Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Previewing Paris Montana Wear

Bonjour Ya'll~

You know we love things that aren't supposed to go together...Like Bonjour Ya'll....and Paris Montana.

Something magical happens when you throw out the rules and and go with what surprises and delights you.

Well, next to a pair of worn out jeans and tank top with 47 layers of pearls, we adore wearing lacy tattered and textured foundation pieces OVER our tights, leggings or jeans, with our favorite boots...It just looks so wild and feminine at the same time.
We know you do, too!

Using our favorite vintagy and lacy luxurious fabrics and slips we have created Paris Montana Wear, comfortable, sumptious one-of-a-kind textured and tattered pieces that you can wear anywhere to show off your unique spirit and style.

These pieces look amazing layered with your jeans, boots, tanks, tights, etc.

While we plan to take the line on the road in early spring, here are a couple pieces that we had to share with ya'll now.
The first dress is a size 34(6-10). The second is a 38 (8-12). They have the Paris Montana Wear label and sell for $118.
Go to our online store (Paris Montana Shop Here box top right of this page) to purchase one of these one-of-a-kind beauties, or
Email us at: if you have questions/need more information.
See You Down the Road!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Rhinestone Cowgirl Couture Sneak Preview

Bonjour Ya'll~

The countdown to the National Finals Rodeo (NFR) in Vegas is on! Here is a sneak preview of some of the beauties from the one-of-a-kind Paris Montana Rhinestone Cowgirl couture line that we will have at Mandalay Bay Cowboy (girl) Marketplace Dec. 2-11.

L-R : Rhinestone Cowgirl Religion: What more does a cowgirl need than Jesus, her gun and a few gold coins...Rhinestone Cowgirl Chic: Throw on your mink stole, your favorite boots and jeans and this show stopper. Rhinestone Cowgirl Chanel: Chaneling Mae West and Coco Chanel. Wear this impossibly chic piece with your fav ripped jeans and tight fittin tee, or that little black dress...Rhinestone Cowgirl Rodeo Queen: Ride high in your saddle (or your Manolo Blahniks) wearing this beauty!

See you down the road in Vegas!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

And We're Off to the Ro-DEE-O!

Bonjour Ya'll,

Many of my girlfriends remember going to the mall with their mom when they were teenagers....One of my "funnest" memories growing up with Mama Love in Wild West Montana was going to small town rodeos...and then dancin with cowboys in the street at night. (No slow dancing and back to the car by midnight!)

First week of December, Mama Love and I are loading up the rig and the Blacktop Boudoir and heading to Vegas for the National Finals Rodeo (NFR)! Yee HAW! Paris Montana will be selling at the Mandalay Bay Dec. 2-Dec. 11.

We will have our fabulous Rhinestone Cowgirl and Roadkill Couture Lines, as well as our Street Chic and Notre Dame Collections. Plus, Mama Love is introducing her own line of vintage lace clothing called Mama Montana Wear! If you are in Sin City, be sure and stop by to check it out and say "Hi!"

See you down the Road!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Melrose Crawl This Thursday

Greetings Ya'll,

Fall is finally in the air! Thanksgiving is around the corner...Oh happy joy!I love the holidays season.
If you are in need...(of course you are dawling) of a fancy holiday party bauble or tres chic not miss Third Thursday Melrose Crawl this Thursday, Nov. 18, 6-10ish, on 7th Ave in Phoenix. (Don't you love this vintage style poster created by Miss Tricia of Vintage Bliss? She will be there too!)
Paris Montana Blacktop Jewelbox Boudoir will be in front of swanky chic Sirens & Saints Boutique, where you will also find exactly the right outfit at a price a girl can afford.
See you down the road!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Scottsdale Fashion Week Runway Shows THIS Weekend!

Here are a couple more Paris Montana Street Chic Salvage and Roadkill Couture pieces that we will be showcasing at Scottsdale Fashion Week this Thurs-Sat. Nov. 4-6 at Scottsdale Fashion Mall.

For show information go to In addition to Paris Montana, there will be many other local designers on the runway and selling at the event.

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Paris Montana At Scottsdale Fashion Week

Tory Burch...Stella McCartney...and PARIS MONTANA!

