Tag Archives: Psychedelia

AQUIRAX UNO

Psychedelia with strong Aubrey Beardsley and ero guru influences = the sheer brilliance of Japanese artist Aquirax Uno. Enjoy.

OUR SWAG IS SERIOUS

This weeks Goldmine Trash vintage, available via Sisters of the Black Moon : ).

I know, right? 60s psych mini w/ insane dripping fringe. Serious bidding war is already going on here

Hey….

70s/80s red fringe ‘French Rag’ micro mini sweater dress. Deep v + plenty of drama with every step! Fall in love here

Reminds me a bit of The Ardorus’ centre stage series.

 Late 50s/early 60s Alfred Shaheen designer Hawaiian sarong dress. here

Like a bad girl should. 70s/80d micro mini w/ super low armholes. Simple and sleek, yet so sexy. here

Very Marissa Mell in Danger Diabolik. Which OF COURSE is a great thing.

Macrame masterpiece! Unbleached cotton w/ massive dripping fringe on sleeves and hem + fringe applique on bodice + empire waist cinch belting.  here

Best of the best, in that Maria Sabina sorta way:

Red hot Byzantine paisley print caftan! Super comfy and drapes like a dream. here

70s cotton blend Indian paisley print dress. Love the color scheme, keyhole front, and puff sleeves. Perfect for layered looks in fall and winter! here

CHA-CHA-CHANGES

Did you miss me? Sorry for the constant disappearing acts as of late. Things have been a bit hectic in my personal life so I’ve been coping with that the best that I can. I’ve been sick off and on + my old car pretty much died on me earlier this month. So most of May has been spent cooped up at home, resting, watching movies, and spending way too much time on Facebook.

 The good news is, new stuff is finally up on Goldmine Trash!

This Bardot-esque bombshell was designed by Sydney North, and was born for breaking hearts in. It was originally a frumpy middy length, but now it’s ready to rock & roll. Dig the pleated ‘origami’ like silk ruffles w/ picot trim!

I love the flattering cut on this dress! A psychedelic stunner from the late 60s – early 70s.

Op art at it’s absolute best. Gotta love the color block contrast too.

I photographed a ton of other items yesterday, so expect ‘em to keep coming. In even better news, you may notice my stock has undergone a serious edit. As someone who’s been in the vintage clothing business in one form or another for many years, I’ve clung to the idea that vintage shops are crammed with the best of every decade. And while that’s usually true of brick and mortar shops, selling online is a whole other animal. To (ugh) brand yourself properly online, you have to streamline your product.

 With that said, from here on out Goldmine Trash will primarily cater to a late 1960s – 1970s ‘romantic meets rocker chic’ aesthetic… with select earlier and later pieces which compliment this style tossed in.

 My 40s/50s/rockabilly/pinup style inventory has been transferred here >

Knockout Vintage

And for bright and colorful mod gear, go here >

Jolly Dolly Vintage

Needless to say I’ll really have my work cut out for me maintaining a web presence for all 3 shops, but I have faith I’ve made the right decision, and am excited to see where it all goes. 

I’m especially excited about getting the new Goldmine Trash rolling. It represents the NOW (filtered through the lens of the 60s/70s)… and has co-conspirators this time around. You’ll hear about them soon. If you happen to be a guy, you’ll really want to stay in the loop.

A GOOD START

This morning I recieved a message from Liss of Daydream Lily, telling me I won this lovely necklace and earring set from Ten Things jewelry. Sterling silver + aqua crystals = one excited me. I’ve never won a blog giveaway before and wasn’t expecting to win, so Liss caught me by (pleasant) surprise. Yippee! Many thanks to her and Ten Things.

 Speaking of jewelry, I have a big announcement to share soon – a side project I’m hatching for the au naturale lovin’ ladies out there.  Needless to say I’ve been very, very busy lately. My apologies for the infrequency of posts as of late. I’m hoping to get back on track starting next week though.

 If any of my rockabilly dolls are reading this via Viva Las Vegas, I hope you’re having a wonderful time! Drink a boot of frozen margarita and jive to ‘rock-a-bayou baby‘ for me.

 This music lover has opted to stay local this year. Next week I’m headed south for Austin Psych Fest, which I’m SOexcited about! I’ll be meeting up with my dear friend Stacy, who’s flying out from the east coast. It’s been too long since I’ve seen her last.

 Hopefully I’ll run into Chelsea too. We’ve been online friends for several years and tried to meet face to face a few SXSW’s ago, but that was a missed connection. So here’s to making up for that! She’s an amazing gal, who’s as obsessed (if not more so) with music as I am. Needless to say her and her boyfriend are the perfect match – he owns Austin’s own Breakaway Records. Sweet, eh?

So many great things are happening right now. I can’t wait to share more with you when the time comes! Till then, look out for more Goldmine Trash vintage later tonight. I’m in the midst of making some strapless House of Trash dresses for summer too. A big thanks to all the lovely ladies who support my work. Seeing my own creations outsell my vintage always shocks me…. in a good way.

xoxo, SJ

SWEET SHOP SUNDAYS: SISTERS OF THE BLACK MOON

This trifecta of fashionstas never cease to take my breath away. Ladies and gents, I present to you Sisters of the Black Moon – this Sunday’s Sweet Shop.

These ladies have an aesthetic heavily influenced by music and counterculture of the 60s and 70s, with a little Jennifer Herema and a lot of globe trotting thrown in. Each week a new batch of auctions are added to EBay , sending bidders in a frenzy for fringed kimonos, vintage crochet, tapestry bags, Gunne Sax minis and gauze maxis.

If you’ve ever gazed in amazement at a vintage piece but drew a blank when it came to integrating it into your existing wardrobe, fear not: each Sisters item is perfectly styled for inspiration. And yes, those are the (drop dead gorgeous) sisters themselves modeling.

Alecia, Rachel, and Sara are bff’s who originally bonded over common interests, and founded Sisters of the Black Moon in Austin, TX in 2009. Sister Sara has since moved to Sweden to be with the love of her life, but continues to run her share of the venture from there. Great style knows no limits, clearly.

For a double dose of inspiration, the Sisters’ collaborations with Austin photographer Alexandra Valenti are a must see! These stunning editorials are awash in bright colors, yet have a soft feel to them ala Madame Yevonde. Be amazed. Be very, very amazed.

 

ONE PILL MAKES YOU LARGER – YOUR ULTIMATE GUIDE TO ALICE IN WONDERLAND

Alice in Wonderland, a story which needs no introduction.

The Lewis Carroll book that started it all. First released in 1865.

John Tenniel did the original illustrations.

Since then, the story has been referenced and retold countless times.

There’s not one, but 26 film adaptations of it! With version 27 by Tim Burton coming out in March.

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