Sunday, November 24, 2013

back on the map!!

OOh my, its been quite a long minute since my last post.  It's pretty crazy to look back at the last post and think about what life was then.  It really wasn't all that long ago, but things have deeefinitely changed and it was an interesting and exciting trip that led me to where I am now.  Due to the crazy summer of traveling through Europe and then landing in Australia, Garage Gypsy has been on a slighhht hiatus - at least in terms of production.  That's all about to change verry soon though.  In less than a week we move into our new office in Melbourne, and then the fun begins!  Things will be headed in a very new direction for SPRING SUMMER 2014.  The new collection has been strongly influenced by traveling through Europe and my temporary move to Australia!  

Tons and tons of photos were taken while I was backpacking through Europe, and while it was a tough edit, here are some of my favs from some of the stops :)





Friday, February 15, 2013

Pay It Forward

Hi there! How's your 2013 going so far?  One thing I decided I HAVE to do in 2013 is travel to Europe.  It's one thing I've been wanting to do for years, but year after year I put off because of work, money, and all those other little things in life that just seem to cut in line before my dream of traveling the world.  Maybe you can relate?  Not this year though, I put my foot down so the career, money, everything that kept me from going have to take the backseat at least for a bit.  I figured if I move out of my place in Los Angeles, sell some of my stuff (I also plan to move to New York this year) and store my car with some of my things at my parents house then I could manage to backpack through Europe for a month or so.  So that became the plan, the big plan for 2013.  

Rigggght until I heard about My Destination's Biggest Baddest Bucket List Competion where the winner will get to travel the world for six whole months! The opportunity to travel the world is one of my wildest dreams and deepest of desires in life.  So I decided to up the ante on my travel plans, the new goal being to enter the travel competition and well, win! Yeah, I know the concept of winning this is probably beyond ambitious, but then again ambitious is my middle name, well right after Nicole (my real middle name).  I'm not sure how its going to happen, but I'm trying to be optimistic.  So far I have 40 votes thats only like 2421 votes shy of being in the lead.  So my 37 followers, if you're reading this its your time to shine.  Yes, I need YOUR help and your magic social media skills :) In order to increase my votes I need people to share my video on facebook, Tweet it, Google +1 it, Stumble it, and Pin it to Pinterest.  Each click counts as a new vote! And you can do it at 

I'm going to need to reach people way outside of my network and hopefully convince them share it with their network.  Reaching this insane goal starts with you. You are the first tier in expanding my reach.  Its simple to do, but that may not be a good enough reason for you to help me, I know.  I'm hoping that you'll do it out of the kindness of your heart, maybe you just believe in paying forward.. I can promise if you pay it forward to my by voting and encouraging your friends to do the same that I make the extra effort to support those working hard spread the word about their cause (be it about a blog, business, opportunity, whatever it may be) I want to help others, travel, inspire those around me and make a positive impact in the world.  If you have any advice for me I'd love to hear it :) Thanks for reading and for being a friend. You can watch the video I made below and CLICK HERE TO SHARE/VOTE YAY!

“The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experiences.”

- Eleanor Roosevelt

[xo] the garage gypsy

Thursday, February 14, 2013


Vote for me

Hey you! I spent the last four days awkwardly talking into my iPad in public places, filming myself run around like a dork, jumping of bridges, and editing through footage of Los Angeles to make my travel video for mydestinations' biggest baddest bucket list competition. Now I need YOUR HELP! All you have to do is click the badge above, scroll down to my video and click "SHARE" "TWEET" "g+1" "STUMBLE" "PIN IT" to VOTE. It's YOUR VOTE that can send me around the world, I'm going to need a lot of votes to win this (3000+) so I can't do it without YOU!!!! You can't over share, over tweet, in fact I dare to see who can publicize my video the most ;)

Your help means the world to me, if I win I promise to make the coolest travel videos and take you the wildest places in the world! Thank you! 
Have a wonderful day! 

