Despite being mistaken occasionally for a fungus growing operation, Toadstool Farm is actually the intellectual brainchild of creative entrepreneur and professional misfit, Jacqueline Collen-Tarrolly. That's me! Named for a beloved former home, a cottage in Studio City, CA, it encompasses all of my creative projects. I'm a Vintage lover, a fantasy artist, a horse trainer, a ballet dancer, an author, a model, a wildlife rehabilitator, and an Adventurer. Early in 2011 I decided to change a lifestyle that involved being on the road 45 weekends out of every year, and put down some more local roots by following a long time dream of opening a brick and mortar shop. That August, Toadstool Farm Vintage opened it's doors. Offering Vintage and vintage inspired clothing and goods for your home and self, it was filled with light and sparkle and love. Three years later the building the shop was in was sold and I moved all those glorious, beautiful goodies from a simpler ( and prettier) time into a studio. Toadstool Farm Vintage is now primarily online, here and in our Etsy shops. In addition we are open by appointment seven days a week, and a few times a year we throw a Vintage Tea Party in the Garden for our customers, essentially recreating the brick and mortar shop in the tree shaded, flower filled garden behind our studio. Every single item that goes home with one of our customers has been sourced and hand picked by me, cleaned and repaired if necessary, and otherwise prepped by me personally. I'm assisted every day by my bevy of critters, both wild and domestic, my wonderful kids and my tall, dark and handsome husband of twenty years. Thank you for interest in Toadstool Farm. I wish you love and light while you explore this Magical World of a Misfit!
One thing is certain, Jacq loves press. It's a left over habit from her acting and modelling days. Please contact us if you'd like to feature us in any of your media articles. We'd be happy to accommodate you.
December, 2013, My Daily Burbank feature on Jacqueline and the store.
With her background in the film and Tv industry, Jacq has a special understanding on what you need and when you need it. We've worked with A-List celebrities looking for that perfect outfit ( whose names we wont list as we respect their privacy), and costumers looking for wardrobe. Some shows our clothing has featured on: