Libby VanderPloeg's "Revival" show at Dusty Rose for Greenpoint Open Studios

I've been a fan of Libby VanderPloeg's work for quite some time.  I first fell in love with her illustrations for Design Sponge, and after meeting her at a Greenpointers market her humor and humility did me in.  I knew I had to work with her.  I saw that she was doing illustrations for Greenpoint Open Studios and assumed she would have her own thing going on for the event.  But when you want something, you have to just go for it and ask.  Lo and behold - she had no plans!  I told her about the capsule collection Dusty Rose was hosting and then she offered to do style icon illustrations.  I was over the moon.  We brainstormed a bit and the suddenly these amazing pieces started popping up in my inbox, a new one every day!  This gal has such beautiful and singular talent, and I'm so honored to be the host to debut this work.  We'll have an order form at the warehouse so come by and pick your favorites.  (I know, that part is hard).  

Afroista's Capsule Collection for Greenpoint Open Studios

In a world crammed with fast fashion it's easy to forget that self presentation can be a true form of art.  Luckily Afroista is around to remind us all.  She came to the Dusty Rose warehouse to flex her artistic muscles and dug up some gems.  We'll be launching her capsule collection for Greenpoint Open Studios.  She'll be here with us Friday, 10/3 for the launch of the collection.  We'll also have illustrations of style icons done by Greenpoint's own Libby VanderPloeg.  But those are so good that they'll get their own post.  

Stay tuned!!!

Here are some outfits she styled with pieces that will be available.  If you could see how quickly she pulled these together out of a warehouse packed with thousands of pounds of clothes, you'd be as impressed as I am.  She's been permanently added to my list of style gurus.  

Which one is your favorite?

Emily Rose Theobald's Capsule Collection

rsvp HERE

Emily Rose Theobald has been capturing the hearts the indie fashion world for years now.   She's posed and styled for so many brands and photographers you undoubtedly already love - think Samantha Pleet, Wray Collection, Amber Bryne Mahoney, Courtney Hall of Light Witch, Amanda Jasnowski of Hokaytokay and so many more. 

She also had a blog, It Girl Rag Doll, and has worked with tons of vintage purveyors.  All of her experiences have lead her to her current position as Fashion Director for Golly Magazine.  They have a kickstarter to fund Issue Two and are SO CLOSE.  There are just a few days left so go help them out now! 

The following photos were all shot by Arden Wray in pieces from the Capsule collection Emily pulled directly from the Dusty Rose warehouse.  

Come down Thursday, 9/18 to shop the collection!

DRV x Claire Geist Warehouse Capsule Collection

There's no denying that people love the thrill of the hunt and the bargain prices that come along with digging for their own gold in our warehouse. But people also love the beauty of a carefully selected assortment of goods, especially when it's been picked by someone who's style they admire.  That's why we're launching our warehouse Capsule Collections.  

We're inviting some of our favorite taste makers to come do the digging for you.  They'll pick out their favorite pieces and you can come shop their looks.  Our first collection will be brought to you by Claire Geist of De Lune Blog.  Come meet her, shop her picks and have some refreshments.  If you can't make it, the collection will be available during our public hours for the following three weeks.  

See you soon! 

James Society x Dusty Rose Vintage Collaboration

Scarf available HERE

It's no secret - I love working with folks who take the gorgeous pictures that I don't have time for.  Running a wholesale warehouse is an absolute beast all on it's own.  But because I'm touching clothes all day, the colors, prints and textures keep my imagination running.  I feel so fortunate that I get to work with so many creative people with styles and tastes that run the fashion gamut.  

Burgundy blazer available HERE

I fell in love with James Society the moment I saw their photography.  I'm originally from the Southwest so desert landscapes will always have a very special place in my heart.  As you can probably see, it was hard to not be influenced by the dusty neutral backdrop when pulling a collection for them. 

Rust skirt available HERE

I love bold prints, but sometimes what's even more fascinating is seeing what someone else does with a basic staple.  I LOVE the minimal color blocking in this look.  

Plaid skirt available HERE

I hope it never ceases to excite me to see how different people style an outfit.  Personal style is such a wonderful thing, and we all have it even if we think we don't.  I love that the massive scale of what I do lets me see such a broad view of all of our similarities and differences.  Thanks so Brit and Ben and to all of you for showing me those little pieces of you!  


Advice on taking your online vintage shop to the next level

Screenshot from the article   

After ten years of wholesaling I've seen a lot.  Click on through to this article in the Etsy Sellers Handbook for some of my observations and advice.  


Find us at the Rockaway Pop Up this summer

We're collaborating with our buddies at Rockaway Pop Up to bring you vintage goodies 
for your day at the beach.  
(Think sunnies, hawaiian shirts, straw bags, etc.)

Dates to find our wares, 11 - 5 pm:
June 15 (Sunday)
June 22 (Sunday)
June 28 (Saturday)
July 5 (Saturday)
July 12 (Saturday)
July 19 (Saturday)
July 26 (Saturday)
August 2 (Saturday)
August 9 (Saturday)
August 16 (Saturday)
August 23 (Saturday)
August 30 (Saturday)

Rockaway Beach Surf Club
302 Beach 87th Street
(under A train track)

Have fun at the beach!

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