Friday, May 29, 2009

Featured VH Boutique, VINTAGE FOX

Vintage Fox Boutique is a delicious offering to the shopper's palate. The friendly and fashionable owner Jen provides private styling and brings a unique flavor to the Salt Lake fashion frontier. She wants to help Utah not be 10 years behind the fashion world and she accomplishes that goal by offering customers both fresh funky style and timeless fashions. Her motto is something for everyone: rich, poor, young, and old!

Jen delivers impeccable customer service from the minute you are welcomed in the door to when you leave with all your beautifully wrapped goodie bags. I admit I don't have a passion or giant budget for fashion, but I am astounded with her unique finds and fabulous price points. It is hard for me to walk out of the store without purchasing something. The boutique is located in Sojo Salon which is very convenient if you are multi-tasking! They recently hosted a fashion show which you can see the pictures from on the fashion blog You can preview inventory online and even shop at the website Jen currently stocks our tulle, Have a Ball Vintage Hems in gold, ivory, and black along with Effie's Dessert in Lady Vanilla. Vintage Fox Boutique is located in Sojo Salon at 1098 W. S. Jordan Pkwy in South JORDAN, UT.


Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Vintage Hem Raves

I received my slip yesterday and absolutely LOVE IT!! It goes great with not one, not two but THREE of my dresses! Thanks again, I will definitely be telling my friends about your store!

Mother's Day Giveaway Winner Amber:
"I just brought in the mail and the gorgeous black slip you sent me has arrived. Now I have two perfect slips to wear under any dress or skirt. They fit me like a glove too! I recently wore my all black slip under a very cute but slightly sheer minidress to a graduation party. My slip saved the day! I looked super cute and nobody could see through my dress. Plus, the flouncy ruffle gave my tunic-style dress a small but cute feminine touch. Thank you again, I will definitely be back to Vintage Hem soon!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Summer Dress with Have a Ball in gold tulle

I found these cute pictures from our booth at the Atlanta Market and decided to post them even though it has been awhile. Check out the rep from T Bleu/Young Essence, Jamie wearing "Have a Ball" Gold with one of her darling dresses from her summer line. She is super sassy especially in her orange and cheetah heels.

Monday, May 11, 2009

VH Featured Boutique, Karma

If you like to have fun shopping while combining great style and value, Karma Boutique in Pleasant Grove, UT is your place to shop! The owner Kristi, shown above in our gold tulle slip, is a spitfire of positive energy radiating kindness-truly indicative of her store name Karma. Her ensembles reflect her funky personal style & she has a talent for helping you find yours. Karma carries an eclectic array of accessories and sassy clothes. I was happy to find a local jewelry designer, Annie M was carried there so I could procure a dangley charm bracelet for my sister's birthday. We recently held Kristi's feet to the fire to get the scoop on her store. You can find her jovial answers below, but feel free to stop in the store for great buys and a fun new friend!

1. What inspired you to open your store?
I love to shop and share my finds with family and friends! So opening Karma and expanding it to include more wonderful people, EVEN BETTER!

2. How did you come up with the name?
I believe in Karma, love Karma, try to live for good Karma in everyway! It also works perfectly for fashions, hold on to your favorite pieces for they seem to always "come back around"...

3. What is your best buy under $30
With denim being our best-seller, our best buy under $30 would be our great T-shirt selection!

4. What is your fav thing to wear?
Hmmm, I have too many favorites...anything with bling and animal print I tend to snatch - paired with a great pair of jeans and I'm near heaven!

5. Easiest way to sass up your wardrobe for spring?
Sass up your wardrobe with our to-die-for gold or silver gladiator sandals, also under $30, paired with a maxi dress...complimentary for all body types!

Karma Boutique
85 South Main Street
Pleasant Grove, Ut 84062
t-s 11-6p 801.796.1121

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Sammy chooses a Winner!

Jennifer's Mom picked Amber as her choice to win our all black tulle slip! Thank you to all of your for participating in our Mother's Day Giveaway. Your sincere comments made it very difficult for our mommas to choose a winner. Happy Mother's Day!

Amber said...
My mom is an incredible mother figure and I am so grateful for all that she has taught me. My mom taught me how to be a lady - but also how important it was to stand up for my own beliefs and think for myself. She has definitely molded me into the strong and independent woman that I am today. Now, we are truly more best friends and we see each other as equals. There is nobody that I love more in this world.Thank you for the giveaway :)hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com
5/5/09 9:11 PM

Happy Birthday Jennifer!

With a little pleading, I got Jenn to relinquish some details about her growing up and her life now so we could all gain a little more insight into her lovely life.  I thought there would be no more fitting day to debut this than her birthday which is today!  Please feel free to leave her a comment and wish her a happy day!  Thank you~ Janine

I was born in PaysonUT and so was the celebrity singer Jewel if you can believe it.  Yes, there is a hospital in Payson and I was not born in a pool in someone’s back yard.  My mom had me when she was 19 and the nurse was giving her a hard time doubting that my mom knew anything about labor and childbirth.  When my mom finally insisted she be checked, the nurse saw my head coming covered with a thick layer of of dark hair almost looking like a darling little Navajo baby in need of a papoose swaddling.


I am the oldest of 5 and have been blessed with many inspiring siblings, parents, and relatives through my parent’s blending of families.  As a young girl, I was extremely creative and was always donning a costume overseeing production numbers.  I was very bossy and intense to those who knew me closely, but shy in public.  I was a big helper and very resourceful in my family.  I loved to collect paper dolls and had a passion for reading, both hobbies which were fed by the generosity of my Nannie.  I would read by a dim light hiding in a covert location in the basement instead of going to bed.  Apparently, I have always been entrepreneurial and sold my sister Stephanie some used mixed tapes with additional charges for writing down the lyrics for her.  I loved to lay out her clothes for her and spent hours with intricate braids and curls on her golden head.  My other sister Kelsey, did not appreciate my hair skills and thought my beauty salon manner was a little harsh with severe braids.   I wrestled my brother Chad until he got so big I had to hide in a locked bathroom and I always tried to coddle Winn & Danny the babies.


