Sunday, March 9, 2008

Co owners are co featured artists today.

Who are you?

Lynn Frauenholz and Brandy T Shaw, co-owners and fashion designers for 2 Girls & Plastic.

Where are you located?

We are in the Seattle area.

What do you create?

We alter vintage clothing and modernize it to be fashionable in today's market, as well as make accessories for women and men.

Are you able to support yourself with your creations?

Not just yet, we both still have our full time jobs but are gearing up for a big site release this spring. As well as two collections to be released, one in the spring with the site and one in fall. If all works out in a year we will be doing this full time.

Where do you sell your creations?

Currently we are solely on etsy, though we will have a shop on our site. We are looking into what boutiques and stores we would like to sell through in the Seattle area, as well as in LA and other locations.

Where do you create?

We have a very small room in Brandy's house that is out creative space. it's a bit cramped but it's 100% ours, so we are happy in it. there is enough room for a sewing machine, surger and storage so we are making the best of it. Oh, and Brandy's giant painting that she's almost done with has it's own corner.

What inspires you?

We are inspired by so many different things as we bring our personalities into our designs. The important ones are: retro fashion, dressing up, vintage millinery, Betty Page, tattoo art, John Galliano, Japan, Paris, romance, and things that exist beyond trends.

What are your goals?

To try and take over the world, oh wait.. no thats not it. Haha! Our goals are to open our shop in April, get a real photo shoot under our belts, and to create fabulous clothing that all people regardless of size can wear and feel confident in. we really want to bring back dressing to look good, not just to be clothed. there is no fun in that.

What do you friends and family think of your creations?

Everyone in our lives is really supportive. When we let people know what we are working on they get really excited and want to help us in some way. It's a great feeling to know that we have so many people rooting for us to succeed.

What do you do when you are not creating?

Lynn crafts, reads fashion magazines from cover to cover, studies Japanese, games, and drinks copious amounts of tea. Brandy paints, sews, knits, crochets, plays with her dogs and spends time with her husband.

Is there anything else you would like to share with us?

We have nutty humor with each other and have never made it through a drive-thru without fits of giggles. In addition, we both blog about life in general and most importantly what we are working on for the business. we want to share what we do and get people excited about art and fashion. we encourage people to visit our blogs and ask us questions if you ever want to know how we have done something. Our blogs: and


High Desert Diva said...

cool shop
thanks for the feature

Waterrose said...

interesting information and nice shop!