Monday, June 16, 2014

Oakland Indie Fashion

racks of vintage dresses at the Armour sans Anguish studio

Early Saturday afternoon, my friend Bree and I went to an open house at Armour sans Anguish. There were racks and racks of beautiful clothes, both vintage stock and AsA's own pieces. I enjoyed looking at all the different fabrics and designs; textile craft is wonderful. Not to mention that everything was on sale!

boho crop top for summer at the Armour sans Anguish studio

Bree displaying a pastel AsA crop top for me. I can't help but picture myself wearing it over a swimsuit and cutoffs, hanging out in the sun by a river in Humboldt County. As I've mentioned before, the idea of an outfit can easily sow the seed for a daydream. This particular fantasy is not entirely out of reach--maybe I will cajole X into a mini road trip.

Back to Oakland: two guest artists were set up in the space as well.

eclectic jewelry on Whitney Sharpe of Latch Key

Whitney Sharpe of Latch Key showing off her excellently creepy finger necklace, which was modeled on her own pinkie. (See two more photos of Whitney here and here.)

Tawny Holt of Armour sans Anguish and Kelly Bechtold of Girl On A Motorcycle, talking about Instagram

Tawny Holt (the head of Armour sans Anguish) and Kelly Bechtold of Girl on a Motorcycle discussing Instagram tactics, with Kelly's handmade bags behind them.

That's all! I didn't take as many photos as I expected to, but for a good reason--I was distracted by actually being there. What can I say? Life gets the best of me sometimes.


  1. I'm a fan of the creepy pinky necklace!

    1. Me too! I hope it was clear that I meant "creepy" as a compliment, lol

  2. Hooray for distracted by being there - that means you had a delightful time! It looks like you did! What a lovely shop.


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