A Passion for [re]Cycling: The Vintage Accessories of a Modern Cyclist

Posted: May 10 2012

BEHIND THE SCENES WITH ALISON FRANSON OWNER OF BEATRICE HOLIDAY Written by: Kallah Oakes Photos by: Brianna Baggett Full article will be featured in Graffiti Beach's Summer Issue...coming out soon! “It's a fluctuation between edgy New York rocker wearing all black [with a splash of vintage], to bohemian recycling Colorado cowgirl who rides her adorned bike in the California sunshine.” This is Alison Franson’s description of her own line of jewelry and bicycle accessories, named Beatrice Holiday, after her grandmother. Her description could not be more accurate. With its genuine vintage materials and funky details, Beatrice Holiday makes a resounding fashion statement.  The authentic feel of her designs are an instant draw.  Alison creates bold, black cuffs out of old inner tubes – something that was done years ago on slow summer days in bike shops at Summer camp. They were worn tearing down steep, rocky trails in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Beatrice Holiday instantly resonates deeply with those that see her work for the same reason that she attracts shoppers looking for something new in the fashion industry. It has the unmistakable feel of authenticity. It is art that was genuinely inspired by real life, not some desire to impress, or some ambition to get rich and famous.  It’s born from a real life being lived with passion. Check out some exclusive photos from Alison's Studio and some of our favorite pieces! Image Alison Franson, Owner of Beatrice Holiday Featuring her Feather Earring Image Alison's SUPER CUTE outdoor studio! Image The Beatrice Holiday signature bike bag that doubles as a purse. Made of vintage fabrics and the innertubes of bicycle tires. Also, make sure to get the matching seat cover! Image Check out Beatrice Holiday jewelry on our site - and the full collection is now available in-store - Graffiti Beach - 2220 Fern St., San Diego Ca For the full article, stay tuned for the 1st issue of the Graffiti Beach Ezine, comes out the end of this month!

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  • Posted by johncartner11 on April 28, 2014

    It feels so nice to find somebody with some original thoughts on this subject. Really thankful to you for starting this.

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