Posts from — October 2010

still pLaYin dress-up….

when we were kids, we had a HuGE barrel of dress-up clothes…every time mom went to a garage sale, fleamarket, or thriftstore she would add to our barrel. rhinestone-clad disco dresses, oriental robes, polyester suits, glamour-esque ball gowns, platform shoes, elbow-length gloves, wigs of all colors, old evening bags…it was a barrel full of dream-big happiness! (thanks, mom! :))

{yep, that's me...ready for the cover of VoGUE, baby. circa 1981}

and here’s amie…

{if she wasn't dressing up herself, she was dressing up her dolls}

we may be considered all ‘grown-up’ but we still need a little ‘dress-up therapy’ every now and then! so earlier this week we drug ArCHIE and BRYaN away from their daily grind at the warehouse and had a little fun. and it seems every time we do a photoshoot, we just can’t help but get a little carried away!

read on for a glance at some of our newest goods, photoshoot outtakes, and our adaptation of JohN MeLLencamp‘s JaCK & DiANE.


ArCHIE sportin’ our SaVE the PLAnET, it’s the OnLY one with CorNBREAD tee….and some subtle accessories…


(top photo: save the PLanet tee, TwiSTED SisTER necklace, GypSY CowGIRL buckle. above photo: BaSICS of LOVE heather tee, NeT petti CaLAMITY JaNE boots. below photo: JG crown tee, AnCHOR necklace, JG crown necklace, MAMA tried necklace, travelin’ wilbury vest)

LeT the SToRY telling begin…

TheRE once was a GiRL…



and there once was a boy…

{bryan aka CraZY LegS = JaCK}

 BuT let’s start at the beginning…(cue JohN MeLLENCaMP’s JaCK & DiaNE in the background)

LittLE diTTY bout JaCK & DiANE…

(featured above: BiBLE belt, top hat, vintage coat with TaiLS)  

TwO AmerICAN kids growin up in the HeARTLAND… 

JaCKY sits back, reflects his thoughts for a moment…scratches his head and does his best JaMES DeaN…


JaCKY says “WeLL you know, DiANE, we ought to run off to the city…”


DiANE says “you ain’t missin nothin”…


(necklaces featured: the JuLieT, ThousAND-strand butterfly necklace, the RoSE CoCO necklace)

JaCKY says “HeY diANE let’s run off behind a shady tree…”


Oh yeah, LiFE goes on…long after the thrill of livin’ is gone.

GoNNA let it RocK. LeT it RoLL.

LET the BiBLE BeLT come and SaVE my SouL…




little ditty bout JaCK & DiANE.

2 AmERICAn kids done the best they can.

thE eND.

October 21, 2010   17 Comments

on a dark desert highway…cool wind in my hair

a little bit ROADWEaRY and a little bit TucKERED out, the dust is settling from our past few months of mucho loco-ness and we’re finally HoME…turn out the lights, the party’s over. but oh good gracious, what a biggo-TeXAS-sizED-wouldn’t-have-missed-it-for-the-world party it was! there’s sooo much to tell about WaRRENTON ANtiques WeeK (the good junk was as far as the eye could see!) & JuNK-O-RaMA prom (texas-style prom dress revival at it’s finest!)…but let’s start with our most recent adventure, AuSTIN CiTY LiMITS MuSIC FeSTIVAL…where we decked out the OFFiCIAL ARTiST LounGE!  


 with cargo trailers in tow, luggage loaded, and kids strapped in, we hit the road for AuSTIN, TEXAS WEdNESDAY morning….we arrived at ZiLKER PaRK at the crack of dawn…approximately 48 hours after loading out our cow-pasture tent in WaRRENTON, teXAS. 

{the sun rises on ZiLKER PaRK....let the work begin}

{the empty artist lounge tent}


and because ThE EAGLES (a moment of silence here, please) were headlining this epically-FAMouS, 3-day MuSIC FestiVAL, it only seemed appropriate to deck out the artist lounge HoTEL CALiFORNIA-style….with a kick o’ JUnK GypSY of course. 

it was fast. it was furious…we rolled in, and created a HoTEL CALifORNIA lounge like no other in 2 days flat (yep, don henley’s daughter told us the lounge looked like his MaliBU  home…so we took that as a compliment!)! annnnd then it was time for a little gypsy chill time…. 

“WELCOME to the HoTEL CaLIFORNIA…such a lovely place, such a lovely FaCE…PLENTY of room at the HoTEL CaLiFORNIA, any time of year, you can find it here.”  

 ”mirrors on the ceiling…pink champagne on ice”   


OK, so the mirrors aren’t quite on the ceiling…but we think ‘mirrors in the corridor with tons and tons of glowing candles, gothic candelabras, & drippy candle wax’ is possibly wayyyy cooler! 

“WELcoME to the HoTEL CALiFORNIA….such a LoVELY PLAce…such a LovELY face.” 


{color-drip of our FaVE things!}

“and in the MaSTER’s chambers, they gathered for the feast…”  

 3 gothic-spanish styLE harvest tables pushed together, 16 hodge-podge spanish chairs and red velvet theatre fleamarket chairs, 2 VeLVET sofas, 1 black spanish SoFA, 3 red velvet CLUb chairs, 2 ReD VeLVEt leather chairs, countless chandeliers, candles, doors, and curtains…and oh yeah, did i mention 50,000 MILLION flicker light bulbs (yeah, that’s right…we had to highjack 3 HoME depots to find enough!)…”there’s plenty of room at the HoTEL CaLIfornia…any time of year, you can find it here.” 

{flicker bulbs in a gothic sconce and retro HOTeL letters on the exterior of the lounge}

“there she stood in the doorway, i heard the mission bell. and i was thinking to myself, this could be heaven or this could be hell…” 



{"you can check out any time you like, but you can never leave..."}

over 75,000 people attend this enormous MUSiC FEST. it’s a 3-day, 8-stage, 130-band MuSIC experience like no other! 



we worked… 

{makin it happen...}

AMiE & ARchIE rockin the MaKITA drill!

{dad taking a rare sit-down...nestled amongst our herd of tattered red-velvet chairs, with his cowboy hat propped to the side}

we chilled in the lounge… 

{amie & i chillin in our HoTEL CaLiFORNIA-esque lounge...}


 we walked with the masses… 

{amie & dad walk behind a GrEEN mickey MouSE...this IS auSTIn, y'all!}


we ate HuDSONS on the BENd ChiCKEN in a CoNE…

{the one. the only. the FAMOUS...chiCKEN in a CONE!}

we jammed out at the SCHooL of RoCK…

{jammin' RaY CHARLES-style}

we got TaTTOOS…

{when in austin...}

we watched ThE EAGLES sing HoTEL CALiFORNIA…

{a shot of ThE EAGLES from above...a very surreal moment}

and had a HEcKUVA goooood time!
now we’re back in the country…with a PeACEFuL, EASY feelin….
XOXOOXOXO! amie, janie, and jolie
P.S. fashion statements abound at ACL…and we loooooved that we saw lots and lots of MoCS!

{amie sportin her JG WOODsTOCK mocs}

JG LUVS MOCS! check out our tonz of boho hippie MoCs online here!




(a big thanks to the ACL FLiCKR page for some of the shots above!) 

October 15, 2010   9 Comments