Thursday, January 26, 2012

My Polyvore Style Set

Grown up Goth


Just became a member of Polyvore. If you are not familiar, it is a fun way to hone your styling skills. Lots of cool clothes, accessories, etc., AND lots of cool people too.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

My whole new life in 2012

Well, as I said in my intro on my Etsy shop, this last 3 years have been the WORST years of my life - and this includes the pimply & hormone-raged teen years!! Aaahhh! I know, I never believed it could happen either!

My husband had a huge mental & physical breakdown about 2 years ago, but things had been really bad for quite a while before that. He has now been unable to work for the last 2 years, which totally turned my life as a full-time Mom & home-maker on it's head.
Before his breakdown, I had some Etsy shops that I puttered with, but nothing too consuming.

Now I work 2 jobs, and I'm hoping to make my shops take flight so that I can quit the one job that is pretty tiring, both hours-wise & soul-wise (ever had one of those jobs that sucks the soul out of you? well, this is one like that).

I have changed quite a bit about my life in the last year or so - I have a different body (I'm slightly thinner than 3 years ago) and I colored & cut my hair - had long brownish-blond hair down to the middle of my back, and now it is very blond (may go blonder yet) and cut into a Lob (you know, long-bob).
Love it.

Now for the rest of me...

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Stylist book to be on my shop site

I know a lot of women who have said to me, "how the heck do I buy a new life!??"

SO, here is what I'm thinking about for on my Etsy shop (Sustenance Couture) -

Weellll, I can't change your whole life, BUT I can help you change your image, which will in turn help change your life...

SO I am going to offer this service on my shop site - here's what I'm thinking...
  1. I will send you several sketches of different hairstyle options for your face shape & skin tone (haircuts & colors)
  2. I will tell you what body shape/type you have (based on your measurements)
  3. How to dress your body for the most flattering look (I will also show you celebrities that have similar body shapes)
  4. You will get a go-to guide for when you are out shopping to remind you of what is the most flattering for your body type.
  5. What type of jewelry you should wear for your body/face shape.
  6. What types of jewelry are timeless, and when to wear them.
  7. What shoes go with what outfits (& at which occasions)
  8. What are classic & timeless pieces of clothing & how to dress them up/down for different occasions.
  9. Make-up!! The best way to apply make-up (& in what colors) for your face shape, age, eye color & skin tone.
What do you think??

Working on how to make this idea sale-able...

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

New creations on Etsy

I have 4 new pieces of clothing on my new Etsy shop - Sustenance Couture.

2 new dresses, and 2 upcycled pieces.

Check it out.