Nov. 4-6, Scottsdale Fasion Week celebrates its fifth year and Paris Montana has been invited as a local indie designer sponsor!

Up-and-coming trendsetters, alongside nationally and internationally renowned names, will show their collections during dozens of shows at Scottsdale Fashion Square Drive north of the new Barneys New York. Fashion icons like Kevan Hall, Luca Luca, Ted Baker and Lloyd Klein, as well as an impressive retailer line up from Scottsdale Fashion Square, will grace the runway with their vibrant and fashion forward creations.
Go to for event times and locations!
Paris Montana Blacktop Jewel Box will be there all weekend showcasing our newest Street Chic Salvage and vintage uppurposed Roadkill Couture jewelry Lines.

See you down the road!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Blissfully Tricia!

There's a special gypsy girl out there who flits from show to show selling her amazing wares and laughing and loving the ride along with the rest of us lucky enough to call the open road and a cow pasture in Texas or a warehouse parking lot in California "going to the office!"

She shows up and sets up alongside the rest of us... But when she's done with that, she chronicles the lives of us gypsies...and shows the rest of the world all the amazing treasures and adventures that find us through her pictures, her magazine and her blogs and links ...and she pretty much helps our gypsy world go round.

Her name is Tricia Samsal of the vintagy and vixeny world of (Pictured here with me at a gypsy gala.)
During many a roadtrip together (last one involved border patrol and a miniature truckstop kitten named Kitty Galore) she has become a good friend and someone I admire for her talent (check out her creepy chic doll head bottles), sense of adventure, bootstrapping, good hair in impossibly humid weather, and her "as long as we have glitter and batteries in the camera"...outlook on life.

This past weekend Tricia got a little gift from the gods...Actually from the lovely Linda Carpenter, owner of the uber chic Urban Barn in Escondido.
Tricia is now the proud owner of a little vintage honey that is being transformed into the Bliss Lounge.
We will be traveling together with our gypsy be sure to look for us out there on the highways and byways!

See Ya'll Down the Road!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Urban Barn Street Faire and Gypsy Market This Weekend!

Only in California is there a place called the Urban Barn. This uber fabulous convergence of all things vintage combined with industrial chic in the super posh Escondido sunshine is the brainchild of gypsy extraordinaire, Linda Carpenter, of Le Maison Rustique fame.

We have been invited to showcase our baubles from the Paris Montana Blacktop JewelBox at their Street Faire and Gypsy Market this Friday and Saturday, Oct 15-16 from 10-5. Would love to see you there!

Be sure to check their blog for more info/directions!

See Ya'll Down the Road!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Pixie Glitter and Roadkill Raccoons

"How much fun can we have before we go to Prison?" was definitely the theme of our trip to Roundtop/Warrenton Antique Week during fall show this last week. So how much fun was it to find this great plaque from Angels, Saints & Sinners?!?!

First, my partner in crime (Tricia, Vintage Bliss) and I had the clever idea to drive straight through from Phoenix to Austin where my sissy Kim was waiting for us to pick her up on the way to the show. I was so excited to see her that 18 hours seemed like no big deal...(pictured here with me in front of the Paris Montana Blacktop Boudoir.)

Along the way, we hit a few bumps in the road: Got stopped by Border Patrol and had to unload half of the trailer, got pulled over AGAIN in Fredricksburg for excessive speed (7 miles over the limit!!!) and, sadly, after taking a Chevy Chaseesque wrong turn down a 2-lane country highway...took out Rocky Raccoon. Sorry little guy!

But once we arrived, got set up and sprinkled pixie glitter all around...the magic took hold! Having my sister Kim working with me rights my world. We are a year and half apart (she's older dammit!) and my whole life it's been me and her and nothing seems real until my sister knows...

Par usual, we met all kinda characters, saw old friends, made new ones and reveled in being in a field of wild grasses in the middle or nowhere Texas, that literally overnight transforms from a population of 77 to 4 billion!

A few other highlights....
- Meeting Rachel Ashwell, the Queen of Shabby Chic at the Junk Gypsy Prom

- Wearing my hoopskirt/spare tire cover as my prom dress

- Laughing with Tricia till our sides hurt at all the ridiculous things that happen when two gypsies are staying in a 17 ft trailer together for 10 days...

