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Factory Flashy: Curious Provisions

I’m starting a new little adventure here on the blog called “Factory Flashy” where I visit workshops and studios around Atlanta that make local goods.  Whether it’s food, crafts, clothes or accessories I want to shed some light on what’s getting made locally by talented folks! My first stop was the Curious Provisions showroom over on the Westside.  They take vintage suitcases from the 40s, 50s and 60s and turn them into portable BOOMBOXES that have Bluetooth capabilities as well as an aux cable and rechargeable battery. The two owners, Javier and David, met while working for Home Depot corporate and decided to set out on their own adventure. Their main gig is a digital design agency, Launch Interactive, but after getting tons of compliments on their suitcase boombox creation they had in their office they decided to launch their online store and that’s when they started Curious Provisions. With celebrities such as Shaq and Bruno Mars owning their goods, I’d say their creation is quite unique! Check out my studio visit-
take your thumper around town! 
around the studio: they love all things vintage including an oldie but goodie classic boombox.
around the studio: their kitchen note cracked me up!
Pamela, a friend and intern turned staff member, sitting at one of the DIY’d sewing table desks, these fellahs are crafty! Pre-speaker’d suitcases.
around the studio: this MC Hammer Barbie is EVERYTHING awesome, my Barbie dolls would have been totally swooning over this guy!
instructions and tags, Pamela showed me the ropes with tagging each piece with their DIY’d tags.
this is what I wore! comfy casual for hanging, chatting and sipping beers.
outfit details: Bill Hallman top, F21 skirt, Superga shoes, Vieta bag and Deck Specks sunglasses (also a locally made brand!)

I snapped many behind the scenes photos but due keeping their designs confidential I promised the guys I wouldn’t post the photos but I will say the insides of these things are pretty cool! Also, LOUD, these things can reach 200 watts! As big fans of EDM (electronic dance music) the guys wanted the boomboxes to be able to produce high quality sound.

Thanks Javier and David for allowing me to hang and check out the studio and Pamela for giving me the whole opportunity and idea for this new adventure!

visit their website for more details and check back for more FACTORY FLASHY posts!


my photographer friend Betsy and I decided we should revisit the stomping grounds where we met and do a little photo sesh in Grant Park. we added some sparklers left over from the 4th of July and some oldie but goodie vintage pieces from my wardrobe, here’s set one of three!
Jess in Grant Park and Oakland 141
oh yea, I got ombre! humid summer heat has my hair in a giant frizz ball but I love my new color from Cherry Blossom Salon, thanks Hiedi!
Jess in Grant Park and Oakland 107
vintage Coca Cola tee, vintage overalls c/o Shop EBV, Superga kicks, shades via Bang On in Lil 5 Points
Jess in Grant Park and Oakland 162
Jess in Grant Park and Oakland 130
All photos by Betsy McPherson
I’ll be spending the weekend in Melbourne/Orlando FL with my parents and Dustin fishin and poolside lounging. have a great last day of JULY!

Dear Creature

hope you enjoyed the last post written by my Silver Foxxx! pictured here is my outfit from our SaturDATE.
check out this inside of this beautiful vintage Italian leather jacket I scored at Last Chance Thrift Store! aaaand if you look closely, you will notice my blouse is covered in CATS. thanks to the sale section of Dear Creatures, I’ve gotten a hold of a new favorite top! 
additional deets: vintage Saks Fifth Ave. purse, UO socks, Gap belt
 ♥my new and comfy “brogues”♥
fell for those velvet laces! planning to switch them out when it gets warm with some bright laces and wear them with dresses and shorts.

though I hear Fashion Week is going to get some heavy snow I’d still LOVE to be darting from runway to runway catching all the future trends and looks LIVE! someday I’d like to hit up NYFW … until then I’ll be living vicariously through street style and fashion magazine blogs. meh. least we have that much, right??

have a good weekend!

Atlanta, the Beautiful


Life in the A 
(June-July 4thish)
-elephant ears // my Charmaine Olivia catty tat-
-cat tank from my mom and other 4th gear! // summer in the south must-have-
-playing in the studio // playing in my room-
-patriotic (already chipped) nails // miss Jenae Roseen’s metallics
-a thursday outfit-
-studio life // home life-
-fringed denim at the Dixie 400 flea market // patch from my first visit to Tannihill Rock Show-
-lady pool times // lady Braves game tailgating times-
-DIY JORT ENVY // Indie rocking the USA-
-clean house // clean cut-
-new Low Luv by Erin Wasson pieces i just received // table flare-
-casual work attired // DIY project at the farm-
-sticks and stones // Free People gypsy top im obsessed with-
-flaunting my Alexa Chung for Madewell gingham dress-
-snazzy neon lace // Mr T and his troll pal-

next week i’ll be doing another DIY post for Common Creativ so check back i’ll be reposting it here as well!

have a great post-mid-week-holiday-weekend,
don’t forget the SPF yall!


please enjoy an instagram look into my past few weeks:
(L) my handsome roommate/bestfriend/son-TATER!
(R) Ikea flower lamp thing in a Decatur home
(L) scores from East Atlanta Village craft sale: feather card from Native Bear and vintage scalloped shorts from Found & Fixed-both local artists
(R) Value Village thrift store scores!
(L) beer can lanterns by Crochet Commotion 
(R) Cinco De Mayo armPARTY!
(L) Urban Outfitters party banner i picked up ages ago
(R) Tiki Tuesday attire (all vintage everything)
(L) blue bracelet gifted by Elizabeth from her recent travels to Peru-she said it reminded her of “ladyflashback” 
(R) thrifted Minnetonkas 
(L) new Free People in White Provisions decor (great location by the way, if you are local be sure to check it out!)
(R) my roomie and twin for the day at Lake Lanier
(L) bling from showroom, someone said it looks like “your grandmas charm bracelet” which i think is a great description
(R) animal techno dress with vintage belt
(L) n (R) work outfit: My Story dress, vintage boots + purse
 up close n personal with Tater and me
Bloody Marys with my boyfriend on Lake Lanier 
(L) first night in the new art studio a friend and i are sharing
(R) where the (future) magic happens
(L) my disco ball dumpster score being all shiny
(R) here, there and everywhere 
don’t know about you but i sure am looking forward to the weekend-
happy hump day evenin yall!