Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Coming Up (Rosebuds)

Silver linings, silver linings.

I've never been a big fan of roller coasters. I'm scared of heights, and don't take kindly to the crawling up  & crashing downs of a thrill ride. That includes the metaphoric ones.  As some of you may know, I was recently put on a proverbial roller coaster when I was let go of what I considered to be my "day job," the practical job, you know, the paycheck-that-pays-the-rent-job. 

My "job" as blogger for the Citizen, and vintage clothes "rescuer" has been up until now,  purely a labor of love. My posting here, and contributions to Street Style SACRAMENTO are much more vocational than professional, and while I've dreamed of one-day earning my keep as the chronicler of Sacramento style, I have had no illusions about the possibility of that happening any time soon.

Ya know, dues must be paid, and so forth. Well "due" to a sudden influx of time on my hands, and drastic uh, outflux of income, I've been much more open to writing/blogging opportunities that come with some monetary benefit. So lottsa downs, and some bumps.

And here's an up.

Now wearing a button embellished Citizen Rosebud sweater and button ear-rings by New/Old Jewelry

I've been a big fan of the Midtown Bazaar, a Saturday community marketplace for awhile now. This summer it took place at the parking lot on the corner J & 16th. It has since moved indoors on I Street very close to its original location. I've written about it here, and here. I've shopped there, chatted up the wonderful craft vendors there, and made some friends there. I like the place. 

You can probably imagine my surprise when Sabrina Berhane, (one of the masterminds behind the Bazaar) contacted me, offering me an opportunity to blog for the Midtown Bazaar. So I've been busy setting up the blog, and am so looking forward to being part of this wonderful community. When the blog goes "live," I'll be sure to post a link of it here on the Citizen Rosebud. 

Meanwhile let me introduce you to the Midtown Bazaar's unofficial "Mayor of Midtown," Steven Michael Millington. I recently featured him over at Street Style SACRAMENTO, when he donned his mayoral costume for Halloween. What a handsome candidate! 

Sabrina and Steven take part in the hug fest that happens Saturdays at the Midtown Bazaar
Steven and his partner create a charm-filled line of jewelry using re-purposed materials, including one of my favorite materials: vintage buttons! They are having a huuuge sale this Saturday at the NewOld Jewelry booth, where you can get 25% off EVERYTHING priced $20 bucks or more. Here are some examples of his work to get your gears grinding: 

 Join Steven this Saturday for Second Saturday at the Midtown Bazaar!

      Midtown Bazaar 
      is located on I Street between 16th & 17th.
      10 a.m. - 8 p.m. 

AND~ Don't forget to vote for me on Vogue Gone Rogue's contest. Remember one IP address per vote. Voting ends Thursday, November 11th, 9 p.m., Milano time. 
The lucky winner will be announced Saturday, November 13th. Tell your friends! Vote for the Citizen!

A shout out to all my friends who've taken the time & voted for me. Without you, I wouldn't stand a chance. 
                                                   xo. -Bella Q


mispapelicos said...

I am so glad to know that life is being kind to you. Sometimes when a door shuts a better window opens, and everything falls into place.
I will follow you wherever you go or whatever you do.
I have already voted and I am keeping my fingers crossed for you. If you do not win, not to worry, perphaps that wasn´t your trip, and ther will be others.
Mil besos siempre.

Collette Osuna said...

You look the embellished sweater and the fun necklaces:)

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Marta said...

glad to hear that there are issues that make you happy and derive you loads of personal fulfillment. self satisfaction is he most important aspect of life, from my point of view... i have voted for you, so i am keeping my fingers crossed! you're the most vinrant and unique personality i have ever met!


Love this look. And your attitude. Just remember to keep working toward your goal, keep aiming and you WILL get there!

♥ V
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jemina said...

I voted for ya babe, and I love your positive attitude, you truly are a living inspiration.
Sending LOVE your way Swetie

Hugs & Kisses

Emily said...

I have voted and I really hope you win!!! I am loving the vintage buttons enterprise - nice to see them get new homes and be all shiny and new again!
That so great that you have uncovered new opportunities through bad times - let those silver linings shine! xx

the Citizen Rosebud said...

Thank you. And thank you all for your votes! So far the lovely blonde Haine is winning by a landslide, but thanks to you, I've got some presence in the running!

Emily, V, Sacramento, Marta, Jemina: you ladies have been there, many from the beginning. I count you as dear friends, and trust me, that is a sweet prize!

Nora-transient*treasures said...

Great post. Congrats on you new beginning. "BELIEVE, and it will be"

Xo N.

Isquisofrenia said...

i love roller coasters and anyways i wanted to let you know i voted for you ,hope you win

Brandy Shaloo said...

really cool pieces. You always manage to find this great individual stuff. Keep it up!

Unknown said...

i am so happy for you !!!!!!!
you deserve it and you work so hard, the universe is giving back to ya!
When u get time, i am gonna send an e-mail to ask bout etsy vs. self-shop and pay pal stuff......

Unknown said...

PS, LOVE the sweater. It would make a great Christmas gift ;)
And if the skirt is still avaliable, I'd love to buy her as well and post her :)

Anonymous said...

I knew door closes so that other doors can begin to open. I love your face in the closing pic. The hat is very flattering and the embellished sweater is a winner too.

Must remember to vote at work tomorrow.

Lise Marie said...

I love the sweater!! what great necklaces also. You always look so good.

the Citizen Rosebud said...

I think I need a recording of your sweet words, ladies. Thank you.