Magnolia Pearl Does Marburger Farms

Those of us in Texas who happen to worship at the alter of Magnolia Pearl, look forward to the annual trek to Marburger Farms for a chance to luxuriate in all the wonder of Robin “Pearl” Brown’s divine creations. She captured the process of preparing for Marburger Farms in a recent video below, and for those of you who can’t make the trip, maybe you can live vicariously through the frames of this video…


Grandma Was a Floozy…Indeed!

Besides having the most inventive store name ever, you have to wonder if there’s not an inkling of truth in the store owner’s family history. Floozies of the world unite and can now shop at Grandma was a Floozy  for some truly funky, sort of goth Victorian hippie glam cuffs, necklaces, and crocheted gloves. Some of my current favorites can be found below.

Speaking of goth inspired creativity, my friend Jessie in wonderful San Francisco, who also happens to be one of the most creative people I know, is about to launch her own line of goth inspired glam lovelies under the banner of Tinsel and Ashes. Keep an eye out for her–she’s going to be big! And visit her web site too — it will be launching soon. I’ll definitely post more details as they emerge.

Grandma Was a Floozy’s Little Vixen Gloves – $40

Rogue/Villian Men’s Cuffs – $36

Floozy be Mine – $36

Ring Around the Floozy – $10

Magnolia Pearl – Behind the Scenes

I oh-so-love Magnolia Pearl bags and clothing, it’s hippie glam at it’s finest–along with being green, they  recycle vintage textiles by finding and turning them into amazing works of art. Magnolia Pearl is also featured in Country Living magazine’s April 2008 issue. Check out the article and photo montage. The big news is that she’ll soon have a book – due out this summer.

So, naturally, I was thrilled to find these two videos that Robin “Pearl” Brown (aka, Magnolia Pearl) created to showcase some of her new Spring clothing and give a behind-the-scenes insight into how Robin’s mind works…

Robin’s Interview:

What’s Behind Door No. 4?

Perhaps the name is a spin on the oh-so-trendy “Let’s Make a Deal” game show that graced the small screen back in the ’70s, but I have to tell you Door Number 4 is one of my favorite shops on Etsy. Being that I’m on a serious Peacock kick, I found the most amazing 60s seed bead covered oversized peacock purse ever at Door No. 4 and it sealed the deal. I’m keeping an eye on this shop. No I won’t be giving up my precious bag anytime soon (see pic below), but I will say that there are lots of mod and retro trendy goods to be had behind those doors.

My latest aquisition:

As of today, some of the super cool retro chic things you’ll find behind the Door include:

Super chic ’80s butterfly sweater: $68

A pair of matching “Go Go Madness” sunglasses: $30

Or how about an Aquarium around your neck for inspiration? $46

Lovin the Little [VINTAGE] Black Dress

Super cool that LoveDove Vintage (my etsy shop) was featured on the “Daily Swank” at Vintage Indie today.

Lovin’ on the little black dress, they picked out some super cute and oh-so-vintage party dresses that are perfect for the season.

See the article at Vintage Indie.


It’s Hip to be Hipster

I got the greatest email from Stacey at Hipsterville, an extension of Love their site and you will too! Here’s Stacey’s note verbatim, below:

OMG, loving Vinty! Just wanted to let you know about our little online shop.

Hipsterville is the one-stop destination for smashing vintage gear with a rock-n-pop edge.  Inspired by the musical icons of the past, we only stock our shop with pieces that are colorful & quirky and always with a nod to current fashion trends.

I know what you’re thinking.  ANOTHER eBay vintage shop?  Everyone and their brother’s-girlfriend’s-sister’s-best friend has an eBay vintage shop these days.  But face it, you just can’t get enough and we think that you’ll dig our point-of-view, which is all about dancing to the beat of a different drummer.   

Hipsterville is an extension of the web magazine where music & fashion were always our passion and our vintage selection reflects this.  Every piece in the shop is named after a song and many of them have been modified to fit the shape of modern girlie style so you never look like you’re wearing a costume, just a fab little frock that will totally turn heads. 

We also craft customized pieces with darling little embroidery & appliqués using recycled fabrics under our label 28 Crash! (loads of owls, and birds, and horses…OH MY!)   Stop by your local Urban Outfitters and you may find our stuff on their Urban Renewal rack.  Or you can just go to our online shop! 

So make sure to check us out, be prepared to SMILE!  And if you want to swap plugs and links, make sure to contact us so we can spread the word about YOU as well.

Rock on with your bad self!


Editor-in-Chief/ Creative Director Extraordinaire

Super Mod Chick Garnish

Everything mod is fun again and Canadian artist Colleen Baran has designed some of the most fascinating  mod jewelry around. I’m a recent proud owner of the ring below–and while it took a while to finally arrive– it was well worth the wait. Colleen is attracting all types of attention–being featured in jewelry books and magazine articles, but she is modest about these achievements.

My super cool ring from the Bubble Lace Series ($129)  is below:

Check out some of her many different jewelry designs at her etsy shop. She works with multiple materials like silver and she recently unveiled a line of felted jewelry.

Bubble Lace Hoop Earrings $169

Floating Saucer Ring $54

Framework Series Ring $64