I am so excited to let you know that I have been putting my new screen printer to good use. “Rabbit Rabbit" shirts are now available at my brand new etsy shop, ShopRabbitRabbit!If you order this week, I’ll be sure to get you one before the start of November, and you’ll get to celebrate the start of a new month in style!In the meantime, I hope everyone is having a fabulous October and enjoying this beautiful weather while it’s here! And as always, thanks for reading.
Recently, a few of my creative co-workers and I were taking our daily stroll to grab some lunch. If you remember from Resolution Color, these are the very co-workers who tease me for wearing too much black. So as we were walking, I snapped this pic:Turns out, it's not just me. They were all wearing black, too.It's pretty bizarre, but creatives really do wear a lot of black. Especially in advertising. It's something that probably cannot be explained.But if I were in middle school science class, and Mr. Duva asked me to form a theory about this phenomenon, I'd say maybe it's because black absorbs light and color. And therefore, maybe black absorbs creativity. Maybe, just maybe, it's the secret to our creativity.Ridiculous? Probably. But that's why I majored in design and not science. And why I will continue to wear black.Tell me, why do you think creatives wear so much black?
One of my favorite holiday traditions is the Ugly Christmas Sweater Party. People gathered together, dressed in the most gaudy, outdated 80s Christmas sweaters they can find. It is crafty, sarcastic and funny. Three of my favorite things.In fact, rumor has it, Chris Boyd and Jordan Birch of Vancouver got the idea in 2001 after a combination of watching Dumb & Dumber and working at a retirement home (according to bcliving). A story that makes me love the tradition even more.But I have a confession to make.This year, I purchased my ugly Christmas sweater at Urban Outfitters. And so did at least 3 other people at the party I attended.Turns out, UO has an entire section of vintage, recycled and remade ugly Christmas sweaters. They call it "Urban Renewal." And it is very convenient! But it got me thinking. Are retail stores taking the fun out of ugly sweater hunting? I didn't have to step foot in a single thrift store or Grandma's closet to find an ugly sweater, because I spotted the perfect one through a store window on my walk to work. But isn't the hunt half the fun?Tell me, do you think buying your ugly sweater at Urban is fair game? Or is it cheating? Either way, I say it is brilliant marketing by retailers!
After watching Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris and Michel Hazanavicius' The Artist, I quickly became obsessed with the 1920s era. More specifically, I became obsessed with the fashion. I wanted to wear it all.The best excuse I could come up with was to throw a 20s party to celebrate my 29th birthday, my last year in the decade. So last week, I did. My dress is the Moira Dress by BB Dakota (found at Bloom by the amazing Amanda Abrams). It was everything I was looking for. Soft in color, silky, fringy and most importantly, loose fitting (the women of the 1920s de-emphasized their feminine frame for the very first time).The blingin’ cigarette holder and fake cigarette are a gift from Risa of Really Risa (Thanks, girl!). And my headpiece is hand-made using a simple headband from CVS, a gray ostrich feather and a hair clip from A.C. Moore.Check out the rest of my girls below: Tanya’s dress (third from the right) is clearly a stand-out. Find it at uniquevintage.com among lots of other gorgeous vintage pieces. Tanya also deserves all the credit for my faux bob hairdo. She’s a miracle worker.Alright, enough about clothes. Let’s talk about the important stuff. Liquor.I set up a bar consisting of vodka, gin and red wine. But since this party was set during the prohibition, I covered each bottle with paper bags from the liquor store. Then I labeled each with name cards set in the Hemingway typeface (it only seemed appropriate). The beautiful stemware is from my Grandma Janie’s china cabinet. And of course there were mason jars for the guys. And no party is complete without a framed chalkboard, am I right? Though, since this was a last minute addition, I actually used black paper and no glass, instead of painting the glass with chalkboard paint. And no one noticed the difference. Who knew. Plus, now I get to re-use the picture frame as, well, a picture frame.Last but not least, the food. I went crazy with candy. 1920s candy, of course. Charleston Chews, Baby Ruths, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Gummy Bears (or Dancing Bears as they were called back then), Dubble Bubble, Mr. Goodbar, Mounds and Hostess Cupcakes were all invented in the 20s.Much thanks and love to my friends who so willingly played along with this idea.And to Really Risa, Amanda Abrams and Doug Keith for taking lots of pictures, as I found myself totally overwhelmed.So tell me, have you thrown a 1920s theme party? Link us to some pics in the comments. We’d love to see!