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behind the scenes at the drink

While we put a lot of work into the styling, hair, make-up, production, and photography of our front page looks, some locations just make everything look good. For this week's look we were fortunate to get daytime access to shoot in one of Brooklyn's most picturesque bars, The Drink ( 

The entire bar was built from reclaimed materials sourced from the owners' families and friends. The ceiling is wallpapered in vintage nautical maps. The front window (where you can see our model Rachel reclining) was overlaid with antique stained glass.

The backyard features a beautiful whitewashed fence covered with antique buoys and other sailing ephemera. Frequented by musicians, The Drink often features low-key live music, aided and abetted by the upright piano which occupies a cozy nook in the middle of the bar. So if you need to unwind after a shopping spree at our Williamsburg location, get yourself to The Drink and transport yourself to a cheery harbor where you can replenish your energies, and model your new finds in a setting worthy of their style.

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what's in your purse?

there's something about getting to peek inside someone else's bag that's sort of exciting. store manager CAROLINE let us take a look into her private world.

1. the purse: a vintage 1980's coach purse from beacon's closet years ago. 2. rosebud salve: these last for years and are perfect year round. 3. iphone: dropped in mccaren park, but it works. 4. bought at age 16 at an antique store in north carolina, this silver cigarette case is a perfect little wallet. 5. vintage circular seashell sunglasses; a classic. 6. milano brow fix; now we now why caroline has the best eyebrows in town. 7. vintage pearly plastic comb. 8. many responsibilities require many keys, plus the most handy tool in the world.


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behind the scenes: april photo shoot

thanks to our valued customers, we have a constantly changing, and consistently amazing inventory. we are also lucky enough to have incredible talent within our beacon's family. here is a sneak peek of our april shoot. welcome into the wonderful world of raul de nieves!

 so spring time! thank you raul, cameron, natasha, and sonia! this shoot was such a treat! 

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march 2012


rachel - vintage headband, vintage jewelry, cardigan by charlotte ronson, 90s floral romper

claudia - hat by jovovich-hawk, vintage jewelry, vintage dress


modeled by rachel and claudia tanney

photographed by alta finn

styled by amanda finn

hair and makeup by vashti windish

set design by amanda finn and alta finn


vintage dress, vintage shawl

sweater by jump, vintage shorts, tights by beacon's closet, boots by steve madden, bag by l.a.m.b.

vintage hat, blouse by club monaco, shorts by jill stuart, jewelry by beacon's closet


modeled by rachel zeiger-haag

photographed by andrew 

styled by alta finn

hair and makeup by vashti windish

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february 2012


emily - sunglasses by a.j. morgan, vintage shearling coat, vintage fur hat

ian - vintage cork coat, sweater by costume national

emily - vintage jacket, jeans by judi rosen, shoes by stubbs & wootton

ian - vintage sweater, flannel by the alaskan

emily - vintage choker, dress by jill stuart collection

ian - bowtie by oscar de la renta


modeled by emily palmquist and ian kurtz

photographed by lucia harmon

styled by sara villard

hair and makeup by vashti windish

assisted by alta finn

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january 2012


vintage hat, sweater by castleberry, handmade skirt, vintage faux fendi clutch, platforms by forever 21

vintage coat, skirt by jean paul gaultier, vintage belt

dress by eley kishimoto, vintage cape, handmade purse

dress by calypso, vintage shoes by capezio, vintage jewelry

vintage jacket, sunglasses by persol


modeled by sofia szamosi

photographed by amanda finn

styled by alta finn

hair and makeup by vashti windish

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december 2011


dress by 3.1 phillip lim, vintage hat, booties by corso como

vintage bowtie, blouse by prada, trousers by h&m, vintage cape

dress by unknown designer, vintage rabbit fur stole, boots by becca moon, jewelry by beacon's closet

dress by cynthia rowley, jewelry by beacon's closet

dress by betsey johnson evening, vintage rabbit fur stole, jewelry by beacon's closet


modeled by alta finn

photographed by cameron michel

styled by vashti windish

hair and makeup by vashti windish

set design by cameron michel

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november 2011

jumpsuit by alice + olivia, vintage fur hat, vintage coat, shoes by shellys london
vintage dress by bill blass, vintage coat, eel skin platforms by sergio rossi
sunglasses by a.j. morgan, shirt by moschino, jacket by ic collection
modeled by sarah baldwin
photographed by carly rabalais
styled by cara clinton 
hair and makeup by vashti windish
assisted by art boonparn

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october 2011


vintage hat, vintage blouse, vintage leather pants, poncho by daryl k, boots by united nude

romper by jovovich-hawk, vintage jacket, boots by marc jacobs

vintage jumpsuit, jacket by diesel black gold, shoes by diesel

vintage beaded dress, vintage fox fur stole

vintage dress

modeled by sandra ciriello and christopher versackas

photographed by scott irvine and kim meinelt

styled by cara clinton

hair and makeup vashti windish

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september 2011

dress by sine, vintage bolero hat, shoes by stuart weitzman


dress by silk bijoux, vintage eel skin clutch, boots by nine west

dress by rag & bone, necklace by beacon's closet, vintage purse, boots by calvin klein

top by free people, vintage leather skirt, handmade necklace, shoes by carlos miele


modeled by hye young lee

photographed by scott irvine

styled by vashti windish

hair and makeup by vashti windish

assisted by kim meinelt

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