- Having Angela, my wonderful customer/friend, model (and sell!) one of my rhinestone bib pieces in Magnolia Pearl booth during opening day at Marburger

- Realizing that my fair skinned sister used 237 baby wipes (my entire supply) during her three day stay
- Selling one of my couture rhinestone necklaces to rocker Dee Snyders' web/social media gal for him to give to his wife for Christmas

- Spagetti and Disco night at Royers' Cafe

- Being invited by Junk Mafia guys to call in to their "Junk In My Trunk" radio show

- Watching a guy walk by my trailer with a duck on a leash...

There really is no other place like this in the world. If you haven't been, mark your calender for the spring show in late March/April (dates TBA). You can find us in the courtyard behind Zapp Hall in Warrenton!

See Ya'll Down the Road!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Roundtop or Bust!

Greetings ya'll,

"Move 'em on, head 'em up, move 'em out...Roundtop!" My friend and fellow gypsy Tricia, Vintage Bliss, and I are on the Road to Roundtop in just another couple weeks. Yee Haw! We will be at Zapp Hall in Warrenton. Look for the shiny Paris Montana Blacktop Boudoir Airstream trailer! (Don't you just love this bona fide French Roulotte from South of France.)

Speaking of the Paris Montana Blacktop Boudoir...good thing we got a new axle...because it is loaded to the hilt with all the treasures we have gathered in our travels this summer...Wait till you see Tricia's fabulous boho chic bottles...and we have a whole new line of the "blingiest" "shiniest" most Texified rhinestone bohemian cowgirl fabulous bib necklaces you have ever seen!

And..CAN'T wait to preview our newest fall collection....think recycled fur and lots of vintage bling...Safe travels!

See ya'll down the Road at Roundtop!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Forget Purple...

When I grow old, I'm going to wear Iris Apfel glasses with my baubles and pearls.

Along with Coco and Mae West, Iris is another I adore for her fearless unapologetic style.

So I knew it was fate when I stepped into a trendy boutique in the Melrose District while on a recent trip to LA...and there they were. THE GLASSES I have coveted for so long. For $12.99. Which is really one of the best parts, because, while her glasses undoubtedly cost a gazillion dollars, Iris is known for pairing a kicky little H&M leopard skirt with a Sable Mink coat. She is that perfect combination of back alley and haute couture that we so revere at Paris Montana.
Another little secret? She may be 80-somethingish, but she never got old. Like her, I'm skipping most things purple, and
trading in old for growing bold in style and fabulous accessories.
See you down the road!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Paris Montana Exclusive Online Shopping Event Coming Soon!

Bonjour Ya'll~

Mark your calendars!

Many of you already received an email from us announcing the exclusive Paris Montana Third Thursdays Online Shopping Event that we will be hosting monthly. All you will need to do is click on our SHOP HERE button to the right!
We are going "LIVE" Thursday, Sept. 16 with our ONE day event that will give our friends and customers the chance to shop ONLINE. For ONE day only, you can purchase our NEW...some very old and vintage...baubles and treasures before we take them on the road in the Paris Montana travelin' Blacktop Jewel Box!
Be sure to look for our email announcing the event. If you would like to be added to our list, please email us at:
See you down the road!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Home Is Where Your Mama Is

Bonjour Ya'll,

Some years back I gave my mom a fridge magnet that said "Home Is Where Your Mama Is." While my mom and sisters and I have always been a closeknit bunch, this homespun wisdom really rang true on our Paris Montana or Bust Tour that my mom joined me and my fabulous artist friend Meg Harper on this summer.

As always we had a BIG time...including driving through golfball sized hail and technocolor rainbows in Montana, encountering a hole as big as the Grand Canyon in the middle of nowhere Wyoming, and desperately trying to figure out how to kidnap a 20ft pink dinasaur with flirty eyelashes in Vernal, Utah.

