Thursday, September 30, 2010

Tonight!

I'm going to see the magnificant and strange fairy that is Joanna Newsom - this is so exciting!

Shop Update

A small portion of what I should have posted long ago.



Sonia Rykiel - I Like You

If only because her fashion show was very fun to look at. I've heard Sonia Rykiel's name here and there and there's been a good buzz involving her lines especially in the vintage blogs. I can sort of see why, although in my opinion she's anything but a retro designer. This fall ready-to-wear show of hers is a bit too frumpy for my taste but I like a lot of elements and again, she gets extra points for having the models smile (sometimes it looks actually kind of scary) and having a fun show with fun clothes.









Tuesday, September 28, 2010

My Weekend (in 3 pictures)

I took more but these are the only ones I really approve of. My weekend away was good, I'm glad I got to spend a few days alone with my big sister - we had fun going out and we had fun doing nothing but napping on the coach or watching TV, cause we were together, and we like each other. Weird ha? :)

Weekend at My Sister's // Shira Princess of Power
Weekend at My Sister's // Nature
Trip to My Sister's // Turkish

Monday, September 27, 2010

This Weeks Black Selection

Cause I gotta make a living...
Click photo to reach item page. Again, I maaaay have picked items that aren't really black but hey, who cares.

Photobucket
Photobucket
Photobucket
Photobucket

Photobucket

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A Weekend Away

Photos from June // Trip to My Sisters

Later today I'm travelling there, where that picture was taken - the kibbutz where my sister lives, all the way up in north Israel, next to the border with Lebannon. I have'nt been there in a good few months so it's nice it's holiday season here in Israel and I get a long weekend with sis and her mister. The picture hardly represents how beauitful that place really is, I'll try to take some proper pictures this time around.

Sorry again to have been absent. I know it's kind of silly to apologize yet again, but somehow things seem to be bussier even though I don't officially have anything to do. Maybe I'm still finding myself in this post-BA lifestyle.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

I WANT This!

Oh my goodness this is gorgeous! In a beautiful mustard color (although I have to say it bothers me to use the word mustard cause I don't eat it so there's a blah association attached to the word, but nevermind that). And the fact that it's made of corduroy makes it all the more wonderful. If I were only a little smaller... A girl can daydream about pretty clothes as much as she wants though..

Photobucket

Shop News

map world

Yesterday I finally finished a few weeks-worth project which was totally redoing my shipping fees and also adding specific fees for Australian and Europian Union buyers (in addition to Israel, USA and everywhere else shipping fees that are already listed). It was quite a task but I'm very pleased with myself for doing it and I think my buyers will also be pleased with the prices. Now that I think about it, I should add Canada as well... sigh.

Friday, September 17, 2010

An Official Business Woman

Today, just one month shy of my 1st year anniversary with RakShniya Vintage, I finally got my business cards. I had a little money to spear and I have been feeling that my little shop is becoming something very serious and strong, so I decided to splurge on what is probably one of the most important and easy ways to spread the word about what you do and got myself some really awesome cards. My lovely sister Shira was gracious enough to allow me to use the gorgeous pictures I took of her in one of the fedoras I had in my shop and with the assistance of my mothers graphic designer this is what came out:

Photobucket
Photobucket

I think they turned out great and I'm most pleased about the textured paper because it's recycled! A bit more expensive but I think it's very much worth the money. I adore texture - and I really think it's gives my cards a little something extra.

Photobucket

It feels a little funny, because having business cards puts you in a different place, makes things more real maybe. I'm sure those of you who have businesses can understand.

Also, sorry I've been MIA for the past couple of days. I just sent in my last paper EVER on Moday and I have been feeling a huge anti-climax. And very tired above all. I need to get a hold of myself and I'll be back in full speed soon enough! Have a great weekend.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

My Two Favorite Dresses Went Bah-Bye

At this stage my shop is a small operation so every item I put in it is carefully picked and LOVED LOVED LOVED. These are all items I would wear in one way or another. This weekend has been very good to me sales-wise (knock on wood) so this morning I had to say goodbye to two favorite 1950s dresses:



Let me just say that it isn't very easy to find 1950s dresses in such wonderful condition in Israel. Israel is only 60+ years old and a lot of the older people who live here had to leave most (if not all) of their possessions in Europe because of WW2.
It's hard to part ways with such wonderful dresses but I'm glad they will have new loving homes (or so I hope anyway..).

Friday, September 10, 2010

Vintage Loungewear

A few days ago I had a little conversation about wearing vintage on a daily basis, which I do. However it always brings up the sort of questions of how much vintage you want to look yourself. I mean, some vintage clothing, however gorgeous they may be, are kind of constumey. I have some dresses like that, and I do wear them but I need to be in right state of mind to do so.
I do however try to bring in a little vintage into my daily-wear, or just loungey-kind-of-wear. I think Lauren has perfected this and I think as far as easy going clothes go, I too have found the clothes that are both vintage and comfy for me.

Photobucket
Photobucket
Photobucket

Top, Pants, Belt (all 3 vintage), Sunglasses - RakShniya
Earrings - present from my sister
Sandles - AntiTeza

Thursday, September 9, 2010

I WANT This!

Sorry for the short posts lately - I have a huge paper due next week and I have'nt written enough yet. It's quite frustrating. On the other hand I leave plenty of time for wondering around Etsy.. Even though I have something in store for "my vintage obsession" - backpacks should probably be one of the next topics as well. I love vintage backpags and this one is especially cool. (press images to reach item page)

Photobucket
Photobucket

Monday, September 6, 2010

To Keep or Not to Keep?...

This is a pretty cool sweater don't you think? I bet Bombshell Bettie would love this - she likes nautical items. Hmmm. On one hand - it's gorgeous, in amazing condition and my size - on the other, I'm not sure I have anything to go with it. And I'm not really into just wearing jeans.. this is a tough one, I'll list everything else before I get to this little pretty.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Disturbing

I have been "using" Etsy for about a year now. I frequently go to the forums and read alot, because the Etsy community is in my opinion, a great one thus you meet nice people and read smart and helpful things that helps you along especially if you are a seller like I am. Throughout my forum searches, I've come across many posts claiming people are buying items only to sell them in their own shop later or doing all kinds of nasty things but today was the first time I actually "caught" someone in the act.

I happen to be a stalker. A shop stalker. I visit the shops I like almost on a daily basis and I check my favorites list for sold items (only to check the shops they've come from) often. About 10 minutes ago, a very beauitful treasury showed up on Etsy's front page and one of the images popped for me because I recognized one of my favorite shops photo aesthetics - however, the shop name under the image didn't match the shop I was sure it belonged too. I went into that shop, saw very few listings, no profile, no avatar and discovered that there were 2 items in that shop with images from the shop I love. I double checked to be sure, contacted the seller of the shop I love and flagged the idiot who either just stole the images and is missleading their buyers or bought those two items only to resell them.

In my opinion this is horrible and disrespectful - this stands against everything I believe in Etsywise. I have so much respect and admiration towards my fellow sellers, especially if they are selling vintage and this is so wrong.

I'm not mentioning names here. I'm leaving this to Etsy (who will hopefully address this issue soon after I flagged that shop) and to the seller of the shop I love who has contacted me already and is of course unhappy about this. BLA. People are stupid!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010