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Since I’m trying oh-so-hard to blog more, I decided to take a few snapshots of fashionistas and fashionistos that strolled through our boutique this past First Friday. I meant to get this post up on Saturday, but in le crazy life (crazy-busy) nothing gets done on time.

Seth sporting a Butter Toast blazer.

Caleb & (I know I know his name) looking hipper than hip.

Jasmine looking pretty, per usual

Awesome boot man.

Awesome boot man & his stylish friends.

The always stylish Bam & plaid coated friend.

Hot & sexy Butter Toast shoppers

Crazy cool phone purse lady.

Eddie & Derrick in all their awesomeness

Robert of Java Magazine & friends. Please note the fantastic handlebar stash.

The drinks started flowing and the photo taking came to a halt. This weekend was full of fun fashion, this is just a glimpse of how hot downtown Phoenix can be.

Yes, I’m behind on blogging. And yes, there will be another installment of Blast from the past tomorrow ❤

xo.

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As we continue to grow our businesses, Butter Toast Boutique and Billie Goat Vintage, we understand that blogging has become such an integral part of doing so. Thus, we are making a huge effort to start posting more…. More about fashion, more about vintage, and more about our lives in general. We think it’s important that our readers and customers have the opportunity to get to really know us, know what we are all about, style-wise & personality-wise. So to start this effort I am attempting to create a Blast from the past blog series. Blast from the past will share with you some of our favorite things from our own childhoods, hopefully many of you remember and love the same things we do. Being a child is a precious thing, and I vow never to forget the things that shaped my interests growing up and made me who I am today. Long Live Childhood!!

Some of my favorite TV shows from childhood:

I miss being a kid.

photos: google images.

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Long time, no blog. Well we’re coming back in style..grandeur geek style. The following is a FANTASTIC geek men shoot featuring our favorite local photographer Nicolle Clemetson, and wardrobe by yours truly, Butter Toast. Most of these items are still available in the store…so c’mon down and geek out with us!

Additional wardrobe and styling by Shannon Campbell & Michele Lee

xox.

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At the beginning of the month I celebrated my one-year (dating) anniversary with my more than amazing boyfriend, Brad. He had mentioned staying at a unique place in Southern Arizona that he once passed through knowing I would love it for its vintage charm. I was more than thrilled to check it out. We ended up at the most amazing boutique motel Arizona has to offer, The Shady Dell. It was a complete vintage paradise, and such a memorable experience. Every thing about this place, down to every detail and hidden surprise, was incredible. Located in Bisbee, Arizona, The Shady Dell lets you experience the 1950’s in full technicolor. It is a collection of vintage travel trailers, perfectly restored to combine mid-century Americana kitsch with the comforts of home in a way that only the 1950’s were capable of.

We had the opportunity to stay inside the “Tiki Bus”, such a good choice!

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Every detail about this place was so perfect. The soundtrack: classic 50’s music and vintage commericals. Plus hidden treasures everywhere. The drawers were filled with vintage photos, vintage games, vintage cookware, vintage records, vintage magazines and even vintage coozies, as seen on my beer to the right:

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And we cant forget about my favorite little vintage cup:

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We had a ton of fun playing croquet in the courtyard, playing on vintage trucks, AND the little row-boat on the side of the Tiki Bus:

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AND we played dolls and got a little ridiculous with our tiki dashboard accessories. She is such a little floozy, showing us her goodies. Hehehe.

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Night view of our Tiki Love Bus:

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To make this place even MORE wonderful, there is a little vintage diner, Dot’s Diner, located on-site. We had breakfast there…DELISH. And the personalities at Dot’s are amazing. I want our sweet little waitress to serve us breakfast everyday.

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Dot’s Lingo was pretty amusing too:

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A few more images of vintage heaven that I could not forget to share….

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We are thinking of shooting an editorial here for Butter Toast, how unbelievably perfect would it be??

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So, I’m a huge hat person. I basically wear one everyday. And lately, it’s been the same one because I’m semi-obsessed with it right now. I HATE to do my hair, and it’s becoming increasingly harder to find the time to do to it anyway….so simple fix: HAT. One of my favorite VINTAGE hat-wearing starlets currently is Sienna Miller. I like her style all around, but her hat obsession is probably my favorite. Enjoy the photos lovelies, xox.

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Ciao for now.

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Hi lovlies. We just wanted to remind our fans of our upcoming fashion show this  Saturday @ Bragg’s Pie Factory for the Grand Avenue Festival. We are really excited to be a part of this event celebrating recycling and adaptive-reuse. This is the first annual festival of hopefully many more to come, and we are grateful to part of the community behind it. We want to send out a special thanks to everyone who helped make this festival and our fashion show happen- we could not belong to a better community of hard working creative folks. And… a special thanks to our dear friends Amber and Diana of PainfullyHip.com who shall be models in our show, coming all the way up from Tuscon to support us! Thanks ladies ❤

Please visit http://grandavenuefestivalaz.com/ for more information on the 1st Annual Grand Avenue Festival.

