Over time, I’ve come to appreciate the fashions from the 1940s era. So feminine and lady-like. So effortless and well curated. As I become more familiar with various trends from past decades, I fall deeper in love with vintage fashion. I hope to stock more pieces from the 40s in the shop over the next months to come. What is your favorite decade for vintage fashion?
The weather across the country is slowly evolving into spring, but here in California, the season has arrived. I would definitely describe myself as a girl who would choose a dress over pants any day of the week and I’ve already pulled my entire collection of feminine dresses from storage and are now neatly hung in the closet ready for picking. Oh the many ways to wear a dress never cease to amaze me! Here, I’ve composed a few ‘ideal’ moments these pieces would be perfect for. Each can be found in the shop.
credit: images found via pintrest – mod human vintage
Life has been full of change and adventure lately… We are no longer living in Asheville, North Carolina and are now living in The Bay area of California. It’s been a long time coming as I have always wanted to re-locate to the west coast. It’s beautiful here and each day I’m in awe of this wonderful place. I’m amazed by the hills and valleys, the crisp clean air, the breeze swept in from the Bay, the shopping, the food and the people are pretty snazzy too. As I write, I’m currently overwhelm by great inspiration. I can only foresee good in our future. I have so many things I hope to do with Mod Human… launch an official website, house over 300 items in inventory, daily updates of new products and maybe even do a few open market events! In the meantime, I will work harder at expediting orders and locating marvelous vintage for the shop.
It’s raining here in Asheville, which usually means my day will consist of homemade lattes, indie films and internet ‘window’ shopping.
I just love thinking about what’s next to purchase on my wish list. I have a pretty amazing personal collection of vintage cameo brooches and I’m inspired by all the beautiful outfits that would look darling when worn together. This particular cameo featured is available for sale in my shop. Here’s a little inspiration as to how perfect a cunning dress and tough boots will look when paired with such brooch finds. By the way, who isn’t loving pink lipstick these days… I’m going to have to make this particular shade mine next time I visit the Mac counter.
We are finally back home from being on the road (selling art) and found ourselves spending most of our time down in the lovely Savannah, Georgia. I just adore that charming little city with all my heart. The quaint shops, alluring cafes, stunning architecture and elegant southern charm, gets me every time. Usually, when in-town we indulge ourselves with delicious food and divine cocktails but this was more of a business trip and the fun stuff was cut to a minimum .. although I did manage to sneak away for ice cream and a little shopping. The husband was not happy about the latter.
As for shop news: As you can imagine with the preparation of the art trip, caring for a 10 month old and keeping up with the typical housework and errands, it’s pointless to point out that I did not manage to complete the shop update as promised. I hope to have a shop update pretty soon.
Here’s a look at Mod Human’s shop update … I hope to have these items available in the shop no later than midnight. My family and I are going on a road trip for the next few days or so… first stop is Savannah Georgia, then Charleston South Carolina. Who knows where else we will end up. See, the thing is my husband is an artist (oil paintings) and frequently we hit the road to sell his work. It’s fun, exciting, nerve wrecking and scary all in one big bundle. We usually pack up the vehicle, grab a road map and just drive to the nearest town to sell, sell, sell. Once the art is sold out, we take a deep breath and drive back to our lovely home to create more. It’s pretty awesome actually! This is why I hope to have the shop stocked with a few new items before we hit the road. Fingers crossed, I’m off! Wish us luck
Here’s to a wonderful year that was filled with adventure, the un-expected, pure joy and an abundance amount of love. I can’t begin to explain how good the year 2012 has treated my family and I. With the celebration of our first anniversary, the birth of our baby boy, relocating out of state, all while finding the most stunning vintage along the way… what more could I ever ask for. Most importantly, I’m thankful for my dear customers that support and fuel my desire to supply vintage to all of the lovelies that enjoy it as much as I do. Without you guys, this hobby of mine would be non-existence… so thank you for allowing me to share my passion and joy with you.
It would appear that Sundays is a good day for me, giving the fact I’m able to re-visit this little corner of the web and share with you some moments that has taken place around the house on this very day…
Aside from that, my family and I enjoyed yet another lovely week. Mostly indulging in the making of art (my husband is an artist, a builder, a philosopher… he’s everything), fresh homemade meals, precious moments performed by baby j.j and lot’s of giggles, laughter and smiles shared amongst ourselves. While husband worked steadily at his craft, baby j.j and I engaged in numerous activities involving other babies and moms alike. We made some friends along the way and even learned new songs and listened to a few fascinating children stories. Although baby j.j. was introduced to bananas several months ago, he managed to surprise me by actually eating a banana entirely on his own. That was pretty amazing! And not to toot my own horn, but I too managed to pull something grand off. I baked a loaf of bread this morning that was enjoyed over breakfast and (for my husband) throughout the entire day until the loaf no longer existed. Oh yes, so there you have it… another fine day here in the mountains .. I do hope yours was swell too.
Two weeks later, I’m still smitten by my new life here in the mountains and waking up each morning feeling refreshed and well rested. The air quality, the beautiful hills, my bamboo garden and tin roof are just a few things that constantly remind me of how lucky I am to live here. On this quite Sunday morning, we woke up to a foggy sky and some rain but that’s okay because I spent most of the morning looking out of my bedroom window appreciating all the life around me while enjoying my daily ice coffee in a beautiful antique crystal glass, passed on by my lovely grandmother (these were once my great -grandmother’s glasses) and admiring two beautiful antique brooches found at a nearby estate sale over the weekend. I shall spend the remainder of my day giving thanks, sharing kisses with my husband and baby and baking a batch of my famous midnight chocolate chip cookies.