Hiya pals! Last week I decided to start a new project (I know, I'm always starting something). Now that I"m working out of this amazing space in Red Hook
, I have room to make more junk! Space is def a commodity in the NY area and I've decided to put it to good use by making 100 Dresses. Each one is based off of the same pattern (that I made, look ma I'm a real dress maker) but will be completely different, different sizes, patterns graphics etc. Usually I debut stuff on etsy but I was so antsy to show off my new dresses that I took 'em to the Artist and Fleas Market on Sunday and the Uptown Emerging Designer market on Saturday and I've sold 2 already (I'm only on #7) Peep some of the pics.
Hello pals! I've been off the hook for a little bit, working on fall/winter stuff and fighting my wisdom teeth. Yeah I knew that they were on their way in for some time, but I've been determined not to have them removed (don't ask why, I guess I figure that they should take out the old teeth not the new ones, duh). Anyhoot. Last Thursday one of them got infected and I slept the next 3 days away and build up the courage to go to the dentist (first time in 9 yrs, thx to great genes and over all good heath). I'd done my research and was ready to demand my antibiotics and call it a day. On a side note, garlic is a fantastic natural antibiotic so I had been juicing parsley, carrots, garlic which took the swelling down...don't sleep on homeopathy, ya heard!
I digress, back to the story. A pal of mine had a root canal done at NYU's Dental school
and he said the treatment was awesome and it was cheap as hell. So I hit him up for the info and headed to NYU Dental emergency yesterday morning (my face was way too swollen to make a real appointmen). When I got there it was me and one other person waiting in he calmest cleanest reception area ya ever did see (rare in NY). They took my info and the visit cost $90 (that's it!). The dental student took my x-ray poked around in my mouth and then the dentist came in and discussed what they were going to do. Basically they filled down my upper back tooth (bite equilibration), so that I wouldn't chop on my cheek and then she stuck a metal tool and cleaned the tooth (that has partially broken the surface of the gum). That part hurt like hell. Then the antibiotics were prescribed. Over all I had a pleasant experiencet highly recommend getting treated there and will be getting some of the wisdom teeth removed on May 22 (dooms day). Arrg will keep ya posted.
Yep ya'll read that right. Today is Confedetate Memorial day. My dad sent me a text this morning and told me that in Atlanta some of the goverment buildings are closed in honor of the occasion) and that there were BBQs all over town....WOW!!!!!!! [pls insert Flavor Flav's tone here for best affect]
Well, ya know yer girl had to do a bit of research on the matter. Did you know that this holiday is observed in more than 10 states across the south. Ironically in Arkansas it's shared with the state holiday of Martin Luther king's birthday (you know someone was laughing their ass off at this).
It's interesting because usually the losers don't get a commemorative holiday. Isn't that the rules, if you fight for the losing side you don't get remembered? Where's the Mexican-American War
Memorial Day? I guess it's just another example of 'manifest destiny
' in relation to history.
pls click on this pic and read the story, American history is more complex than the text book would like us to believe...i'm still not making conclusions, just presenting options.
Yesterday morning I received an unexpected package in the mail, from my pal Olivia ( she's the inspiration for the Go Bike shirt
). The package was so well done I've decided to share...oh and those peanuts, if anyone can tell me where in NY or Bk I can find those peanuts (i luv em') I will send you a free shirt...word !!!!
I'm a sucker for kitchy uniforms and flight attendant uniforms are my very favorites. The whole vibe around flight attendants in the 60s just rocks my socks off. The chauvinistic nature of the field is pretty lame but in fantastic idealism that retrospect provides, these ladies are my icons. I love Emilio Pucci
, it may just be that I'm a sucker for circles and loud colors, Either way Pucci does it for me.
I just got the new issue of Frank magazine
(you must be up on this handy lil mag, in a world of super dumbed down editorial it's a major sigh of relief). They featured a wonderfully odd gentleman by the name of Cliff Muskiet who shares my love of flight attendant uniforms. Check em out
Yesterday I can across this article
about French Luxury cruise ship that was hijacked by east African Pirates and is currently docked off the coast of Somalia in a "well known pirate hang out" Now, I don't want to romanticize the notions of pirates
, cuz it sux the 30 members of the crew are being held hostage, but I can't help but be like..."Go Pirates, get that cash! make France negotiate!" Sucks, but that's the breaks with colonialism, and that's nerve to take a rich ass voyage to region that has had severe political unrest since '91. Maybe, I'm outta line w/ my views, but this is all based on my limited info on the whole situation.
I've been busier than a bee on crack! I've been on the hussle fulfilling wholesale orders and getting junkprints goodies in stores. Okay so here's the line up, After I complete a few more orders I'm gonna take a break from wholesale to keep cranking out hot shit
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