still pLaYin dress-up….

October 21, 2010

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.

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  • Reply Mrs. Muffins October 21, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    I always love your junk! Stunning photoshoot <3


    • Reply Jolie November 8, 2010 at 2:19 pm

      mrs. muffins. wow. what can i say? thank you for your comment…but more importantly, i’m sorry for all that you are going through right now. very. deeply. sorry.

  • Reply paisley penguin October 21, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    Totally cute!

  • Reply Bella's Mom October 21, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    Loving how Miss Indy is making sure the accessory’s are just right.

    • Reply Jolie November 8, 2010 at 2:11 pm

      yep, she’s in dress-up mode fullll swing nowadays! petticoats and stockings and all things silly!

  • Reply Beverly October 21, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    these are great pics!!!

  • Reply vintagesusie October 21, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    Too cute…playin dress up & all & what a ROCKIN photo shoot y’all had. Can’t wait to purchase more JG bootie, I’m savin my nickels & dimes for spring. {& internet must haves of course, lol}

  • Reply Kathie Truitt October 22, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    This ‘Hillbilly Debutante’ just loves you junk gypsies. Uh-huh!

  • Reply Sandi ~ A Cottage Muse October 24, 2010 at 8:23 am

    Wow…fabulous!!! So much to add to my Christmas wish list…

  • Reply the gypsy chick November 1, 2010 at 8:54 am

    you are totally rockin’ that camera! i want it all….

    xoxox amy

    • Reply Jolie November 8, 2010 at 2:07 pm

      ha! thanks sister!!! and yes, YOU ARE DEFINITELY and DEFIANTLY an autumn kinda girl! see ya next weekend!!!!!

  • Reply Incipient Wings November 5, 2010 at 12:13 am

    beautiful!! you two look awesome!

    • Reply Jolie November 8, 2010 at 2:05 pm

      thanks ms. wingS! congrats on yer feature in CLoTH, PapER, SciSSORS!!!

  • Reply linda dacey November 5, 2010 at 11:24 am

    great images; love the edgy boots with the pretty frock…

  • Reply jaime November 7, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    Aren’t you just the cutest little thing! This blog is just awesome! Glad I took a little stumble into it today…was well worth it!! =) Happy blogging!!!

    • Reply Jolie November 8, 2010 at 2:02 pm

      thanks sooo much jaime!!!! just cruised over to yer blog- LUV it!!!…we musta been each other’s destiny! 🙂

  • Reply marcy smith November 10, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    These pic’s esp’ the last one are SMOKIN HOT!
    Thanks for the fun!!! I almost believe cowboys do it better after that photo shoot . between those pic’s and Dierk Bentley’s blue eye you got my petticoats in a bunch!!!! sheshhh!
    Heres what I actually came to say….LOL …
    I have been following you guys for about two years now and your shop and ethos are D-E-V-I-N-E. Many an artists block has been cured by taking a stroll through your gorgeous and inspiring blog….so when are you going to ship international!!! Or just Australia actually!LOL Oh by the way I never tire of looking at your blog art and the quotes whoever developed the blog concept…ROCKS!!!

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