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 niche...my thing...and I'm more than happy to do my part.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
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.