Sunday, May 2, 2010

This Art-filled Life IV: Trunks & Crates

Inside Frances Vintage Boutique's 4th anniversary & Trunk Show
Yael Rose, singer/songwriter/musician, Courtney Marie Andrews & Friends-
(I'll review Courtney's CD later this week), me shopping while Yael took over.

The event was a success, and Pretty in Peace supporters are superstars. The Orb in Verdigris necklace and earrings went to a sassy older woman with a shopping "problem" and a boyfriend who insists she deserves "only the best". How flattering is that? One lucky little girl was soon to receive Bronte pins along with many other fun items in her birthday booty; her dad got the scoop and a giggle-filled tutorial on how to wear 'em from Yael Rose. A lucky graduate will receive the Frida necklace and Fuego posts along with her diploma this upcoming weekend, and my "Winged Frida in Blue" 2009 collage print-featured on my business cards- got quite a bit of attention. Hmm, magnets? calendars? pendants? The possibilities are endless.

Frances Vintage Boutique has...dare I say, a cult following. It's at once, amazing and largely inspiring. There were many familiar faces from December's Crafeteria, and some new ones who were equally as charming and engaging. It feels much like coming home, sans the weird. Good times abound at my first trunk show, and thanks to all of you for your encouraging words and support. Huh? What did I buy? More on that in the next few days...

Later that evening...
Favorite Guy and I headed back downtown for our label's 5th anniversary party
next dimension music turns 5:
Solstice at Bar Smith

I'm sure I've told you all how much I absolutely love my House music people, yes? There are no words to describe the amount of love and energy palpable at House events. Here we are, this subculture made up of a sprinkling of the rest of the world, yet the only requirement is that you came to get down, together, "under one house". It's all very overwhelming when you think about all of the walls that separate us on a daily basis, and it's what makes our work at next dimension music so special.

In five years, Joseph and I have grown a collective of artists, fans and supporters spanning 6 continents. next dimension music was born amid some pretty rough times in our personal lives and yet it strengthened us. We invited these artists, fans and supporters into our lives, into our dreams and into our House. It's an amazing journey, and 'twas an amazing evening ; many, many thanks.

Note: If you are unfamiliar with House Music-listen [here]. I provided the wiki link, but this is the inside scoop. Winks.
Peace and Love


Emma's Mom said...

Congrats on all the success in all the areas of that wonderful life of yours. Looks like it was a great weekend! What lucky ladies at the show, and what groovy folks at the bar =).

You have just given me many more reasons that I need to visit!

High Desert Diva said...

Two successful events. Bravo.

mairedodd said...

wonderful! i love that you know the stories behind the purchases... they become so much more personal and memorable... lots of people and no hangover? that is simply the best ever!! xo & joy

Jennifer said...

Yael has such happy eyes. How fun for you guys to work together!! It sounds like everything was fantastic! Congrats to you on both successes!

Quiskaeya said...

Awww man! I would have lost my mind in there. I LOVE vintage and antiques. What?! I particularly love old, china cabinet photos of black folks. I loved your recap of the buyers and their mini-stories. Too cute.

Sounds like an incredibly fun day and you ended it on the dance floor...It can't get better than that.

Jill said...

Yeah! I'm glad it was a success for you. Sounds like a wonderful day. AND, you two own a record label--I've read that here before--that would be a foreign world to me, how interesting! I'll have to read more in your link (at a later date...because I should get back to work!)

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