Friday, June 14, 2013

SECONDHAND FIRST: Pink Cheetah Vintage


Meet Becky, the gorgeous face behind the Pink Cheetah Vintage. She sells online, and in her hometown of Tampa, Florida. Pink Cheetah Vintage specializes in affordable, fun and funky vintage. When you SHOP SECONDHAND FIRST, and choose to support sellers like Becky, you make a big difference. Small business success is the backbone to the American Dream. And dreams DO come true!

THE CITIZEN: How long have you been selling vintage?
PINK CHEETAH VINTAGE: I've been selling vintage for about 2 years now, but I've been wearing it since I was a teen. I had been a server in bars and restaurants forever and after I graduated college I thought hard about my dream job.  I had two:  one was running a vintage shop.

THE CITIZEN: Where do you sell it?
PINK CHEETAH VINTAGE:I have an online store and I also have a consignment booth in Tampa, Florida.

THE CITIZEN: What's your fashion motto?
PINK CHEETAH VINTAGE: Pretty is just too limiting.


THE CITIZEN:Tell me about the piece that "got away." 
PINK CHEETAH VINTAGE:I still think about a pair of vintage button fly Levis I had about 15 years ago that I lost. They were the perfect jeans.  But I think the get away piece is the Catherine Ogust shift dress that I listed and sold for cheap, but I wish I would have kept. (Note: the dress is in the first photo.) I'm including a photo of it...the horrid pictures (bare room with a light bulb!!) kind of show how clueless I was in the beginning about photos and everything.


THE CITIZEN: What's the best thing about being a vintage clothing reseller?
PINK CHEETAH VINTAGE: The best thing are the clothes!  I'm obsessed with fashion and style. For me, style is still one of the great equalizers.  Style- you can be dirt poor, but know how to tie a ribbon 'just so' or add the right beauty mark, or just have panache in your cut offs and tank, and it can trump someone who is dressed head to toe in expensive designer clothes but doesn't have a clue. I get so excited when I see someone wearing a super fly outfit and I love the interaction I have with others who share my obsession for vintage.  I've also use my booth to host events featuring local artists, so I also get to connect with the local art community in Tampa- I like that part a lot.  The clothes have lead me to so many experiences into my life-  is is weird that vintage clothes have enriched my life that much?

THE CITIZEN: How would you describe your personal style in 4 words or less?
PINK CHEETAH VINTAGE: Eclectic, scrappy, bold, and edgy. 


THE CITIZEN: Where people can find Pink Cheetah Vintage?
PINK CHEETAH VINTAGE: You can find my online shop at: pinkcheetahvintage.com
and you can also shop my goodies up close and personal at the Seminole Heights Antiques & Home where I've got a small booth set up.  Be sure to fan me on Facebook: Pink Cheetah Vintage  I'm also on Twitter, and Tumblr, so check me out!

23 comments:

Comrade Von Pussycat said...

"Style- you can be dirt poor, but know how to tie a ribbon 'just so' or add the right beauty mark, or just have panache in your cut offs and tank, and it can trump someone who is dressed head to toe in expensive designer clothes but doesn't have a clue."

What an amazing idea. Great interview!

Krista Gassib said...

Thanks for sharing a local sorta with us! I think there are so many people selling vintage these days it's nice when you find someone who has good taste (your taste) and prices things right!

Sacramento Amate said...

Wonderful Becky, and wonderful You for spreading the love.
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Jean at www.drossintogold.com said...

Delightful!! I'm just getting to know her and love this interview for deepening my appreciation!! I love her testimony that we should do what we love. Just the way she describes how her life has been enriched by it gives me happy goosebumps.

Thank you dearest Bella for this lovely post. You're another exemplar in doing what you love and sharing it with the world. We are all richer for it. XXOO

Sue @ A Colourful Canvas said...

I've not met Becky before, and now I'm eager to pay a visit! Thanks for the intro Bella.

Sue xo

Lyosha said...

awesome look! love the top!

Lyosha
Inside and Outside Blog

PinkCheetahVintage said...

Aaaaaaagggghhhh!!!! I love it!!!! Thank you!!!!! Becky <3 <3 <3

Vix said...

Well done both of you, a brilliant interview and some fab responses! xxx

Penny-Rose said...

I love the quote "you can be dirt poor, but know how to tie a ribbon". Becky has tonnes of style and this interview was a great way to find out more about her.

pastcaring said...

Becky is a great girl, I really like her style and her philosophy. Wonderful interview. xxx

UniqueNique said...

Awesome interview nice to learn a little more about Becky

Patti said...

great interview - I adore Becky and her outlook on fashion and life. xoxo

menopauselsupermodel said...

Love getting to know Becky!!

Ofelia said...

I adore Becky!
She is cool, great style vintage and also manages to have a lovely family.

Ulla-Marie Nilsson said...

Great interview, and I found aout much more about Becky than I did before.

Shybiker said...

Yay! I love Becky and her blog. She proves you don't need money to look stylish. Taste is in the eye, not the wallet.

Hollie "Jet" Black-Ramsey said...

Heck yeah! Becky is the bee's knees!

Melanie said...

I love Becky's answers. She has articulated so well the power of vintage and passion. And she's so right - style is not about money. Thanks, Bella and Becky.

BellaBean Vintage said...

Great interview. It's great to be able to do what you love!

Emalina said...

A great interview with Becky.

FASHION TALES said...

Lovely feature on Becky, will have to check out the online shop. Great answers as well.

propriatress said...

When she said ... "or just have panache in your cut offs".... You know I read that as "Pancake in your cut offs", and I thought, "That's an Amazing style statement, and a snack to boot, so Win!" (see ya'll in July)

The Style Crone said...

Great interview, Bella. So good to get to know the scrappy, bold and edgy Becky on your eclectic site!

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