Shop Preview: A Bevy of Beauties!

Girls, girls, girls: we have got some gorgeous pieces for you this week! Check out these beauties, which we'll be putting in the shop starting Tuesday night:

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um, a closer look at that one again:

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(smiling, frowning, AND neutral???)

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(Yes, actual 70s rhinestones!!!)

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Yuba Days

From Sasha

I am happy to report that I spent most of this past weekend at one of the loveliest places on earth, the South Fork of the Yuba River. This lil' piece of Heaven is just 20 minutes from my house, and naturally it is the first place our friends want to go to when they come up to visit. One of my dearest friends, Tomi, came up Friday evening, and we hiked in and camped out along the banks of the Yuba, eating really good food and talking nonstop between taking naps on hot rocks in the sun. Hard life, eh?

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Sasha n' Tomi

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Obviously the end of summer: we each brought 4 tubes of sunscreen that only had one squeeze left in them!

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Tomi and Yuba

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Martha Stewart is going to have a heart attack when she sees that we used a LEG to display our gourmet creation-- oh well! It is too divine and was invented on the spot while we ate breakfast. Ingredients: one baguette slice, goat cheese, sliced fig, and one piece of Dagoba Xocolatl Chocolate (the one with spicy chili nibs). It tastes like a gourmet chocolate cheesecake... trust us.

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Roots and Rocks

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Tomi's new tattoo! She is from Ely, Nevada, which is on the Highway 50 (also known as "The World's Loneliest Highway" because the towns are so far and few between)-- and that's what is represented in this amazing work of art. Check out the Nevada wildflowers in the foreground!

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Tomi had to go back to work and school (she is becoming a Nurse Midwife!) on Sunday morning, so I headed out with Chris to spend another fabulous day at the Yuba, knowing the water is probably going to be too cold to go swimming in very very shortly.

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Reflections- you can look at these all day long.

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The World's Best Swimming Hole

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A dreadlocked teen drew this in the white part of the rock with a piece of charcoal, and when he left we had a photo op!

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Sunset

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We heart Planet Earth!

 

 

 

 

 

The Dress and The Dream, Revisited

From Sasha

You all remember Cerise, our fabulous Australian friend who bought the California Dream Girl Dress? If you read her spirited interview, then you probably won't be surprised to learn to learn that this multi-talented young woman is a talented photographer. She took the Dream Dress out for a shoot with her lovely friend Jessica, and just LOOK at the magic that they created!:

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It makes my heart absolutely HUM with happiness to see one of our dresses becoming part of someone's artistic inspiration, half a world away. I hope they all find such happy homes!

For more of Cerise's beautiful camera work, check out her Flickr stream here. Told ya we have the best customers.

In The Great Republic of Rough and Ready

From Amber and Sasha

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While The Great Republic of Rough and Ready has an very imposing name, in reality it is a small rural community situated just outside of Grass Valley. Though it is just a five minute drive down the road, it feels like worlds away. Rough and Ready made motions to secede from the Union in 1850, in protest of a tax on new mining claims and the prohibition of alcohol in Nevada County, but the community voted itself back in when they realized that they could no longer celebrate the 4th of July if they were independent from the Union. This doesn't stop anyone from celebrating "Secession Days" every year in late June, and there is an outlaw vibe in Rough and Ready that remains to this day. When my in-laws moved from the suburbs of the Bay Area to the foothills, they looked at a house there. Their conclusion? "It's too rough, and we're not ready!" 

We, on the other hand, were ready to take on the historical downtown, if for one afternoon-- with bags of vintage clothes and a camera!

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This shot was taken just for fun in one of Amber's own (non vintage) dresses, with the *cutest* boots ever that Sasha found!

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This sweater is another item that Sasha scored that quickly found it's way into a very grateful Amber's closet.

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*These new beauties (aside from the stripey dress and the boots and sweater peeping into the outhouse) are all coming to the shop as fast as we can put them up!*