This old house again

Many moons ago, I dreamed of a project in which I could wear my designs. I don’t know why, but I had imagined (and I have a very vivid image in my head from that Eureka moment) where someone (me) would wear a t-shirt tucked into their pants, and their top half showed a design from a Victorian San Francisco house. I wanted to make this happen. Then I did. Then I wore it. And I have been wearing it. Probably not as much as I should. Then I got caught up in other things and never really told anyone. Oops!

I’m currently having all the designs and materials hosted through Society 6. Because they manage the printing and design components. They turn my uploaded images into other products too, even though my overall goal was for apparel! I’ve bought this shirt and I really love it. I need to get one of the other designs ASAP because I can’t keep wearing this one on rotation. It’s really fun to have people point at your shirt and ask where it came from, and then be able to respond that I made it!

Here is a link to my Society6 store and a link here to all my Society6 shirts!

Item From Made in… BUY
 San Francisco T-shirt  Society6  Mexico  HERE
 Cheap Monday jeans thrifted  Bangladesh  –
 Swedish Hasbeens clogs Shopbop.com  Romania  HERE
 Casio watch flea market  China HERE

Thrift Eye

Thrift Eye

I can’t remember why I was experiencing so much resting bitch face in these photos, haha!

My mother’s vintage dresses

I spent almost half a month in Mexico over the Summer. It was an amazing getaway to disconnect from work, the internet, politics, news, and general stresses of life. It really gave me a whole new perspective of life privilege that I experience on a small and large scale living in the US (but I digress!)

One of my favorite moments (and there were many,) was asking my momma to unearth her wedding dress from 1972 so I could try it on. I recall that many, many, many, many years ago I tried to put it on…and it never fit. Being that the last time I had visited was 2011, I knew that it would fit me this time. I begged her to let me try it on again.

I didn’t want to unfurl the veil because it was too delicate and complicated, but the dress is so groovy. I loved it.
Thrift Eye, vintage clothing

Oh, but that wasn’t it, I also made her let me try on the suit my dad wore as his groom’s outfit! We all had a good laugh because it fit too!
Thrift Eye, vintage clothing

And then this meant we had to empty the wardrobe of course. I had to try everything on. So we had some lovely conversations I’ll appreciate forever – like about where the clothing came from, when, why, and who made it.

This green and white piece was from my retro dreams
Thrift Eye, vintage clothing

This burgundy suit set had a lovely marled texture of white flecks – I’m regretting not bringing this back now so I can wear it in my everyday wardrobe
Thrift Eye, vintage clothing

I think this is pinnacle 70’s
Thrift Eye, vintage clothing

And this ruffle shirt didn’t originally go with this skirt, but I couldn’t resist combining the two purples
Thrift Eye, vintage clothing

There were some other individual pieces I tried on, like some high waisted bell bottomed green pants! I just wish I had used my real camera to take the photos instead of my Iphone.

One day I’ll go back and have enough space in my suitcase to bring this all back home with me. Today, I have the memories :)

West Coast Craft Summer 2017

Well hello there! I didn’t mean to take such a long break. But *SIGH* the world news got depressing and overwhelming. Then some behind the scenes bits from my website broke. Now I’m back up and running and feeling more motivated to post :)

I’ve shared my love for the West Coast Craft fair many times before! (see tagged posts HERE)

I absolutely love going to this show because it features artisans and makers that are based out of the West Coast (as the name explains) and it just so happens that MANY of them also happen to be out of the Bay Area/San Francisco! So as a new one quickly approaches the week of November 18th, I thought I would reminisce over some photos I took of WWC over the Summer break! Seeing the artisans is quite inspiring for me to even create the things I have in my own mind. From fashion, to ceramics, jewelry, art, candles, etc. this craft fair is just so beautiful!

West Coast Craft 2017

West Coast Craft 2017

West Coast Craft 2017

West Coast Craft 2017

West Coast Craft 2017

West Coast Craft 2017

West Coast Craft 2017

West Coast Craft 2017

West Coast Craft 2017

West Coast Craft 2017

West Coast Craft 2017

West Coast Craft 2017

Hippie Modernism at Berkeley Art Museum

It has been a good while since I’ve done a museum post! As a lover of museums, I always love photographing special exhibits (and showing them here), especially when they’re within the fashion realm! The only problem is that…most of the shows I’ve recently seen prohibited photos (grr!) which is good and bad. I love capturing moments, but I do feel like some people get so absorbed taking photos, they don’t even enjoy the exhibits!

So when I had an opportunity to check out the Hippie Modernism exhibit at the Berkeley Art Museum, I was fascinated to see there were so many beautiful pieces connected to the hippie, peace & love, freedom of art movements! The best part, is that the museum is nestled in an awesome neighborhood of Berkeley near the University with SO many awesome restaurants nearby! I try to make a big loop around without the camera first, and then go back and take pictures of what caught my eye.

Hippie Modernism @ Berkeley Art Museum

Hippie Modernism @ Berkeley Art Museum

Hippie Modernism @ Berkeley Art Museum

Hippie Modernism @ Berkeley Art Museum

Hippie Modernism @ Berkeley Art Museum

Hippie Modernism @ Berkeley Art Museum

Hippie Modernism @ Berkeley Art Museum

And in celebration of the Summer of LOVE – for all of you getting ready for Coachella and the Summer in general, Shopbop is having an awesome sale going on this week!

Because I love all things San Francisco, and to give you a little fashion inspo while you browse around online – click HERE to see what some “hippies” were wearing back then.