Friday, March 25, 2011

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Issey Mikake

Did you see the origami and the origami inspired outfits at Issey Miyake's Fall 2011 fashion show? You may just see me around town sporting a paper vest or scarf!

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Photos Style.com

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Thank you Wellesley

Thank you to everyone who came down to the Wellesley Booksmith this afternoon. We had a huge turnout and really fun time!!! I hope you are all enjoying the bobble heads we made together.

Wearing Accessories

I've been inspired by some new fashionable friends to start wearing more accessories. I hardly ever wear them. I always feel like they make me look like I'm trying too hard. But I came across these two photos today that really hit home the magic of accessories.

The first photo is a picture of Marc Jacob's Silk-Jacquard dress styled by Marc Jacobs for his spring 2011 runway show. I loved the dress so much that I looked it up on the Neiman Marcus site. Not shockingly I can't afford it, but shockingly I didn't even recognize the dress at first in the catalog photo (see the second photo). It looks so dull when not paired with the accessories. It needed that pop of (what is that color? mustard? yellow? marigold?) to make it shine.

Photo from Fashionologie.com

Marc Jacobs Silk Circle-Jacquard Dress
Photo from Nieman Marcus.com

Friday, March 18, 2011

NYC again again

Would you believe I visited New York City again this year?! That is three times so far. I had some great meetings with potential and current clients and as always, I found more fun stores to visit. Here are my newest recommendations:

Grand Central Market - Fine food market place - I know what you are thinking (especially if you've ever used the restroom at Grand Central) "Buying food at Grand Central?, That's gross!" I thought the same thing until I saw the beautiful Grand Central Market. It is in one big long hallway (separated by doors from the train terminal) and as you walk along you feel like you are in a beautiful (clean) outdoor food market. The vendors are set up in little booths with their food displayed and there is everything from gourmet cheeses to Penzeys Spices to sausages to homemade pasta to pastries to chocolates and more! It's definitely worth check out!
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Photo from aparmenttherapy.com


Photos from sebastiansaint.com
Buffalo Exchange - New and Recycled Fashion - This was my first time in a Buffalo Exchange and it was really cool. The clothes were really neat and pretty reasonable $$, although I think they were all modern. New Yorkers know how to shop and apparently they know how to recycle too! It's definitely a good place to check out if you are into second hand clothes. This is the first second hand store I've been to in the city but I plan to check out more. I'll let you know what I find!

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Photo from youonlyliveonce.com

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Trendys Award

I just found out that I am nominated on the Trendys award site for my new Bobble Head Kit with NPW. If you have a second I would really appreciate you logging in and voting for me!

Here's how:
1. Go to the site: http://stationerytrendsmag.com/trendies/gallery/?p=trendys_home
2. Register
3.Go to "click here to vote" then the category "Holiday". You will see my monster bobble heads if you scroll down. Click on them and then vote thumbs up!

Thank you!

NPW
I engineered and illustrated all of these bobble heads.

Wellesley Booksmith

Join me this Sat. 3/19 2 pm at the Wellesley Booksmith in Wellesley, MA. I will be doing a presentation on papercrafting as well as demoing my new Bobble Head Kits manufactured by NPW and signing my new American Girl Book "Paper Shaper Forest Friends". Then I will guide you through making your own papercraft bobble head that you can take home with you! It's going to be fun!



Paper Shaper Forest Friends
NPW

Friday, March 11, 2011

Illustration on the runway

There was illustration walking down the runway at Jill Stuart's Fall 2011 show. Aren't these dresses beautiful?
Jill Stuart Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Jill Stuart Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear



Jill Stuart Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Jill Stuart Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Photos from style.com