Wanda's Profile

About

This shop is about my lifelong passions: Design and Fashion -- focusing on the sixties, world history, textiles, and nature. I was born and lived most of my life in Honolulu, Hawaii, where color and nature meet in local fashion and art, spreading their influence globally. My great-grandfather and uncle were tailors. My mother and aunts never threw anything away,allowing me to play dress-up with piles of silk and lively tropical print dresses. I learned to sew, as everyone else during those times, on a treadle Singer sewing machine at age eleven. This machine transformed within me an unquenchable thirst for creating my own style, making my own clothing, using my own imagination and hands. I knew no boundaries, sewing from Simplicity, Butterick and Vogue. I sewed up what I now call sewing miracles, all through high school and beyond. Buying patterns and fabrics taught me about textiles, 3-d engineering, and construction. I sold my funky…

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  • Female
  • Born on April 11
  • Joined November 20, 2010

Favorite materials

vintage magazines, ephemera, textiles

Shop

saffronfields
Original Mid-Century Mod Fashion Ads &...

About

This shop is about my lifelong passions: Design and Fashion -- focusing on the sixties, world history, textiles, and nature. I was born and lived most of my life in Honolulu, Hawaii, where color and nature meet in local fashion and art, spreading their influence globally. My great-grandfather and uncle were tailors. My mother and aunts never threw anything away,allowing me to play dress-up with piles of silk and lively tropical print dresses. I learned to sew, as everyone else during those times, on a treadle Singer sewing machine at age eleven. This machine transformed within me an unquenchable thirst for creating my own style, making my own clothing, using my own imagination and hands. I knew no boundaries, sewing from Simplicity, Butterick and Vogue. I sewed up what I now call sewing miracles, all through high school and beyond. Buying patterns and fabrics taught me about textiles, 3-d engineering, and construction. I sold my funky creations through a hip sixties boutique on the main strip in touristy Waikiki. Seventeen, Cosmopolitan and Vogue magazines were my guiding angels during those fresh, exciting years of young adulthood. So here we are, you and I, dumbstruck at the amazing trails and controversial forks we've taken on the road of life. Nostalgia drives us to tenderly scrutinize the sociology and psychology of our freewheeling Selves and our frenzied Times. In this shop I attempt to offer the best images, timeless ones that truthfully trace the past, advertising lingo is a part of that. Images that talk to our past persona, beautiful enough to grace our walls, fill our scrapbooks, paste above our night stands and vanities. Sour as vinegar, sweet as sugar, how fleeting is time; may these advertising pages remind us that life has been good to us in spite of ourselves, they are our legacy, a how-to book from the good old days.

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