As a teenager, Veronica Hood asked her mother for a sewing machine so she could make her own outfits for class. After graduating from high school, the Indiana native followed her love of clothing to New York, where she worked for Miu Miu and Prada in Manhattan showrooms and also designed photo shoots. But it wasn’t until she completed a 2013 summer program at the Fashion Institute of Technology on sustainable fashion that she changed her thinking about the fashion world. “I [realized] How much waste the fast fashion industry produces and how bad it is for the environment, and I started to think that sustainable fashion is the way of the future because it has to be, ”she says. Hood moved to Austin in 2017 and officially opened the Lucid Voyage Boutique online store last April. She curates her collection of brightly colored clothing and accessories like a 1970s floral print wrap dress, 1980s peacock angora sweater, and 1990s champagne jacket from a mix of real estate sales, eBay from the US and Japan, and some friends’ excess inventory from vintage dealers. Each month, Hood gathers a team of local photographers, models, hairdressers, and makeup artists to create a lookbook of the clothes (like this picture, pictured, for Black History Month in February). Buy your finds from