Tea With Gladys-ing

I had a little photoshoot of my new store with a good friend, and super talented photographer  Dani Lyn Ayee.
I've had this dress forever ( literally about 1 year) and have not worn it. When I was getting ready for the shoot, I literally removed the age old price tag. When I initially purchased it from H&M I had no occasion to wear it to. I just thought it was stunning and it was on sale! It reminded me of something my grandmother would have worn, so how fitting was is it that I wore it in these first photos of my shop:)

Do any of you have a piece in your wardrobe that was purchased with someone else in mind?

dress: H&M
tights: small stand on the street


Shop/studio update

What a whirlwind of a week! I opened my store, got my 4th tattoo, made an appointment for my 5th, realized that...oh my lan...I am my own boss, booked my first 'tea party' on my first day (!!!!) and my new purse broke.

I really don't care about the last thing b/c it was cheap and I knew it when I bought it. But of course it had to break whilst I was running for the bus with my arms loaded to the brim with a mountain of stuff I was bringing to the store.

Here is a little sneek peek of some on goings at tea with gladys this week:)

a selection of vintage goodies for sale. Sold a gorgeous floral number the first day!

Morico Bunny Tote

Morico Cat tank

Zafira Apparel high low dress


Sibling Rivalry

I recently got to work with one of my oldest friends ( we used to go to theatre camp back in the day!) on his newest project. Denis Theriault, super talented, super cute is following his dreams in film and directing and I was more than thrilled to be asked to do the poster for his latest project.

Sibling Rivalry is produced and directed by Denis and has an amazing looking and talented group of actors & crew. If you'd like to take a peek at the teaser trailer, click here!

Also one of my really good friends Sarah Bell is one of the main actors in the film. On that note, you must check out  the hilarious web based series called Brittni in the City, created by Sarah and Denis.  My goodness I have talented friends:)

If you'd like to support Denis's movie, they have a current indiegogo fundraiser going on that you can support them through.


A Lovey Dovey Giveaway

Today I am hosting my very first giveway in celebration of the loviest doviest day of all.

Up for grabs is a 5X7 print of my "Cotton Candy Head in the Clouds" illustration AND one of my hand sewn Little Brooch Dresses.  Let the daydreamer Winifred grace your walls and an LBD adorn your blouse.

To enter you must follow my blog and leave a comment below letting me know who your Valentine is this year. ( And yes, furry friends do count as Valentines!) Also please leave an email address you'd prefer to be contacted at. 

A winner will be chosen by random on February 15th and be notified through email. Open to international readers as well aka the whole wide world:)

Good Luck & Share:)


Pony Anarchy

If you're not familiar with the Pony Anarchy, then you should be now! They are an online magazine, based out of Melbourne Australia and a DARLING one at that. They feature everything from fashion, to art, to photography...anything and everything art related. The whole aesthetics of the publication is just darling, darling to the max.

I was just flattered to see that I was their featured artist! So excited to see my work and a very accurate description along with it:)

Follow them on facebook and twitter for some amazing info!!


So I am basically opening up my dream in about 1 week. If you're curious as to what tea with gladys is all about you can visit teawithgladys.com.

Biz cards came in this week. Window vinyl went up. I also stayed up until 1am sewing bunting banners. It's all coming together:)


Tapestry & Ties

My goodness! I have been SO busy it's unreal! My days have been filled with painting walls & furniture, living in ikea and searching the web for adorable things to sell! tea with gladys is coming along nicely and I should be open in less than two weeks!!

If you'd like to peruse the ALMOST finished website, please do! www.teawithgladys.com

On another note I managed to find some down time to do a little online shopping. I took advantage of Modcloth's 70% off cabin fever sale and scored some amazing pieces as usual!

This is the Through the Arras Dress! I AM IN LOVE. It is such a great feeling to see a dress online and  say " that looks like it would be a great fit..." and then you receive it and it fits like a glove!  It is excellent quality, has a zipper, snap buttons and a clasp. Talk about feeling snuggly and secure. I paired it with my thrifted suede buckled heels and one of my favorite accessories, my mint lady tie!

I also bought these vintage cat eye glasses ( putting my own perscription in) from a darling little store called Petite et Jolis.

It feels so nice to put real clothes on again. Most days I am stuck in paint covered leggings and old t-shirts. i dream of warmer, dress filled days:)

Dress: Modcloth
Shoes: Thrifted
Lady Tie: Flapper Girl
Eye Glasses: Petits et Jolis