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After a three-month closure, Echo Park boutique Show Pony has reopened with glossier digs and, literally and figuratively, a new lease on life. The Los Angeles Times reports that due to gentrification in the area, Show Pony owner Kime Buzzelli found out her rent was going to triple, and took the opportunity to take her boutique—which had become a bit more commercial—back to its indie roots, as well as to the next level: "It was, like, do we just get out, say it is what it is and let's just go? Or do we gussy it up, remodel, make it that great space we want it to be?" Buzzelli went to work "putting in more of her own artwork, paring down the merchandise to 'the best of the best' and bringing in new talent." Now, notes the paper, shoppers will find one-of-a-kind pieces that will make an outfit, such as Laura Kranitz feather hair clips and glass bead and chiffon neckpieces, dresses by Annakim Violette, Leg Palace lingerie, and Buzzelli's "'girly' taxidermy art."
Buzzelli, for her part, was thrilled about the article, but pointed out two errors on her blog, The Moldy Doily: "To my surprise it says that the girl in our reopen flyer (the cute one one the carousel pony) is a self portrait! Um, well... no—I wish! For future reference I try to never draw myself as much as possible. Of course I will take that compliment and utilize it to buffer the blow in the article which states that I am older than I actually am. Ouch, nothing can hurt more in Hollyweird than someone adding a typo to your age or weight." Whoops.
· Kime Buzzelli's Show Pony boutique in Echo Park reopens with a new look [LAT]