The Rabbit Hole

Vintage Scarves Photoshoot 





I took these photos of Martina in our tiny bat cave studio early last week. Vintage scarves are always plentiful at the shop, so my friend Gena and I came up with an idea to collaborate and have some fun with them. Not surprisingly, Gena’s hair/makeup skills are always in demand. She is always busy, so it had been a while since we played together in the studio. I missed working with her magic touch and was ultra excited about our shoot.

Martina and I had chatted about possibly shooting web catalog together a long time ago. She is friendly with several of our other models (I suspect a secret pretty people club), and I had been meaning to get in touch. Night before shoot, I dug up her info and texted/called/emailed/prayed. Even more excited now because I thought she would be just perfect for what we had planned. Finally she got in touch, and it was a go. I was beyond ecstatic! Gena was excited about her, too. Martina only had one condition: she also wanted to model for our web catalog. Who was I to not happily oblige? We worked together 2 afternoons in a row, and her catalog photos will be on the website soon ♥

The Rabbit and a Pretty Little Lamb 

Model @lil_lamb14 met us at the shop to shoot some fun vintage 1960’s graphic print we had been gathering. Giraffes, sailboats, math problems (!), and chess pieces were some of the prints represented. Love the 60’s and its kitsch!

_MG_30292vintage 1960’s pleated giraffe coat dress (available here)

_MG_3198vintage 1960’s LANVIN green + yellow sailboats belted dress

_MG_3484vintage 1960’s LANVIN 2-piece sailboat set with belt

_MG_3352vintage 1960’s math printed 2-piece mini skirt set

_MG_3309vintage 1960’s LANVIN chess 2-piece set with belt

_MG_36132vintage 1970’s LANVIN black + white printed shirt

NYLON Best Miami Boutique : The Rabbit Hole 

nylon best miami boutique

The Rabbit Hole in LUXE. Interiors + Design Magazine 

luxe magazine pages featuring The Rabbit Hole Vintage Miami

“Vintage Wonderland | If you are on the hunt for all things vintage and then some, consider your quest complete once you step inside The Rabbit Hole. Boasting threads from the 1940s through the ’90s, this North Miami Beach hideaway is drenched in classic charm imparted by owner and photographer [ . . . ], who describes the delightful brick and mortar as a sort of “creative sandbox.” The Rabbit Hole has us falling deeper and deeper into its well-clad trenches.”

Thank you Cara Long and Luxe ♥

Vintage Shop Model Profile : Ali 


Before shutting off the studio lights, we snapped a quick pic and chatted with Ali, our catalog cutie of the moment. Having grown up in Davie, FL surrounded by animals (horses, cats, dogs, goats, hamsters, rabbits and fish!), Ali loves to horseback ride and has ridden for 17 years. She has a BA in English Literature and a BS in International Affairs from Florida State University, where she was also on the Equestrian team.

You looked super cute modeling vintage clothes. Are you a vintage girl in real life?

I love vintage! I used to raid my mom & grandma’s closets for fun finds. I usually try to mix clothes from today with some of my vintage pieces. I recently just rescued this gorgeous black/royal blue sequin top that my grandma wanted to throw away (WHAT?! Clothes murderer!) Looks perfect with skinny jeans and heels! I love vintage clothes because they allow for better self-expression since each piece has its own story.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years, 10 years, 15 years?

In 5 years I see myself adopting a sister for my cat. In 10 years I see myself with 3 cats. And finally, in 15 years, I see myself with 4 cats. Fingers crossed!

What would your best friend say about you?

that I’m extremely loyal, incredibly sarcastic, and a future cat lady.

So…want to tell us about your cat? :)

I thought you’d never ask! I have one cat named Emmy, and I adopted her from the Humane Society last July when she was just 8 weeks old. Funny thing though, her listed breed was “short-haired tabby,” however the older she got the stranger and stranger she acted. For example, she loves water, and every time I take a shower she gets in with me and attacks the water droplets the entire time. She also loves going on walks and loves dogs. The older she got I started noticing she was looking less like a tabby and more like a wild cat. Turns out she’s half Bengal. (Find Emmy on Instagram @lolemmyz)

What would your cat say about you?

