Modern Girl Blitz combines witty feminism and fun design to create empowering art. This Etsy shop is run by Midge, an artist, blogger, and zine writer. Her adorable accessories and prints are sure to boost your feminist spirit.
For more on Midge's Modern Girl Blitz, scroll on!
Tell us about yourself.
Hi! My name is Midge and I'm based out of Hoboken, NJ. My background is in graphic design, but I now design and craft accessories for quirky bad ass babes like myself that have an appreciation for feminism and all things retro and kitsch. I have a very tongue and cheek sense of humor, and I love incorporating that into my products and work. I run a style blog as well as my crafty business, and I also really like to roller skate.
How did you get started?
I got really into making riot grrrl zines after I did my senior design thesis on the visual aesthetics of riot grrrl and DIY zine culture about three years ago. My work in those zines got a great reaction. I decided to start putting that towards things people could wear, because I'm a fashionable lady and I love wearable things. So translating my art work into accessories kind of happened naturally. It quickly expanded into making all sorts of unique stuff that I would want to wear myself! That's my main rule with making things; that it's something that I really want to wear.
What's inspiring you right now?
Music has always inspired me, but for some reason right now especially. I like to make things that I can picture my favorite bad ass girl bands wearing.
Any advice for those starting out in the handmade industry?
If you want crafting to be a full time job, then you have to treat it like one. Which means putting your all into your heartbodysoulbloodsweattears into your craft and shamelessly promoting the be-jesus out of your vision (social media and #hashtags are your bff). If you build it, they will come!
What are you most looking forward to at BUST Craftacular's Primped?
Definitely the make-and-take crafts! Crating is kind of, you know, my life.
Can't wait to get your hands on Modern Girl Blitz? Get yourself to BUST Craftacular's Primped, a brand-new fashion and beauty fair featuring Midge and over 85 other vintage and handmade vendors.
It's happening THIS SUNDAY, May 4th, from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM at the Brooklyn Night Bazaar space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
In addition to the crazy shopping, don't miss out on complimentary salon treatments and makeup applications, a bangin' braid bar, DIY nail art, free make-and-take crafts, and much, much more. Admission is only $3. Click here for more info!