ABOUT A GIRL
Ramblin' woman with a heart of black gold. Treasure hunter/restless spirit residing in Texas. I sell vintage clothing to local boutiques, run EBay and Etsy shops, create vintage inspired goods, and take road trips weekly. I love to cook, am a firm believer in crystal healing and other holistic practices, and am on an endless quest for knowledge. Music, film, and art are very important to me.
This blog documents my various adventures and inspirations... when time permits.
SISTERS OF THE BLACK MOON
Some of my vintage finds are sold online through Sisters of the Black Moon. Click the pic above to go shopping. These ladies won't disappoint!
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Tag Archives: punk
Amy Doan was studying journalism when she began sewing clothes for fun in 2002. Under the seller name Shrinkle she sold her designs on EBay, which were so well received that Shrinkle became a full time gig. It was then Amy realized her true calling in life was for fashion design and glamor.
To promote Shrinkle, Amy set up a blog documenting her designs, in addition to her partying antics with equally fabulous friends. Other bloggers found inspiration in her humorous writing style and colorful pics, which featured fun ways to wear vintage fashions and plenty of bright, richly pigmented makeup . A new demand was born. Ever the savvy business woman, Amy expanded her shop to stock vintage dresses and Kryolan cosmetics too. She also began selling fabric and trim by the yard, for other DIY’ers.
Though maintaining her EBay shop to sell Kryolan, Amy opted to transfer her Shinkle line, vintage wares and diy supplies to an Etsy shop in 2007. Since then over 1,000 items have been sold, ranging from handmade corset tops to 70s disco dresses to vintage slips refashioned for every day wear.
But that’s not all. This year she launched her own cosmetics line, Sugarpill! These high quality eye shadows come in loose and pressed formats alike, in the greatest packaging you’ll ever see.
Inspired by punk, rave, drag and Japanese street fashion, each of Amy’s business endeavors reflect her style; a style where neon, glitter and hot pink are staples. The authenticity of her brand has gained her many loyal customers, with many more on the way.
Back to back birthdays! Today being Johnny Ramone’s, and tomorrow being John Lennon’s.
Two legends who will always be with us. How perfect. I consider the Ramones to be the greatest, most influential American band of all time. And the Beatles have obviously been one of the greatest, most influential, and most successful British bands. I’m a great fan of both. ❤
What are your favorite Ramones and Beatles songs?
Tomorrow is the first offical day of fall! And in celebration, this uber amazing black leather wiggle dress has founds it’s way to Goldmine Trash. And into my heart.
Sadly, my dressform was a tad too large for it, therefore it doesn’t come close to doing it justice. On a gal the right size though!!! Heads will turn and hearts will break.
(work with me here)
Strapless, boned, nipped in waist, pencil skirt, and zip down front. Va-va-voom.
I love how this style is so versatile. With Bettie Page bangs, horned rimmed glasses, and springolators, a gal could be vintage Barbie gone bad. Or a 50s fetish model.
Or she can add bigger hair and heavier eye makeup for a punk inspired look…
OR some edgy accessories for a Gaga inspired look!
Of course, leather isn’t always tough girls, cigarettes, and rock & roll.
It can also be high fashion, sophistacted, and elegant. As Emma Stone proved at this years VMA’s.
All grown up! Miley Cyrus looks stunning in this black leather dress.
I was so thrilled when leather dresses paraded down the fall/winter 2010 runways. Everyone from Diane von Furstenburg to DSquared2 had these sexy things in their collections.
Of course, that’s the joy of wearing vintage. You get all the style and quality, at a fraction of the price. Ours is currently up for grabs for only $69.99!
How would you wear this look?