Thursday, May 26, 2011

Mental Clash.

Do you ever have moments like this?  Well, it was one of those days where there are page long to-do lists floating around, constant ideas flickering around in the noggin, emails pulling you in multiple directions, and the thought of there never being enough hours in the day to accomplish it all.  It's amazing to think that there are actually 16 hours in a day if you get 8 hours of sleep because it never feels that way.  I'm one of those people that needs at least 7 hours of sleep to function properly - that or no sleep at all and just lots of coffee.  I'm notorious for pulling those whammy days.  Anyway, I hope everyone's having a fabulous week!  It's been a long week for me, but a really fun one thus far.  Monday and Tuesday I worked on a commercial in the costume department.  I would love to have day of dress up in the costume house, I'd be playing in all of the wild colored clothing from the 60's, 70's, and 80's.  And yesterday, I caught an early morning flight to my home town,  just outside Chicago for my little brother's high school graduation.  It's not exactly a vacation, but I guess it's nice to get away.. So let the party planning begin..

[xo] the garage gypsy

Sunday, May 22, 2011

The Summertime Accessory Guide.

We're turning up the heat! Here's the "Got to have it THIS Summer List" to make any basic t.shirt/jean, tank/legging, maxi dress combination look STUNNING!
#1. Simple Stated Geometric Jewelry with A Dark Side.
[the Black Onyx Geometric Necklace by Garage Gypsy]
#2. Silver Jewelry with A Modern Twist.
[the Modern Cocktail Ring by Garage Gypsy]
#3. Black Sandal Wedges (yes, still).
[Givenchy Fisherman Wedge]
#4. Shade Your Face With A Rusic Cowboy Hat.
#5. Last Year's Fringy Bag.
#6. &More Geometric Statement Jewelry (with elements of the earth).
[Sterling Square Wood Ring by Garage Gypsy]

Are You Ready To Shop??

Gypsy jewelry
$60 -

Littlegirlinthecity glamour jewelry
$40 -

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Because of you.

Hello friends.  I decided today should be reader appreciation day :)  I don't think I have yet made this clear, but YOU are the reward to the time and effort I put into having a blog.  Granted, I do get some personal satisfaction of accomplishment and pride when I post, but nothing makes me happier than the comments left and shared by my peers.  I want nothing more at times than to have developed a brilliant and beautiful collection of jewelry, but without you, without someone to appreciate it, it would mean nothing.  This is my cause, I want to make an effect.  I think that we are all capable of something great because we all possess a unique talent.  I want to use mine to make the world a more aesthetically beautiful place, to inspire those around me, and those far, far away as well.  Even though we're all still learning and developing, we can still make an impact.
Anyway, I just wanted to thank you for being a friend (distant or close), for reading, for sharing your thoughts, your opinions, your ideas with me and with others.  You can make a difference, too, help me grow!  Tell your friends - verbally, through twitter, facebook, your blog, linkedin, lookbook, tumblr, what have you (that list could go on for quite some time now)!  I really appreciate, and if I can return the favor let me know, comment or send me and email.  If we help each other out, I think we can really make things happen. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!!  Fill it with cooking, friends, music, bike rides, exploration, and art.  &I challenge you to get creative :)

Brooklyn, NY


Olive green dress (worn as a maxi skirt), B&W striped t.shirt, motorcycle jacket, cowboy boots, and some Garage Gypsy Jewelry! 

[xo] the garage gypsy

Monday, May 16, 2011

Eccentric City

Okay, its no New York or even San Francisco for that matter.  But, none the less Los Angeles is a very happening city and a great venue of inspiration.  I've had a creative couple of weeks, aside from new jewelry designs, I finally finished my ink drawing and pulled out the watercolors for few simple paintings. I have to admit I feel like I've accomplished something good when I finish a drawing or painting because those projects so often get left on the back burner.
No, I didn't paint that :)  I can only take credit for the picture.
New necklace display.  What do you think?
I'm English, and clearly I think about going to London.
Modern Cocktail Rings in watercolor
Sometimes I'll be folding clothes and I'll lay two things together that will spark an idea for an outfit.  I never wear the same outfit combination twice.  My brain just doesn't work that way, I'm only satisfied if I'm being inventive.  I came up with this basic, but cute combo the other night and decided to photograph it so I'd remember to wear it.

Work and creativity are always on my mind.  I wish I had a penny for every idea that popped in my head when I lay in bed at night before falling asleep.  If the idea is worthy enough I just have to force myself out of bed and put pen to paper before it escapes my mind, like so many often do.  Last week I had an idea for a promo video for my fall collection, and well thats I crawled out of bed to draw up.

[xo] the garage gypsy

Wednesday, May 11, 2011