Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Who Is Garage Gypsy?

She.. 

1) loves adventure, and yearns to see the world..

2) might be part rock star, at least in her mind..


3) has a slight obsession with clothing, jewelry, anything that makes her feel pretty..



4) loves a good cup of coffee.. or tea (actually both)


5) likes to smell the roses..


6) and feel the ground beneath her feet.. (life is always better with a bit of sparkle)


7) could live at the beach during the winter..

8) and in Paris during the summer, reading books (and magazines) all day..


9) is a dreamer..


10) and a doer.. and she's not afraid to get her hands a little dirty.. (or her clothes, once in a while)



...eats pizza in bed... every blue moon.

(photos from various sources)

[xo] the garage gypsy

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Making Porcelain Jewellry in Oz

Hello! Hope you're enjoying your weekend!  Welcome to my studio in Richmond, a neighborhood in Melbourne.  For the past couple months I've been working with porcelain and experimenting with the shapes, glazes, making slip, creating a marble effect with the clay and slip and making molds using plaster.  It's been an amazing medium to create with and I've finally decided on what I like and don't like from the "test" pieces.  Now the the assembly process begins..



[xo] the garage gypsy

Sunday, November 24, 2013

back on the map!!

OOh my, its been quite a long minute since my last post.  It's pretty crazy to look back at the last post and think about what life was then.  It really wasn't all that long ago, but things have deeefinitely changed and it was an interesting and exciting trip that led me to where I am now.  Due to the crazy summer of traveling through Europe and then landing in Australia, Garage Gypsy has been on a slighhht hiatus - at least in terms of production.  That's all about to change verry soon though.  In less than a week we move into our new office in Melbourne, and then the fun begins!  Things will be headed in a very new direction for SPRING SUMMER 2014.  The new collection has been strongly influenced by traveling through Europe and my temporary move to Australia!  

Tons and tons of photos were taken while I was backpacking through Europe, and while it was a tough edit, here are some of my favs from some of the stops :)
[MADRID]
[TOLETO]
[ALICANTE]

[BARCELONA]


[AVIGNON]



[NICE]

[VILLEFRANCHE]
[EZE]

Friday, February 15, 2013

Pay It Forward

Hi there! How's your 2013 going so far?  One thing I decided I HAVE to do in 2013 is travel to Europe.  It's one thing I've been wanting to do for years, but year after year I put off because of work, money, and all those other little things in life that just seem to cut in line before my dream of traveling the world.  Maybe you can relate?  Not this year though, I put my foot down so the career, money, everything that kept me from going have to take the backseat at least for a bit.  I figured if I move out of my place in Los Angeles, sell some of my stuff (I also plan to move to New York this year) and store my car with some of my things at my parents house then I could manage to backpack through Europe for a month or so.  So that became the plan, the big plan for 2013.  

Rigggght until I heard about My Destination's Biggest Baddest Bucket List Competion where the winner will get to travel the world for six whole months! The opportunity to travel the world is one of my wildest dreams and deepest of desires in life.  So I decided to up the ante on my travel plans, the new goal being to enter the travel competition and well, win! Yeah, I know the concept of winning this is probably beyond ambitious, but then again ambitious is my middle name, well right after Nicole (my real middle name).  I'm not sure how its going to happen, but I'm trying to be optimistic.  So far I have 40 votes thats only like 2421 votes shy of being in the lead.  So my 37 followers, if you're reading this its your time to shine.  Yes, I need YOUR help and your magic social media skills :) In order to increase my votes I need people to share my video on facebook, Tweet it, Google +1 it, Stumble it, and Pin it to Pinterest.  Each click counts as a new vote! And you can do it at http://www.mydestination.com/users/natashanicole/bbb#tab 

I'm going to need to reach people way outside of my network and hopefully convince them share it with their network.  Reaching this insane goal starts with you. You are the first tier in expanding my reach.  Its simple to do, but that may not be a good enough reason for you to help me, I know.  I'm hoping that you'll do it out of the kindness of your heart, maybe you just believe in paying forward.. I can promise if you pay it forward to my by voting and encouraging your friends to do the same that I make the extra effort to support those working hard spread the word about their cause (be it about a blog, business, opportunity, whatever it may be) I want to help others, travel, inspire those around me and make a positive impact in the world.  If you have any advice for me I'd love to hear it :) Thanks for reading and for being a friend. You can watch the video I made below and CLICK HERE TO SHARE/VOTE YAY!



“The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experiences.”

- Eleanor Roosevelt

[xo] the garage gypsy

Thursday, October 25, 2012

2012 F/W LOOKBOOK VIDEOOOO!

Guess what?! It's HERRRE! Garage Gypsy's new lookbook video for Fall/Winter 2012 has left the editing room and been released into the wild!  We've been anxiously waiting its release since we shot it in late July, and to sum it all up - we just hope you enjoy it! 

I'm extremely thankful to everyone that had a hand in bringing this project to life and to LES APACHES for letting GG use their awesome new song "Little Rabbit".

Shop the new collection HERE & check out our website HERE
Don't forget to leave a comment and let us know what you think :)


[xo] the garage gypsy

Inspiration without saturation.

woman who inspire. i love them for they're grace and style.