Irene’s Closet

Vintage Fashion and Unique finds.

An overdue post.. Mega Nov Issue December 24, 2007

Filed under: Accessories,Arts and Crafts,my favorite things,News,Press Releases — irenescloset @ 7:02 am

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This is Mega magazine last month issue and its only now that I am getting to post it. I am so proud of this feature because it was my mom who made the headband that came out in one of the spread. Note… not me but my mom. She loves making headbands, cuffs and some of the clothes of Coochi lala.

The feature also includes leather boots and some reconstructed work by I love you store at Irene’s closet. Please check out this issue.
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Happy 1st year Anniversary blog… =) November 11, 2007

dThis november my official blog is celebrating its 1st year anniversary. I never expected it to last.. and people to even read it. I begin with this blog in sheer boredom and curiosity on “blogging”. This blog contains almost everything.. from my basic interest, my latest finds, inspirations, my new collection and events for one whole year.

To those who are part of my friends in the ever popular Facebook, as my status clearly says – Irene is excited for a fun filled week. Why? My friend from LA is coming home. Meaning party almost every night. Numerous out of town trip… But most importantly, I am totally looking forward to get my Japanese Fashion Magazine from him. Since, he’d be staying here in my apartment for a couple of days before we go out of town… I am so determined to get cool dining chairs. It doesn’t have to be expensive. So there, I am still on a look out hopefully i find before he comes over.

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I am so desperate to fix my apartment.. I think, the dining chairs will be the first step in fixing my place. Right now, it looks like a storage and work space and not really a home… I just wish, I just have the time. I am thinking of this look….

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Or this look..

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What do you think?

 

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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Sneak preview of Coochi Lala Home September 30, 2007

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Home is slowly building up.. I recently repositioned my creativity to design not for fashion but for the home. I am not formally launching it just yet. I feel that my Home section is still not enough. When its sooo packed with trinkets and coochi stuff, then I’ll know its time. Here are some photos of what you’ll find at Coochi Home.

Fabric wall decor
jewelry holders
vintage and rare books
vintage clocks
frames
blanket
embellished blackboard post
disco light
picture line

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So tell me what you think? Or better yet… why don’t you come visit us.

 

My facebook and my dining chair September 10, 2007

Filed under: Announcements,Decor,Designer notes,Interiors,my favorite things,News — irenescloset @ 12:27 pm

When my friend Mari invited me to join facebook, the first thing that came into my mind was – what? another friendster? I really don’t have the time. But since all my friends are getting into it I got curious. After 3 days of figuring out how the whole system works – my mood from confused is now happy and excited! Haha… I hate to admit. But my friends are right – its fun and addicting.

For more details on facebook… check out http://thefacebook.com

What I want right now – New dining chairs. Well I am hoping to get something like this… Tell me what you think…

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Chair by: Bengt Lindberg & Lotta Glave, but on the evidence of these Choc & Candy chairs, I’ll certainly be seeking out more of their designs. Choc & Candy are the two designs you an see above, a collage of pop art-style imagery on a stackable kitchen/diner chair, ideal if you want to brighten up a plain room.

with this dining table
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SPELL I R E N E June 19, 2007

Filed under: Designer notes,Great finds,Inspiration,my favorite things — irenescloset @ 3:21 pm

Spell your name with Flickr… I love that I stumbled through this site where flickr can spell my name using collected photos of letters in different forms.. So cool. I would love to share it with you. I even thought of using it as my signage, =)

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Irene’s closet neon sign.. May 6, 2007

I been wanting to upload my flickr badge in my blog. Unfortunately, I can’t figure out how. Oh well… I added some new photos on my flickr.. I got to post a link though, why dont your guys check it out.

Guess what, I am loving my new blackberry phone… I just feel that I am just too connected… too reachable.. too easy. No use escaping ha. Its a hand me down phone from my brother who just got the newest model. Well I cant even see the difference, but who am I to complain. I get my emails, YM messages all on real time… its like sending text. And the fun part of it all I can sinc it to my mac 24/7.

Why dont your email me… let s try – http://www.irenesclosetspace@yahoo.com

s3For my new post – I am contemplating… figuring out the perfect signage for the store. I gathered a few signage that I found really cool and retro. Something I’ve always wanted. Check them out. Just imagine “Irene’s closet” in neon sign.. Cool? let me know what you think.
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