Tuesday, March 24, 2009


So, my ad is in the April/May issue of BUST magazine (with Lily Allen on the cover). It's exciting to see my first print ad and it just happens to be across from the info on (my next venue) the Great Boston Burlesque Expo! If you're looking in the print version, I'm on page 19!


Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Spring has sprung!

I finally got featured in the Etsy Gift Guides:

For those of you not familiar with Etsy, it's a great site with tons of original arts, crafts, clothes, vintage stuff that you can buy, sell, or peruse. It's also the place where I made my first sale (to Courtney Love of all people)!

This is great timing since it coincides with the release of my tiny Etsy/BUST magazine co-op ad (you can check it out online at www.bust.com) - in the upcoming April/May issue.

Last but not least... save the date for the Boston Burlesque Expo, April 10-12 at the Hyatt, Memorial Drive, Cambridge. Advance tix for the Vintage Fashion Fair, where I'll be setting up shop for the weekend, are $5 in advance and $10 at the door. The expo features Burlesque acts, burlesque instructional classes, costume displays, the Fashion Fair, Friday night pool party, and more (all separate charges). Check it out: http://www.burlesque-expo.com/ Hope to see you there!

Friday, March 6, 2009


My favorite magazine, BUST, has paired up with my favorite crafts/arts site, Etsy, for advertising - my tiny square of an ad comes out in the next issue (more info to come). If you haven't read BUST yet, I strongly encourage you to do so. It's packed full of articles, information, music reviews, interviews, pictures, recipes, how-to's - you name it (even the "one-handed read - check it out at the end of the issue)! While obviously geared toward (and run by) women, men can enjoy it too.

BUST describes itself:
"With an attitude that is fierce, funny, and proud to be female, BUST provides an uncensored view on the female experience. BUST tells the truth about women's lives and presents a female perspective on pop culture. BUSTing stereotypes about women since 1993."

BUST is available at Borders Books, Barnes & Noble, Universal News, and Hudson News, but the best and cheapest way to get BUST is to subscribe online.

Check out the latest issue online here.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

something to blog about...

In an effort to keep up with this blog, I'm looking for some good blog topics. Any suggestions?

Meanwhile, I just wanted to mention Johnny Depp's upcoming movie (due out July 1, 2009) Public Enemies. 

I was hoping to post a trailer, but couldn't find one. Not only does this film feature Johnny Depp and Christian Bale (whom I still love despite his anger issues), 
it looks like it will features some fabulous 1930's headwear. It may be the Depression, and they may be a bunch of criminals, but they know how to wear hats. Look for Marion Cotillard as John Dillinger's main squeeze (loved her in La Vie en Rose).

Hopefully, it won't romanticize crime too much (sure) and it won't be a bomb with Michael Mann directing. With the costumes, the men and the cars, I plan on seeing this one in the theatre. 

In the meantime, I'm waiting for my millinery book, How to Make Hats, to come in the mail. The drawings remind me of my grandmother's Lady's Auxiliary Cookbook - 

I can't wait to try some of the patterns!