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MBM Model Interview: Yanni

Mothball Memoirs proudly collaborates with models around the world here in our NYC studio. This month, we’re sitting down with Yanni - a native New Yorker from Harlem whose artistry stays inspired through good music, good books, and lots of vintage. As a singer and songwriter, Yanni strives to create and inspired on the daily. Her love of vintage started at an early age, with a desire to uniquely express herself and her creativity leading the way. We caught up with this elusive artist over tea - read on to learn more about our first MBM Girl: Why do you like vintage? Because not everyone it's going to have the same thing as you. It allows me to express myself...

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DIY: Getting Odors of Out Vintage Clothes

Whether you have vintage clothing that still has that previously worn smell, or you’ve been storing your off-season items in a basement or in the back of the closet, sometimes our favorite pieces can have an unpleasant scent to them. You want to wear something that makes you feel inspired and beautiful, but if it smells like storage or someone else’s old closet, it can definitely mess up your positive vibe. While you might be inclined to reach for the Febreeze or even your favorite fragrance, there’s an easy and natural way to remove unpleasant odors with items you probably have around the house. Not to mention, this method is safer and a greater alternative to chemical ridden products you’d...

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Sounds from the Studio: February 2017

Even though we are well into the new year, we still have that clean state to breath fresh air into your goals, dreams, and needs. It’s a great excuse to revamp yourself, even though this newness can honestly and truly be done at any time of the year, any day, any moment. But since we're here, we might as well as celebrate with some new music that we've been bumping in the Mothball Memoirs Studio. Each month, we'll be putting together a playlist of our favorite sounds that we listen to while we're creating, brainstorming, working and twerking. Because let's be honest, if you're not twerking, you're not working. You deserve to enjoy and love what you're doing! We're huge believers...

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Love Letter from Lala

You have no idea how excited I am that you're here. I've been dying to share what we've been working on for the past few years. Vintage has always been a constant in my life. As soon as I moved into Manhattan when I was in College, it was like an exercise on how creative I could get with my outfits and my self expression. Vintage became my best friend, an ally to my truth and a tool for me to say what was on my mind without ever having to open my mouth. I would spend my days roaming the East Village, Lower East Side and Hell's Kitchen, speaking to vintage shop owners, asking all the questions, learning about...

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