Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The Baronial Brag Book (and a Big Batch of Gratitude)

As I am moving forward and embarking on a new 'vintage adventure,' in the form of my business partnership with The Moon River Mercantile Co. (we're on Etsy too) I foresee that this blog space will be in for some changes to put it more in line with the new shop, both in style and in content. I feel like my own personal vintage style has been evolving and will continue to do so, as well.  Stay tuned, as it becomes clearer what new direction I will take this blog space.

I will soon share with you some images of our new vintage showroom; however, even while I look to the present and the future, I feel like now is a good time to revisit the wonderful projects, experiences, and accomplishments which my vintage fashion blog has afforded me over the past FOUR years.  So, forgive me if this comes across as bombastic, but I feel like it's so easy to get caught up in feeling like I am not doing enough that I need to sometimes stop and do an auto-pat on the back for the things that I *have* seen to fruition.  Consider this my blogger's CV, if you will.  Again, I want to thank those of you who have remained my loyal and patient followers and friends, as I've weathered the peaks and valleys of the past few years.

  • I was asked by vintage-repro label Able Grable to design and then model an early 1930s style dress that went on to be dubbed the "Vintage Baroness."

  • I really enjoyed doing a fashion history article for the SiW Costumers' Journal. Watch for more of my fashion history writings in the future!  

  • I served as Artistic Director, Head Stylist, and Photographer for a shop photoshoot at Rutherford House. I've since done several other shoots, vintage stylings, and fashion history consultations. Looking forward to doing more of such things, including consult work for a film project slated to be filmed locally this fall!


Along my journey, I have been able to meet some really interesting people. Some meetings led to friendships that I know will flourish for years to come; sadly, I had to let a few others fizzle, but on the whole, what a marvellous set of experiences I've had. Looking forward to a new chapter in the book of my vintage-loving life!
Hanging on the Queen Mary in California with Beth of V is for Vintage and Lauren of Wearing History


Unknown said...

What an amazing and inspiring journey so far! I, for one, can't wait to see what is next!

Patricia Lynn said...

What a wonderful, and well deserved, retrospective of your vintage career to date. I know you will go far in your new ventures and you will graciously navigate your changing style and interests.

Lorna said...

You are magnificent. Among all those vintage addiction that we can see nowadays... It makes me feel good when I see your style , such taste.
Cause yes, vintage gals didnt always have long hair and rolls.

In one word, it is you who roll!

Mugsy's in Stitches said...

Wow, such a terrific encapsulation of your long and (occasionally hard) journey. Fingers crossed for smooth sailing for the future! :)

(Miss you, too) :)

Eileen said...

How fabulous! What an inspiring journey, too. You are my favorite vintage blogger. Congrats on all of your success!

BaronessVonVintage said...

Such kind and supportive words! Thank you so so much!

Witchcrafted Life said...

Far from bombastic, this post is a shinning, awesome slice of the countless reasons why so many hold you, your blog, and your shop (past and present) in such high regard and enjoy seeing every marvelous thing you share with us.

Cheers to your many successes, dear Jill! Here's to a stellar next four years, and beyond, as your fashion sense, shop and blog evolve in exciting new ways.

♥ Jessica

Unknown said...

Such wonderful achievements you should be so proud. And I adore seeing snaps of you smiling, what a killer smile xxx

BaronessVonVintage said...

Kindest thanks, Hannah xoxoxo

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Flora Cruft said...

Gosh what a fabulous and fascinating retrospective, and how exciting do those new plans of yours sound! You have the most beautiful effortless style, as evidenced by these photos.
It's all change with me too, I'm faced with the challenge of how to dress my multiple pregnancy vintage style!

BaronessVonVintage said...

Emalina, congratulations and HOW exciting!!!!! xoxox

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Jill, on all your accomplishments. I look forward to seeing your new incarnations!

Alexandra Marie said...

That orange floral dress is so beautiful! Love that whole outfit! New follower on Bloglovin' <3 Alex