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www.GrandAvenueFestivalAZ.com
email: GrandAveFest@gmail.com

Media contacts:
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GRAND AVENUE FESTIVAL SCHEDULE FINALIZED

Phoenix, AZ (September 14, 2009) – The Grand Avenue Festival, to be held on Saturday, September 26, 2009, has finalized a schedule of events including live music performances, fashion shows, adaptive re-use tours, open studios, and other special events throughout the day. The festival will focus on the theme of neighborhood sustainability and adaptive re-use of the Lower Grand Avenue arts and small business district. Everyone is invited to this free (except for adaptive re-use tours), day-long celebration.

Adaptive Re-use/History Tours
Guided walking tours of some of the historic buildings on Lower Grand Avenue will focus on interesting adaptive re-use projects. Tours will start at 8am, 9:30am, and 11am and will last approximately 1.5 hours. This is a walking tour so participants should wear comfortable shoes and bring a hat. Tour tickets can be purchased at Tilt Gallery for $10 per person on the day of the festival, or in advance online at www.grandavenuefestivalaz.com/tour-info-tickets. Tour stops will include Tilt Gallery (all tours will start at Tilt Gallery), 919 W Fillmore; Jordre Studio, 1007 W Grand Ave; Paisley Violin Cafe & Paisley Town, 1028 W Grand Ave; Motley Design Group building, 1114 W Grand Ave; Arnold’s Auto Body Shop building, 1209 W Grand Ave; and Bragg’s Pie Factory building, 1301 W Grand Ave.

Fashion Shows
Three fashion shows are planned for the afternoon and evening of the festival. The shows will feature the work of local artists, designers, and boutiques. “Recycled Wearable Art” presented by Lee Berger will be at 5pm at Bragg’s Pie Factory and will feature fashions made from reused materials. At 7pm “Local Boutique Fashions” will be presented at Bragg’s Pie Factory with fashions from Dragonfly Boutique, Wicked Wear, and Butter Toast Boutique, and music by Silver Medallion. At 8:30pm, Gloria Marsiglia will present “The BoHo Haute Hippie Movement” at Soul Invictus Theatre. This accessories fashion show will fuse Bohemian Hippie fashions, late 60s music, a light show, and special effects. All fashion shows are free.

Live Music Performances
A variety of music performances will be presented free of charge as part of the festival activities at The PHiX, Sweets & Beats, Rockin’ A, and The Loft. Bands include Flyaway Tigers, The Boys, The Super Funk All-Stars, The Chandails, Great Job, River Jones PRESENTS!, The Complainiacs, Snake Snake Snakes!, Liam and the Ladies, Ray Reeves & the Phoenix Sons, Boys and Frogs, Bolt, Some Never Sleep, The Package, Scorpian vs. Tarantula, Azul, Flux Manifesto, Haunted Cologne, Somber Sounds, Man About a Dog, and The Skinwalkers. Performances will start at 4:00pm and continue through midnight. A complete schedule of music will be available on the day of the festival.

Open Studios
Fifteen artist studios will be open to the public on the day of the festival from 10am to 6pm. The public is invited behind the scenes at these working studios: Jordre Studio, The Lodge Art Studio, Lucky Rabbit Studio, Studio of Jen Urso & Christy Puetz, Studio of Lee Berger, the ambient studio, Deus Ex Machina Gallery, Phoenix Fall Space, Studio 8, Moderncat Studio, Barry Sparkman Studio, Brad Konick Sculpture Studio, R. Booker Studio, Chris Caufield Studio, Trillion Clarke Studio.

Other Special Events
Businesses all along Lower Grand Avenue will host special events throughout the day including “The Trashy Sculpture Show” at Bragg’s Pie Factory; “Celebrating Woodstock” with acoustic music starting at noon at Gallery Marsiglia; glass blowing and pottery demonstrations, live music, and exhibits at Paisley Violin and Paisley Town; mural painting in the parking lot at Bragg’s Pie Factory; and free snowcones at ShopDevious.com. There will also be a raffle for art, jewelry, pottery and more hosted at Paisley Town. Neighborhood cafes and bars will be open for festival goers to purchase food and beverages. Parking is allowed along Grand Avenue on the day of the festival.

The Grand Avenue Festival is a project of the Grand Avenue Merchants’ Association. The 2009 Grand Avenue Festival is being sponsored by Downtown Voices Coalition, Phoenix Revitalization Corporation, Downtown Phoenix Journal/Urban Affair, New Times, Capitol Litho, Grand Oasis, Habitat Metro, CenPho.TV, and Yelp. For more information about the festival, please visit www.GrandAvenueFestivalAZ.com or follow the festival planning on Twitter at www.twitter.com/GrandAveFest.

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About the Grand Avenue Merchants’ Association
The purpose of the Grand Avenue Merchants’ Association (GAMA) is to actively and collectively promote a distinct, pedestrian-friendly arts and retail district along the Lower Grand Avenue Corridor*. GAMA coordinates efforts that encourage both existing and new independent, locally-owned businesses while preserving our corridor’s unique, historic and diverse character.

*Lower Grand Avenue Corridor is defined as all commercial property on Grand Avenue
from 7th Avenue to 19th Avenue and also commercial property that is parallel and estimated within 1/4 mile on either side of Grand Avenue between Van Buren and McDowell.

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