Sunday, 1 February 2015

Glitter Betty Shop and Other Feels


pretty alternative hipster girl in circle sunglasses mesh top and lace cardigan black choker
 When I was in grade two, I used to force all of my minions - I mean, friends - into a drawing circle after school and we'd all design wedding dresses for my big, fancy company. I was pretty pedantic about bringing glitter and colour pencils and crayons everyday so we could make dreams come true. Then I'd ring everyone into playing the wedding game and marry kids off to each other, pretending the girls were dressed in one of my darling creations.

Fast forward to ten years later and I am yet again pedantically forcing my friends into arranging themselves around flowers, feathers and fairy lights in order to achieve ethereal, late at night, moody feels for my new (and only, really) business venture, Glitter Betty.

Glitter Betty is going to be the online destination for vintage, thrift and baesic clothing (that is clothes made/designed by everyone's least favourite teen witch, yours truly). It all came to when I realised how completely over I was with South African retail (well, of the affordable variety) but also how much of a drag waiting to go overseas is and the heartache of waiting weeks for international shipping is.

I mean, if someone ever wants to write a horror novel it would be a place (the Internet) filled with beautiful and goal-fulfilling clothing at pretty prices (I see you Love Culture) but all as the disguise of a hideous underbelly of shipping, rates and taxes as well of months of waiting and waiting (recurring guest star: the South African Post Office strikes). I mentioned this to a friend and she jokingly suggested that if I hated it so much, why don't I do something about it. While we laughed that crazy idea over, my mind got to thinking about how not crazy any idea that was.

So here I am, eagerly preparing to launch Glitter Betty and taking pretty cool photos of my friends (you can find out exactly when it goes up for reals by signing up for the mailing list and receiving a 10% discount off of your first purchase HERE).

artsy blonde in vintage purple jacket and gold glitter body suit with flowers in her hair in a bath tub
pink tinted soft light girl with space buns in vintage shirt and h&m sandals in bedroom
Keep up with Glitter Betty on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Tumblr

I've been really into sunset colour palettes lately; so a lot of pinks, oranges and then teals and cyans/that super soft, ethereal rosy tint to everything with some very defined and dark shadows/glitter and reflective shit/end of summer, end of days, end of daze/manic pixie dream girls you get to sometimes see, if you're really lucky, when you go downtown/that overexposed, super bright, low contrast Polaroids-like effect that Wildfox tends to do a lot in their lookbooks/more glitter and reflective shit and feathers and anything pink and pretty from Party Spot.
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What have you been inspired by lately? And has anyone lost their minds over Tavi for The Coveteur or am I just your favourite drunk uncle to this?

24 comments:

  1. Omg I love your blog/insight :))


    http://mtvgenerati0n.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. these pictures are great & they all really vibe together. very virgin suicides!

    x Claire
    www.augustlikethemonth.blogspot.com

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    1. I feel like I'm actually constantly subconsciously going for that feel. Ugh, damn you, Sofia Coppola!

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  3. ahh congrats man!! this is the coolest, and i look forward to having a big snoop when the shop opens. i wish you all the luck in the world!! xx

    thisisfrom-matilda.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Mattie! Your support means so, so much. Thank you, thank you, thank you <3

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  4. I just love you! You are the coolest person. You are going to do (and already are doing) such great things!

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    1. Omg, have we entered some weird alternate dimension where I'm almost as cool as you? Ugh, this is great. Thank you so much, Ellie.

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  5. This is really cool. Love the coloury aesthetics of the photos and can't wait to see where you take this!

    http://www.lexilikes.com/

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  6. this is great! congrats! Sending lots of positivity your way <3 also yesss to the city light neon high contrasty aesthetic! It's why I love looking at photos of cities at night

    congrats again!

    Aida
    xx

    http://sunshinesuperwoman.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you, Aida!!! (twenty-five invisible exclamation points) Night landscapes (is landscapes if it's all evil industrialisation?) are my favourite thing. I don't know if it's been too many episodes of Gossip Girl that have had me fixated with street/city lights for so long or what.

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  7. I've been inspired by sporty looks, sharp lines, and long skirts!
    I've nominated you for the Liebster Award: http://vividimension.blogspot.com/2015/02/liebster-award.html

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    1. Thank you so much, Vivian. *cue the music* It was an honour just to be nominated!

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  8. *questions life goals while Khensani is over here fixing to take over the world*

    Really this is so incredibly amazing, and I wish you all the success!

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  9. These vibes are so perfect!

    Such a great post, I really love your style :)

    Hope you can check out mine sometime!

    Kendra x
    stoleninspiration.com

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  10. the photos for Glitter Betty are lovely! I hope it goes well! It sounds like such a great idea!

    emralph.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you. My fingers have been stuck in a crossed position for five days so hahah I hope so too

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  11. how cool, these photos are awesome!

    xx danielle // shades of danielle // bloglovin

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  12. this is so cool, i'm feeling like a real proud grandma rn. the photos you already took are incredible, and they go really well with the vibe you described.

    // kani <3

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We can also talk about the overweight, grey cat I'm gonna name Atticus one day or how you're feeling.

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