She would say that she doesn’t agree with my vision for myself in 5, 10, & 15 years, and that she intends to be an only child forever.

Miami’s Top Ten Vintage Shops 

Thank you NewTimes and Christine Borges for including us in their article on top 10 vintage shops in Miami!


The Rabbit Hole A land of fairytales and furry friends awaits you at The Rabbit Hole. No, it’s not a pet store. And you’ll only spot the store off of West Dixie Highway because of it’s large VINTAGE signage. But once you walk in, you’ll see shabby chic shelves filled with antique children’s books, stacks of vinyl records, and whimsical decor. (Think: Tree branches hanging from the ceiling and leaf motif chandeliers.) You’ll find plenty of fairly priced vintage here: dresses, accessories, collars, jewelry. But if you’re in the market for some indie designers, they mix those in sporadically as well. Upon our last visit we spotted some kitschy wallets and jewelry, and one rack with newish one-of-a-kind pieces from around the world.

17032 W. Dixie Highway, North Miami Beach. 305-705-2343. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, noon-8 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m.-6 p.m.

Vintage Shop Customer Spotlight : Sherrie 


(Sherrie Kuper, wearing one of her vintage nightgowns from The Rabbit Hole.)

Against her usual reclusive nature, this vintage-loving New York native indulged my curiosity and sat for a 5-minute photo shoot during one of her visits.

When was your first tattoo? Last? Favorite?
My first tattoo was by a beautiful boy in my eleventh grade homeroom, Renee Soto. I was 16 at the time. My last was 2 weeks ago of a pin up girl. My favorite is my Frida Khalo portrait, she is my only portrait.

You are one of the most creatively stylish people I have met! You seem to always make the most unlikely things work together.
I am a B-girl for life. I will always find the unconventional appropriate.

How did you find The Rabbit Hole? What attracts you to stop here almost daily?
I opened a hair salon nearby and fell into the rabbit hole. (Visit to learn more about her work.) I visit often to escape and to feel good. The Rabbit Hole is my escape place. I always find a good source of retail therapy.

Words you live by?
Be yourself and don’t be anyone else’s picture but your own.

Happy Holidays 

Just completed a special Holiday Edition update with some choice pieces from a secret hoarding vintage vault here at The Rabbit Hole. Hope you like!


The Tale of India and The Rabbit – Part 2 

Here is the result of what we did:





All the tops she is wearing are available in Miami store now. Look for her catalog photos soon on

The Tale of India and The Rabbit – Part 1 

15-year old India visited us from New York during Spring Break in April. Her model/musician mother Kendra had previously bought her a dress from the shop. They were both in town this time, so I got to meet the girl for whom the little black strapless dress had been purchased.

Without a lick of makeup, India’s unique beauty was something that couldn’t be missed. Dark strong brows, large green eyes, and full gorgeous lips, all perfectly set on this tiniest little face. After looking around for a bit, she found some things she liked. I snapped a phone picture of the beautiful duo with India wearing her new finds.


After ringing them up, I asked if India might be interested in modeling for our online catalog. I imagined she would look pretty in some flowy 1970’s silk blouses. We agreed on a date in July when they would both be in Miami again.

While the ’shop-owner’ me was satisfied with having her on the web catalog, the ‘photographer’ me was now curious about possibly capturing her in another, more substantial, way. A couple weeks before the shoot, I approached them with the idea that we would try for a quick series of portraits as well. For this, I asked that India let her eyebrows grow out, so we could achieve the look I had in mind. A terrible sin to ask any teenage girl, I was sure. Of course, this was not a problem for her at all whatsoever. In fact, she had already started growing them out to her friend’s request. What an awesome little babe.

Day before shoot, I suddenly decided on a series of matte lip colors for our portraits. After closing shop for the night, it was time for a quick dash to Target to pace the cosmetics aisles for anything bright and matte. As it turned out, E.L.F. had super smooth matte lip things for only $3 each. I bought 3 gorgeous colors, snapped up the last fuchsia lipstick (NYC) in the whole store, and grabbed this perfect pink lip balm to rub on her cheeks.


16.91 dollars, a quick phone call to my matte-lip coach Bo, and a great YouTube tip later, I was ready for our shoot. See next post here for the resulting portraits ♥