Sweet Taste of Freedom ~ Atomic Aces Boutique & Giveaway!

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Where are you from?
I was born in Lincoln, California.  It was a small town just north of Sacramento.

How did you get your store started?
I started my business Atomic Aces Custom Clothing by accident, I made a shirt for a friend in Rockabilly band and it got a lot of attention.  After that my friends all encouraged me to make something of my talents and start my own line.

What inspires you?
I am inspired by the music!  I actually started out in my small town in high school as a radio dj, I would go sneak into the old sound rooms and dig through the dusty old 45's.  I would spend hours listening to those tunes and just taking that in!  Later I came to know the whole Rockabilly scene was lifestyle.  I mix a lot of vintage, western, americana, and hotrod inspired ideas into my designs.

How long have you been open and what is some of your favorite items?

I have been doing Atomic Aces Custom Clothing for 15 years now! Some of my favorite items are the ones with a story behind them. I do custom work when time permits and I've done some really over the top pieces for James Intveld with loads of rhinestones and embroidery. I made him a suit that I call "Honky Tonkin" which if I remember correctly has 1000 rhinestones and 10K stitches outlining music notes. It's my tribute to Hank Williams suit you see in a lot of the old pictures with music notes. I could really go on and on about the stories behind the clothing but it's best to see some of the work on our custom area of the site, you can see each piece stands on its own.

What celebrity would you most like to wear your items?
Chris Issak or Drew Barrymore

If you had to use only one word to describe yourself, what would it be?

What is your biggest pet peeve?
Not related to fashion or my business at all, I would say complaining. I have a hard time with those that have a wonderful situation and can still not see the beauty all around.

What are your favorite websites?

I do a lot of surfing web for vintage patterns, ads, prints, paper dolls...

What is your dream job?
Costume designer on Mad Men

What would people be surprised to learn about you?
I am actually pretty shy, working in the fashion industry for almost 20 years has made that less obvious but it's definatly still there in most situations.  I would rather my work speak for itself than I have to stand in front of people and talk about it.  

This is the holiday dress that will be given away!

Stay Sweet,

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  1. Holiday decorations- pompom garlands! I've been making tons of them!

    1. ooh I love pompom garland. I need to learn how to make it!

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    1. I just got a new "old" pink tinsel tree. sooo cute!

  3. i am in love with old tinsel aka "icicles".

  4. Novelty tree ornaments! If I put any more cheeseburgers or hot dogs on our tree I think Mike might divorce me! ha