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08/13/2012 03:17 pm ET | Updated Oct 13, 2012

A Vintage Day Dress Tells a Modern Urban Story in Detroit

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Vintage Dealer, Model and Stylist Cara Lundgren of Dolly Rocker, All Photos/Art Direction by Alvita Lozano

Ms. Cara Lundgren, a long time vintage collector, dealer and stylist in Detroit agreed to a collaborative photo shoot modeling her wardrobe and showcasing an eclectic urban look.

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Best known for her tie-dyed vintage slip dresses and '70s boho rock goddess personal style, she wears a cotton argyle printed vintage day dress and styles it up with a stretch/cinch brass "evil eye" buckle belt, along with a mix of her favorite silver rings, an embossed leather bracelet, a straw woven hat with eyeglasses from Target and a pair of contemporary open toed platform shoes purchased at DSW on sale.

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Ever the hunter of beauty and value, Cara admits to being drawn to garments that she feels can be translated into a contemporary look:

Vintage is not clothing of a bygone static era -- the best pieces are timeless and lend themselves to new trends. Mixing contemporary accessories with a favorite vintage garment is an easy way to make it work for you; it's what I love to do. As a vintage dealer I'm always learning, doing research and studying what I find.

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Some of my favorite vintage statement pieces have been purchased from Cara Lundgren a.k.a. "Dolly Rocker," who keeps an Etsy shop as well as a pop up space at The Rustbelt Market, in Ferndale, Mich.