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Monday, March 28, 2011

Why We Heart Vintage

I am not a "foodie" , a musician, a film maker or an event planner...but thank God for the folks that are passionate about these things so I can eat, listen to and be generally enriched by them. I like to make clothing out of vintage materials and to stumble upon vintage finds and bring them to the light. As a designer, the quality and rarity of vintage materials is as close as I'll come for some time, to the most expensive exclusive choices available to those at the top. As a buyer, I really really enjoy investing in my instincts and waiting for the bloom...the guy or gal that's brave enough to blaze a fashion trail and pick up on the lead. I suppose these trends are in the magazines, eventually they are...and ultimately the mall. But with vintage, you rock because you can have the best - first. It's a thing...and I'm more than happy to do my part.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Something Good

Lilly is a little one that we can help a lot just by eating hot wings and sporting a cool T shirt. Things we do every day, right? At least on a good day when the laundry's done and we have a couple of bucks for a blast of goodness with a side of ranch. We fight for Lilly is a small scale local campaign to benefit a family in need. Josh "Jay-O" Ansah of Jay Tees Apparel has put this together because he's a good guy - an entrepreneur and a fighter who likes the concept of BECAUSE. BE...with a CAUSE. Do what you do, but don't forget that actions have purpose, and intentions are powerful. His "I RUN" t-shirt line has been wildly successful here at Vitae. It appeals to track stars and marathoners of course, but the appeal is wider than that - we all run - we run errands, run after children, run businesses, run in circles. So do what you do & try to make it matter. The "I Fight" line has a similar appeal, and for a short time Vitae is carrying special edition"I Fight For Lilly" t-shirts. The guys at 8/7 Central came on board with their screen printing skills, and we are happy to allow all proceeds to go directly to the cause of Lilly. Be Cause.

All day on March 16th, 10% of sales at Buffalo Wild Wings (Merle Hay Location) will go to the fund for Lilly as well. So be a champ and look sharp while indulging in some good food. Do it for the kid & make it count;)