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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Message and a Bottle

We've stumbled upon a fascinating little trend & thought we'd share: Necklaces with Mini bottles and trinket-treasures old and new.  Pictured are some lovelies from Be Joyful (left and right), and Dani Awesome (center).  Modestly priced at $45. and under, they're sure to be keepers.  Find them at Vitae now!!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Pink Revolver sweater collection

Everybody likes a cozy sweater....some of us have a addiction and buy one as often as she can....usually granny'esk or something 70's inspired.

These on the other hand are none of the above, well they are cozy. Each one is unique, draped and flowey, some are asymmetrical and a bit of a challenge to figure just gotta try it on and revel in the unique shape. Whether you wanna hide yourself in it or throw a belt on and give it more shape. These one of kind beauties are pretty cute if I do say so myself.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Esparto Studio: Living With Books

I personally prefer books to movies...both are valuable means of transport, to be sure.  There's something about the written word.  At it's best, reading a good book becomes a undemanding, unstated partnership - quiet and deep - writer and reader, thought and thinker.  The pace is managable.  One can dwell on a passage for a decade, or romp manically devouring chapters in "realtime".  The page is something you inhabit...once you go, you've been there.  I guess movies are hard for me because there's not much room for my thoughts...if I start daydreaming, I'm left behind.  

Books as functional art, takes things to a whole new level.  Fort Dodge's  Regina Smith of Esparto Studio transforms the printed word into unassuming jewelry, amplifying random words out of context...Hard bound jackets morph into clocks on the wall -  symbolic and friendly - like postcards from some inner landscape...hello friend, remember when?  Nostalgia pure and simple, with plenty of room for introspection.

You can find works like these from Esparto Studio at Vitae Design Collective, and also on her etsy page: .

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Girl Friday: Accessories That Define You

Same old hoops and studs got you down??  In a bit of a rut are we?  Well, here's an infusion of style that won't break the bank, though it may break a few rules.

Unconventional?  Yes. 
 Made for you - by a Girl that's got your back.

Girl Friday : Thank You - - whoever you are!!

Come check out  her line at Vitae now.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Fashion Show No Accident

The Accidental Industry Fashion show last Friday was a well orchestrated major fashion event, and nothing less.  Kudos to the Producers Lacy Brunnette, Lucy Shay and Sarah Jae, they pulled off one hell of a production.  Most of us, after we regained our speech, could only mutter "when's the next show"?????

Well, stay tuned kittens - it's in the works!

Pictured from the top:  An elaborate collar look from Shu Shu maus, a layered lace gown by Magpie, and a black lace cocktail dress by Pink revolver, both available at vitae ;)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Accidental Industry Fashion Show

It's FINALLY here! The Accidental Industry Fashion Show will be THIS Friday and we can hardly wait.  Lacy Brunnette, Lucy Shay and Sarah Jae Johnson have been dreaming, scheming and working nonstop to pull off what's looking to be a great event here in the East Village to kick off the holiday fashion season.  The focus is party wear, and that's essential this time of year.  Everyone knows, when you have the perfect dress lined up, the tinsel looks brighter, the cookies don't crumble and Santa's on his way.

Here's an exclusive: We asked Lacy/Lucy what was behind the name and here's the response.  The Accidental Industry Fashion Show is inspired by underground fashion and the accidental discoveries that lead to high fashion innovation driven by the passion of the artists and its curators.  Side note: I got into this business quite by accident, but that's just a coincidence, and a story for another time.

The show will feature collections from: Atomic Garage, Shu Shu Maus, Vitae Design Collective, Magpie, Raygun and Hill Vintage.  Hair By Atelier and Eyecandy Artistry will be on make up.

There will be a silent auction to benefit Geez Louise! Young Women's Organization, and Van Holmgren (who also did the poster) has been setting the scene as only he can.  Tickets are $12 at the door or $10 at Vitae and Raygun through Thursday evening.  There will be a cash bar and after party at the venue.  Must be 21+ to attend.

For more info check out the event Facebook page...