Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Gotta give props to Wilsons Leather here, this jacket is perrrrrfect for fall! And it's for sale in my etsy shop!

And seriously, this jacket couldn't come at a better time in my life because I am all about the leather!

Example #1. I just bought an air freshener for my car that's leather scented. (Bad ass, right?)

Example #2. I can't stop singing "Zero" by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. "So get your leather, leather, leather on. You're a zerooooo, what's your name? No one's gonna ask, you better find out where they want you to goooooo!" Man, seriously, this song is on repeat in my head, all day, every day. At work, in the car, in the shower, in my dreams. And I'm not sick of it yet. I am going through a very serious Karen O phase.

I must say that I do not support the leather industry (I've been a vegetarian for 10 years, and won't buy any new leather - I have to say that just in case my idol, Chrissie Hynde, ever stumbles upon this blog), but if it's a vintage piece, I'm cool with it. Or if Karen O wears it (even if it's new), I'm cool with it.

YES. Let's evaluate the coolness levels on both ends of the spectrum.
Wearing leather = HOT.
Protesting leather = HOT.

Exhibit A.


Exhibit B.

Chrissie Hynde

Sunday, September 20, 2009

phewwww picnic!

I mentioned briefly last month that I had been approved for a table at PICNIC music & arts festival on September 12th, 2009, but haven't said anymore about it. I'd like to give a huge THANKS to everyone who came, said hi, and supported Grandma June. I had such a blast! I've worked many festivals, arts & craft shows, etc. in the past, but this was the first time I did it for MY business. And man, let me tell you, it is so cool being your own boss. I spent many hours of many days preparing for this event (going through items, pricing, organizing), and I'm really happy so many of you came to my table, and checked everything out! If you missed it (I know, it was raining, I don't blame you... that much), here are some PHOTOS!

Here I am the night before PICNIC, in my bedroom, acting kinda frantic, pricing clothes.

A wide view of my shop! I had a bargain bin, a huge rack of vintage, a shelving unit dedicated entirely to shoes, and a shelving unit mostly just for purses/clutches. Plus great stuff sitting on the table including earrings and scarves! A lot of the stuff that didn't sell should be posted on my etsy site soon. (Including that gorgeous pale pink dress you can see at the end of the clothing rack!)

Here's a closer view of the vintage! And my clothing tags! On the front was the Grandma June logo, and on the back I hand-wrote the size and price. I used a pale peach ribbon, and little gold safety pins to attach the tags to the garments.


I put this picture of Grandma June next to me at the table to show who my fashion inspiration is! Gotta give PROPS!


And I know I've been saying this for a little while, but I MEAN IT... New vintage coming to the shop SOON. I did a photo shoot just this afternoon! Now I just have to take measurements, and crop the photos. Keep an eye out!