Tuesday, July 26, 2011

the weekend.

Nothing makes me happier then laughing with friends, enjoying tasty delights, and productivity that combines fun with creativity.  So the last three days come close to perfect.

SATURDAY:  I spent the day making jewelry and prepping for a little sale that would take place on Sunday.  That, along with the weekly apartment cleaning kept me relatively busy.  It sounds relatively boring, but when you're in the zone and you've got good jams playing in the background, I rather enjoy it.  And the best feeling comes at the end of the day when you see all that you've accomplished!

Look of the day.
Classic summer casual. I've been insanely drawn to the classic black and white stripe lately.  It's a very classic French style, but lately I'm a bit obsessed.  I don't mean to be, but I just can't help what I'm drawn to and I refuse to fight it.  I just found this shirt last week and I love it, it just so happens to the fifth b&w striped item of clothing to enter my wardrobe.  This may not be too bizarre for some, but I like variety in my closet, so too much of the same thing is a big red ex for me.  Oh well, the style is different and I'm still loving it, so its all good.

I took a late lunch break and met up at one of my favorite lunch spots, The Food+Lab with a friend.
I decided this isn't my favorite sandwich, but it was still pretty amazing.  Fried and breaded chicken in a sandwich is something I very rarely would ever indulge in now that I'm like a semi-health freak, but the lady working there swore it was the best sandwich (which I disagree), but of course I had to try it..
 Then it was home and back to work..
I was sure to make quite a few of the "viewefinder" Ring that seems to be the hot commodity these days.

SUNDAY: I vended at Space15Twenty from 10 till 4pm where I met some awesome people and got to hang out with friends that were able to stop by and support the garage gypsy..
After all day in the sun, a little tuckered out I decided to have some quite time reading.  I grabbed a yummy salad concoction of my own from Whole Foods and then dropped by Barnes & Noble.  There I spent two hours lightly reading through a couple business books and perusing the French and British fashion magazines.

And then I spent a little time drooling over the Jeffery Campbell shoes at Nordstom.  I'm really digging the Lita shoe, but I'm not sure if I'm willing to give in to the hype.  Buuuut, they are pretty fun in my personal opinion and uber comfy, sooo I might need to make an exception.

MONDAY:  Look of the day.
I rocked the black fedora yet again.  I only toss it on when I don't feel like dealing with my insane mane. Red satin shorts, beige cotton top, leather fringe necklace and my ethnic sandals.

After hitting the gym for a good hour and a half, I cleaned up and decided to head to Starbucks, visit my friend Moni and do some work on my computa.
 My nail art from Sunday :)

Some of my fav Jeff Campbell shoes at the moment..

[xo] the garage gypsy

Saturday, July 23, 2011

new collection teaser.

GARAGE GYPSY JEWELRY from Stebner Show on Vimeo.

Jewelry designer, Natasha Kutrovacz, & filmmaker, G├╝stavo Stebner get together for GARAGE GYPSY JEWELRY

[xo] the garage gypsy

Thursday, July 21, 2011

lust for lumber

I got crafty last night, and made some jewelry displays for my upcoming show this weekend.  Bare with me on the pics, they are a little out of order bc I realized half way through I should snap a few pics with my phone.
  • 8 foot 1.5x.75" lumber cut into (4) 2ft segments
  • fiberglass screening
  • (4) wood screws at least 1.25" long
  • (8) 1" nails for added stability + (4) more for additional wood beam to hang necklaces
  • tacks
  • another piece of wood 2 ft long (mine was a scrap piece I found)
  • Hammer & Screw gun

I was going to spray paint it but I think I like the raw, natural finish, although I may add some sort of material to the back to add contrast and depth, if I don't decide to hang it on the wall.  So what do think? Not bad for about an hour of my time and 12 bucks, right :)

[xo] the garage gypsy

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

video killed the radio star

[update] so I originally named this post "tv killed the radio star" and very much so on accident.  I meant to put video, I did.  This is what happens when I post too close to midnight.  My brain thinks one thing, but my fingers type another.  Anyway I've changed it, it just doesn't make sense for this post.

  Last week Garage Gypsy got a little unplanned action onscreen next to Lindsey Lohan in Miggs' new music video, "Let the games begin."  It was a fun two day shoot with some awesome and talented folks. Here's some photos from behind the scenes!
Photo credit to lindsaylohansorce.com
Don, Walker, and Michael
One of the "fans" wearing GG Earrings & Modern Cocktail Rings

The "photographer" in a Garage Gypsy t-shirt

A sneak peak at our wardrobe dept, where you'll find some pieces from Garage Gypsy.
And the girls behind the styling. Elise, Michelle, and myself (Justin-missing in action) posing with our "cops"!
I just discovered the new "space" effects on picnik and decided to get a little creative with the last couple photos :)  They're fun right?!  Hope y'all havin' a good night!  Stay creative now!

[xo] the garage gypsy