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Old clothes, poetry, music and the beauty of the natural world inspire me to be present and yet transcend time at the same time. Every day in each moment we have the opportunity to create magic in myriad ways and for me clothing is such a deep part of that. What character do I feel today? What am I going to make and give to the world? An outfit in itself can be a work of art...I guess that is what is meant by style...how we collage together clothes out of how we feel emotionally and physically. It is magic really, the creation of a beautiful illusion that we present to the world that affects those around us. The ability to create is one of the greatest gifts we have as human beings, so in my small way I hope by offering wonderful clothes and old goods I can inspire those who come across my shop to dream their dreams and create their own magic.

I have been shopping for vintage clothing since I was…

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  • Female
  • Born on November 6
  • Joined May 9, 2010

Favorite materials

softest cotton, feathers, beading, silk, satin and leather and lace

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Old clothes, poetry, music and the beauty of the natural world inspire me to be present and yet transcend time at the same time. Every day in each moment we have the opportunity to create magic in myriad ways and for me clothing is such a deep part of that. What character do I feel today? What am I going to make and give to the world? An outfit in itself can be a work of art...I guess that is what is meant by style...how we collage together clothes out of how we feel emotionally and physically. It is magic really, the creation of a beautiful illusion that we present to the world that affects those around us. The ability to create is one of the greatest gifts we have as human beings, so in my small way I hope by offering wonderful clothes and old goods I can inspire those who come across my shop to dream their dreams and create their own magic.

I have been shopping for vintage clothing since I was about 13 years old as my mom was a vintage lover as well as a classic film lover and I suppose for both of us this went together. Seeing Joan Crawford in Mildred Pierce I wanted to go out and get those clothes and later on in high school I used to go see John Waters movies at the art house cinema and all of his actors looked like crazed old movie stars with the most fabulous vintage clothes, so that fueled the fire as well! I also was very inspired by musicians such as David Bowie, Siouxsie Sioux, Exene Cervenka, Nico, Francois Hardy, Patti Smith, The New York Dolls and so many others who all had such style and flare and most of the time seemed to wear old clothes and in such a unique and inspiring way.
I hope my shop can inspire others the way vintage clothes have inspired me. They tell stories and we create more stories in wearing them ourselves! so here is to our stories!
xo

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