March 26th, 2014
Last week I turned 28-years-old!!!
It was an epic week of the unexpected. After spending a few days in NYC to check on my apartment before heading back to #lala land (AKA Los Angeles), I was a few days away from turning 28 (Sunday, March 16) when two buildings in my New York neighborhood literally imploded because of a gas pipe leak.
People died. The streets were shut down. There was dust in the air .. for days.
I headed back to Los Angeles with a heavy heart, almost missing my flight. I wanted to stay in NY. I wanted to be a part of my neighborhood as it grieved and got itself back on its feet. I wanted to help celebrate life and also honor lives lost.
But I got back on the plane, and I headed west. And as I headed west, I decided to make a decision to stop doing something I didn’t want to be doing.
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March 25th, 2014
About 80 percent of my wardrobe is secondhand and it feels great knowing that I’m consciously consuming fashion that’s stylish, sustainable and jam-packed full of substance. So when eBay asked me to curate some more collections for their amazing #finditfollowit campaign, I decided to make a collection totally dedicated to the most fabulous thrifters of all on eBay: The sellers of secondhand style! Featuring finds from Violetville, The Kissing Tree Vintage, American Archives, Vulture Culture and Thriftwares … this collection is home to SECONDHAND STYLE THAT SINGS!
March 12th, 2014
Symbolically, an owl represents wisdom. Owl necklaces became popular in the 1970s and the trend was called “Hoot Couture.” Because the ’70s was a time of political, moral and ethical exploration in the United States, the value of wisdom became embedded in the nation’s consciousness. The features of an owl appear more human like too, as if you’re staring into the eyes of your reflection in the mirror. Which is why when choosing an owl necklace, you get to choose a necklace that mimics your inner being or sense of self you’d like to fulfill.
December 10th, 2013
While beauty is always in the eye of the beholder, I believe that “ugly” is actually in the mind of its maker as well: As in, what may seem ugly to you is actually really kick-butt-awesome to me. Just sayin’. That’s why when after coming across not one, or two, or three but 15 (and counting!) cute, conversational Christmas sweaters I decided to curate them into an equally as tongue-in-cheek collection on eBay called Ugly Holiday Sweaters That Are Kind of Cool (Kind Of).
December 4th, 2013
Eyes are considered to be a powerhouse of expression and it’s actually possible to convey a thousand words with eyes without even uttering a word. So, it is quite obvious that no one will prefer hiding their eyes behind glasses. But, the good news is that there are a wide array of designer eyeglasses available in the […]
December 1st, 2013
These are tried-and-true remedies for the “ho-hum” frustration you may be experiencing now that the radio is playing Christmas music non-stop and your kids keep asking for a Xbox Playstation. What are your vintage-themed holiday traditions? Can I add anything to this list for next year?
November 14th, 2013
The other day my mom called me to ask, “What do you want for Christmas?” It’s a tough question to answer, especially when you’re trying to MINIMIZE your possessions and not MAXIMIZE them, which the world of marketing teaches us is the right, “happy” way. What I love about vintage fashion is that because there’s […]
October 29th, 2013
No matter your shape, size, aesthetic or age, sequins always impress with your dress. You can be 80 years old wearing sequins like you’re 18 again, or plus-size in sequins like a hot mama with a little junk in her trunk. Sequins prefer women who scream, “This is me, I love my imperfect perfections!” My vintage sequin collections on eBay are off the charts – follow me to see the shine for yourself!