Crystal Renn in “Thrifters” by Nagi Sakai for Vogue Latin America

Crystal Renn proves that retro-chic isn’t just for the “thrift-shop” crowd anymore.  This look has long been hijacked by the hipster-girls who think high-fashion is a dirty word, and the ‘vintage-obsessed’ crowd that feels the same about modern designs.  For the May cover-story of Vogue Latin America, Nagi Sakai gives this style some serious edge, with cool concepts that feel more “Crazy in Alabama” than “Stepford Chic.”  With kitch accessories including – toy guns & a long vintage convertible – there’s an element of rebel that carries into the fashion theme, giving this layout a fashion-forward trend infusion.  With updated prints & sexier sillhouettes, these designs by Prada, Marc Jacobs, Jean-Paul Gaultier & Dolce & Gabbana, are the perfect way to dip your toe into the “retro-pool.”  And for a modern-take on vintage-era beauty, copy Crystal, by ditching the tradition matte-red lip, in favor of the updated “Coral” version.  You can keep the famed (era-staple) “winged-eye,” but by making the mouth less dominate, the face feels new.  And noone should miss out on this season’s fabulous “Cat-Eye” craze, trust me you’ll kick yourself next year (you’ll be amazed at how flattering this shape can be).   Images via FGR.