Friday, February 17, 2012

Movin On Up

Moving On...

Ja, ne? Blogspot it's been real but time to move KoKOFIFI to a slightly loftier space. Our new site, will launch in the coming week or so. Stay Tuned!

Monday, February 6, 2012

NYC Mustardseed

Crazy for her color & print combos. M. Makhene

Cheap & Cheerful

A sweet little lady from Peru asked if I'd bought these socks in her home country. Nope! H&M men's section. Sometimes cheap and cheerful still quite thrills. Of course, that's especially so when sitting snugly in vintage Prada lace-ups.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Babies Puppies & SlapYoMoma Drama

Sick as a dog and passing time feeding my obsession with all things etsy-beautiful! I've discovered the "Quit Your Day Job" series and am swelling with some serious nasal-flu ingested hyper inspiration. The Etsy community is chock-full amazing people like Botswana born (shout-out to me peeps!) Cape based Wendren, who quit her job around 2008 to start Thewren, an accessories line using upcycled material such as heavy coffee bean sacks turned chic duffels. Reading the story of how she sewed her dream alive is all the more invigorating because an old (2008!) Etsy blog post gives a glimpse of Thewren's beginnings, juxtaposed against a beautifully captured Total video small biz promo made recently.

Courtesy Two Back Flats.
Another story that really resonates with me is Jasika's, whose bubbly effervescence spills out all over her writing style and the whimsical hats she crafts from scratch for her shop, Two Back Flats. Even just looking at her creations is like gorging on the kind of exquisite cake Marie Antoinette could have saved her skin with had she decreed, "Let Them Eat Two Back Flats!"
It's Not All Cute Babies & Puppies--Etsy Does Drama, Honey! Not Loving Arturo Rios' Heavenly Heady Creations? Humanly Impossible.

I'll leave you with a very Etsy storytelling prod (how original of me, heehee) and leave you to ponder just who may be plotting on dreams for the next KoKOFIFI virtual iteration: "What would be the title of your memoirs and why?"