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.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Happy Summer Shop Updates Galore!!!

Happy Summer Everyone!!!! I have been away recently on a Buying trip to Texas and have so many new and fabulous things for the shop! I will be uploading all week long and posting them here as well, but here is the stuff i just got in the shop today, just to wet the appetite! I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer and basking in the glow of the beautiful sun! Magic to all~
White Wedding Prom Dress~
Georgia Peach Karen Elson Maxi Dress~
Annie Oakley Dress~
Rhiannon Dress~
1960s Blue Pansy Cotton Shift Maxi Dress~
Blue Monday Floral Maxi~
Mellow Yellow Juliet 1960s Maxi Dress~
Asian Floral Pleated Fan Blouse
!970s Hi waisted Jeans with Zippy Pockets~
Paisley Park Mini Smock~
1980s Navy Polka Dot Blouse~

Friday, June 11, 2010

Certain Ladies~

There are certain dresses and certain ladies that remind me of a time when ladies wore hats and gloves and purses that match and drank Rye and were skilled in the art of repartee. It is a time I actually long for quite often and when I do, I get out the the real stockings with garter belt and throw on a lovely dress, just like the ones that I found recently for my shop. When I am wearing these dresses I am immediately transported to a dining car on the Orient Express, or laughing at some witty joke I just told sitting in the lobby of the Algonquin Hotel, or sipping dry martinis with my man at The Brown Derby. Sure, these are fantasies , but they help soothe the speed of the modern world and inspire me to even sometimes get out the type writer and work on a poem or story. These dresses are stories in themselves. That is what I love about real vintage clothing; it has a history and a story to it...what happened in these frocks? Your guess is a as good as mine, but one can certainly put one of these beauties on and continue the story, in ones own life and in the wonderful world of the imagination.

And for goodness sakes, don't forget to read your Dorothy Parker!!

A Certain Lady

Oh, I can smile for you, and tilt my head,

And drink your rushing words with eager lips,

And paint my mouth for you a fragrant red,

And trace your brows with tutored finger-tips.

When you rehearse your list of loves to me,

Oh, I can laugh and marvel, rapturous-eyed.

And you laugh back, nor can you ever see

The thousand little deaths my heart has died.

And you believe, so well I know my part,

That I am gay as morning, light as snow,

And all the straining things within my heart

You'll never know.

Oh, I can laugh and listen, when we meet,

And you bring tales of fresh adventurings, --

Of ladies delicately indiscreet,

Of lingering hands, and gently whispered things.

And you are pleased with me, and strive anew

To sing me sagas of your late delights.

Thus do you want me -- marveling, gay, and true,

Nor do you see my staring eyes of nights.

And when, in search of novelty, you stray,

Oh, I can kiss you blithely as you go ....

And what goes on, my love, while you're away,

You'll never know.

~Dorothy Parker

In the Mood for Love 1940s Asian Wiggle Dress~
The Audrey Hepburn Ballet Dress~
Murder on the Orient Express Two Piece~
Lady Marmalade 1960s Mod Summer Dress~
The Dark Love Flamenco Dress
Ballad of Dorothy Parker Dress
Spill the Wine Evening Dress

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

WE ARE STARDUST, WE ARE GOLDEN~Mountain Girl Collection

This collection is like the poppies blooming all over my yard right now, just bursting forth with color and natural beauty. As I got home and was looking at the photos, I suddenly got Joni Mitchell singing her song Woodstock in my head and realized that clothes always express a certain feeling for me and this collection certainly evokes for me the idea that we must get back to the garden, even if just for a few moments each day, for there is the place that we reconnect with our true selves as well as to nature and its spirit. I truly believe that nature is the great healer and in remembering and celebrating our inner connectedness to that we may not only heal ourselves but our amazing planet as well.

Woodstock by Joni Mitchell

I came upon a child of God

He was walking along the road

And I asked him, "Where are you going?"

And this he told me...

I'm going on down to Yasgur's Farm,

I'm gonna join in a rock and roll band.

I'm gonna camp out on the land.

I'm gonna get my soul free.

We are stardust.

We are golden.

And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden.

Then can I walk beside you?

I have come here to lose the smog,

And I feel to be a cog in something turning.

Well maybe it is just the time of year,

Or maybe it's the time of man.

I don't know who I am,

But you know life is for learning.

We are stardust.

We are golden.

And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden.

By the time we got to Woodstock,

We were half a million strong

And Everywhere there was song and celebration.

And I dreamed I saw the bombers

Riding shotgun in the sky,

And they were turning into butterflies

Above our nation.

We are stardust.

Billion year old carbon.

We are golden..

Caught in the devil's bargain

And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden.


Mountain Girl Maxi Dress
Poppies in Bloom
Red Gingham Woodstock Dress
Gunne Sax You are Free Mini Dress
Boulder Clouds
1970s Levi Flair Jeans
Back to the Garden Leather Belt
Gunne Sax Fair Maiden Maxi Dress
Boulder Creek
1970s Hibiscus Bloom Cotton Summer Skirt
Boulder Flat Irons
1950s Lady of the Canyon Dress
Garden Party Brigette Bardot Sundress
Big Kisses to everyone especially the trees and leaves and flowers now blooming!