Katie Anderson (LA)

Katie Anderson's Shoes & Stockings Katie Anderson's Shoes & Stockings Front

Katie Anderson (USA) busted out these studded Top Shop shoes with those gorgeous floral patterned stockings, in Como Italy on the weekend for Swing Crash Festival 2009. Everyone was asking, “Are those tattoos?”  Incidentally, when not globetrotting with Minn Vo as a Lindy Hop instructor, Katie is a shoe designer in LA.

Katie also showed up in some pretty gorgeous head gear over the weekend, including this giant black satin bow mounted on an alice band (Forever 21), which she had pinned down to look like a vintage hat, and a red velvet rose set against her platinum blonde hair. Fantastico!

Katie Anderson Black Hat Katie Anderson Red Rose

Boys rockin’ the vintage at Swing Crash Festival ’09

Vincenzo Fesi & DJ Ivan

As usual in Italy, the boys were just as well dressed as the girls at this year’s Swing Crash Festival, in Como. And let’s face it, men in vintage suits was one of the main reasons I got into swing. Got any more pics of swing boys rockin’ the vintage and looking fine? Send them through: shaz@swingfashionista.com Uuhh, for the blog, honest.

Above, Vincenzo Fesi & DJ Ivan. Here’s a few more from Swing Crash 2009, notables including Pontus Persson, Peter Loggins, Todd Yannacone, Guiseppe Olla & Juan Villafane:

Pontus & Peter Todd Yannacone

Peter Loggins Giuseppe Olla

Todd & Juan Peter Loggins

Giuseppe Olla The lads at Swing Crash 2009

Stop Staring Revisited


Since seeing Carla Heiney and a few other ladies rocking out Stop Staring’s new “Raileen” dress at this year’s Rock That Swing Festival in Munich, I thought it was time we revisited Stop Staring Clothing, and it was worth it! They’ve always been a staple of retro dresses for swing ladies, but recent seasons have seen the addition of some really glamorous dresses, in the range of $100 – $150 USD. Check them out at www.stopstaringclothing.com

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