It's been awhile since I have posted anything remotely relevant but I have been doing my best to enjoy the summer as well as participate in as many sales as possible here in Toronto and on Etsy.
I recently added some pretty cool items to the shop as well and there are some amazing deals to be had in my shop a long side the annual etsy YART sale. I am also participating in Take Your Clothes off vintage clothing sale held at a 107Shaw gallery at Queen W. & Shaw! Come on out and say hi.
Despite all avoidance possible I have given into Twitter! I figured out how to feed the blog through twitter as well..so you should follow me. I am definitely still adjusting to the whole thing and getting used to the format. I'm certainly just taking advantage of following cool peeps like Ed Droste and Owen Pallett who's lives are about a million times more interesting then my own but I thought I'd give this whole Twitter thing a spin and see how it goes.
I have been quite the busy bee since I last posted here on my blog. Next to taking a very brief Victoria Day vacation I also participated in a fantastic sale held by the Preloved girls. "Wear Me Out" was a grand success had by all involved, and there is rumors that perhaps it will become a monthly event through out this summer. I hope so! I'll keep you updated on facebook or twitter.
I will also be participating in a fantastic annual vintage clothing bazaar this coming weekend held at the Studio Gallery. Check out all the details here.
Here is all the basic info: Studio Gallery presents the Spring 2009 Edition of the Toronto Vintage Fashion Bazaar on Sunday, May 31st, 2009, 12pm-6pm.
Men’s and women’s clothing, shoes, and accessories from the closets of some of Toronto’s expert vintage shoppers will be on sale.
Each season, Studio will select twenty of their favorite vintage fashionistas as vendors. If you are interested in participating at the Summer 2009 Edition of the Toronto Vintage Fashion Bazaar, please contact Vanessa at email@example.com
Directions to Studio Gallery: 294 College st., 2nd floor Intersections: College and Spadina (Above the Savannah Room)
Shoppers are encouraged to bring their own shopping bags. Cash only. $5 entry.
I am highly anticipating the weekend because us Canadians get to celebrate Victoria Day. Other wise, a excuse to go to the cottage and get a preempted start to the summer. I get the opportunity to go away to my boyfriends cottage this time with a couple of my good friends Amarina and Ron. I always enjoy a good road trip, and then the luxury a so-called-cottage (does having laundry and a jacuzzi tub make it rustic?) plus I always love the Canadian outdoors.
I was used to having a tiny little cottage deep in the woods with my family growing up before they sadly sold the place a couple of years ago. Where we had no indoor plumbing (we had to get fresh water from town to drink/boil) and always used a outhouse for our business. We washed our hair with rain water and had a wood stove to keep the cottage warm, and there was no television (except for two stations we got on the old tinfoil rabbit ears..) We spent most of our time reading, listening to music, writing, relaxing outdoors, excavating towns (Bancroft, Coe Hill, Peterborough) and thoroughly enjoying nature and the outdoors.
Over all, I'm hoping to get a bit nostalgic this weekend as my boyfriends cottage isn't too far away from where my family and I had our old cottage. So perhaps we will make a trip out to Bancroft and the place I spent many summers as a youth. Over all I'm excited just to get out of the city.
Since having worked at the flag ship Preloved store since its opening in August I have certainly begun to look at garments differently. To the point where I wonder how I can change it, how I can altar something simply to wear it differenly. I have been particularly fascinated with mens dress shirts as of late..having torn one apart to try and create something with it. Then I came across this image on the legendary Facehunter and fell in love. Surely this will be something to easily create for myself in the near future.
This particular image I found on the TCA, and is a piece you can find at Nathalie-Roze & Co here in Toronto. It is also and quite obviously made out of mens dress shirts as well. It is definitely something I have been coveting and would love to either attempt to make or purchase.
Ramona West has also come to reconstruct mens shirts into skirts. Which is similar to what Preloved has done this season but with mens suit jackets.