The Wayback Machine — A New Blog about Adventure and Creativity from Designer Brenda Lee
Cape Cod-based clothing designer shares inspirations from her life, work, and travels in a new blog
Lee, based in Cape Cod, lived all over the world, including in Japan when her military father was stationed there shortly after World War II. Throughout her life, she's loved world travel, new experiences, and the magic inherent in costume and dress up.
"I was a child when I learned that simply changing from a pair of red shorts to blue shorts changed others' perception of me," she laughs.
She believes that all women deserve to have fun with fashion, and feel joyful and confident wearing her clothes. She brings the sense of wonder and curiosity she finds in the world to her designs. "Clothes are magic," says Lee. "They can transform you, change you into a different person. Everyone possesses the power to change and have courage just by donning a cape like Superheroes and becoming powerful. When we grow up, many people lose that belief."
Her distinctive lines, available for wholesale via the Cupcake International website and via retail at the OZ store on Rt. 6A in Barnstable Village and through her Etsy site, reflect inspirations from Asia and the natural world. She has a lifelong love of costumes, creating unique looks, even reaching all the way back to her childhood love of paper dolls (Betty Grable was her favorite). She shares the pleasure in texture, color, and style with her customers, and hopes the beauty she finds in the materials and inspiration communicate to a sense of beauty for the wearer.
Her new blog, The Wayback Machine (https://ozcapecod.com/
For more information, visit www.ozcapecod.com and www.cupcakeinternational.com.