May 5, 2014

sometimes i think im living a dream

♥ DIY pom-pom crown ♥ vintage nightie worn as a dress Forever21 tights, Betsey Johnson/thrifted/DIY bracelets 
Okay, wow, HEY EVERYBODY! For the past few weeks my mind has been 20% Old Navy, 10% worrying about school, and 70% Pop shop. This past weekend was the big event, and although I'm sad it is over with, I am also relieved (and really, really tired). I can't even begin to describe how wonderful and magically the whole weekend was. I met some really amazing vendors and customers, and ugh, it was just perfect! This event really gave me hope for my business. I always doubt myself, because I don't sell that much vintage clothing in my booth, but slowly and surely it is catching on! It makes me so happy that there are young people appreciating the same things I do. I decided to bring a lot of things I've made, too (flower crowns, pom-pom crowns, pins, etc.), AND PEOPLE LOVED IT! (which was the most surprising tbh).
The big face pins are the newest product for the Mad Mod Shop. I did them as an experiment, but holy crap I completely sold out the first day! 
Vida Antiqua & Sal Miel were my neighbors and they were so freaking groovy!
F is For Frank had some BEAUTIFUL jewelry and I seriously regret not getting anything from her!
Anitantique Vintage had the most amazing pieces from the 1950s and 60s. I had to psychically stop myself from buying all of her vintage lingerie, flower enamel pins, and purses. 
Okay, so Bearmojo is literally the coolest shop ever. These furry friends are made by life-long couple, Andrea and Todd, who are also the cooliest. I ended up buying a wallet from them (HOW COULD I NOT RESIST?! I named him Alfonso, awww), and talking about Michigan's love for guns, Jack White, taxidermy, and many other things. It's a shame they live in Indiana!! 
Cat Lady Crafts was also a super babe! She bought my Elvis "Maneater" denim vest from me as well as the Elvis face pin (she really loves Elvis and it's adorable).
Heather from Lone Star Vintage was definitely one of my favs. Not only did she trade me a bitchin' psychedelic maxi dress for a pom-pom crown, but we talked about vintage clothing throughout the whole weekend!  
Nothing But A Pigeon is kind of a bad ass if you haven't already noticed. She takes taxidermy to an all new level by making it cruelty-free with the magic of yarn! This was one of those vendors where I had to physically stop myself from buying EVERYTHING. But I do plan on getting a custom order from her sometime soon for my log lady cosplay (more details soon!).
 The best customer in the world // my outfit 2nd day (I was sort of a hot mess day 2 so there's not a lot of photos of me haha)
Alfonso!
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How was everyone's weekend?

20 comments:

  1. omg tessa i'm glad your store is doing well- you have to sell some of those big face pins on your etsy they'll sell like hot cakes! glad there are so many rad people selling/ trading handmade and vintage stuff <3

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    1. aw man I wish you could've gone, Adele! You would've loved it!!!!! Btw I have not forgotten to send you a parcel (I just got paid so expect one relatively soon). I would sell them on Etsy but I always end up getting a load of followers and no sales...

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    2. would have loved to go were i not living in australia! haha. can't wait to see what I get in the mail <3 hopefully it will come when i have exams and need cheering up the most

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    3. Yes!!! I keep forgetting, but I have a little pile for you <3

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  2. I've just got to say, I love everything about your shop! From the signage to the merchandising, it's fantastic!

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  3. ughhhhhh I've been seeing photos from pop shop all weekend and it looks sooooo kickin oh my god!! your booth looked awesome & the whole aesthetic of the place looks right up your alley! I'm in love with your celebrity pins holy mac! :)

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    1. Aw man, you would've loved it Charlotte! If you ever want a celeb pin just shoot me a private message and we will set something up. <3

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  4. Wow, it looks amazing! Glad that you had a great time, love those face pins too!

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  5. wow your store looks amazing!! really wishing i lived in america now so i can buy one of those flower crowns <33

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    1. Thank you so much! Send me an e-mail and we can sort something out for a flower crown. :-)

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  6. You sell the most amazing things in your shop - like that mod suitcase omg!! I totally wish I could have gone (or lived anywhere near) the Pop Shop; it looks like such fun! I also just noticed that I mistook one of your Beatles pins as George via your Instagram when it was really John (?!), and I feel so silly now, haha :') Anyway, I would really like to buy one of those pins soon so I can wear it to the A Hard Day's Night showing this summer :)

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    1. Thank you! The mod suitcase is actually my personal one that I customized, haha. E-mail me and we can figure something out for those Beatles pins!

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  7. I so wish I could have gone to this! It looks so wicked, what with all the people there. I'm so glad your shop is doing well! It's so exciting! Ahhh, I wish we had things like this happen where I live. I'm glad you had an awesome time though, and all the people you met look so cool!

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    1. Dude, you would've freakin' loved it! Maybe one day I'll be a traveling shop and I'll stop by your town~ ;-)

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  8. wow your store looks amazing! I'm screaming internally at the Donovan LP <3

    Aida
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    http://sunshinesuperwoman.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you!! Hah, I love that album. :-)

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  9. your shop looks so so so amazing!

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