Draping · Sewing · Vintage

An Occasion Worthy of Vintage Burnout-Velvet

My favorite fabric store in Chicago, Textile Discount Outlet, is packed with rare and gorgeous vintage fabrics. I had been eyeing this burn-out velvet for months but for the first time, probably ever, I felt this fabric was too special to buy without just cause. Luckily, my friends Sam and Michael got engaged. I was ecstatic, finally… Continue reading An Occasion Worthy of Vintage Burnout-Velvet

Beading · Earrings · Holiday · Jewelry making · Sewing

The Five Hour Evening Gown

My fancy boyfriend works for a fancy company that had their holiday party at the Field Museum. Last year I wore a dress I made in college, which is lovely, but other folks were wearing floor length gowns and I was insanely jealous. No one told me I could wear a gown! Now that my prom days… Continue reading The Five Hour Evening Gown

Beading · Crafts · Earrings · Jewelry making · Seed beads

New Pretties and Summer Lovin’

I hadn’t seen my boyfriend Ricky in three months! Three months too long! After having been apart for most of the summer while I was working in Charleston and traveling, we reunited in Denver, CO. Obviously, the first thing we did was go to brunch. (Our first date was a brunch date and it definitely set… Continue reading New Pretties and Summer Lovin’

Game of Ties · Thrift Store · Vintage

Jordan Bishop and the Game of Ties

A little over a year ago I bought my dear friend Jordan a tie. It is this burnt-yellow-70s-paisley-atrocity that many would assert belongs in a landfill, but from the moment I saw it hiding behind its fellows at the salvation army, I knew it belonged around Jordan’s neck. This tie was the inception of one… Continue reading Jordan Bishop and the Game of Ties