Tuesday, March 8, 2011

personal style profile


Cameron is a metalsmith and mixed media artist whose fine sense of craft and the visual keep her home and wardrobe as finely curated as any museum. And not the stuffy, you must whisper kind of museum.

Q: Did growing up in Alaska impact your style? It seems like you're less likely to go to a mall and follow trends in a place like that, but that may not be the case at all.

A:Yes, good question Kelsey. Growing up in Alaska, rural Alaska at that, definetly had an impact on my "sense of style" as a young woman. The closest thing to a mall in McGrath was two general stores, and those were hard pressed at that. Most of my shopping took place through a catalogue, on a sunday morning...through my mom. That being said, I think i'd be safe to say my fashions were limited. This started our life long obsession with thrift store shopping and finding the "good deals". On the occasion that we flew into Anchorage my mother would take us to all the great thrift stores and let us each pick out five items off the 50 cent racks. This gave my sisters and me our first taste of style and trends and the opportunity to finally express ourselves. It was HEAVEN. I still shop like this.

Q: Are there any go-to places you shop around here? Or online?

A: Here: yardsales and Peddlers. Online: Anthropologie.

Q: How has your style evolved over the years? Do you find yourself wearing a uniform of sorts? Like putting things together in a certain way?

A: I have one comment: Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver and the other's gold.

Q: Where do you find inspiration for your wardrobe? Any magazines/blogs/designers you enjoy?

A: I think most of my inspiration comes from time spent in my studio. I think, or I hope my work comes out in my wardrobe. As far as magazines go, I buy them for the ads. I love the BVLGARI adds running right now. Look them up! Your blog.

Q: A fashion philosophy or practical advice you can share?

A:  If you have the right accessories, you never have to have new clothes. I say this alot, but it may have to do with my major of choice.


Q: Any great make up or hair products you've found?

A: My eyelashes swear by LOREAL PARIS Voluminous waterproof mascara. Till death do us part!

Q: Desert island scenario. The five things you'd want to have are...
A: 1. Tresemme- Tres Two/extra hold...it's an Island. 2. my mascara. 3. my gold leopard fashion earrings. 4. my Boutique 9 grey leather boots. 5. Since this is a desert island scenario and I just watched 127 Hours- my mother's vintage girl scout pocket knife still on it's original string. An accessory and a necessity!
           Mini (Minioko), Cameron's cat, declined to give any comments during this interview.

Thanks so much to Cameron for inviting us into her home and closet and for being our first personal style profile gal!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

new oldies

i've been finding all of these great vintage bags lately but for some reason they aren't selling in the shop. i am setting up a nice photo taking area in my home + getting a tripod so lots of the bags will be up in the etsy shop soon.

Chanel inspired quilted gold cross body bag with chain link strap $10

Chanel inspired quilted gold cross body bag with chain link strap $10

i also found some crazy awesome vintage dresses, skirts, and tops, mainly from the 70s/80s and i'm having a really hard time letting go of them, but i know whats i gotta do. these pictures of me are no good, but until i have a model they'll have to do. oh yeah, nevermind the fact that i'm wearing two different boots (also going up in the shop) and jeans under the skirts and dresses.
70's silk floral wrap skirt and party dress

all the pretty dresses

Thursday, March 3, 2011

doo da doo doo da doo

because i can.

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