Irene’s Closet

Vintage Fashion and Unique finds.

Numina Fashion show February 1, 2008

Filed under: Events,Fav Fashion,Media,my collection,News,Rockwell Store — irenescloset @ 11:36 am

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I know I have neglected my blog. Got too tied up… Here is an interesting post… Last Saturday, since its a quiet and non busy weekend, Irene’s closet agreed to sponsor a graphic art exhibit and fashion show called Ateneo ACTM Numina Evogue self expression i fashion. It was a fun experience putting together 16 different outfit for woman and 5 cool outfit for men. It is sure a COOL experience seeing our items on the runway.

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Vintage trade signs … my new obsession October 21, 2007

Its fun how one discover something new to obsess upon. It was Mico who introduced me to this vintage trade signs. I soooo love them. I got my first 1960’s authentic trade sign the other day. It is a Robin Hood Hair Pomode I immediately displayed it at the store for others to enjoy too.. If someone gives me a cool offer… maybe I’ll sell it… maybe….
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Another cool thing I found today… a vintage fire extinguisher. Cool ha.

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Sorry for my absent posting. I got tied up with the store as always – mall wide sale and all other stuff. Finally, I will get to post my new Coochi collection – called Coochi Bambi in 3 exciting colors – Red, Black and Blue.. Check it out.

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Vintage Paper dolls.. something you’ll love. August 26, 2007

xsI am so sure you will also love this vintage paper doll photo I picked out while surfing through my favorite Indie Blogs. Don’t you just love the designs. For over 4 years now, I have been collecting stuff from vintage – posters, pins, hats, toys.. oh yah and even boyfriend. Mico (my boyfriend) is not entirely vintage (referring to age) but he has his own set of vintage collection – from vespa, mini cooper, and watches I should say. At the end of each day, we would compare our finds. I just wish he would start a blog to share his hobby. To think he writes so much better than I do.

I mentioned a while back that I am launching a new line – I still havent thought of a name this coming September. This line is a whole new collection not fashion but to HOME stuff from – vintage clocks, frames, pens, stationary, lamps, toys, and so much more. In connection with this, if you have unique home accessories that you would like to consign/sell you may email it to me at myfavcloset@yahoo.com. I already got tons of inquiry on this new line, we are totally preparing for it cause everyone is sooo excited.

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Coochi Mika Collection out today August 19, 2007

All the names of the Coochi Lala collection starts with a Coochi. From Coochi Tulle, Coochi Dorothy, Coochi Andie etc.. Now we have Coochi Mika. This way its easy for me to track.

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I really love this collection. My mom is painstakingly helping me put the lovely vintage fabric together to form a “scrapwork made in heaven” dress. I got tons of interesting fabric. Fabric which were gift from our famous local designer friends. From old dresses which I never had the guts to sell before because I just love the fabric. This is the first batch of the Mika collection under the brand Coochi Lala.

Keep in mind that this are one of a kind pieces therefore you will never bump into anyone with exactly the same dress. Don’t you just love that..

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Frida Fringes.. something to check out. August 10, 2007

As I was rummaging through my closet of beads, chains, charms, headpieces, straps etc.. looking for a new inspiration. I came across something interesting. My staff knows that I have the tendency to hoard, collect things that I feel got potential and oftentimes I forget all about it. I had this neckpiece for a almost a year now, I suddenly decide to make something out of it… Meet Frida, Frida fringes…

I love how the fringes falls to your neck.. It will surely dress up you simple outfit.. just don’t forget the cleavage power. =) Remember, I only have 3 limited edition pieces.

Neckpiece sold for P899

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Limited edition .. I am not plastic.. bag July 29, 2007

I enjoyed making my own ensemble of the I’am not plastic bag. Or should I say, I wanted to add more of “irene’s closet” touch to the Edgy Ecology bag. Since the store has been known to sell unique pieces and not mass produced, I thought I just had to make it more personalize. Check out the first batch of the I am not plastic bag with a twist. We just displayed it today and luckily we sold 2 at once.
The I am not plastic bag, limited edition will also be available at Schu, Glorietta 3 by Wed Aug 1. Come grab you limited edition bag… and help eliminate plastic in a stylish way.

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“Play a bit” necklaces collection out now July 28, 2007

fdAside from it being my inspiration for my Coochilala logo… I got so into it that I decided to “play a bit” and work on a full necklace collection made of scrabble letters and bingo chips. It is something new, expect it to be a true conversational piece. So to those who plan to copy this again… Once you finish doing your own version I’ll be out with something new … as always.

I really had a hard time finding the right bingo chips… and scrabble letters. But I am so determine to come out with this collection that I had to go to 8 bookstores and office supply stores just to find the right one, when finally I did… I had to figure out a way to make it into a charm.. Enjoy this collection while it last for I am not making a whole bunch.. It is a limited engagment =)

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