Lindsay Pattan is one of THEE ultimate fashionistas in the St. Louis area! She's the founder of Miss Ohio Vintage and Handmade Happy Hour, the Social Media Coordinator for Bakers Shoes Footwear Group, blogger for Bakers Shoes "Shoeternity" site, as well as a blogger for her on personal sites; M.O.V and Heartland Underdog.
The KaShonna Files sat down for an exclusive interview with Ms. Pattan at her beautiful new space to do some catching up, girl talk and find out what's been going on in her world!
Check out the interview and more photos after the jump!
I manage all of the social media properties for Bakers; I do everything from strategy, content development, publishing and blogger outreach.
TKF: Is Shoeternity one of the blogs that you manage? And are fashionista’s allowed to post on the site?
LP: There are some pretty tight knit communities for independent creators from jewelry to clothing and art, but it can also be very expensive and intimidating for new businesses. We wanted to showcase new talent and give them the opportunity to spend next to no money and reach a lot of people. Also instead of having 100 crafters in a room, we have about 10 so you’re really not competing with anybody. Everyone gets a fair chance to make a little money and not get lost in the grand scheme of things.
Handmade Happy Hour happens monthly and this month we are doing it on Friday, July 20th from 5pm-9pm at our downtown Washington space (13th and Washington) across from Lucas Park. We will have live music outside and on the Lucas Park patio and we will have vendors from our space all the way up to Color Monster on Washington Ave. We will also have the Cubs vs. Cards game on the wall, open bar, kid’s corner and a designer pop up shop.
For fall I’m looking forward to all of the different textures and prints.
You can check Lindsay out at www.missohiovintage.com and www.heartlandunderdog.blogspot.com . If your interested in becoming a vendor for Handmade Happy Hour contact her at http://handmadehappyhour.tumblr.com/about