SF EVENTS: Treasure Island Flea [03.24-25.12]

I love Treasure Island Flea.  My kind of people shop there.  Fashionable, cool and fun to talk to.  And most importantly, you guys love my clothes and jewelry!  Thank you!

It was rather rainy and depressing the first day, but all you TI fans came out in droves and we love your dedication!

I had a pretty big booth this time- a nice 10×010!  I filled it with two racks of shoes, a table with loads of jewelry, hats, my handbag display, and three racks of clothes!

A little surprise from Square (the company I use to process my credit card transactions), Annalise, a rep from Square loved my chalkboard easel sign and she took a photo to show the other vendors.  How funny?!

The same day, I sold a pair of 1960’s Totes rainboots to a fabulous lady who looked so awesome in them I just had to show you guys.  I have one more pair in black (FYI).

She looked so great in these boots!

How rad!?

The second day, was much more sunny and the light poured into the building.

I loved my mannequin’s outfit haha

I spotted a fabulous chica (and now I don’t remember her name and I feel so bad about that) who had the best example on how to wear short shorts.  Take notes people!

This is how you wear short denim shorts.

Sheer black tights, cuffed distressed shorts and a beautiful flowing blouse.  Mix up your textures and add a little class to your short shorts.  I also loved her little collar pin.  How clever!?

See you at the next event!

xoxo, Joules

SHOPPING: Fab Finds, Fabulous People and Fresh Baked Goods at Alameda Antique Faire [03.04.12]

I love this look! She looks like a modern day pinup. Her hair is perfect and those jeans are doing her justice! I love this rockabilly look- it's something I don't ever think I could pull off myself but I have admired it for years.

And her tattoo sleeve is lovely! Again, something I wish I had the guts to do (I'm kinda a wuss when it comes to tattoos).

This is such an inspiring look! Fun and tailored, and perfect for 75 degree weather! And who said an oversized tote was just for ladies? Yeah, right! He's rockin' it!

And this hat!? YES, YES, YES. Many times, yes! I love when people wear traditional statement pieces with contemporary clothing.

This guy is one of my favorite people who comes to the faire. He has so much energy and is so gutsy with his style.

This lovely lady has executed effortless style perfectly. She looks comfortable and fabulous!

She also has an incredibly adorably chic mother.

And they have matching tattoos! Daughter: I love you more. Mother: I love you most.

This fab trio were rocking stripes! I love it!

Check out the striped socks!!!!!

This awesome chica, Kennis Chow, was hanging out with her really cool brother, Dickson, shopping my booth and I couldn't help but to notice that she is super adorable.

And she was toting probably one of the most badass digital cameras I have seen to date. The Fuji x100. HOLY MOLY.


This man was sporting the best leather goods I have seen for dudes. Very nice!

I mean, check out this bag and his shoes! OH YEAH. Amazing.

These ladies were super fly! A cape made from an over-sized silk scarf? Check. Chambray? Check. Easy breezy? I think so!!!! The lovely lady on the left owns Green in Oakland. Check it out.


This is one of my fave outfits of the day probably. I mean, all black is timeless and I love a good slouchy getup. The topper on the cake for me is her granny cart that has an old school boombox and a Chanel bag inside. LIKE, YEAH> YOU ROCK. Check out Liz's blog.



Speaking of cake, I made 2 dozen light and fluffy strawberry vegan cupcakes for customers who made a purchase of $25 or more.  I think they turned out pretty well!  For those of you who got one, I hope you liked it!!!!!!

I also found some AMAZING little items at the faire.    Some are for me and some are for the shop.

I found these amazing patent leather mens shoes. Made in Italy with leather soles! I'm going to replace the laces with super fluffy ribbon to wear them with my skinny jeans. You'll see- it's going to be amazing.

This ridiculously amazing carpet bag! It's got lots of little pockets for me to put all my little gadgets in. Airport bag? You bet.

This lovely straw bag is for the shop! You'll see it online soon! The straw detaches so you can wash the canvas sack inside. And the wooden handle is just to die for!

And this darling black suede mini clutch is so amazing! It'll be in the shop too!!

See you at the next event!

xoxo, Joules

POSTMORTEM: Show & Sell @bettiono Gallery in Oakland California [12.16-18.11]

The Show & Sell was so much fun!  I met so many fun people and my fellow vendors, with their high spirits and excellent goods really took the season of giving to another level!  It was three days of cider sippin’, jingle bell rockin’ and selling all kinds of goodies all the while Ozi Mangana’s solo Mythology art made for a colorful and breath-taking backdrop at the Betti Ono Gallery & Shop in Oakland.  Here is a slideshow of some photos I took of all three days as well as two links to the Facebook performances by two of the guest singers on Saturday and Sunday!  Enjoy and thanks for coming out! And if you weren’t there, then make sure you come to the next one in March!  I’ll be there!

By the way, if you want to know more about shows and events that I will be selling vintage goodies, make sure you add your name to the mailing list HERE.  Or, you can click the link on the right side under the heading “JJV SHOP LIST.”  Simple as pie (or cake- whatever you prefer).

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Facebook videos (You Tube to come later):

Saturday December  17, 2011: Kara Alexis Young sings “Glycerin” cover by Bush.

Sunday December 18, 2011: Emily Moldy sings and plays the kazoo!

SF EVENTS: JJV at Storefront @freegoldwatch hosted by @designersartist and @soutmob [12.10-11.11]

This sale was so much fun to participate in!  I met so many fabulous people and the talent and passion for their craft and livelihoods were palpable.  Here are some photos I took of the sale.  Enjoy!

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SF EVENTS: STOREFRONT a Holiday Pop-Up Shop by DNA @designersartist

SO excited to be doing this pop up shop this weekend!  This holiday pop-up shop is curated and hosted by DNA and Free Gold Watch.  Enjoy a weekend of shopping, art, music, good eats, and festive libations at STOREFRONT:  A Holiday Pop-Up Shop featuring local designers and artists!  This weekend is sponsored by Scoutmob.

I will be bringing all the best holiday wear and great gifts!  Vintage housewares, jewelry and (duh) lots of vintage clothing for the ladies and gents!  It is right off Golden Gate Park and one block from Haight street.  The 33 bus stops right on the corner of Stanyan and Haight.  Other buses in the area are 37, 43, 71 and the N-OWL.  You can’t miss it!

Free Gold Watch Studio
1767 Waller Street (x Stanyan) SF

When: Saturday, December 10th 12-6pm | Sunday, December 11th 12-5pm

See you there!!!!!

xoxo, Joules

UPDATE: #CyberMonday Shopping Sales & DIY Furniture

Okay so you know that the Cyber Monday sale ends at 11pm on Tuesday 11.29.11!  You will automatically get 10% off and free shipping by using the code CYMON11 at checkout on ETSY or JJVSHOP.COM!

Also, after going on a few thrifting trips, I have a few haul and DIY progress photos to share with you!

First, I got this super cute bookshelf, German-made mod tea cup set, and a mid century goose neck brass lamp.  I love them!  I’m going to do a little rehab on the shelf and I’ll show you guys later.

My favorite part about this set is the cup rest in the saucer is off-center.

Isn't this lamp awesome!?

Also, I’ve been working on some good ‘ol diy projects around here.  I recently came across 6 America-made plywood dining chairs.  They needed some TLC and a little handy fix it know-how.  Here are some progress photos!

I love how aerodynamic and sleek these look now. Talk about gorgeous.

No- it's not still wet. It's just THAT shiny!

Okay, well- I’m off to list more items in the shop!  Happy holidays and happy shopping!

x0x0x – Joules