has beens

18/11/2007

so im looking up my favorite stores that i use to love to shop in and Judy’s is at the top of my list…while googling this los angeles based retail empire, i got all excited i never new this fashion chain started in 1963–note, i should have known due to the black and white sketched mod chick that was presented on every entrance into their stores….god i loved that rendering i was a little girl back in the 70’s when i first took notice on how cool it was– although i was too young to shop there i had made it a goal to one day sift through their racks

….i fell in love.

my first time was during the early 80’s and what i am reading they fell off during the early 70’s (go figure?)but i think the problem was that their original customer changed–they grew older, not the buyers or designers ideals (which was obviously their excuse for their down fall)but i think this was a hard core trendy store…and the trends shift like clockwork.

and they were right on point when i use to shop there till the early 90’s….i was 16 wearing a size 5. i doubt a 40 year old could have pulled off the monstrosity we were rockin back then  –see through black and white polka-dot baby-doll dress w/a black bra, biker shorts (yes i said biker shorts) and of course my patent leathers.

but to be honest i’d probably kill/murder to go waaayy back in time to 1965 to sift through those racks and view the ambiance of how the store looked before the 80’s….hopefully someone out there has photos and floor-plans that i will continuously look out for.

other “has beens”

  • units-2nd in line
  • contempo causuals (floaters stop shop)
  • banana republic ( during the 80’s when they were all about the natural fibers and the safari gear)..gotta whole blog just waiting to happen on this one.

yes. yes.

i know i haven’t been around for a while.

i don’t what to make this blog some kind of random blog where you put up half ass thoughts and unimportant shit such as–“yes i just went to go brush me teeth and oh how i love taking showers”…..

ummm yeah.

the moment has to hit me….it may be a day, weeks, months, before something sparks my interests such as these cropped cardi’s from my favorite store anthropologie…..

     $88 big ones but worth every cent.

I’m always ahead of schedule on my clothing investments….when its july i start shopping for january…..when its january i start shopping for june.

tootles*

so this week im in oakland california visting my sister and friends, on monday we took the bart to the city and did a little shopping. now i always did like her wonderful younger sister store urban outfitters but anthropologie just blew my mind that day, i have been thinking about this store ever since. in tucson, in our only fru fru shopping center up in the hills called “la encantada” we do have one of these wonderful shops but there is no comparison, its like night and day. *this is also giving me another reason to attend that arts and crafts college CCA here in sf-but thats a whole other story*

so as i walk into this shop, quess what song is playing on the radio? “koop”-a jazz band that i just love (thanks gilles petterson)*if you want to hear a few of their songs i’ve got them on my page. so if anyone knows me i am a mannequin toting visual display/merchandising- makes a store look nice typa girl and have been for a long time so it is in my nature to not only look at the clothes but to also check out the way the store is layed out and presented and this particular store was perfect!! proping and different forms of lighting dripping from the ceiling, everything from the clothes to the walls were detailed with something on them, you could spend an hour in one corner of the shop examing it all. i wanted to take pictures…cuz me describing it does it no justice (i should have brought a poet…lol)