We’re Carrying SOCKS!

For the first time ever we’re carrying socks from the wonderful Santa Cruz based SockSmith. They’re a great company and we love to support other small businesses. We’re carrying carefully selected styles that best suit our clientele. Our retail prices will be the same as theirs and we’ve made it so it’s free additional shipping when you add any accessory to your order! Here are the first few styles we’ve added and look forward to having many new fun styles available as time goes on. Check out the socks in our Accessories section of our webshop!

Pinafore Heaven!!!

Hello everyone! We have been busy these last few weeks, making some incredibly cute old-school lolita style aprons and pinafores. The only reason we’ve neglected to update the website about them is that we cannot seem to keep them in stock! No sooner are they listed than they fly off the rack. An excellent problem to have. We’ve resolved this issue on one of our styles by listing it as a pre-order so that we can produce many of them en masse and get them out to their buyers rather than making one at a time, which is slow and inefficient… So if you’d like to pre-order our Mermiad Pinafore, please check out this listing: http://theblackribbon.storenvy.com/collections/1038855-outerwear/products/23117859-mermaid-pinafore-preorder

Here is a gallery of all the pinafores we’ve had come and go these last few weeks:

“Wine Country” Collection

Last month there were absolutely devastating wildfires just north of our San Francisco studio in Sonoma and Napa counties. We could smell the smoke and see the haze for almost a solid week from our windows. We would like to try to give a little back to our local community by offering this collection of wine inspired prints with 25% of all proceeds going to 2 local charities:  Napa County Community Foundation and Sonoma County Resilience Fund. We hope you like these lovely pieces and know that they were made with our hearts and minds on those who are still recovering from the blaze near by.

Announcing our Collaboration with TourNewSoul

This summer at AnimeExpo we got a chance to mix and mingle with many of our fellow indie brand designers, and out of that came a spectacular idea to pair up with the accessories brand TourNewSoul. We both fell in love with a dusty lavender fabric we found while in LA and agreed to create a line of clothing with perfectly matching accessories to launch this fall. Well here we are! We are so please to be able to share with you the hard work of many hours and two different designers, the Paris Afternoon Collection. We will be having a brief reservation period open until Oct. 6th, 2017 then items will ship no later than Oct. 25th. The accessories may be purchased directly from TourNewSoul’s webshop which will have the same reservation and production period.




Back From Dragon*Con

Hello everyone! Dragon*con was a HUGE success. We got to see a lot of new and familiar faces, and work with our amazing partners over at Lolita Collective. Dragon*con was our last major con of the year, but we are attending a few smaller artist markets. Be sure to check our Events page to see where we might pop up next!

While at the con, we sold many dresses and skirts, but we have restocked on several items:  tops including some spookier styles just in time for fall and our fluffy petticoats!!! And as always check out our Facebook for the very latest updates ❤


A small pile of berets!

We’ve gotten a few new styles of berets up the last few weeks as we approach the fall season. We did a small run of spooky Halloween inspired ones with machine embroidered spider webs that actually glow in the dark! Then we pounced on some new fall trends and picked up some GORGEOUS 3-d floral appliques which we stitched carefully on. Check out all of our new styles in shop: http://theblackribbon.storenvy.com/collections/1038858-accessories


New Skirts Up!

While we’re getting ready for Dragon*con expect lots of updates…. Today we added a bunch of skirts that we haven’t had stock photos of before as well as a few truly new items. Check out our latest “Skirts Collection”

We also took the time to select some goods that go up to at least a 2XL into a new subcategory of “Extended Sizes” for our customers who are looking for larger sized items.