Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Catch the next Dose November 11, 2012, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m, at the River East Art Center (435 E. Illinois St.) in Chicago.
I will be bringing some great vintage, come by if you are in town.

AP Shop + Wild Belle

The first single! on Columbia records. Natalie and Elliot are so talented. So happy that they asked to see my vintage collection, and Natalie is wearing an amazing jumpsuit, cuffs and necklace from AP!

Here she is wearing an amazing vintage Karl Lagerfeld for Chloe dress. One of my all time favorite dresses.

And here an oleg cassini abstracted beaded animal print blouse from AP. They will be playing in Chicago December 9th at the Metro.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Randolph Street Vintage Market

                               Photo via Tales of Endearment.

Antique Shows Flea Market
Saturday, October 20, 2012  - 10am to 6pm
Sunday, October 21, 2012 - 10am to 5pm
Indoors Only!  Plumbers Hall
1340 W. Washington, Chicago, IL - click for directions

General Admission: $10 at the gate
*Purchase $8 advance General Admission tickets

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Gamcha, at the shop next season.

Khadi cotton fabric woven by hand of hand-spun yarn. Made in India.

Beautiful, and no two are alike, from Auntie Oti.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Another great season- Thanks to all!

Dosa Hand sewn kurta, and our own jewelry.

Beatriz Furest artisan leather from Barcelona.

Our own jewelry.

Babouches from Marrakesh, vintage rebosas from Mexico city,  along with hand sewn and indigo dyed shawls from Dosa.

1970's Cacharel Liberty print blouse.

Liberty print, leather and raffia babouches from Marrakesh.

Lisa Kingsley 19th century French linen messenger bag with cobra from Central Mexico.

Looking forward to next season, off to find new collections and inspiration. Thanks to all that came by- see you next Memorial day weekend!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Workshop/coOp bags at AP

Hand-loomed cotton, hand-stamped and numbered, from the highlands of Guatemala.  With every bag you buy, you’re not only providing a fair wage to a woman artisan so she can educate her children, and put food on the table, you’re also donating 15% of your purchase price to a refugee woman or girl through the UNHCR.

Love all the colors!  Will have a large assortment to choose from.

All photos above from the Workshop/coOp website.

Photo of the looming process.  Credit- Linda Bergonia & Logan Futej.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Bruno Gambone at AP shop

Received these gorgeous beads all the way from Florence that we commissioned
from our friend, the maestro ceramic artist, Bruno Gambone.

Hand-painted striped beads on hand-woven shawl by Dosa.

Gorgeous watercolor-effect striped bead on a plate by Bruno as well.

Hand-painted pendant by Bruno, as before, on a plate of his design.

These three are destined to be used in an upcoming necklace.

Striped carved bead, resting on the head of a sculpture with Sam Prekop painting in the background. 
We'll be making pieces for the shop and will post more later.  Many thanks Bruno and Nahomi!

Opening weekend at last

Hand sewn Kurta from Dosa.

Turquoise and silver from Mexico City.

Leather sandals from Mexico City.

Creative women scarves and woven sunglass holder from Mexico City.

A selection of our latest jewelry, ancient trade beads, jade, Turquoise from Mexico City, African nickel and gray diamond.

Vintage babouches from Marrakesh

Lavender soap from Saipua- already sold out of the Saltwater soap!

Hand woven and embroidered bag from India with African bronze and pyrite.

Scarves, hand woven rebosa and indigo pieces from Dosa.

Ancient coral, sea glass and trade beads, Scarab necklace.

Poppies from Kim, Thanks!

Children's shoes from Marrakesh, 1920's.

Thanks to all that came by, looking forward to a great season!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

AP re-opening Memorial Day weekend!

Here are some images from the cards we had made to introduce the new vendors, and the pieces we found in Mexico City this past December.