Thursday, July 29, 2010

Featured Sellers: Tanya and Lisa of Bunny's Trunk Show

1. How would you describe the style of your pieces?
We like to run the gamut on styles - from 1940's-50's classically unique to the funky 1960's-70's to the bold 1980's.

2. What inspires you?
Tanya: If I had to pick one thing it would be sparkly jewelry. I love the glamor of the of the 1940's -1950's style. The quality of the rhinestone jewelry amazes me, after over 50 years it can still dazzle the eye.
Lisa: I get drawn in by the sculpture of the piece. I love it when I get an intricate, handcrafted piece. And the fact that it could be decades old but it's still modern today.

3. Who is your fashion/design icon?
Tanya: Eisenburg and Weiss. They are the top vintage fine costume jewelry makers. I also tend to lean to Sarah Coventry because her styles have a very wide range from simple day wear to designer chic.
Lisa: I'm attracted to metals, like gold, silver and copper with gem stones and the artisan craft of, for example, Taxco and Scandinavian mod artists. My goal is to learn more about gem stones and the medicinal affects they have on people. But on the flip side, I recently acquired an Enid Collins purse - her designs inspire me.

4. Who is your kind of customer?
Because of our wide range of jewelry and prices, we have a wide range of customers. We usually attract them all and enjoy meeting everyone!

5. Where can people find you?
We are at and show at Chicago Art Department in the Pilsen neighborhood at 1837 South Halsted in Chicago on every second Friday.

Bunny's Trunk Show will be at Vintage Heaven on July 31st and August 1st.