LatressOnTheMenjay

Latress On The Menjay

Arkansas, United States · 55 Sales

LatressOnTheMenjay

Latress On The Menjay

Arkansas, United States 55 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(28)

Announcement   Orders placed from between May 22-June 1, 2015 will not be shipped until June 3, 2015. Thank you! Welcome to Latress On The Menjay! Please check out our Facebook pages at www.facebook.com/latressonthemenjay.etsy and www.facebook.com/ShopLatressOnTheMenjay! My creations are handmade (from the very base on most of my works, starting with sculpted wire) works of art, pieces of myself… pieces of my life – from the various materials (vintage and new) I use – to the hours invested in creating each unique piece. Every single moment of life is a special occasion... never to be taken for granted... always to be celebrated.

Each piece is handmade with a number of vintage materials: fabrics, trims, buttons and/or jewels. Each piece is delicately fashioned as a literal piece of art, intended to be worn and cherished, never to be identically reproduced.

Due to the fact my creations are derived from the purest art form (happy accidents, most of them – organic happenings, if you will), I regrettably do not take custom orders. My creativity tends to stem from my right brain and soul working together. Unfortunately, my left brain tends to get in the way of their happy union if I over-analyze and over-think a project (which I tend to do with custom orders). Although I love to please my customers, I’m confident I will please them best if I do what I do best from the place I best know to do it from… my soul. Thanks in advance for understanding!

Clothing designs, photographs and all other shop content © 2015 Latress On The Menjay

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Please be sure to check out my new collaboration with my dear friend in India, Rupika at www.etsy.com/shop/FeelingIndia - thank you!

If you would like to know what inspired my shop's name, please see :16 of this scene http://youtu.be/8m4op6NI7bM

Announcement

Orders placed from between May 22-June 1, 2015 will not be shipped until June 3, 2015. Thank you! Welcome to Latress On The Menjay! Please check out our Facebook pages at www.facebook.com/latressonthemenjay.etsy and www.facebook.com/ShopLatressOnTheMenjay! My creations are handmade (from the very base on most of my works, starting with sculpted wire) works of art, pieces of myself… pieces of my life – from the various materials (vintage and new) I use – to the hours invested in creating each unique piece. Every single moment of life is a special occasion... never to be taken for granted... always to be celebrated.

Each piece is handmade with a number of vintage materials: fabrics, trims, buttons and/or jewels. Each piece is delicately fashioned as a literal piece of art, intended to be worn and cherished, never to be identically reproduced.

Due to the fact my creations are derived from the purest art form (happy accidents, most of them – organic happenings, if you will), I regrettably do not take custom orders. My creativity tends to stem from my right brain and soul working together. Unfortunately, my left brain tends to get in the way of their happy union if I over-analyze and over-think a project (which I tend to do with custom orders). Although I love to please my customers, I’m confident I will please them best if I do what I do best from the place I best know to do it from… my soul. Thanks in advance for understanding!

Clothing designs, photographs and all other shop content © 2015 Latress On The Menjay

I'm PayPal Verified

Please be sure to check out my new collaboration with my dear friend in India, Rupika at www.etsy.com/shop/FeelingIndia - thank you!

If you would like to know what inspired my shop's name, please see :16 of this scene http://youtu.be/8m4op6NI7bM

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About

Born On Accident

One day in early spring of 2010, I was walking through Savers (a local thrift store) and as I stumbled across amazing vintage tapestries, fabrics and embellishments, I just decided to start making fascinators. It’s something I almost can’t explain because it was just this organic idea that was just naturally and simply born into my soul, and just happened suddenly. I started grabbing up some items I could repurpose and that is how Latress On The Menjay was born.

From there I started gathering all types of vintage and up-cycle-able items; bases, fabrics, jewels, buttons, sewing materials, anything I could find at a garage sale or whatnot. As I would walk and shop I would envision the items I would create and imagine some lush vintage tapestry becoming an elaborate, OOAK head piece.

As time went on, I started making the majority of my bases from wire (fabric headbands being the exception), any and all shapes – from actual peacock shapes to traditional pill-box shapes.

Most of the time, I start out with an idea or concept of some sort. Sometimes I don’t, sometimes I just start making something and see what happens but generally I have an idea when I begin. Many times, my ideas don’t turn out as I planned but somewhere in the process a happy accident takes place and I create something greater than I imagined.

