Wednesday, January 26, 2011

etsy shop update

1950's cobalt blue coat

70s urban cowgirl leather ankle boot

be my dainty valentine--vintage teddy in light blue 

vintage 1950's winter coat w/ oversize buttons and mink collar

vintage via nova leather oxfords

worn in leather lace up boot

Geoffrey Beane oversize vintage coat

Thursday, January 20, 2011

daily reads: forestbound and herriot grace

 i've been following forestbound's alice saunders since last summer. 
i believe this is where i first met (is that weird?) was introduced to alice, in an interview with designsponge.

she was a constant go to when trying to satisfy my hearty americana fix as i was traveling around europe. alice has a serious throwback american aesthetic-- think hand carved wooden tools, WWII era fabrics and leathers, and sailor ink (she is always experimenting with this, giving herself and siblings tattoos!).  


just some sibling love over the holidays...

i became obsessed with her sustainable lifestyle. if i remember correctly, she was working on an organic farm, and her side job? refashioning her antique american fabrics into totes, wallets, and other goods. her etsy sight sells out in minutes, and this fall she did a special line for the ridiculously successful Anthropolgie.  
forestbound for anthropologie

it never fails to surprise me how small the blog world is. it seems all of my favorite bloggers are always linking up with each other. literally. today alice had a link to long time favorite nicole herriot of the beautiful father/daughter wood crafting project herriot grace and the always beautiful blog, fourtysixthatgrace. i think it's encouraging that all of these people are inspired by one another. it makes you realize that our ideas aren't always as internal as we may like to think. whatever the case, i'm glad these ladies inspire one another, because they both certainly do it for me.

handcrafted cutting boards by herriot grace.

the lovely and adorable nicole herriot.

their handcrafted goods cost quite a bit, but i believe they are absolutely worth it. and, um, look at that cheese!

in toronto, canada, where miss herriot works and lives.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

weekly reading list: Jeana Sohn's Closet Visits

i've been following jeana sohn's blog for a while now, and i have to admit, i thoroughly look forward to mondays when the suspense ends and i can view her new visit. she began doing "closet visits" a little over a year ago, and they've quickly become popular enough to launch her own i've always thought about doing something like this, even before i saw jeana's take on the concept. i am somewhat more interested in people's homes (and sadly, yes, possessions) almost more than just their wardrobe, but jeana's pictures  tell alot about her subject's overall style in both dress and home design.

so what do you guys think? should i try to do a local version of this idea? i think it would be fun, and a great way to introduce other people's cozy home creativity to inspire others.

Monday, January 10, 2011

peep show

just a little peek at the shop makeover and some interesting goodies that are going up on the online store. as for the boutique itself, i have a ridiculously overwhelming stock of new things going in the store. trying to get everything ready and priced for school starting back up next week and a fun little opening party being planned for an upcoming weekend. 

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