The Genesis of V.I.P. (I have always wanted to use that word…)

Welcome to the Vintage Inspired Passionista (V.I.P. from here on out because it’s much faster to type and say) blog.  My name is Abby Hathorn, and vintage is my fancy.  I have been highly inspired by old movies such as Pretty in Pink and Breakfast at Tiffany’s.  Who doesn’t love the classics!  Music has also played a huge role in my style.  I absolutely adore vintage record covers and music icons like Madonna and Joan Jett.  What girl hasn’t danced around her room with her hairbrush microphone singing Like a Virgin and I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll?


My fascination with couture began at a young age.  I was always playing dress up with my mom’s clothes, jewelry, and shoes.  I loved sneaking into her makeup drawer and attempting to “glamorize” myself haha.  Yes, quite the budding Picasso!  Once I was old enough to wear “big girl” clothes, I developed a strong crush for all things vintage. These days…Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, and thrift stores are some of my favorite places to shop and gather ideas.  There’s nothing better than playing  the “thrift store challenge” with my mom.  What is the thrift store challenge, you ask?  Well…it is…can’t tell you that today…stay tuned to my blog for more details :)

My mother is the owner of a upcycling art studio called The Lolly Molly.  Her passion for upcycling and repurposing things triggered my thought process…and fashion DIYs were born. Fashion DIYs (not only clothes, but also functional art) are simple, funky projects that  involve thrift finds and items discovered in the back of the closet…because we all have that one article of clothing that we love…but the sleeves are too short…yet we can’t bring ourselves to throw it out because of all the memories!  Later on, I will be blogging about my old jean jacket that I repurposed.  It will have step-by-step instructions on how you can make your own!

Please join me on my V.I.P. blogging adventure.

thanks & hugs:)

Abby Hathorn

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