Holiday open studios 

This weekend Saturday and Sunday. Shop small, shop local. Lost of great gifting items. 

Accessories and illustrations! 

This weekend we are featuring another talented illustrator in shop too @kaitgilluatration (Instagram). 

Open sat and sun 12-5 

122 western Ave, Lowell, MA 

Studio #417


Artoberfest at the studios

The studios at western ave were open for a full weekend of shopping during Oct 1 & 2. Over 200 artists opened their studios to the public to sell and share. There were floors of galleries to walk through, food trucks, wine tastings, beer tastings and artist demos. It’s was a super busy and exciting weekend! Successful selling and networking. 

Here are some photos from the event: 


I really enjoyed making these and putting everything together. 


I had so much juggling that week I felt really pressed for time but everything still worked out. 



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#frugalfashionista: fun fashion fixes

Happy Friday!

I wanted to take today’s post to share some fun fashion hacks for when you fashionista’s need a quick and easy fashion fix or when you encounter an unfortunate wardrobe malfunction. The best part is that the tips involve things you most likely have already, so they’re full on #frugalfashionista approved.

You can be your best dressed on most days, but we all know that fashion doesn’t always fall into place smoothly. I have just the tips you need for those “falls.” See ahead!

Getting Ready in the Morning: 

When you’re having a late morning, you’ve out slept you’re alarm, or you’re like me and you just have that continuously bad habit of getting out of bed slowly because you’re not a morning person…nevertheless you know you need to be at work by 9 or in that history of costume class by 8:45.

-your usual 20 minute make up routine…..in a day where eyebrows have become everyone’s obsession and the focus of memes (since cara delevigne brought them back), maybe they should be your main focus too. Running late? forget the routine, cut down the time and slap on the foundation then draw in and shape those brows. You’ll feel bare at first, but you’ll project a natural look. At the very least your brows are now front and center, they’ll appear bolder and frame your face! (and most importantly you’ll make it to your meeting!)

-no time to wash and dry that hair? Thats fine, I know I’ve had many of those days with all nighters in college. Befriend a can of dry shampoo, or hairspray brush and baby powder. Dry shampoo with a few quick sprays, works like a charm. If you don’t have that, you can always tease your hair and top it off with a light brush of baby powder. They say washing your hair every other day can be healthy for your tresses anyway

-don’t know what outfit to wear! Jumpsuit or dress. These two silhouettes are my favorite go-to’s. Neither require putting together an outfit, they’re one and done. Maybe add a necklace or a bracelet, then say you’re going for the minimalistic look

When Comfort is Key: (and you don’t have to pull the athleisure look, yoga pants while not doing yoga look…I know you’ve seen that video “active wear”)

-feeling a t-shirt and jeans kinda day but don’t want to look too laid back? Go for the t-shirt, just throw on a statement necklace and thats as dressed up as you’ll have to be while still being comfy. Its like walking out of a page in a Jcrew catalogue.

-LEGGINGSSSSSS! I know people are mixed on this, but I love leggings, as long as that bum is covered. They were my best friend in college and in my first years of professional adult world. You could dress them up or down, wear with a t-shirt or under a dress/skirt. EASY EASY EASY, SOFT, and leaves room for flexibility.

-sweatpants at the office…..wait what? Yes, I am a huge supporter of comfort at the office. You spend most of your day there, might as well be in comfort. Don’t worry, these “sweatpants” are actually more like dress pants and totally pass dress code!

Other fun, funny fashion fixes: 

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Have fun fashionistas. I’ll be traveling…and using some of the above quick fixes. What about you guys? whats in store for your weekends? Happy Friday and enjoy that weekend!

Further progress for Pinkbow and welcoming “Queen Mary.”

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Last weekend the store front logos were completed for Pinkbow and Queen Mary design studio.

Queen Mary? Yes thats new! I am launching my new clothing line collection and brand name “Queen Mary.” I am excited for the development of this and can’t wait to unveil it and share more. The campaign and collection are currently in the works and will be released in the upcoming months so stay posted! In the mean time Pinkbow will still continue to have new products especially with our grand opening at Western Ave Lofts this saturday Aug 6th 2016.

Pinkbow’s first open studio saturdays is this Sat Aug 6th 2016 at

Western Ave Studios, 122 Western Ave Lowell, MA

12-5pm

Come check out the studio and Pinkbow’s collection in person!!!

Spring cleaning in Cleveland 

I went to my parents’ place to visit fam in good old Cleveland. Decided it was about time to get rid of a lot of clothes that were left behind during my move to Boston. 

Check it out on my eBay! 

Selling some wonderful oldies but goodies! 

You can check them out on my Instagram too: @maryqueenofnewengland

http://m.ebay.com/sch/i.html?sid=thefashionschoolgraduate&_pgn=1&isRefine=true

Look out I have plenty more to come 

#frugalfashionista: journal junkie

Selling some of my frugal finds so that you can enjoy them too!

“do what you love & love what you do”

-$6 on my ebay

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Do-what-you-love-love-what-you-do-fashion-striped-journal-notebook-/322055519198?hash=item4afc013bde:g:P68AAOSwoudW-eVZ

pretty little journal for your next meeting, your next book, that grocery list, history notes from today’s lecture, or whatever it is your fabulous life has you doing

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#frugalfashionista : fashionably freshening up on foreign lingo

I like to toot my horn a little when it comes to lingo. I love languages and traveling and have thus become a multi lingual being. 
I learned my first two languages when I was really young, Tagalog and English as they were both spoken in the household. When I hit high school through college I took on 6 years of French and 2 years of Spanish. After college I was inspired by my boyfriend’s love for the Italian culture and our frequent trips to Italy. I took a class a year ago and here I am brushing up….had to get a stylish little notebook to kick it off too! 

$3 Marshalls 

Much love -MA