Seymour based artist and vintage clothing vendor Jillian Lyons is ready to give New Haven her haunted vision of Halloween. Valley Vintage & Jillian Lyons Designs will be taking over Project Storefront New Haven’s location, PopUp 55, for a one week only engagement from October 27th – November 3rd. The shop will feature vintage Halloween accessories, masks and costumes as well as handmade costume pieces, vintage clothing in fall colorways, handmade spooky jewelry and Halloween themed fine art photography. The shop will be open all seven days from 12pm – 7pm. Items will be curated daily throughout its seven day run. The Mini Halloween Shop may also be announcing special guests as the event date comes closer!
Jillian cordially invites you to visit this little world of spooky throughout the week of October 27th – November 3rd from 12pm – 7pm. Popup 55 is located at 55 Church Street in downtown New Haven. It will be open every day from 12pm – 7pm.
Jillian Lyons began Jillian Lyons Designs in late 2010 as a way to deal with an unexpected cancer diagnosis. As she recovered, she began to create a full handmade inventory and start working again. She took a part time position with New Haven’s own Vintanthromodern Vintage working as an assistant as well as handling booking and promotions. Vintanthromodern’s Melissa Gonzales was a big influence on Ms. Lyons. Jillian utilized her experience when taking her small collection of vintage clothing to create an online business, Valley Vintage. Jillian uses both of these businesses to create unusual portraits and themed photos individually as well as in collaborative efforts with artists such as Ginger Grant and Mike Chaiken, and frequently partners with Abstract Koncepts. Her work is driven by her life experiences, high camp, and her feelings on life and death. She also really LOVES Halloween!
Prior to 2010, Jillian Lyons was an independent artist who worked with other artists and crafters to create branding and promote themselves, as well as organizing unique events. She also sold her work through boutiques, shops and galleries throughout Connecticut and New York.