Saturday, October 29, 2011

creativity surge.

I LOVE perusing through cute boutiques just so I can stumble upon a few clever ideas to uplift my own wardrobe.  Not only do I consider this research :) but it tends to reignite my flame sending me back to work!!  A couple of my friends and I have made pacts with ourselves to avoid purchasing new clothing pieces for our closet for a few months.  [A] to save money, but [B] because we already own too much and we've come to the conclusion that we create a lot of what we saw strut down fall's runway with what we already have, not to mention it will challenge us to be more creative with what we've got. Here are few awesome things I came across upon the other day, that will have me pulling out my needle and thread! 

I love the concept of these shoes.
 How awesome is this flannel with the leather collar and shoulder patches accompanied with a single row of studs to each side?!

Friday, October 28, 2011

last look for LA fashion week.

This is the last of it, I swear!! Here's a few more silly photo's from last Thursday evening at LA Fashion Week :))  This was one of my favorite outfits that I put together, so I couldn't completely hold out on posting the photos.  I don't have any footage from the show or many photos from the actual runway show because I really wouldn't be able to justify posting a display of chippendale-resembling men parading down the runway in their briefs, or one of the Real Housewifes of Somewhere (Beverly Hills, I think) and her clothing line that looked liked it just walked out of Express.  No offense to those who shop at Express.  It's just that there is consumer fashion and then there is fashion.  Okay, I just made that up, but its true!!
 my outfit --->
Which consisted of an angular eggshell blouse from audry, a vintage belt, black nylons, a sheer skirt I created,  Jeffery Campbell's Lita and Garage Gypsy handpiece and turquoise necklace.
I loved the long flow of fabric down the runway!
my shimmery Jeffery's

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

another kind of gypsy.

This is going up a little late.. but better late than never right?  Right.  Okay, LA fashion week had it's ups and downs, hits and misses.  Gypsy 05's Spring '12 runway collection and presentation were pretty much a hit in my book for the night.  The rest..well, let's just say me and my partner in fashion crime, Vanessa, quickly skedaddled as soon as the pretentious LA scene made its presence.  As far as Gypsy 05's collection goes, it didn't earn its gold star from originality, but rather from cohesiveness and ability to feed into my current desires.  That being my undeniable obsession for sheer, drapy fabrics that hang loose and free from the body allowing the body's silhouette to contrast from within.

My outfit...up close and personal.
 Here we go..
&my favorite piece from Gypsy05 S/S Collection.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

los angeles fashion week round 2.

Another night on the town at Downtown LA's Vibiana!  Here's look number two for LA fashion week, rocking my obvious fall obsession for nudes and black..and faux fur staple. Dress from Topshop, jewelry from Garage Gypsy.
Here's a little montage video I stitched together with some of the footage I filmed from last night's runway show for Alternative Apparel's Spring 2012 Collection.
From behind the runway.. Alternative Apparel's S/S Collection for 2012

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

it's finally here.

Sublime with Rome's music video for "Take It or Leave It" is out!! Pay attention to the accessories and you'll find some Garage Gypsy Jewelry!!

[xo] the garage gypsy

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

week of fashion.

After a long, exausting but wonderful week & weekend of work, it was time to get in on some of the happenings for LA's Fashion Week.  Last night I tagged along with my friend Vanessa, writer for V is for Olive and Joonbug who scored me an extra press pass and front row tickets for the both of us.  I'm still reminded constantly at how small this world is after running into several people I know through the previous jewelry events I've done, and then later realizing that the one of the lines going down the runway was my friend Kunal's line, Kareena's Trends.  I don't know how the world manages to pull us into the right places at the right time, but it sure has a funny way of making things happen.  And I'm so incredibly thankful for it.  Unfortunately my phone died after the first show, so my pictures are minimal, but its only the first night of a few more to come :))  To see the line up of events check out FASHION WEEK LA

Thursday, October 13, 2011

feeling this.

First Aid Kit. A sisters-duo from Sweden covering "Tiger Mountain Peasant Song" by Fleet Foxes.
BEAUTIFUL folksy music.

[xo] the garage gypsy

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

perfect words. inspiration for your workday.

..and they couldn't have come at a better time.  If you're creative being, I know you can appreciate this.

"Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.”

- Ira Glass

[xo] the garage gypsy

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

the jamz.

I don't know about you, but working is at least ten times more enjoyable when you've got some good tunes washing through the airwaves. Minus Ned just released their latest album "Are We Finally Fitting In"  this October!! I have to admit I'm really feeling their latest work. There's nothing like some bluesy rock to mellow out the day and transport you into a soulful state. You can listen for yourself and purchase at

[xo] the garage gypsy

Friday, October 7, 2011

the photobooth.

Okayyy, I just wanted to share a few more photos from the Dripped Event that were sent my way. To view the rest of the gallery, visit Rony's Photobooth !! & If you ever need a photographer for your event, hit up Rony, he ROCKS!! You can check out all his previous event work at

Myself, the garage gypsy, on the right with writer/blogger, Olive, V is for Olive.



[xo] the garage gypsy

Monday, October 3, 2011

Last Friday's Dripped Fashion Soiree & Trunk Show

Last Friday, GG got a last minute invitation to participate in a little event called Dripped at the Pop tART Gallery in  It was filled with an array fashion pioneers, funky tunes, yummy drinks, fabulous clothing, jewelry -you name it fun!  Here's a few photo's I managed to snap, followed by some featured on (there's more at their website, too).

Garage Gypsy's Mission Choker

Photos covering the event from THE STREETS ARE CALLING

^my shoes ^

If you can't get enough, there's even MORE photos and coverage on  the V is for Olive Blog !!

[xo] the garage gypsy