Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Buffalo Plaids and Fringe

Enough said. Now here is an awesome combination of both plaid and fringe;

Vintage 80's High Waist Black Leather Pants

Black leather pants it seems, have been a fashion staple forever. When I lived in New York (c.1992-2000) it was my staple, weatherproof, waterproof, and fashion-proof statement. In the south it is kind of a hard sell in summer, but soon we will bust out the fall/winter duds (like maybe November?).
For most places with true Autumn weather, now is the time to consider the sexy sleek look of black leather.....Check out this collection of retro 80's black leather pants runway looks (above).

Now check out the vintage 80's pair of black leather pants I have in my shop by Harve Benard;

Renovation Update

I am back! Much work has been going on in the house renovation. So not much vintage fashion talk at the moment. That will be the next blog. But here is what is happening at Hotshiznik;
The wood floors are done after 6 coats of eco-friendly water-based polyurethane! A learning curve to say the least! We (I) used 'Hydrocoat' brand poly with a few drops of tint to get an amber effect.
Word to the wise- thin coats and smooth out as you go. I had a lot of puddled areas of color that are now permanent around the base boards where the application was too thick.
Next was the kitchen. We were given free cabinets from a t.v. production. These had to be scaled down to our tiny (100 square foot) kitchen. Quite a job! The next problem in designing a tiny kitchen was to find a smaller refrigerator and range top. We found the fridge a Fisher and Paykel counter depth stainless at the Sear's outlet, for a super price. So far, we love it! It had good ratings and the freezer at the bottom seems more ergodynamic. More to come....
Here are some kitchen photos. First, before we started;
Now we see the work in progress;

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


Back by popular demand-RENOVATION SALE II- 50% off when you use coupon code renovationsale2- this is a POP sale and could end anytime- use it while it lasts! Entire shop is 50% off! Go to http://www.etsy.com/shop/hotshiznik for your savings. This is a super sale to benefit our renovation of a 1940's house in an historic neighborhood of Atlanta GA.