Betsy McDonald

Vintage collector Betsy McDonald is the sole curator and creator of deadlyvintage.com. With a background in painting & performance art and a taste for loopy, eye-catching & eclectic fashion design, she scours the Shenandoah Valley & Baltimore/DC areas for appropriate vintagewear for her online shop. Her customer is Miss Not-afraid-to-be-noticed, who likes to play with notions of femininity & transgression in fashion. A single parent, Betsy divides her time between managing the website and raising her adorable tot (who loves mixing vintage one-of-a-kinds with Old Navy, Hanna Andersson & Oilily).

About DV -- http://www.deadlyvintage.com -- an extensive vintage closet and boutique. The website is organized by drop-down menus (shop by department, era, color or garment) and a tag cloud of vintage-related keywords. Clothing ranges in value from museum-worthy artifacts to cheap options for fashion-lovers. The mobile site resides at http://www.deadlyvintage.com/m/index.cfm. DV also includes a hand-curated vintage-fashion directory & search engine - the vin*fashindex.