I've received some wonderful gifts recently. One of the girls who run Atlas (the shop where I am selling a rack of my vintage) is a gorgeous, stylish creature named Crystal, and she paid me a high compliment when she described my style as "Sixties Meets the '90s." I mean I love mod, and I love the innovative styles of the 1960s, but my era of identity definitely comes from the grunge era. And I like things a little dirty. Pure sixties retro is often a bit too pristine for my taste, so I like to "dirty" up my vintage a bit. What I mean is that I like things cut up, frayed, and having a patina of age about it. I don't need my vintage to be in mint condition- I like a garment with a bit of history. Dog-eared and frayed at the edges, suits me.
|Psychedelia Oh Hell Yeah: The 60s meets the 90s in a unique Rosebud patois of stripes, florals + vintage|
I saw her Alice/Heart brooch on her blog not that long ago, and begged for it. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this TREASURE! It's from an original Alice in Wonderland illustration, a picture of Alice set on a handmade clay heart. Below the heart hangs a silvery pendant of a rabbit's head. The brooch, like me, is nostalgic, poetic, and a bit worn about the edges. Lynn: Thank you so much for this gift! Friends, if you love literary, hand crafted objects d'art, please visit A Bit of Birdsong on Etsy. There are so many lovely things there, including this beautiful Alice in Wonderland brooch.
|#SHOPSECONDHANDFIRST 99% Thrifted. 100% Wonderland.|
- vintage 60s print scarf
- Miu Miu Sunglasses (8 years old)
- vintage 50s bed jacket
- cotton cami top, thrifted for $1
- Alice Brooch c/o A Bit of Birdsong
- D.I.Y. cut offs
- vintage 90s Joan+David boots
“I can't go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.” -Alice in Wonderland