2012 was a great year! Looking forward for whats to come in 2013! <3
2012 was a great year! Looking forward for whats to come in 2013! <3
“These colors don’t run…or burn.”
The NEW monthly gathering of Orlando’s most intellectual and open-minded music aficionados is coming to our neighborhood – The Milk District! This Saturday behind Sandwich Bar, the Lazy Afternoon presents The Movement with DJ Y-not, LT Smash, Kittybat and internationally known hip hop dj Rich Medina! Party starts at 4pm and goes ’til 11pm 18+ $5. We will be open ’til 9pm with tons of vintage items on SALE! Food trucks from 6:30-10pm. Come party with The Milk District this Saturday – Cinco De Mayo style!
Check in to our shop with your smart phone through Facebook and save 25% off all shoes when you purchase ANY 1 vintage item! Sale through March 31st.
We’re making shopping for your Valentine a little sweeter this year by offering 20% off your second piece of jewelry! Now through February 15th (for those late shoppers!) when you check in to Etoile Boutique through Facebook on your smart phone, buy one piece of jewelry and get the second piece 20% off! Tell your men, ladies! ♥
Great write up in this month’s issue of Orlando Magazine about The Milk District and Etoile Boutique! Thank you Hancel Deaton for sharing the love <3
…showing some love for all things bacon-related…before you even say that it’s gross, do a google search for bacon/meat related art and you will see the restraint I have used for this post. I could have gone wayyy gnarlier for this. The shoe is bad enough…Also, c’mon! Bacon is good for me! (and we have a candle at the shop RIGHT NOW called country breakfast that smells like bacon & maple! yum. $9.50 come and git it!)
“She acts like she’s the queen and we’re the sorry people. I’m taking my trains and I’m out of here.”
Triple Bacon Sweet and Savory Truffles by trufflemakers
“Delicious applewood smoked bacon has found its way into all three layers of this amazingly savory truffle. At the center is a creamy bittersweet bacon ganache. We coat this with a bacon-infused dark chocolate shell, which we then top with the perfect blend of bacon pieces and raw cane sugar.”
Bacon & Eggs Scarf by Prissypadula
Suitcase by foodproof
Animatronic Flesh Shoe, Adam Brandejs
Hommage a Meret Oppenheim, Betty Hirst
Diet Coke with BACON! if you know me, you know how much i am feeling this.
..and for good measure, Francis Bacon.
Ok, so Flower has been hounding me to write more everyday-type things in this blog, so I am going to make an attempt, although I am not sure how interesting my everyday thoughts are, unless you get reallllllly excited about buying cat litter and digging through lots of yuk vintage to get to the gems…well, ok, that actually does get me excited (the vintage, not the litter)!
Yes, those are in fact TMNT *Im. Leather!* Gloves. I am kicking myself big time for not buying them, but I found an insane amount of gorgeous 1970′s luggage and hat boxes, so…ya know…sometime you have to prioritize.
Anyways, the point is- I have a boatload of new stuff in the shop right now and I am really going to make an effort to update you all on this blog, as well as the myspace. I update myspace way more than this blog and I am gonna try to even that out…
Let me know what you think! I am also planning to do “sneak peeks” for my blog people, where you will get a chance to reserve certain pieces before they hit the racks… so if you want the heads up before anyone else, holler at me! I am compiling a “sneak peek” email list now!
The New location (2424 1/2 E Robinson St. Orlando) is amazing and I have been getting more and more vendors every day, and meeting a ton of rad new people! Thanks for the support guys! I get new items in EVERY DAY! So stop by, and see what our community is making!
Some new items in now:
I hope everyone is having a great summer! I will be glad to see the heat (and RAIN) go for a while, but I have a feeling I’m gonna miss the hot lazy days of summer! But it’s not over yet! Who am I kidding, we have summer until November! We have had a great month, including an absolutely amazing trip to
But patience, darlings- First, lemme tell you about all the new and amazing thing we have at Etoile Boutique right now! As we speak!
