Well, it's real. Official even, the Show Pony R.I.P.
Came home last night and passed the store to see this new sign in the window. Strange how it seems so empty and barren of magic. And yet you can almost sense the thrill for some new young creative upstart who wanders past. Peeking in--all the while their brain filling with dream like images of a new store.
It's like a flashback moment to the first time I saw the space. It was a boarded up space. Wood panel planks covering most of the windows, a perfect ghost town.
And I can recall the silver coated Factory thoughts that buzzed in my brain.
Imagine all the fabrics we could dye in there?
All of the ladies hanging out while we make clothes on them?
The table outside for coffee talks
It's an odd void that I hadn't even realized I wanted to immediately fill again.
It's barely been a few days and yet I am already wishing I had a work space someplace to make art and be inspired.
While searching for Show Pony on the web the other day I discovered this:
a nice article by lovely local writer Lena Lecaro in the L.A. Weekly
Click on the place where it says check out more images on the closing party night.
I also found a link to an adorable new Ebay store that is selling a stunning one of kind Show Pony /vintage reworked dress. The shop has a great name too!
It seems that most of the shops merch is original vintage & lovely new designer frocks
Look at some of the goods...
this one is my favorite. I love nautical stripes. Makes me imagine a Bardot French film.