Saturday, January 28, 2012

Friday Feature- Jessica from SecondhandPassion.Etsy.Com

Hello…
My name is Jessica, and I am from California.

I'm a vicariously nostalgic fashion lover who enjoys upcycling clothes and vintage shopping. I dig through racks, visit garage sales, browse the net, and go to antique fairs to find elegantly edgy clothes.

I understand the importance of being an environmentally and socially conscious consumer, which is why I prefer to find clothes that are already in existence that I can upcycle rather than buying new clothes. I also do my best to use non-toxic materials, such as silicone glue, and I tend to reuse boxes and packaging materials when possible.

My Craft…
My store, Secondhand Passion, is a sustainable fashion shop for men and women with a focus on alternative style (goth, steampunk, punk, bohemian, and more). I sell vintage and upcycled clothing and accessories as well as some home decor.


My Inspiration…
Movies, books, authors, artists (Edward Gorey, The Hunger, The Vampire Chronicles, Wuthering Heights), other crafters, and goth and steampunk style in general.

My AHA moment of being an Artist…
I've always liked creating and doing crafts. I don't remember my AHA moment. I just know that it started during childhood.

My Creative sides are ignited by…
I am often inspired by other crafters. Music and events often ignite my creative side as well.

My Masterpiece…


Apart from Crafting …
Photography, reading, creative writing, singing, listening to music, hiking.

When I am busy creating…
I prefer a quiet environment for the most part, but I'm sucker for music, so that might be playing in the background as well.

In ten years I would be…
A successful web editor, marketer, and shop owner.

Places to look for me…
Twitter:  twitter.com/#!/SH_Passion