Thursday, August 27, 2009

Arriving in September

Here are a few Holiday pieces that will be arriving in a store near you come the end of September.....

Holiday parties here we come!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Shopbop Exclusive

I exclusively designed a moleskin Richie Dress for Shopbop. This rust colored dress, featuring a scoop neck and racer back, goes perfect with a pair of distressed boots.

Buy yours today before they are all gone.....

Richie Dress - $190
Color: Cognac

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Petro Zillia

One of my favorite Los Angeles boutiques is Petro Zillia. Thanks to designer and owner Nony Tochterman, this store always carries the best selection of merchandise from Anna Sui, Sass and Bide, Hera, Biba, Smoke and Mirrors, and many more. Noni's boutique is both funky and luxurious. Her current fall picks from the Karen Zambos Vintage Couture Collection are:

Brooke Dress in Python

Tommi Dress in Maze

Madison Dress in Confetti

Head over the Petro Zillia to check out the latest Fall merchandise!

Petro Zillia
8218 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048-4303
(323) 653-3080

Shopbop Exclusive

The Rosie Romper was designed exclusively for Shopbop! This adorable short romper can be worn during the day with a pair of flats or dressed up for a night on the town with your newest pair of leather booties!

Rosie Romper in Black - $265
Available now at

AnnaLynne McCord in Elegantly Waisted

90210 Actress AnnaLynne McCord was spotted on the red carpet last night wearing the Addison Belt by Elegantly Waisted.

Addison Belt is available now at

Monday, August 24, 2009

Tori Spelling

Actress Tori Spelling wore a Karen Zambos Vintage Couture dress to an event this past weekend. She looked stunning as she strolled the red carpet in a plum Shimmy Dress from the Fall 08 Collection.

Shimmy Dress currently available at:

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Fall 09 Collection

The Fall 09 Collection is finally up on my website! Check out the adorable blouses, faux fur, and fun prints for fall. Add a little pop to your wardrobe with a coral Addison Blouse or a Confetti Print Vera Top. The pieces are feminine, easy to wear, and will transition nicely from summer to fall. I have been wearing the Faux Fur Buddy vest with my vintage levi's and a burnout tank. I am currently working on some fabulous prints for the Fall 2010 collection. I can't believe I am already thinking about 2010! Where does the time go?!?!

Fall 09 Available now at

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


My friend Janey Lopaty and I are having a huge Estate Sale this SATURDAY! There will be tons of vintage and designer clothing, vintage furniture, belts, bags, homeware and so much more! Will post pictures of some items throughout the week.

Saturday 8/22
2501 Canyon Dr
LA Ca 90068

Trip to China

I took my first trip to China this month, landing in Hong Kong to source new fabrics for my upcoming collections...

Here we are exploring Kowloon, Hong Kong. It was typhoon season so the weather was rainy and super humid...

Night shot of Hong Kong before a typhoon hit...

Second part of the trip was a visit to Hangzhou, China. Here is a factory that develops silk garments for me...

A cutting room in the silk factory. Thank God there were no children sewing! We were actually impressed with how clean and well lit the space was. Much cleaner than the factories in downtown LA...

Silk factory sewers...

Going over some samples in development for Spring 2010 collection...

Ashley and I discussing sample details with Irene and Kiki...

We checked out the dye house that makes my prints and jersey burnouts...

These are the screens they use to make the prints...

Personal gym in our room in Hangzhou!

Hmmm maybe the gym equipment can be a belt!

Finally our trip concluded and we said goodbye to our hosts Irene and Robert. It was a great trip! We learned a great deal about the production process overseas.


Friday, August 7, 2009

Transitional Dressing

Toward the end of summer, it can be hard to figure out what to wear-the days are still warm (or hot, depending where you live!), but it can become a bit chilly once the sun goes down. These two dresses from the Karen Zambos Vintage Couture Fall Collection make late summer/early fall dressing a cinch! These dresses can be easily dressed up with some jewelry and heels for night or a party, or with sandals and a thin cardigan for day or a more casual evening. Pair dresses with a trendy boyfriend blazer or with tights and boots come fall! Dresses are currently available at and at stores around the country. Email us at to find out where Karen Zambos Vintage Couture is available near you!

Tommy Dress
Brooke Dress

Monday, August 3, 2009

Karen's Top 5 Summer Style Must Haves

1) Loose-fitting silk or jersey tops (KZ Jerzey or American Apparel for great thin tank tops & tee shirts, & Karen Zambos Vintage Couture has amazing silk tops in various colors & prints)

2) Vintage Levi cut-off denim shorts or boyfriend jeans (Karen Zambos Vintage Couture recently launched a collection of vintage Levi's with a modern twist!)

3) Statement belts (check out Elegantly Waisted on

4) Vintage Jewelry (found at flea markets, vintage stores or garage sales. Karen often spots great finds on ebay!)

5) Comfy but stylish maxi dresses (these are everywhere this season and will be big into fall as well)

Karen Zambos Vintage Levi's

Karen Zambos Vintage Couture has recently launched a new line of reworked, authentic vintage Levi's! Karen has been buying and wearing vintage Levi's for years and has finally made them available for sale. These jeans are super comfy and easy to wear, and are the perfect way to update and compliment your wardrobe for end of summer and into fall. Karen Zambos Vintage Levi's lend a hippie-chic vibe to your closet and are a must for every wardrobe. Karen Zambos Authentic Vintage Levi's are currently available at