*tunnel vision vintage renewed vest, super old FCUK tank, bad vibes sample shorts, vintage army bag, vintage motorcycle boots, vintage shell necklace, unearthen sphere ring
well, these shorts are a Bad Vibes sample. madeline and i designed a small line of bottoms at the end of last year, had patterns made (which took months, we were absolutely insane about getting the fit just right), had samples sewn up... and then got a price quote that made us die a little inside. production ain't cheap, especially when trying to go about it ethically, and neither is growing a small business.
it's torture having these beautiful things we created hanging in our studio, never being duplicated for people (including us) to enjoy wearing. we didn't want to post photos of any of the samples until we went into production, but i just couldn't handle not wearing at least one pair. 6 months of looking at these just hanging on a rack wasn't working for me.
it's on our very long to-do list to start producing affordable quality pieces. i wish days were twice as long and my bank account had a few zeros at the end of it instead of at the beginning.
on the bright side, we are working like crazy on the next update happening on monday. the vintage renewed vest i'm wearing above will be available among new photography, new models, a new lookbook, and a higher end vintage selection that we've been collecting from all over the west coast this month. can't wait!