Josie Cirincione's Simplistic Vintage Fashion

Published author, vintage antique dealer and expert DIY artist, Josie Cirincione is a creative force to reckon with. When it comes to crafting, it may even be safe to say that Josie is our very own local Martha Stewart--an alternative and much more awesome version, of course.

Her website inkyblackpaperarts.com, DIY workshops and books on crafting aren't the only ways Josie inspires us to "do it ourselves". Her simplistic approach to life and personal style does the same.

What are you wearing right now?

AG Adriano Goldschmied corduroys, a thrift store sweat shirt turned inside out, a mustard colored cotton knit scarf, a hand tooled vintage cowboy belt with a vintage sterling silver cowboy buckle, and black converse.

What is the last item of clothing you bought?
A Julie Hampton mustard-colored cotton knit scarf.

What is the item of clothing you most covet at the moment?
A LAmade royal blue cotton knit dress.

Give us a childhood memory of you and clothes:
"TG&Y" five and dime and 10-cent-a-yard cotton print fabric. Thanks to my Mom, I had the coolest bell-bottom jeans.

Name five items every woman should have in her closet:
Brown boots, leggings, a simple dress, a vintage jacket, and cross-body messenger bag.

Name an item of clothing that's best when it's vintage:
Cowboy boots

Name an item of clothing you should NEVER buy used:
Unless you are going for a period look I would never buy used bras and underwear.

What is your one piece of fashion advice for Phoenix?
Support local independently owned stores. Central Phoenix is home to some of the best boutiques and vintage clothing stores in the valley. The best part is most of them are in walking distance from the light rail.

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