Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Sweet 16 and even sweeter 45

Today is the 45th anniversary of Earth Day and the 16th anniversary of denisebrain.

On April 22, 1999, Earth Day was 29 years old and I sold my first vintage dress online. I wasn’t thinking “hey, Earth Day is a great day to associate with selling vintage clothing,” but it was my good fortune that the day coincided. I’ve always been interested in the beautiful recycling aspect of vintage clothing, so what a perfect day to get started.

Do you know how much you help the world when you don't purchase a new clothing item? To give one example, National Resources Defense Council states that just the water it takes to raise a pound of cotton (enough for one new t-shirt) is 700 to 2,000 gallons.

Some more good for the Earth:

Psst! Celebrate the 16th anniversary of denisebrain with a 16% savings in my Etsy shop. Just use coupon code SWEET16 through Friday, April 24

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Real women wear vintage skirts

My own most favorite vintage item could definitely be a printed cotton full skirt. Chicly classic or the center of do you skirt the issue? 

Watch for a new vintage fashion show theme tomorrow on Facebook and Instagram!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Real women wear vintage brooches

How do you wear your vintage brooch? This is how a few Facebook friends showed theirs off in the first Denisebrain Vintage Fashion Show:

Get ready for a new theme tomorrow, announced on my Facebook page!

(You may end up in my book!)

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The first denisebrain Vintage Fashion Show is here!

This week I am counting on you to parade your vintage brooches ~your~ way! Let's see how you wear them—are you classic or surprising?—Show us!

The photos on the left are from (top clockwise): ItalianIceDesigns on Etsy, Modern Kiddos blog, Hikari note on Tumblr,,

Post your photos on my Facebook page, or on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #‎dbvintagefashionshow

Monday, April 6, 2015

Introducing the denisebrain vintage fashion show!

Remember the Facebook album Real Women Wear Vintage Hats?  That was so fun and so inspiring.

So, starting this week, I want you to show us all how you do vintage!

Look for the first theme tomorrow...