I am inspired by my life; most especially the places I’ve seen and beautiful people I’ve encountered. I lived in India (over a five-year span) for four years and the essence of life from there still floods my veins. I still smell the smells, savor the tastes, hear the sounds and feel the sun and wind on my face. The passion of their elaborately decorative life (from their tapestries, to architecture, to clothing) has enveloped my soul and is my greatest inspiration. My dream/goals for projects in India inspire my hand and keep me going.

I am from the country; the outskirts of a town of app. 9,000. I grew up walking the path from my grandparents to my great-grandparents, hunting lightening bugs, riding four-wheelers, fishing in the pond, playing outside; all of the amazing adventures a country kid grows up with. I now live in the city (about 55 miles from my hometown) and I visit my family often. They are a close-knit Italian family, much like that of “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” but Italian. The rest of my beloved family is just about 20 and 30 miles more west of them. My family means more to me than anything; most especially because I don’t have one of my own as yet.

Currently, I work a 9-5 job-job, make my Etsy creations on the side and am a co-leader of an amazing Etsy team, Team Etsy Little Rock. I had the pleasure of visiting India for the first time in six years over the Christmas holiday of 2011. My heart is indeed still there.

*(A couple of our execs make fun of me and my generation for saying the phrase, “on accident.”)

Please be sure to check out my new collaboration with my dear friend in India, Rupika at www.etsy.com/shop/FeelingIndia - thank you!

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    "I have lived so many lives though I'm not old." (Nelly Furtado - Try). Privileged to live in Belize, CA (1 year) & India (4 years), all the rest in Arkansas. From the country but live in the city & this "masala" of my life is expressed in my work.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 22, 2015
Orders placed from between May 22-June 1, 2015 will not be shipped until June 3, 2015. Thank you!
Welcome to Latress On The Menjay! Please check out our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Latress-On-The-Menjay/128021203907155! My creations are handmade (from the very base on most of my works, starting with sculpted wire) works of art, pieces of myself… pieces of my life – from the various materials (vintage and new) I use – to the hours invested in creating each unique piece. Every single moment of life is a special occasion... never to be taken for granted... always to be celebrated.

Each piece is handmade with a number of vintage materials: fabrics, trims, buttons and/or jewels. Each piece is delicately fashioned as a literal piece of art, intended to be worn and cherished, never to be identically reproduced.

Clothing designs, photographs and all other shop content © 2011 Latress On The Menjay

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
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Shipping
Orders placed from between May 22-June 1, 2015 will not be shipped until June 3, 2015. Thank you!
I ship all items USPS. If you prefer a different shipping method, please contact me prior to purchase so that I can meet your needs (shipping will most likely increase in this case). If the shipping fee you pay allots for tracking/insurance of your package, I will add tracking/insurance. If the fee you pay does not cover the cost tracking/insurance, I will not add tracking/insurance unless you specify prior to purchase (which will most likely increase the shipping amount – all dependant of the size and weight of the package).

When shipping internationally – the shipping fee covers the most basic shipping (via USPS) and does not include tracking and/or insurance. If you prefer tracking and/or shipping, please contact me prior to purchase so that I can meet your needs (the shipping fee will significantly increase in this case).

If your item is insured and is lost, damaged or stolen and I am required to file a claim for your item; you will receive your reimbursement only after I receive the reimbursement from the USPS.
Refunds and Exchanges
If your item is insured and is lost, damaged or stolen and I am required to file a claim for your item; you will receive your reimbursement only after I receive the reimbursement from the USPS.

Due to the nature of my business I do not accept returns. However, my goal is to insure my customers’ happiness. If you are, for any reason, unsatisfied with your purchase, please contact me immediately. My hope is that together, we can resolve any potential problems regarding your purchase in an honest and fair manner.
Additional policies and FAQs
Due to the fact my creations are derived from the purest art form (happy accidents, most of them – organic happenings, if you will), I regrettably do not take custom orders. My creativity tends to stem from my right brain and soul working together. Unfortunately, my left brain tends to get in the way of their happy union if I over-analyze and over-think a project (which I tend to do with custom orders). Although I love to please my customers, I’m confident I will please them best if I do what I do best from the place I best know to do it from… my soul. Thanks in advance for understanding!

If you have any questions regarding these policies (or any other store policies) please do not hesitate to contact me!