So I am getting all excited about selling on Etsy and realize that I would like to take my blog more in a fashion direction. In theory (or maybe fantasy)I feel like Esty allows the rouge designer (me) to basically to buy 6-10 yards of fabric that I like, make something to fit me or friends, take photos (which have also fallin’ into place magically), and then sell the design built to order based on a basic set of measurements from the customer. THIS COULD BE GLOBALIZATION CHANGING, PEOPLE. Which give me hope for fashion and sustainablity.
In order to celebrate this more fashionable direction I will try taking, I am composing a list of a few of my favorite fashion things… for the week:
#1~I love long underwear in the winter time. Here is a pair that I made (and am selling on Etsy). The thing that I like about long underwear it that they fit well in to my layering style. They are a great alternative to tights and leggings and a little less lady- like. Lady- like never made it into the history books, pansy ass! I own long undies in a variety of fiber mixes- these are cotton, I LOVE silk long undies but they never come in fun prints (hint hint REI) so they mostly come out for snowboarding and if I am really channelling Grunge (silk and grunge… oh, yes I did).
#2~I love Green Tea. I drink it every day and usually more then one cup. THIS IS fashion related because this and the Sandusky Massage (scroll down) are the closest this I really get to in Beauty Treatments. I could get all geeked out on tea and describe why some times I like a dark roast ti kuan yin (not green) over a sencha or how I really binge out on Pheonix Dragon Pearl but your eye would glaze so I will spare you.
#3~I have been enjoying throwing snap shots of my everyday style on a Flickr group called wardrobe remix. Here are some of my ‘fits over the last few months and here is my photo stream.
#4~This piece of lace has kept me quite tickled over the last week. It is a vintage piece that I picked up at work. I finally committed to putting on a skirt and a dress that I will be selling on Esty in a couple of weeks.
#5~I heart welcoming people to the crack like addiction to sewing. I love when one of my good friends wants to sew something…. especially when that thing is recycling some of there old clothes it to new clothes. Recycling is very hot and sexy fashion, don’cha know. This is my friend Hannah at my house making a pair of jeans into a skirt.
#6~I love hand me down (a.k.a. free) designer clothing paired with half price skinny jeans. This is a Michael Kors blazer and Moto jeans. I usually don’t like Michael Kors- to prim, pampered, snotty, proper for my tastes. But free is a real good price and I definitely worked this Blazer right into my style.
#7~THE Sandusky Massage- This woman (Terri Sandusky) is in such high demand that The Wall Street Journal did an article on her…. and I love trading for massage. I have never had any other professional massage so I don’t really know what you payed for but this shit it PURE heaven. I would give you her digits but then I would have to kill you (I gave you her name what more could you want from me).
#8~And I love my beloved thrift store hat. It goes every wear with me. Yes, that is real fur, and I usually get all wigged out but I have come to love and appreciate the way that this hat has weathered many a storm with me. I don’t think that faux fur would have made it through the rough and tumble. It is like my comfort blanket with built in ear muffs that you can just throw your ear buds in and roll.
Stay tuned for more…. or don’t whateves!
I am huge into etsy. I think it’s such a great way to correspond with people with a passion for creating arts and crafts as well as purchasing products that you know where made with loving care. Same goes for some of the things you mentioned in this post like the massage and consuming green tea. I have to say, I wasn’t much of an advocate for it myself at first because of it’s put-off taste. However, if it’s prepared right, it tastes amazing with honey as a sweetener. Nothing like enjoying a refreshment and it still being a good part of a healthy diet plan. Besides, it boosts one’s energy level so you can go forth each day energized and focused.