DonkeyGirl Online!

I meant to put this up about a week ago, but I’ve been pretty lame when it comes to updating this blog . . . again. I’ve mentioned before that Julia (my wife, for those of you who don’t know) calls her clothing design business DonkeyGirl; now she’s taken it online! You can check it out HERE.

Neither of us are web designers, which has been a bit of a challenge. We found a host for the site and Julia has done all the work herself using a design template thing provided by the site host. It works okay, with some frustrating limitations, but so far it is serviceable.

I’m pretty blown away by how she can take simple clothes off a thrift store rack and revision them into something else. Besides the purses and stuff she makes out of leather skirts and jackets, she designed these outfits from various articles of clothing. Then we went out around town and took photos of pretty models wearing them.

          

This one we went to The Wilma to shoot pictures, not realizing there was some country concert going on there that night. That made for an interesting challenge. I wish I could have gotten better pictures.

A little over a week ago Julia entered these outfits into the 1st Annual FUNKY JUNK Recycled Fashion Show & Wearable Art Contest at The Green Light in Missoula. The Missoulian ran a story on this event; you can check it out HERE.

I took rough video of our friend, Sonja, on the runway in a couple outfits.

Julia’s dress won in one of the categories, with big thanks to Sonja for making them look even more fetching. The dress is now on display in the front window of the store with the other winners. If you’re in town, swing by and have a look. She is selling all these outfits as well as custom stuff, so check it out!

2 thoughts on “DonkeyGirl Online!”

  1. >Way WAY cool! Go Julia!I like the site. It's Site Studio? We're looking for an easy hosting/building place. I tried squarespace, but the tools just don't seem that intuitive. Maybe I need more practice.

  2. >Thanks!Site Studio seems to work okay. It's fairly intuitive if you have a little understanding of what you are trying to do. I didn't spend a lot of time with it, and found a few limitations, but for what it is it doesn't seem too bad.

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