Describe your style, and what you plan to bring. What are your bestsellers?:
My personal and shop style is really all over the place. I focus on vintage pieces that catch my eye from all eras- clothes, shoes, jewelry, and other accessories.
For this market (which I am super excited about!) I am bringing cold weather gear, along with dresses, pants, jewelry, hats, shoes, and more! Funky and functional vintage pieces for women, men, and kids.
Regardless of trends, who are your style muses, how do they influence you?:
Remember Vicki from Reality Bites? Her bright, loud, 1960/70 style is my happy place. I also love 90s Drew Barrymore, Winona Ryder, Georgia O’Keefe, Frida Kahlo, Courtney Love, my friend Christina, and my mom.
Each one of these ladies is so themselves and is true to using their clothing as a means to their inner voice.
What are the things customers seek you out for?:
Great question! Really my customers all over the spectrum in what they seek. I am always open to fielding requests because I never know what I might find.
Lately I have found some really great Edwardian, 1920s, 1940s, and 1970s pieces. A pretty large timeline I know!
How did you learn your craft or business?:
Well, I have been into fashion and vintage since I was a kid. I used to pick thrift stores in high school and college. It has always been something fun I did for myself. I have always been fascinated with objects and makers, which lead me to a professional career in museum education. I love sharing the story of objects and connecting people to the broader understanding of of their significance. While I still teach, I have taken on the role of the finder and restorer of vintage objects. I want them to have a new life, give happiness to a new owner, and find a forever home.
What is your favorite way to put yourself in the mood for creativity or business mode?:
Maybe it is because I am a mom, but alone and in silence is a great environment to be productive and focus. I typically work in my shared studio with my lovely partner. I like when he’s in there working too, almost like we are having a silent conversation. I also find pockets of time- in the car, during lunch, really anytime an idea pops into my head.
What advice would you give to an artist or business just starting out and/or what is the best advice you have received for your art or business?:
Be true to yourself and let your voice be heard. I think there is so much negativity out there, being positive is really essential. Also, get to know your community meaning other artists and vintage sellers. It’s really fun to talk shop and find support in areas that others have experienced.
Anything to add?:
I’m so looking forward to meeting everyone on November 9! Please stop by my booth (#30) and say hello!
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