Saturday, December 3, 2011

Winter Pop

This month is the year anniversary of making Dethrose Vintage a full-time endeavor. It was a super scary transition and had talked myself out of doing it several times. I always had a full-time salary job over the past 10 years. Sure, I had positions I enjoyed doing but there was always something missing and routine set it. I became way too comfortable having a "career" I only felt so so about. So I finally turned down a great promotion and transfer at my last job that would have landed me in Sunny California. I declined and said it's now or never, I jumped and took the risk of becoming a proprietress of Dethrose Vintage:) 

Of course there are added pressures and you work extra hard at keeping it all a float but the payoff is huge. Last weekend and this weekend have been great example of that payoff. Doing what I love and being surrounded by the awesome people who love it just as much, to an obsessive degree:) Not only do I focus on my website but I do about 3 pop-up shops a month here in Chicago. The pop-up shops are what keep me going.  Running around finding awesome things for the shop and then meeting the shoppers and putting together outfits. Meeting other vendors, sharing stories of the hunt, crazy hoarder estates and exchanging tips for buying, cleaning, etc...

This weekend we're all in Highwood, IL throwing a Holiday Pop-Up! One of my fav gals, Jen from JenStyle Chic Vintage and I decided to share a booth. I have to say our booth sounds like a slumber party with all the laughing, Jen & I have very, ahem, enthusiastic laughs:)

Our room is a little tight to take large photos but here is a taste of the display. 

 A suitcase full of goodies!
 I love Jen's dress, brocade teal with rich brown fur cuffs!
 Wedding dressing...
 Mr. Modern right across from us...
 Come into our booth and get this rad Fur with a super cool leather Saddle Bag!
 Ok, the red coat on the left is my dream purchase...maybe someone sweet will put this under my Xmas tree;)

 The front of the space we're in.
 Jen and Lisa (One Half of Bunny's Trunk Show) being adorable! I have posted many of my purchases from both these lovely ladies!

Here I am on the way to set up rocking my favorite new thrift find, a pair of Mink Earmuffs! Literally the warmest accessory ever! And no, my lashes are NOT fake. A woman asked me where I get my lashes...I told her from my parents...and Chanel mascara...
Ok, so this has nothing to do with my post but hey it's the Holidays and everyone is posting pics of their trees. So here's mine:)

Hope you are having a fun Holiday-tastic weekend:) 


Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

Thank you for all the hard work you put in finding these gorgeous clothes and accessories. You cannot imagine how much I appreciate it. Your store in by far the best on etsy in my opinion (trsut me, I shop A LOT!).

Your biggest fan
Miss Talulah Porkchop

Dethrose Vintage said...

I heart you and your fabulous style Louarna!!!

Vintage Market Place said...

oh it looks like so much fun.
I would love to pop in on a pop up show one day.
Love the new mink ear muffs
so adorable.

PS B must of got his lashes from you cause mine are nothing like yours ;)

Anonymous said...

Wow, you've got some great stuff there. I love the suitcase full of goodies! I just want to dig around for treasures!

Carmen said...

I'm in love with your shop <3 <3 <3

Marie @ Lemondrop Vintage said...

I so want to have a pop up someday, you are lucky to have an enthusiastic laughing vintage partner.