I loved Debate team in highschool and that is where I met my sweet hubby Jason when I was a sophomore-we have been debating ever since! I went to community college in Imperial Valley CA while Jason finished his Naval enlistment and then transferred to BYU graduating in Finance in 2000.  I had an invitation to consider law school which had always been a career interest to me.  A calling to motherhood arrived instead of post-graduate work and I spent the next few years in baby bliss refining the domestic arts being nurtured by all the wonderful examples of parenthood surrounding me.


This year I am 32 and well loved and supported by family and friends despite my many imperfections.  I am thankful for the opportunity to attend to my most precious role as a mother and dabble with Vintage Hem on the side.  I have learned a lot from the many talented people around me and quite a bit from my own mistakes.  I am grateful to be a member of the LDS church which enhances my knowledge of the Savior’s great plan of happiness for me and my family.  I am truly blessed and grateful for the good parts.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Grandma Penny

My love of business and true entrepreneurial spirit comes from my mom, Penelope Jay Hansen (Penny).  She has always been involved in various activities while still managing to be a superb mother and now, grandmother.    Her love for business and keeping busy with multiple tasks while still placing family first, amazes me and I'm always in awe of her ability to drop whatever she has going on if one of her children (or grandchildren) need her.  While I am fulfilled in my role as a mother and wife, I knew from the very moment that I thought of starting a business, my challenge would always be to find the balance between family and Vintage Hem.  My mom continually encourages me, as she has from day one, to find that time for all things that are important, but that family should always come first.  

My mother has always been feminine in her dress and ignited my love for fashion at an early age.  As many can attest, you would have been hard pressed to find me in anything other than a dress when I was young, and I'm thankful that my mother possessed such a love of femininity that she enjoyed seeing me in dresses every day.  She taught me the value of good manners, not to lift myself up, but to help others feel more comfortable around me; she and my Grandma Sheila are responsible for instilling a love for manners and etiquette that I continue to try and polish which is like trying to polish a huge silver punch bowl, a continual process.

Penny is famous (at least in my circle of friends) for her one-liners.  She is always creating new ways to instill important principles in our lives and this is a great and creative way to do it. Things such as "don't throw the baby out with the bath water" or "Never allow how another person to determine who you are going to be and how you are going to act".  These phrases, among many others, have been embedded in my heart; they are an integral part of who I am becoming as a woman, a wife, and a mother.  
Whenever there is a spare moment, my mother encourages me to read to my children, ask them about their day, take special time with each individual child, and verbally praise them for their unique personalities; she also encourages me to spend time with my husband and prize him for the wonderful man that he is. The best way to lead is by example and my mom has paved the way for me through her perseverance and survival through hard things, her love of life, and her immense dedication and loyalty to her family.  Thank you for being my friend, my shoulder to cry on, my babys' grandma, a great travel companion, but most of all thank you for being my hero.   I love you mom~  Janine

Friday, May 8, 2009

Vintage Hem Black Have a Ball giveaway Winner-Penny's choice

Thank you to everyone who participated in our giveaway, we loved reading about the women in your lives who have been most influential, that's a very special thing to write about and we appreciate your sharing that with us.  We let each of our mother's choose a winner and my (Janine's) mom chose Wendy; she said:

"Aside from my mother, the woman who has been the most influential in my life is my Aunt Margie. She always provided an outlet for me when my own life was in crisis, and taught me how strength comes from within. Her love and concern for me has influenced me my whole life, and continues to today."  

Congratulations to Wendy and Jennifer's mom Sammy will pick her winner soon, watch for that!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Momma Sam

Vintage Hem was truly inspired by my passion for romance and femininity. The women in my life blessed me with a rich heritage of talented women. My grandmothers are grand ladies that reared children and devoted their lives in service to their families and husbands.

My mother continued that legacy with her example of superfluous domestic talents oozing from her polished finger tips. My mother, Sam instilled the virtue of education in my heart and a love for service in my soul. Sam is a great example of rooting for the underdog and forgetting your troubles in their service of others. My mother has valiant love and faith never giving up and always pursuing the fearful endeavors of new life challenges. I admire her courage and fortitude, and most of all appreciate her example that when life gets hard you put your head down (beautifully coiffed of course) and get to work.

This beautiful woman I call mother gave me the gift of life and many talents to enrich it. I am so thankful for her continued love and support as I forge my own way into motherhood with 3 darling dollies and a little man on the way. I am grateful for the opportunity to be a mother. It is the best job in the world because of the diverse opportunities it allows you to explore. Without my little family to tend to I would be a complete mess blowing about the billows of the world. Family grounds me and inspires me to be better.

I am grateful for all the women who nurture me and educate me including friends many whom I have come to know through this fun endeavor Vintage Hem. As we celebrate Mother's Day, I praise all woman who love those around them including strangers in need and promote loving goodness in the world. You make the world a better place to be a part of it and for that I am ever grateful!

Happy Mother's Day 2009,

Jennifer Jensen Young

Friday, May 1, 2009

All Black Have a Ball Giveaway-Closed

The long anticipated, totally adorable, tres chic all black Have a ball is here.  This is your chance to win it!  We want to hear who as a mother figure in your life has been most influential and why?  We can't wait to hear all your wonderful comments and inspiring stories!  This giveaway will end Friday, May 8th.