Monthly Archives: January 2007

Craft, Rock & LOVE!

If it involves yarn, and is totally wearable retro chic, chances are DIYer Vickie Howell has been involved in creating the vision. A self-proclaimed DIYer who cut her teeth with her own knitting show on the DIY channel, Howell is leading the charge to change the idea that knitting is for grandmas. The vintage-inspired accessories that Howell designs could easily be defined as wearable art.

Get your needles ready and check out her Craft, Love & Rock site at


Dropping a bombshell

Bombshell Vintage is throwing down the “boom-boom.” This popular ebay store, which is more vintage inspired than true vintage clothing, has, nonetheless, the kind of clothing Marilyn Monroe would, quite literally, have loved to wriggle around in.

Offering everything from babydoll to boho, Bombshell Vintage is definitely “little red dress” approved. In fact, you’re bound to find the perfect vinty dress for any festive occassion. See for yourself @

Who’s your mama?

Ebay is rife with vintage inspiration. For many, its a virtual vintage closet, offering one-of-a-kind treasures that are available for discovery every minute of the day. Flashback fashionistas in search of  just the right addition to their 60s, 70s, and 80s inspired wardrobes should take a stroll through the virtual aisles of Mamastonevintage. 

Mama is not only a trendsetter, she continues to find and offer the most desirable vintage clothing, shoes and occasionally accessories for absolutely standout looks. Who knew that that yellow and orange plaid coat in the back of Aunt Mabel’s closet would be the object of an all-out bidding war for ownership, with the exclusive priviledge of being the only person in your town (and possibly in the world) to have one like it.

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Mama’s clothes tend to run extra-small to medium in size and are highly desired by  the Indie and hippie inspired fashion crowd.  She ships worldwide and the fees are reasonable. See for yourself at the Mamstonevintage web site at and her ebay store at