by Jessica Lapidos on
The little girl that grew up ogling antiques with her mom, went on to amass a vintage collection that occupy racks upon racks of beauty in her life. But when it came to wearing each piece, she found it unrealistic. The lace was divine on this piece, but the neckline was too stuffy. The fullness on that skirt was perfection, but the top was too frilly. So, she hacked them all apart, and put them back together to her liking. Now with the help of local gown makers in her hometown of Detroit, Ella Sven is opening her homemade hearty vintage operation up for grabs.