But what warmed my heart and soothed my soul was working alongside Mamere (nickname from trip to Paris)/Mama Love (from movie The Client) at our shows across the West. During a downpour at one show when our awning threatened to set sail, Mamere held down the fort while I piled jewels into the Blacktop Boudoir. When we got to Yellowstone Park and realized there were no campsite hookups available, she agreed to sleep in the trailer in a parking lot. And Mama Love is now responsible for the single largest sale in Paris Montana history because she took the time to befriend a customer who just needed a little encouragement to unleash her inner fabulousness!

I thought bringing my mom along would be a little harder but worth it. Silly me. As has been so often in my life..she brought me along...with her knowledge about why there are ripples in the freeway, how beattles in the Colorado trees are part of nature's plan, and why it's so important to live out loud no matter what age or stage in life.

Here's to Mamere/Mama Love and to all our Mamas who continue to show us what's really important in life.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Preview of Paris Montana Architectural Street Chic Salvage Summer 2010 Line

Greetings Y'all,

Here is a preview of our fabulous NEW Architectural Street Chic Salvage Line made from vintage jewelry molds that we delighted upon in our travels. We will be debuting this one-of-a-kind line during our summer Art & Antique Show circuit. We will be at Livingston Depot, Livingston, MT, July 2-4, Teton Village, Jackson Hole, WY, July 9-11, Vail Antique Festival, Vail, CO, July 16-18, and Beaver Creek Antique Festival, Beaver Creek, Co July 23-25.

Don't you love our commissioned Marie Antoinette bust from Paris Envy and the cowskull bottle that Tricia, Vintage Bliss, made for us???

Hope to see you there and down the road!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Paris Montana Selling Online NOW

Greetings Ya'll~

Thank you to all of our wonderful customers who continue to find us at events all over the land! We are excited to announce that we are now selling a limited selection of Paris Montana pieces on line so that you can shop in your jammies anytime! All you have to do is click on the "Shop here" button to the right and voila! welcome to our online store. We will be adding more pieces all the time so be sure to check back!
Also, be sure to check out our "On the Road" calendar for upcoming events.
See you down the road!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Don't Miss Last Third Thursday before Summer!

Bonjour Ya'll~

Come join us for the LAST Third Thursday before the summer heat! The Paris Montana Blacktop Boudoir will be out front of the newly reopened and divine Sirens & Saints, along with Vintage Bliss and others this Thursday, May 20 6:30-10 pm! Wait till you see some of the repurposed pieces we have created JUST for this event. There will be wine and cheese and all sorts of vintage eclectic and fabulous finds at all the shops up and down 7th Ave Melrose Crawl! See you there!

(S&S photo from Vintage Bliss Blog)

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


"I feel wide awake." I love that line from Gina Davis in the cult classic Thelma and Louise when they are on the run and up close and personal with all the choices that led them to that very moment when they are speeding across the desert in that magnificent '66 T-Bird...

Maybe you are at a crossroads in life like I was a couple years back...where I found myself staring out the window a lot...remembering my childhood when I would spend hours of unstructured time reading, drawing or riding my bike from dawn to dusk...

Should I stay and work harder to do what's safe and comfortable and keeps me in Armani suits and Ferragamos...or should I jump off a cliff and either plunge into an abyss or...learn to fly?

See, as I stand here in a field of wild grasses, with the Blacktop Boudoir behind me and glittery things all around...I know for certain those girls aren't at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. They flew right out the other side on a wing and a prayer and made it all the way to Mexico.

Maybe your dream's not an Airstream trailer filled with jewels, or margaritas on the beach. Maybe it's to own a pilates studio or to ride a Harley. Whatever it is, gypsy cowgirl, FLY!

See You Down the Road!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Country Thunder and Ron

Well Country Thunder was a hoot! Fun to see all the characters who come out for this four-day country musicfest at the historic Canyon Moon Ranch in Florence, AZ. And, after so many years in corporate America, I never get tired of my "office" being a lush green field of wild grasses.

A major highlight was listenin to legendary Willie Nelson under a star filled sky. That one's gonna stick with me...
My most fun customer award this time goes to Molly, Randi and Ron. Molly's just plain and simple a Paris Montana girl. She fit right in and looked fabulous in everything she tried on (and bought!). Randi was just the cutest little pregnant mom, who was right there with Molly...and Ron? Well, listen up gals, his job was to stand there and look cute...give the girls money...and carry their packages!!! Best part? He liked it!!! I don't know where he came from...but I think every girl needs a Ron.

