...bloglines, blogcatalog, de.l.i.c.i.ou.s (where do all the dots go?!), or flickr. I don't know how to rss feed something, and I have no idea what technorati is. Are you surprised to hear this raw and awful truth? me too. it's embarrassing to admit and right now my cheeks are flushed fuchsia.
BUT. what I have become familiar with is etsy. now i know most of you must be asking yourselves, "how ancient is this woman?!", but look, here is the story...
Us stylists (any of you out there, lots of head nodding and "right on sista!" would be helpful here), we are more what you'd call "shop stalkers": I mean, we have only just learnt that you can locate a shop by looking it up in the yellow pages on the internet, all this time we've been lugging the hard copy around on the front seat of our car along with our baby wipes, fabric samples, and multitude of tape measures (yes I'm looking at you jboo).
My plan, I must reveal, has been to use the (blog)house as my branch. So as I find interesting items that I think will come in handy for shoots, I blog about them, for two reasons - first to support small businesses because g.o.d knows how much I know how much this is necessary; and secondly as a personal 'pia' pages (yes sorry 'yellow', you have been thrown out the window) for myself and my friends to refer to. Some stylists are known to hold on to their secret boutiques and craftspeople like it is gold, but I've never been one of them.
are you getting the gab of my gib now? good. so on and upward with who and what are among my favourites in etsy!
FOR THE BUBS IN MY LIFE:
I don't know what a windsee is, but I love Rita! and her friends Bettee, Bobee, and June - all handmade form vintage fabrics by Canadian-born, Melbourne-dweller One Girl. She also has a blog which is pretty cool.
& FOR ME, AGAIN:
Lovely Marie has just opened her very own boutique! It's called Tissu and is fast becoming sold out with her first items (yes I left a bit of a dint after buying a couple of her beautiful crochet pins and garland, sorry guys but first in first served!).
So I hope you've enjoyed this first segment of:
You will also find an etsy category here now so you can check out my etsy favourites at any time. Happy Etsying!