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I've always been fascinated by clothing, fabrics, jewelry and accessories. I spent hours hand draping and hand sewing tiny clothes for dolls from old clothing. At 8, my mother taught me to sew on a sewing machine, and in the coming years I created and upcycled clothing for dolls and myself, culminating with a long blue beaded gown and matching jacket for my mother in my teens. Fabric stores were a constant lure and retreat for me!

I come by my creative obsession genetically. My immigrant great grandfather had several patents and my great grandmother's ancestors invented the White Sewing machine in the late 1800s.

♥ My UNIQUE store name honors my grandparents' names. ♥

My love of fashion and clothing, of course, carries over to vintage clothing. I love…

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  • Joined October 5, 2007

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texture, color RED blues greens terracotta black white, shimmer sparkle sequins beads, sheer silk featherweight cotton, plaids tweeds patterns, denim leather corduroy polarfleece fuzzy, glass, ceramic, pottery, fabrics yarns cords threads zippers buttons

About

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I've always been fascinated by clothing, fabrics, jewelry and accessories. I spent hours hand draping and hand sewing tiny clothes for dolls from old clothing. At 8, my mother taught me to sew on a sewing machine, and in the coming years I created and upcycled clothing for dolls and myself, culminating with a long blue beaded gown and matching jacket for my mother in my teens. Fabric stores were a constant lure and retreat for me!

I come by my creative obsession genetically. My immigrant great grandfather had several patents and my great grandmother's ancestors invented the White Sewing machine in the late 1800s.

♥ My UNIQUE store name honors my grandparents' names. ♥

My love of fashion and clothing, of course, carries over to vintage clothing. I love shopping for feminine, well-designed and beautiful condition vintage discoveries of quality workmanship. New York City has a wealth of constant visual inspiration and resources for creating.

I love Art Deco, 1960s, tailored, classic, unexpected and statement making clothing and accessories. Admittedly, recycling and re-purposing quality clothing is a passion for me. I designed and created my own wedding gown and I am thrilled that brides and bridesmaids are rethinking cookie cutter bridal shop offerings and are looking to ETSY for vintage gowns in a myriad of colors, styles, lengths and accessories for their special day.

Trends will come and go but glamour is always head turning and satisfying to the wearer as well!

My creative nature has lead me to positions in magazine publishing, fashion design, cosmetics and advertising.

My store features a mix of handmade and vintage, as I can't deny the pleasure both creative endeavors provide!

(The only time I am not thinking about designs is when I am enjoying HOT vinyasa yoga classes, terrace gardening or movies!)

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Wrapping and packaging my purchased items is just another creative outlet for me! I go all out because I want to set paroliro (and Etsy) apart from Walmart and Kmart experiences and make any purchase here memorable and joyful in a low tech way. I am proud and work hard to welcome and make my customers smile, here are some of my ETSY reviews:

★ "Beautiful vintage dress! A must visit Fashion Shop!"

★ "The slip is just perfect, and your customer service is unbelievably wonderful!!! Thank you for the extra goodies (the tea was yummy and the chocolate treat was delicious!), especially the cloisonne bracelet-exquisite! You are the best, and I will think of you whenever I wear the gorgeous slip!"

★ "Barbara has gone above and beyond with making sure my purchase was well received. My spoon was as described but the unexpected was her packaging - beautiful ribbons, thoughtful map and yummy sweets, all making for a great experience."

★" HOT HOT HOT !!! When my husband sees me in this dress, he is simply going to swallow his tongue :):):) Thank You !!!"

★" Thanks a lot for this beautiful jacket! It reached Switzerland very fast and it fits perfect."

★ "100% satisfied! Great outfit especially for the 70's party that I'm wearing it to. And...the wrapping made it extra-special. Fast delivery!"

★ "Arrived speedily & was very well wrapped. Barbara was so kind & welcoming (my first time on Etsy) and has brilliant communication. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend her as a seller."

★ " It took 3 days to Switzerland!!! More than a lightning fast shipping! I thank you so much! Very kind and helpful seller! *****are not enough! The Blazer is just AMAZING!!! All the best!"

★ "Great seller! Kept in touch to ensure timely delivery and even included additional info etc in package! Not to mention the packaging itself - all in all a great experience!"

★ "Thank you so much for the boots!!!! They are great! But what made my day was your packaging!. The whole team at my work smiled all day commenting on how wonderful it is to receive a package with such a personal touch and some little gifts as well. "

★ "Simply Beautiful! Elegant and graceful, perfect for my wedding, thank you so much! Especially appreciate the caring and love you put into your packaging, complete with hand-written note. I will order from you again without hesitation!"

★ "Seller provides to-die-for vintage, and superior customer care. Item arrived timely, in fantastic condition as described in listing, and was wrapped with TLC -- with extra goodies tossed in to boot! Highest recommendation."

★" Thank you so much! This pillow case is so cute, and it totally melted grandma's heart :) PS: thank you for the tea and nice note enclosed as well!"

★ "My jaw dropped when I've opened the package (lovingly gift-wrapped, by the way). I did not expect this to be such a genuine article of craftsmanship. An authentic Eastern -European BATIK silk (an ancient hand -painting method using melted wax and pigments)- Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian?... Probably worth 10 times more."

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Thank you for visiting!, and
Best wishes!
Barbara

paroliro design: ★ Since 2009 ★ vintage, hand made ★
New York City

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