See ya'll down the road!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Country Thunder Here Comes Paris Montana!

We dusted off our boots from Texas and I just got my Junk Gypsy "Cleanest Dirty Shirt" back from that nice lady who washes, dries, fluffs and folds...which means it must be time to head to Florence, AZ for! This four day event runs April 14-April 17 and will have our fav Miranda Lambert (modeling a Paris Montana design in our last blog!), the Legendary Willie Nelson, Keith Urban, Kid Rock and even Kevin Costner and his band will be there. So git your boots on girl and come on out! Yee Haw!

With all the fabulous finds we picked up along the way to Texas and back, those cowgirls and country music fans are gonna go crazy!
Check out this fun piece called Summertime Fling! We will have this little honey and lots of other great finds out there!
Be sure to look for our shiny Paris Montana Airstream Blacktop Boudoir and stop by to say hi!

See ya'll down the road!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Miranda Lambert, Junk Gypsies and Texas Caviar!

Ever had one of those magical trips where the moon and the stars aligned...and not only did everything exceed your expectations to the point where you are almost giddy anyway...but then oh, say, country singer MIRANDA LAMBERT stops by and falls in love with one of your necklaces?!? And the amazingly talented and bona fide JUNK GYPSIES are your neighbors...who stop by to ask how ya'll are doin! And the famous local Royer's Cafe, puts on a spagetti and disco night! (Really, is there a better combo?)
Well that's how our trip to Antique Week at Zapp Hall in Warrenton, TX went down.
My dear friend and fabulous artist Meg Harper and I hooked up the Paris Montana Blacktop Boudoir and headed to Warrenton, TX, for Antique Week on a glorious AZ mornin two weeks ago.
If you've never been, it's truly like a designer/shopper/dreamer/gypsy fantasy land with acres of fabulous finds from reclaimed barn wood to $50,000 Persian rugs. I used to complain that we didn't have anything stateside that could compete with the Parisian fleas. We do. It's called Antique Week and it stretches from Roundtop to Warrenton, TX and many points in between!
During our 10-day visit we met all kind of characters, made great new friends, and ate Texas Caviar (black eyed peas with some delicious sauce) like it was going out of style. We danced and sang and laughed and held onto our hats in the wind. It was a most wonderful glorious adventure and I can't hardly wait for the fall show!
Glitter Salvage
On the horizon...During the show we developed a concept for a whole new vintage reclaimed salvage line, which will be a series of statement pieces made from vintage jewelry molds that I can't wait to share with ya'll. For a sneak peak, check out the piece I am wearing in the pic next to Miranda Lambert.
See you down the road!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Layers and Layers of Fabulous Bling for Spring!

Greetings Ya'll ~

We started 2010 with a big party at Barrett-Jackson in January. Despite evacuation of the big tent due to high winds and rain one evening, we had a ton of fun and met lots of new friends and customers.
Big THANK YOU to Hinkley Lighting for bringing us a fabulous chandelier to light up our world. And to my assistant, Kristen (pictured) for her sunny smile and creative style!

Really exciting was the buzz around the Paris Montana Street Chic line. We have been busy adding more to our collection for upcoming shows. Here are a few of our fabulous layering pieces. Love making these, laying them and wearing them...For me.. the more textures, colors and styles you layer together the more fabulous you look and feel!
Come see us 7-10 pm Thursday, Feb 18 during Melrose Crawl, in front of the impossibly bohemian chic Sirens & Saints Phoenix boutique
Let's have some fun layering ourselves in fabulous baubles and bling for Spring!
Check back for details on our participation at Parada Del Sol Rodeo events! Yee Haw!
See you down the road gypsy girlfriends!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Paris Montana at Barrett Jackson Show

Happy New Year Ya'll,

Vavavoom! Send your man off to look at the shiny cars while you shop the new Paris Montana found treasures in booth #181 at this year's Barrett-Jackson car collector show at West World in Scottsdale, January 18-24.

We just got back from a grand tour shopping trip to bring you the most fabulous one-of-a-kind baubles.

See you there!