Hip retro fashions found at Calistoga’s Mad Mod Shop | News

Shopkeeper and designer Andrea DeTrinidad-Hoogendoorn — aka the mad dressmaker — is crazy for retro-inspired garments and accessories. Since 2018, she’s owned and operated the Mad Mod Shop in downtown Calistoga, offering locals and tourists an opportunity to access stylish, hand-made items not available in department stores or online retailers.

“We provide an alternative to what’s typically out there,” DeTrinidad-Hoogendoorn said. “I’ve designed and hand-sewn many of these items myself or have searched to find unique designers, either locally or from around the world.”

Finding inspiration

Growing up, DeTrinidad-Hoogendoorn lived with her mother, a ranger at Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve in Sonoma County, and spent every other weekend with her father, a crane operator and volunteer firefighter in San Francisco.

“I spent a lot of time in the redwoods pretending to be a fairy,” she said, “but I also spent a lot of time in the city,

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Cozy Shop Owner Gives Back to the Community Through Her Involvement with the Lindenwood University Fashion Program

Owner and creative force, Lydia Crespo, works hard to ensure that her store is stocked full of unique hand-made items that have interesting stories

ST CHARLES, Mo. — Cozy Shop is just that. 400 square feet of coziness nestled in the heart of Main Street St. Charles. The women owned, family ran business brings together local makers and designers, and excels at gifting. It is the place to go for Midwest made items and gifts that help support the local economy and artists.

Owner and creative force, Lydia Crespo, works hard to ensure that her store is stocked full of unique hand-made items that have interesting stories, whether that be the production, the product itself, or how the business came to be.

When Crespo is not scouting new merchandise, you can find her in her studio, located in the Foundry Art Centre just blocks from Cozy Shop.

“Anything that’s tie-dyed

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10 Spring Fashion Trends To Shop Now

If you’re currently trying to get through the low temperatures outside, the spring 2022 fashion trends are here to help distract you from the cold. As tends to be the case with warmer-weather fashion, a carefree levity emanates through new-season designs suited to life’s many moments and moods. All to say, it’s not too early to start adding spring must-haves to your cart.

Y2K fashion — in the form of ultra-low-rise pants and micro-minis, halter necklines, and playful mix-and-match jewelry — continues to trend in full force. Then there is an abundance of platform shoes and twee styles (think: darling wares a la Zooey Deschanel and Taylor Swift) to take note of. Get inspiration from these drifts when it’s time to cue up springtime staples like lightweight layers and ankle- or toe-baring shoes for warmer weather. Along with some cool, casual pieces to wear on the weekends.


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Shop 6 chic styles from Black-owned fashion brands

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Looking for a way to support the Black community during Black History Month and beyond? That’s easy — support Black-owned brands!

From fashion and beauty companies to lifestyle and food brands, there are tons of incredible Black-owned businesses out there to shop.

Keep scrolling to shop six fashionable pieces from Black-owned brands that deserve a spot in your closet. Whether you are looking to spoil a close friend, treat yourself to something special or just need to spruce up your everyday wardrobe, you’re sure to find something exceptional.

1. Brandon Blackwood Mini Kuei Shearling Crossbody Bag, $275

Credit: Saks Fifth Avenue

Could this Brandon Blackwood bag

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