Saturday, November 28, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
“We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
- Brynn Capella Handbags is offering below wholesale pricing on sample sale items. This is a fantastic way to try out a new chic handbag that no one else has at recession friendly pricing. The quality of these bags is undenied and once you get one - you'll be back for her fall line - trust!
- Erin Braxton Loungewear is offering her wonderful line of loungewear at an exceptional discount. Just use promo code EBSUMMER25 at checkout and receive $25 off your order of $100 or more. You'll never sleep in your husband's sweats again - trust!
- Chic Gems Etc., is teaming up with us, Aesthetic Design Style, and offering 50% off to all of our customers through Monday, August 17th! You can only get the discount by using code ADS50 at checkout. Also with any $100 (after discount) purchase you receive a FREE pair of pearl earrings! Now who can pass that up? Chic Gems Etc., is clearing out merchandise to make room for her two new lines: The Signature Line and The Couture Line - you do NOT want to miss that launch - trust!
So, you see we've gotten you off to a GREAT start for fall. Take advantage of the wonderful offers above and off you go!
Until then: “The goal I seek is to have people refine their style through my clothing without having them become victims of fashion.” Giorgio Armani
Friday, July 24, 2009
Saturday, August 1st
5:00p – 8:00p
It’s time to start thinking fall! Come discover the best independent fashion talent you’ve never heard of – yet! Erin Braxton, Chic Gems Etc., Brynn Capella Handbags, Evlove Intimates, Bags of Blessing, and Mattanda. We’re bringing independent fashion to RAIN Boutique in Broad Ripple located at 839 E. Westfield Blvd., Indianapolis, IN
Unique fashion, beautiful ambiance, beverages, special discounts, and desserts – what more could you want?
Monday, July 6, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
Until Then: “All I want is the best of everything and there's very little of that left” - Cecil Beaton
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
A large part of what helped me have my epiphany was fashion. May sound silly to some but it's true. I was in Broad Ripple Vintage (because it always comforts me and makes me feel good) and it came to me - fashion is the ONE constant thing that has always been a part of my life. No matter who has come and gone (family or friends), my parents divorce, the deaths of two of the most important women in my life - I could always depend on fashion.
My paternal grandmother would sit for hours and sketch beautiful women in fabulous dresses for me when I was little, my maternal grandmother had trunks FULL of my great and great great grandmother's clothes along with VOGUE from the 30's and other fashion magazines dating back to the turn of the century, my great great Aunt Rose was born in the early 1900's and refused to wear dresses so she made her own pants (wide leg, high-waisted, sailor style with the six buttons at the top-original -FANTASTIC) and wore them with never a regret, my mom used to make her own clothes and my dad's jumpsuits back in the 70's, and my dad is the one who would take me shopping when I was little because my mom hated it - she still avoids it like the plague (I find it ironic she's my mother).
I've often said before that fashion is just "clothes or accessories" to some people - and that is fine. To me it is a part of life - it is my life - it's my passion - it's my job - it's one of my loves. There is nothing like finding that one piece you have been searching for that just makes you feel good. Fashion isn't superficial as others may see it. It's culture, it's history, it's art, it's our future, and it's our present. So along with instilling in my girls a sense of security, intelligence, and self-confidence, I hope that I sub-consciously instill the gift of style as did my ancestors in me. It wasn't something that was passed down in some big ceremony - no it was something that was subtle and alluring and passionate and it glistened through their eyes, their pictures, and their legacies. I found that the most tenacious women in my family had the strongest sense of who they were as women along with the BEST PERSONAL STYLE. To me, fashion is security in who we are and who we want to become.
Until Then: “Elegance is not the prerogative of those who have just escaped from adolescence, but of those who have already taken possession of their future.” Coco Chanel
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
A big CONGRATULATIONS goes out to Sarah and Chic Gems etc. You deserve it!
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Saturday, March 14, 2009
- 1809 Mary Kies gets the first patent for the weaving process (try buying a non-woven rug and see how that works out for you!)
- 1812 Tabitha Babbitt invents the Circular Saw (Take that boys!)
- 1882 Maria Beaseley invents the Life Raft (the few survivors of the Titanic can thank Maria for her quick thinking)
- 1887 Anna Connelly invents the Fire Escape (seems like a handy invention in the case of some millions of people who live in city apartments)
- 1903 Mary Anderson invents the Windshield Wiper (and they say WE'RE the bad drivers - try driving in the rain without these!)
- 1951 Bette Nesmith Graham invents Correction Fluid (I personally will begin to thank her at least once a day as I correct my many mistakes)