Friday, January 23, 2009

Black Cloud Week

To say I've had a lot of jalopies in my time is a grand understatement. I come from a family who offers to buy any used car mentioned in casual conversation. A few years ago I broke the mold (sick of receiving notices from AAA that I had exceeded my tows for the year) and bought a safe and practical used Volkswagon Passat Wagon. It has been the ultimate perfect thing to schlepp rolls of fabric around in and to load up for our grueling sample sales. It's the ultimate small business car, not to mention family road trip ride.

Over the last few years the car has been more than trusty. My confidence surged. I canceled my AAA membership. It's the sort of car I felt like I could load up and drive off into an Armageddon in. We'd be okay if we could just siphon the gas. Well I'm sure you can see where this is going..

One breakdown and I might not let it get in the cracks but I got stranded two days in a row. Burning rubber, malfunction blinking lights, flares and taking up residence on the side of the road. Of course there were some highlights, one fast talking, menthol smoking tow truck driver who got me to crack a couple smiles. Nothing can turn my mood quicker though than seeing a certain long bed toyota truck putting to my rescue. The better half (and ride) of She-bible.


Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Joke of the Month

Q: What do you do when you see a Spaceman?

A: Park, man.

Hahahahaaaaa! Sorry. I just had to share.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Magical Mystery Tour

So I made my way across the Bay to do some research for our Fall 2009 line. Our good friend, Busy Liz Baca, is a hunter of the vintage treasure. She has made a most amazing business of selling her good finds to some of the best vintage stores in NYC, LA, and here in SF. I got the privilege of doing some digging of my own in her warehouse of wonders.

Welcome to the Jungle...

Vintage Silver Leather Contempo Crop Jacket....YES PLEASE!

Deirdre and I started a wooden hanger project years ago. They were based on girl hangers I had as a child and the ponytail on top of their head was the hanger. Anyway, the hanger above made me die. It's amazing and re-enforces the idea that we should get to makin' some of those hangers. Could you imagine your closet full of foxy ladies wearing your clothes!?!

I have to say, the photos of Liz's warehouse show only a fraction of what is there and really don't do it justice. If you'd like to know more about her daily digs, check out her blog: xx

Thursday, January 8, 2009

January 2009 Mix

Every month I will be posting a music mix for your downloading pleasure. This month is a pretty mellow compilation to get you through the cold weather, post Holiday haze and the back-to-work blues.
Hope you enjoy it!

1. Orchid - Black Sabbath
2. Diamond Sea - Sonic Youth
3. Pregnant Pause - Cass McCombs
4. Gila - Beach House
5. Fungus Hedge - Baxter Dury
6. Heavenly Creatures - Jeremy Jay
7. Down at El Rio - Vetiver
8. Pieces of What - MGMT
9. Gypsy Death and You - The Kills
10. Undeclared - The Dodos
11. Lonliest Person - Pretty Things
12. Sand and Foam - Donovan
13. Hazy SF - Devendra Banhart & Six Organs of Admittance
14. If Love is the Drug - Brian Jonestown Massacre
15. Reflections After Jane - The Clientele
16. Come Wander with Me - Jeff Alexander

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Friday, January 2, 2009

Poster Lizzity-Love

I've had a stack of artwork staring at me for a good long while. We moved way to much in the last 3 years that I never got around to getting out the nails. Now that were all settled...framing and placing has finally occurred. Our last home definitely was missing all this! 

Nikki Mclure takes the cake on this one. It's so perfect for our entry way. Thanks Stacy!! gives me goosebumps. So damn sincere.

Now that I live in the burbs - Squirrel watching is a major past time. No joke. Petitcollage pays proper homage. - is one of my favorite stops on the web. Although this print is now sold out be prepared to find such treasures. Heather uses her expert eye to curate the site and delivers on some non-saturated brands and ideas. I especially like her blog and when her foxiness makes an appearance in product shots.