Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Things have been tough, but I put my energy into finishing my last few semesters, completely changing my jewelry designs, learning to sew & embroider, and enjoying the giant paradigm shift that happened in my outlook on life.
I decided to move from my website to an Etsy store, which has been the best move I've ever made (except my upcoming one, of course)! Etsy is an amazing community of sellers & buyers dedicated to indie designers and avoiding the giant manufacturers that churn out cheap products. So enjoy my new store, cause I'm enjoying being part of the Etsy community!
Friday, July 18, 2008
The fabulous beauty behind BAIW is Vivienne VaVoom, who does one of the most amazing fan dances I've ever seen. She graciously taught me how to get on stage and shake my cupcakes in one of her famous Burlesque Classes, which you can learn about on her website, Burlesque As It Was.com.
And this chica didn't stop at creating Denver's most well-known troupes, she also wrote a book! Check it out on Amazon: Burlesque and the New Bump-n-Grind
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
This show is absolutely BRILLIANT. The writing, cinematography, plot lines, casting, and of course, clothing & furniture is what makes this show so brilliant. Sometimes "vintage" shows will accidentally, or carelessly, will forget to remove items from the present era...But Mad Men...absolute perfection in every way. Hats off to their art director!
The clothing is impeccable. While my closet is filled to the brim with vintage treasures, I feel jealous when I watch this show. But it gives me new ideas for my upcoming clothing line, & of course, new outfits and hairstyles for myself.
Kitty-corner from me was a creeper secretly taking a photo of me with his phone!! While he "listened to the teacher", I watched him messing around with his camera, finally pointing it in my direction.
I thought he was just screwing around with his phone until I saw him push the button several times, then looking through the photos! And with my little telephoto eyes, my premonitions were confirmed. I could see my blonde bob and bright white tank top on his screen.
As a man twice my age stared at my tits on the train ride home, I obsessed over the situation. Was it something I did? Was it because I was blatantly anti-McCain? Or praised Al Franken?
Maybe it was my clothing? A white tank with a peek of a leopard bra, high-waisted vintage jeans and gladiator sandals had somehow made him want to invade my privacy? I mean, what the fuck is he going to do with those photos? Who does something like that? I just don't understand!
These last few months have been filled with harassment from a variety of men...I'm starting to think men over 40 feel entitled to younger women, or feel like they can get away with sexist or degrading remarks. Oh wait..that guy in class was in his 20's, and a variety of creepy remarks come from 18-50yr old men (what, no women?).
I love the 1960's. I wish I had lived in the mid-century era. But would I want to be a woman in such a sexist era? Well, obviously I STILL AM LIVING IN A SEXIST ERA!
Friday, June 27, 2008
Check out Cat's Pajamas and read a bit about me, and remember to bookmark her...you don't want to miss her hilarious commentary on fashion, life, Denver, and whoever else she feels like talking shit/praising.
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Congrats Miss Mary, Quite Contrary! Check out her 'Now Entering Momville' blog, which is absolutely hilarious. Love the 'Hitler' reference!
Clayton had bought me a little gold lion pendant with sparkling ruby eyes (I lost the rubies over the years). It was lovely...but something stirred inside of me. It was then that I realized that I'm not girlfriend material.
Like Samantha Jones famously said..."I love you, but I love myself more." And there you have it...Clayton set me up for the 'single city girl who loves fashion more than men' lifestyle.
Win this Sparrow & Vintage Cathedral Bead Necklace and Hello Kitty Fun Pack! (Value $58)
This one-of-a-kind Sparrow & Vintage Cathedral Bead Necklace brings my two favorite things together: vintage glass beads & tattoo flash sparrows! In the 1950's, this style of Sparrow was an integral part of tattoo flash.
And this lil' one hangs from vintage deadstock (never used) Cathedral beads. I've sold more of these necklaces than any other sparrow styles.
PLUS you will also win this Hello Kitty Fun pack that includes stickers, Cinnamon Roll Plush, giant Japanese Hello Kitty button, Paul Frank pins & Charmmy Kitty bag.
HOW TO ENTER:
2. Post a comment here. Tell me about your most meaningful or 1st piece of jewelry, along with your first name so I can identify you if you win. Remember to be CREATIVE!
3. Good luck!! Winner announced around June 19th.
PS Please read the directions. You won't be chosen if you don't follow these 3 rules. And you especially won't be chosen if you don't sign-up for the newsletter, leave your first name in the comment, or write, 'pick me! pretty jewelry!', because it's obvious you didn't bother to read these rules. ;)Good Luck!