Friday, January 30, 2009


Check out these amazing finds I brought back for my store!  I really love the one with the huge gems...makes me feel like a 5 year old for some reason.

Well the interview with BCBG went exceptionally well.  The lady who interviewed me said she would hire me right on the spot...the only thing is that my hours may be a little weird for her..NOOOO!!!  Well, if the job falls through I can be satisfied in knowing that I did not get it because of my hours, not because I was not competent enough.  But really, I am tailor made for that position, and I think she knew it too.  Heres to hoping for a happy outcome!  

Thursday, January 29, 2009

4 easy steps to get interviewed for an article in a Montreal paper!

Step one:  Play dress-up and take copious amounts of pictures of ones self
Step two: Endlessly post images of ones self on the internets
Step three: ????
Step four: PROFIT

About a week ago I was contacted by a fellow wardrobe_remixer, who to my surprise, is the chief editor for one of Montreal's biggest alternative weekly, Voir.  He asked me if I were interested in being featured with other wardrobe_remixers to be interviewed about our love for vintage and thrifted fashions.  Naturally, I was flattered that someone from my favorite city would want to interview me about my favorite thing to do!  So there you have it, a girl from Texas talking about shopping on Montreal.  I have a strange breed of luck. Check out the article here!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Strangest thing happened yesterday.  I am sitting in a bar with Tatiana and Collete, when I get a call from a number I didn't recognize.  Now, usually I let those phone calls go, but I was feeling generous after my third can of Schlitz and decided to pick it up.  The call was from a representative of the BCBGMAXAZRIA store in the Lewisville mall asking if I would would be interested in an interview or if I knew someone else who would.  Im thinking to myself, "What? I never applied there!"  so naturally I said yes and made the appointment for 5:30pm on Thursday.  What a lucky break!  I love BCBG, and am in dire need of a "real" job (apparently selling clothing on Etsy doesn't count).  Not entirely sure how they got my number, but I suppose my application got picked up after applying online for a Michael's store in Denton.

Better pick out a good interview outfit and hope I can charm my way into getting a job!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Old Money

Yesterday I gathered some of my local lady friends over and organized an impromptu photo session.  Luckly I have some rather fashion forward (and backward) friends; Lisa, who owns a small vintage store on the square ( ), provided me with some beautiful retro pieces, while Susan lent me her modeling abilities and wonderful house as a set.  Im so thrilled about these photos I could do a little backflip.  Styling and posing the ladies was so much fun and invigorating... This is going to be an ongoing effort for me to collaborate with local businesses and friends.  There are already plans to do a "Mod" theme photo shoot next.  Take a look at my Flickr account to see more!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Stuff stuff stuff!

New stuff in my Etsy store, check it out!

There is a weight in my lungs

The past few days I have been feeling progressively worse and worse. If it wasn't enough that my teeth have been aching after my fillings, now when I wake in the morning it feels as if I hadn't slept at all. My lungs feel heavy and my throat feels...odd. Im so tired of chewing on aspirins that I had rather just be in discomfort for a few hours. A trip to the campus clinic is an option, other than I am convinced that most physicians really don't have a clue as to what is ailing us. Maybe that was a little too harsh...

At least getting sick has caused me to have some pretty fantastic dreams. A few nights ago I dreamed that my boyfriend and I were walking along the shoreline of a dark, mysterious ocean. As we looked over the water we saw an enormous manta ray leaping out of the black water. It kept beaching itself, so he and I had to rescue it. Then last night there was an impending doom for mankind. The world was about to face a great extinction, and there was little that we could do about it. Everyone walked about town, trying not to talk about the unavoidable truth.

Anyways, last night I paid eight bucks for a drink in Dallas. That was pretty much the end of the night; plans to go back into Denton and dance to some 80's music were abandoned.

Here is a picture of me wearing cat-ears

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

New boots in store!

Hey, I just listed a wonderful pair of vintage pixie boots on my Etsy store today. They are sooo cute and sooo hard to let go! Just click on my Etsy link on the right.

Monday, January 19, 2009

J'ai vingt-quatre ans.

Birthday parties are an interesting concept, especially for young adults such as myself. Around this time we harken back to our old birhtday parties from simpler times; times when a dinosaur-shaped cake or a room full of balloons was all we needed (and perhaps a "Little Mermaid" play-set). Some of us try to relive that care-free spirit of our younger days by dressing up as kitty cats and getting silly drunk on free alcohol while dancing to some Michael Jackson. I was fortunate enough to do just that AND get a birthday cake out of it all (although not dinosaur-shaped, but I can learn to forgive).

Its not that I am afraid that I am getting a little older, its just that 24 sounds awfully official. Well, Im excited really. There are going to be many drastic changes in my world. Graduation looms near on the horizon, all the while I am absorbing as much of this silly town that I can...because it will be a bittersweet goodbye. But then again, this is a transitional town. The kids here know that their stay here has an expiration date, and if they linger too long they will see that they will keep growing up while Denton forever celebrates its 21st birthday.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Scissor Tail is open for business again!

Well, I have decided to try and open my etsy shop again. I love buying vintage stuff, and want to badly to be a successful vendor. So please, take a look! I'll be updating more things into it this week! So far I have some lovely dresses, purses, and shoes. Wheee!

Buy Handmade

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

You ever hear a song that makes you think of some of your happiest moments?  Its funny how those sounds can trigger a chemical reaction for nostalgia.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Long socks and tights combo is the "new thing". I can just feel it.  And who knew that open-toe boots would be so damned COOL looking?  I love how they make an outfit instantly look fresh and modern.

shirt--Urban Outfitters (boxing day sale!)
socks--Target...yes I know, its either Target or Urban Outfitters these days..
necklace--vintage mourning cameo that was regifted to me by my mother.
shoes--Steve Madden

Well, I am finally reunited with my tiny apartment back in Denton. Its always refreshing to come back to my little niche and see my few friends again.  Perhaps what excited me the most was having access to my closet again!  I have been living in a suitcase for about a month now, so the moment I got home I played dress-up in-between commercials while watching 24. Hopefully tonight will prove to be an evening of reunions and laughter...most likely with the company of booze.  

Speaking of friends, I have the best ones a girl could ask for.  My best buddy Brian bought me a domain name for Christmas, .  So, this means I have my very own website!  There isn't anything on it as of yet, but I will use it as a digital portfolio/contact info for my future career as a photographer.  Exciting!    

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Back in the habit like "Sister Act II"

Well, guess who got a new DSLR camera...give up? ME!!  It was an early birthday present/belated Christmas gift from my parents.  It feels like I have been living with one of my arms amputated, and now by the miracle of modern science I have had it reattached.  I've been snap-happy all day, photographing my cats and parents.  The occasion was special enough for me to get all dressed up and have my mother take a photo of my by her beautiful vintage bar.  She made me a brandy and coke with a little cherry.  Smashing.  To the new year, my friends.  Let us turn our faces toward the sun, keep our hands busy, our hearts warm, and our minds clear.