Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Reduce, Re-Use, Recycle...Andrea Crews.

One of the great things about vintage clothing is that you are re-using old items, bringing them back for a second, third, forth go. In most cases you are saving money, getting a unique item and recycling old fashions...great for the environment, great for you, we all win! For years I considered myself a "vintage purist", the mear thought of re-constructing, deconstructing, chopping up a vintage item made my heart stop. I thought to myself, these items are meant to be as they were...well I have changed my attitude over time and although I might have a heart attack if you even consider bringing a pair of scissors near a vintage Pucci, Gucci or Fiorucci...some items could use a little change. I recently came across Andrea Crews via a new fashion blog, The Clones. She is an artist on many levels but I was instantly in love with her reconstructed fashions...have a look at some of my favs and then go dive deep into the world of Andrea Crews!

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Nicacelly and The Independents.

Last year my gal Nicole of Nicacelly asked me if she could shoot me for a section of her web-site called "The Independents". It is in this section that she highlights ladies "that have carved out for themselves a space for expression and sucess" and photographs them in there environment rocking Nicacelly gear! The project is a collaboration between Nicacelly and photgrapher Mathew Reamer...and I am honored to be one of "The Independents".


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It's in the Bag!

Even after the shopping is done, the fun is not yet over. Opening up all the bags of stuff you have bought and sorting through is fun too!! By the time you've got it home you have forgotten about some items, so it's like finding it all over again!! Here I share with you what's in the bag, (except for the Pucci scarf, well I don't need to explain that, right?)...my scores from my drive to the East Coast back to the West!


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Monday, January 29, 2007

A Gift from The Goods!!


UUUUUUUUUUUGGGGGGHHHHHH! Ok, so it's been awhile, a long while. Don't jump ship, please! They don't call me busy lady for nothing! I have figured out a couple of things that I loath in the blogging process: re-sizing photos and tagging photos. I have fixed these icky little problems, so I will be posting more often...this is my resolution for the new year!!!!
A Gift to you, my loyal friend that is so over coming and seeing the same tired post since last October...a gift, from The Goods! And, yes I have been out of Iowa for months!