1 week ago
Monday, February 16, 2009
After college I became savvy with html. I was still shopping at Goodwill and started doing it with a dear friend for fun. It was something we would look forward to. Having coffee and heading off to find treasures. I could no longer just bring home things of my size...there were some things that could not be left behind. Then (around 2002) I though of combining my computer skills with my eye for vintage fashion. I started with ebay and then had my own domain eventually. After awhile life changed that path for my friend and I and I pursued other things. While in Seattle I became interested in the Apparel Design program at SCCC and took the beginning class for the program. I learned so much about the design of clothing further enhancing my love for vintage. Modern apparel is not constructed with the care and design that vintage was. Now with Etsy on the scene it has brought me back. It is a great place to sell and share vintage treasures. I look forward to sharing my passion with everyone!
In highschool I grew tired of shopping at Maurices, Gap, and other mass producers. I lived in a small area so sometimes several girls at school would be wearing the same thing. I had to go to Goodwill for a donation and started looking around. I found unique purses, distressed Levi's, 1960's dresses, and vests that no one else had. I knew I could pull it off - despite my mall riden friends reaction. I became a regular at goodwill and started structuring my wardrobe around it. It was simple....i would have a shirt or skirt no one....i would pair it with a high quality modern piece..it started working. In my senior year I was put in the yearbook sporting some of my outfit creations. I could no longer do malls...only for a few items. I dared to be different and it worked...it was fun through vintage clothing...to be continued.....