was attracted to this room in particular.

No caption needed. Just read. Read it again. And again.

A mountain of clothes. I walked into this room and it reminded me of a good buying day. 

Quick Flick. Here I am watching a film by Yoko in my favorite dress from the shop (vintage Gap raw denim wrap circa 2001). I love this dress. I wear this dress often.

Quick Flick. Here I am watching a film by Yoko in my favorite dress from the shop (vintage Gap raw denim wrap circa 2001). I love this dress. I wear this dress often.

:)  A BOX OF SMILE. 

:)  A BOX OF SMILE. 

Birds of a Feather. A detailed shot of a file box in the nail room where visitors were invited to interact with the room and the furniture inside. One was instructed to pick up nails and a hammer and just go for it. At the shop, we've been having a reoccurring dialog lately about Takashi Murakami and the collaboration with Louis Vuitton.  

Birds of a Feather. A detailed shot of a file box in the nail room where visitors were invited to interact with the room and the furniture inside. One was instructed to pick up nails and a hammer and just go for it. At the shop, we've been having a reoccurring dialog lately about Takashi Murakami and the collaboration with Louis Vuitton.  

Wish Tree. No Yoko Ono exhibition is complete without the recognizable Wish Trees where visitors are invited to write and share their wishes. There were a few outside that greeted you and a couple more inside the glass lobby. I am always attracted to the human element. It is so touching to seeing a collection of fluttering of tags with different handwritings and languages and dreams. 

Dream. A detailed shot of Old Town's famous city walls in Dubrovnik. I picked up the tote from the Yoko show and I can't stop using it - (go green!). At a number of the residences, there would be a drainpipe that led to a plastic bottle that collected the water run off.

 

 

All Images by Flower Ta

Hidden Talents

Kerri Colangelo

Ivanna came into the College Park shop dressed like a lovely hostess armed to the teeth with a big bouquet of flowers. She knows how to make me smile. I gave her the most minimal tips on how to spruce up a floral arrangement and she improvised and learned something new about herself that day.

She has a natural knack for arranging blooms. See for yourself :)

Join the Dechoes Red Berets Union. Ivanna proudly holds her arrangement for the daily IG shot (@dechoesresale). She is wearing her own clothes and a red vintage beret with striped gold lamé trim from Jean Charles Brosseau for Bergdorf Goodman.

Opposite of Wallflower. Arranging and discovering a hidden talent. I love it when people surprise themselves. 

Make the Cut. Cover all angles. Ivanna busy cutting the carnation stem at an angle. 

Walk the Line. I had to show Ivanna's outfit (reminds me of Yoshitomo Nara) from head to toe. I love this silhouette. Seeing a girl carrying a bouquet of flowers always brings a smile to my face. 

 

 

All Images by Flower Ta

It's Pronounced 'Hotlanta' Pt II

Kerri Colangelo

Don't look back. Owners, Mike and Kerri Colangelo on the steepest, scariest, longest escalator ever encountered.

The Marta. Orlando needs this.

Snapshot. Next-level camera I spotted at Neiman Marcus by Judith Leiber. 

A thing of the past. Next-level film roll I spotted at Neiman Marcus by Judith Leiber. 

Suggestions. The sign I spotted at Rawsome Juicery while I waited patiently in a good-looking line. BTW, my juice was delicious and I drank it way too fast :)

Tea Time. The girls here at just add honey tea company were so sweet and well-dressed. 

Yes. Maybe later? Cute tip jar at Rawsome Juicery.

Simple and beautiful. The table setting at White Oak | Kitchen & Cocktails. Kerri points at the little details. 

Orbs. The lovely and irregularly shaped pendant lights at White Oak

Yes, more lighting. The wooden lighting fixtures that reminded me of a Sol Lewitt diagram.

Plants! Kerri and our friends from Resale World and Payment Logistics taking in the view on the terrace. 

Green Thumb. The handwritten labels on the plants grown right outside the restaurant. 

The Blue Room. Scenes from the Georgia Aquarium

 

 

All Images by Flower Ta

It's Pronounced 'Hotlanta' Pt I

Kerri Colangelo

Wink. A Hotlanta souvenir welcomes Kerri, Mike and I to Atlanta for the 2016 NARTS Conference ;)

LL Cool J - Loungin. View from the Intercontinental Lounge. 

Loungin Breakfast: coffee, salmon with red onions and capers on toast, eggs, blackberries.

Chat session. Kerri gets ready for dinner. I sneak pictures while I wait.

Rare Selfie. Hotlanta Tub Time Machine.

The good people at The Intercontinental Buckhead want to drown their guests with linens. The bed was stocked with five pillows. It was a bit much as I have only one head. 

Coffee and a game plan. Kerri's Tiffany & Co. pen and not visible, her Louis Vuitton Neverfull which is always full.

Stocks, Current. A familiar listing and the Wall Street Journal. 

What's in my go-green-eco-bag? (from right to left) 1. An orange from the hotel lounge for energy. 2. NARTS name badge that was instructed to be worn at all events. No questions. 3. Intercontinental room key. 4. MARTA public transit pass. 5. "We <3 your style" card. 6. Paper Mate Flair - my most favorite pen in the world. My friend from LA sent me a box of 12 for my birthday and now I'm down to only four pens. 7. Sharpie - standard pen at every Dechoes location. I use blue for writing notes on my arm. 8. Scout Book - My friend from Portland sent this to me on my birthday. They're compact, light and perfect for jotting down ideas. When I'm juggling things and on the go, I put it in my mouth. You can see my lip print on the edge of both sides..

Messages from strangers. I would write messages on the notepads while waiting for the elevator and when we'd come back up, sometimes a reply would be waiting :)

 

Part II coming soon...

 

All Images by Flower Ta

We've Got Your Back :)

Kerri Colangelo

 

Hello there,

Yes, it's us. Dechoes here. We're back with an update.

We look a little bit different but yes, it's still us. A little more shined up and polished and clean and relaxed.  

Welcome to the new and improved site. It was launched a week ago and we're hoping that you love it because we do!  So, step inside and make yourself comfortable.

Would you like a drink? Put your feet up and stay a while.

 

Ebony Epi leather backpack, Louis Vuitton.

Ebony Epi leather backpack, Louis Vuitton.

Montsouris monogram backpack, Louis Vuitton.

Montsouris monogram backpack, Louis Vuitton.

Dartmouth Melbourne leather backpack in xo-blood, Brahmin. 

Dartmouth Melbourne leather backpack in xo-blood, Brahmin. 

Black leather backpack with gold studded dots, Rebecca Minkoff.

Black leather backpack with gold studded dots, Rebecca Minkoff.

(Above) Images of the coveted backpacks from our IG. All sold (I'm sorry -that is so cruel) and all captured and released by the Dechoes Team. Follow us @dechoesresale so that you don't miss out. You know we <3 posting something everyday for you. We <3 to keep you coming back for more ;)

 

 

Tell me what you think of the change. I'd love to hear your feedback and as always, email me with any questions or comments: flower@dechoesresale.com

Flower TaCreative Director