[xo] the garage gypsy

Thursday, October 25, 2012


Guess what?! It's HERRRE! Garage Gypsy's new lookbook video for Fall/Winter 2012 has left the editing room and been released into the wild!  We've been anxiously waiting its release since we shot it in late July, and to sum it all up - we just hope you enjoy it! 

I'm extremely thankful to everyone that had a hand in bringing this project to life and to LES APACHES for letting GG use their awesome new song "Little Rabbit".

Shop the new collection HERE & check out our website HERE
Don't forget to leave a comment and let us know what you think :)

[xo] the garage gypsy

Inspiration without saturation.

woman who inspire. i love them for they're grace and style.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

my return to the blogosphere.

Holy Moly! My last post was in January?! Boy, does time fly, especially when you're having fun and working so much you don't even have time to sleep.  All in a good way though, it's true what they say you know- if you do what you love, you'll never work a day in your life.  I know thats easier said than done, as I've worked a lot of jobs (in the short nine years of hustling in the real world) and I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have sacrificed my sleep for any of them other than making jewelry, doing something creative/art related or being on set.  That being said, I thought I would get back to blogging.

I hope you've enjoyed your summer and managed to squeeze in some awesomely fun things.  Here's a recap on a portion of the summer for garage gypsy :)

  • Designed some new pieces for summer..
  • Got back on track with the blueprint plan..kinda :) 

  • Had a memorial day party!!

  • Styled some of our actresses on AwesomenessTV in GG! Here's a look at the monitor with Bethany Mota in GG.

  • Designed and pumped out an awesome new collection for Fall 2012.

  • Took one of fall's new handpieces for a test drive!

  • Participated in some trunk shows, this one was for our Melrose store.

  • Took a trip to the Big Apple, explored MoMA (my favorite museum!) & absorbed all of the inspiring art.

DON'T WORRY it's not over! I'll be posting some more tomorrow, so STAY TUNED for MORE!! 

[xo] the garage gypsy

Sunday, January 22, 2012

spring is near.

Here's a little video from the sale at Space15Twenty in Hollywood today :)

[xo] the garage gypsy

Sunday, December 18, 2011

its been a minute.

And I suppose it's been one too many, for it looks as though I have abandoned my blog, and I feel as though I've abandoned my jewelry design streak.  Thankfully, the christmas holidays are only a week away bringing my styling work on productions down to a halt, thus giving me some time to refocus my energy on being creative with my other love in life - garage gypsy.  Thankfully my pliers and materials have been sitting here waiting for me..right where I left them.  Now before I get started on my Spring Collection for 2012 I wanted to drop in and say hello - as if I know you'll be reading this :) - and leave you with a poem I recently found.

my ceiling the sky, my carpet the grass,
my music the lowing of herds as they pass;
my books are the brooks, my sermons the stones,
my parson’s a wolf on a pulpit of bones.
—allen mccanless (cowboy poet), 1885

[xo] the garage gypsy

Saturday, October 29, 2011

creativity surge.

I LOVE perusing through cute boutiques just so I can stumble upon a few clever ideas to uplift my own wardrobe.  Not only do I consider this research :) but it tends to reignite my flame sending me back to work!!  A couple of my friends and I have made pacts with ourselves to avoid purchasing new clothing pieces for our closet for a few months.  [A] to save money, but [B] because we already own too much and we've come to the conclusion that we create a lot of what we saw strut down fall's runway with what we already have, not to mention it will challenge us to be more creative with what we've got. Here are few awesome things I came across upon the other day, that will have me pulling out my needle and thread! 

I love the concept of these shoes.
 How awesome is this flannel with the leather collar and shoulder patches accompanied with a single row of studs to each side?!
Leather and Cowhide platform wedge..WHUUUUT!!!

 I love they replaced the sleeves with a sheer mesh (I guess you can't see it to well in this photo though). Plus I'm just a big Led Zeppelin fan.