Tuesday, November 23, 2010


An embellished sweater by Citizen Rosebud
 Well, there won't be an outfit post today. I haven't had a chance to photograph any recent activities, because I've been busy trying to set things up over at the new HQ. We are setting up a space to showcase our talents: original designs utilizing recycled and reconstructed fabrics, embellished  clothing and hand-made items, and the Citizen Rosebud's collection of beloved vintage. 
The real Citizen of Rosebud looks nothing like this virtual photo.
In a funky, colorful setting, we've created 4 rooms for people who shop local, support artists and love vintage clothing. We have a room holding a terribly long rack packed with $3 dollar bargain vintage, a hall of "Five & Dime," with Citizen goods priced to go at 5 & 10 dollars an item. For the serious vintage collectors, we've prepared a room stuffed FULL of choice vintage pieces, including a 1960 oatmeal wool cape with fur collar that I've been holding onto since summer. I hope it finds someone to love it and take it home. In the Lindsay Rickman studio, we're displaying many of her original designs, including her costumes for a recent Ballet. Her take on the world is so beautiful and original I can't wait to start taking pictures of her pieces to share with you!

November 26th marks "Black Friday" and the premier preview sale of the Citizens of Rosebud. This is a special 3-day sale to celebrate the beginning of our new headquarters, creative studio and social salon. If you live in Sacramento and would like to celebrate with us, please email me for more information. 
Send your inquiries to: Bella@thecitizenrosebud.com

You can also check out the details of the event over at Facebook by clicking here. Be sure to RSVP! 
The Midtown Bazaar features locally made arts & crafts & family fun every Saturday at 1616 I Street, Midtown Sacramento.
My latest post over at the Midtown Bazaar blogs features their Vendor of the Week, Whatever Wacky U Wear, and  the label is a business after my own heart: all items are made from recycled materials. To read more about the fun & wacky world of Whatever Wacky U Wear click here.


mispapelicos said...

I would love, love, love to be able to get into that place full of beauty and bargains. But above all I can feel your thrill, happiness and fulfillment. Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
Un abrazo fuerte y grande!!!!

the Citizen Rosebud said...

Awww, thank you so much dear friend! I wish, wish, wish that I could meet you and show you my creative space. Someday, I hope! xo. -Bella Q

Penny Dreadful Vintage said...

This looks so exciting - well done for getting it up and running and with everything looking so great x

Unknown said...

Absolutely incredible -- and exciting. Best of luck to you!

Marta said...

I am so excited, and so happy to hear that things are improving!!! still keeping my fingers crossed!

the Citizen Rosebud said...

thank you so much, Nora and Marta. your support is much appreciated here! xo.

the Citizen Rosebud said...

Thanks so much Penny Dreadful!

Isquisofrenia said...

hhahah what calendar?

Sarah said...

Woo hoo - Congratulations on yor "for real" shop and new workspace! How I'd love to browse the choice vintage room, and I look forward to seeing Lindsay Rickman's work from afar through your blog -- esp. the ballet costumes.

Thanks for your kind words on my new haircut. My move was in part inspired by your comment on my goth girl Hallowe'en ensemble -- trying that goth look but toned down for the real world. I'm going to welcome black clothing into my life again, too. I do miss that aesthetic.

Joy said...

Oh I sooo wish I was near you so I could come!!! I think I need that cape!


Joy said...

Oh I sooo wish I was near you so I could come!!! I think I need that cape!


Anonymous said...

Rosebud--it sounds like you have created a lovely, creative space...and I would so much rather be there on Friday than grading research papers on "Affluenza"!

Unknown said...

Wow this is really great. I admire you for having a goal and making it happen. Best of luck in this endeavor. :)

the Citizen Rosebud said...

cloud: Your haircut rocks. Makes me want to have an hairdo instead of my major hair don't, lol. Yeah, embrace your loves; toned down goth just feels right for you.

Joy: if it doesn't sell this weekend I'll be posting it on Etsy. Maybe it's meant to be yours!

Terry, I am really loving the space, and very excited about this venture. Thank you so much for your well wishes. I'll post pics asap to share with you.

Dennis aka Tanoshiboy: thank you. Let's cross our fingers and hope for the best. xo. -Bella Q

ChocoDisco said...

this is so awesome! everything looks lovely! truly admirable!

would love to visit one day =)

jemina said...

Congrats darling on the shop, I'm so excited for you..., can't wait to see more...


the Citizen Rosebud said...

ChocoDisco: I'd love you to visit. Someday, perhaps!

Thank you dear Jemina! xo.

Nickie Frye said...

Congratulations!! This sounds like an awesome store! In answer to your comment on my blog, I don't have an actual storefront. My shop is online. A collaboration like this sounds really interesting. :)


the Citizen Rosebud said...

I just checked out your shop Nickie. LOVE!!!! there's a leopard print cape that has my name all over it.

SaffronHaze said...

This is amazing and so exciting Bella! A big congratulations to you! I have to say I am extremely jealous that you've actually made the dream come true =) I wish I lived in Sacramento so that I could come visit! Best of luck to you!