New Reconstructed Vintage and Handmade Dresses from A Rare Bird! That’s me! My fashion show is next Sat the 13th!
New Handmade Dresses from MILENA! Gorgeous!
New Men’s Vintage! Mesh Tanks! Members Only Jackets! Ridiculous
New Ladies Vintage from Ex Post Facto, KVintage, IF YOU NASTY and Stella’s Suitcase!
IPOD and IPHONE Knit Cozy’s from Mary L.!
MOPE DESIGNS Handmade Jewelry and Boxes!
Jewelry from Cherry Runway! Hamburgers! Astronauts! Hot Air Balloons! Cameras!
New Jewelry from Verameat!
DALAT by Flower Ta- New Dresses! Amazing!
Vintage Christian Dior Zip Up Hoodies and Summer Button Ups!
New Belts, Ties and Accessories!
And so much more! Check our myspace for selected pics of some of the new items!
And now, the super exciting
A RARE BIRD & POSTLAPSARIA Fashion/Art/Music/Craft Event!
Hair and Makeup for A Rare Bird by Alchemy Salon!
Thank You ALCHEMY! You guys are the best!
Fashion Show-Vendors-Food-Music-Live Bands-Local Artists-Photobooth-Men’s and Women’s Vintage Clothing Swap-Dance Performance-and more!
Graciously Sponsored by PABST BLUE RIBBON, VITAMIN WATER, ALCHEMY, ETOILE BOUTIQUE, COVERT, BETA, BLACK BEAN DELI and BOLD HYPE
At SAY IT LOUD Gallery (Big
The fun starts at 7pm! Get there early and bring your fun vintage to swap!
Here’s the scoop:
I am going to be showing a small selection of my late summer/fall looks from A Rare Bird (ararebirddesigns.com)in a collaborative fashion show and event on September 13th at Say It Loud. The other designer showing runway looks is Keiko from Postlapsaria.com, who is just amazing!
We are going feature the fashion show, but also have selected vendors, artists and designers show their work in the space as well. There will be food and drinks, as well as a fun “photobooth” for people to use. We will also be displaying several new looks from DALAT by Flower Ta, as well as photography from Libia Tse , crafts and goodies from Miriam Ruckert and Jen Mak, and more surprises in store! Possible performances from The Future of Films in Space and the Center for Contemporary Dance! We are also planning a big Men’s & Women’s Vintage Clothing Swap- everyone can bring cute vintage they no longer wear and everyone can swap!
Look for our interview about our show in the Orlando Sentinel the 4th or the 11th!
Handmade Fashion from A Rare Bird and Postlapsaria
Photography by Libia Tse
Designs from DALAT by Flower Ta
DJs Kittybat and Furoche
Performance and visuals by The Future of Films in Space(tent.)
Super fun photobooth
Mens and Womens Clothing Swap! Leftovers donated to charity!
Rad Raffle with insane-o prizes!
Miriam R, Jen Mak and the Milk District Shops: Etoile Boutique, Covert and Beta
Black Bean Deli
Pastries and Hors d’ Oeuvres
Cupcakes! Keiko’s Bday is the next day!
PBR mmmm in a can!
Crazy Boozed Up Punch(es)!
BOYS & GIRLS: Don’t forget to bring your piles of cute CLEAN vintage to swap!
I know you have stuff in your closet that you don’t wear…and I bet its cute!
Any leftovers after the swap with be donated to charity! Don’t have anything? That’s ok- we are willing to share! CLOTHING SWAY HAPPENS BEFORE THE FASHION SHOW! DON’T FORGET!
I hope you all will come! We have been working really hard to make this event really fun! Here’s a tip- get a raffle ticket when you get there! The prizes we have in store are INSANE.
Suggested Donation= $5 J
Come see me! More details will finalize in the coming days! Any questions? Call me at Etoile Boutique (407) 895-6363!
See you soon!
A Rare Bird Designs