The Style Council! Sarah of Rice and Beans Vintage


    This month's vintage lover is Sarah Korsiak Cellier of Coastal Maine.
    Sarah is the owner of the online vintage and designer clothing store Rice and Beans Vintage

-How long have you been collecting vintage clothing?

I bought my first piece of vintage when I was 10 but I really began collecting vintage clothing in high school in the 90's. We would go down to the local thrift shops and then deck ourselves out in head to toe vintage.

-What got you into vintage clothing?

Cindi Lauper actually inspired my love of vintage! She was really popular when I was around 10 and I found out where she bought her pink & red crinoline skirts and begged my parents to take me there to buy one. It was Screaming Mimi's in NYC, and I did get one, it was red and beautiful!

-What are your favorite eras of clothing?

I love the 20's, 50's, 60's, & 70's the best, but really depends on the piece.

-What do you like about clothing from these eras?

I love the decadence of the flapper dresses from the 20's, the neatness and femininity of the 50's, the bold minis of the 60's, and the fluidity of the 70's!

-Who are some of your favorite vintage designers?

Christian Dior, Chanel, Ossie Clark, Courreges, Emilio Pucci.....

-Who are some of your favorite modern designers?

Stella McCartney, Missoni, Prada, Burberry

-What would be your ultimate vintage find?

I have fantasies of going to my local thrift store and finding a whole row of vintage Chanel shoes in every size and color! 

-Where do you do the majority of your vintage shopping- garage, estate and rummage sales, thrift stores, vintage stores, online vintage stores or eBay?


-Is vintage clothing popular in the city that you live in?

No, I live in coastal Maine where the style is much more L.L. Bean & Patagonia than Vintage! When I go to Portland, Maine I definitely see people wearing and mixing vintage with modern designer clothing, and I love it.

-Who are some of your favorite style icons?

Sophia Loren, Cindi Lauper, The Queen of England, Ralph Lauren, Brigitte Bardot, Kate Moss, Led Zepplin, Joni Mitchell.....

-What are your favorite vintage movies, music and television programs?

Not so much. 

-Do you collect any other types of collectibles or antiques?

I collect vintage Mexican pottery and Mexican Virgin Mary items.

    *Thanks to Sarah for answering our Style Council interview questions!

    You too could be featured on Lulu's Vintage Style Council!

    Just email me- lulusvintage (at) a photo of yourself wearing vintage (it can be a modern outfit accented with vintage accessories or a complete vintage ensemble) and answer my interview questions




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