Happy Birthday, JAY!

Today is Jason’s birthday! We call him our Social Media Manager but he does so much more then that. Jay was my FIRST official MAINTENANCE team member back in 2009 when I was looking to start the brand. He has always been behind me and offered unparalleled support even when MAINTENANCE was just an idea and in it’s early stages. We would go to the dinner at 11 at night and sit there for hours sketching out design ideas and brainstorming while other friends of mine would turn their nose up at the idea of me starting a company & wanted nothing to do with it.

Not everyone can understand the stress, pressure and craziness that comes along with starting a brand or business but Jason is one of the few who recognizes the struggle it took me, Kris and the rest of the team to get to where we are now.

Jay is my right hand networking partner in crime and is usually the one who comes with me to events & meetings. He stays on top of our Social Media & Networking, helps put together videos and photo shoots and helps with any/ all random tasks we need him for. Thanks for everything that you do!

SO since Jason is 24 today, leave your birthday wishes and comments below!

NEW PRESS: Lamplighter Mag

MAINTENANCE has been fortunate enough to have been featured on over a dozen websites and blogs in the past year, but only a few times have these articles actually been PRINTED. Our 5th article in print is within the pages of LAMPLIGHTER NJ; an indie mag about all things NJ art, music & overall culture. Look, Ma, I’m a centerfold! LOL

Keep print alive and BUY this issue HERE (it’s only $5 w/ shipping). THEN add Lamplighter on FACEBOOK & tell them MAINTENANCE sent you. Once you get your copy, proceed to rip the page out and tape it to your fridge/ in your locker/ on your wall.

Our press section is under construction at the moment, but check back soon for more! Lata!


Vintage Explosion!

Every girl LOVES jewelry, no matter how old you are. How can we resist adding a few pieces to your purchase when you only went to the store to buy clothes or shoes?!

Jewelry not only adds character to your outfit, but can sometimes tell a story all on its own. Lately my Aunt T has been collecting vintage pieces from wherever she can find them- some still with price tags, the smell of an old lady’s perfume & wear and tear from years of use. She let me snag a few pieces that I liked from her collection & I couldn’t help but show them off!

When was the last time you saw hair clips like this?!

Snagged these two pairs of clip ons…. The pink ones came in this cute little plastic box & had a matching necklace.

Totally digging the fact that these still have the price tag left on it. $3 from Nordstrom or 2 for $4?! Let me know when you see a deal like that coming out of that place now-a-days- not gunna happen. Does anyone have a hunch as to how old these are?

& this is the one that still smells like old lady

There’s no way to know who these pieces belonged to but there’s something so intense about owning a piece of jewelry that isn’t from the mall….

**Photography by Sarah Frascella**