Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Giveaway at Southern Weddings

Southern Weddings is hosting a giveaway sponsored by yours truly today! Check it out here... good luck!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Survivor Soireé in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, we have partnered with event planning company byrd + bleeker in Texas and New York to spread some pink love.

Both Libby and I wanted to find a way to help in the fundraising efforts to promote the advancement of breast cancer research. We have known and been touched by the courageous stories of these survivors, many of whom are close to us. This inspiration gave birth to the concept of Survivor Soirée— a pink party to celebrate celebrate the vitality of the women who have survived breast cancer. The creative strength of both our companies resulted in these "New Beginnings" letterpress invitations (by chewing the cud) and the "Sweetness of Life" candy bar (by byrd + bleeker).

Perhaps it’s your sister. Your mother. Your best friend. Celebrate their triumph with a “Survivor Soirée”.
• Surprise your guests with these “New Beginnings” letterpress invitations by chewing the cud.
• Make your event sweeter by having byrd + bleeker create a “Sweetness of Life” candy bar and more pink party goodness.

New Beginnings Letterpress Invitations
image: chewing the cud

Sweetness of Life Candy Bar.
These are actually "Breast Cancer Awareness" candies; Hershey Kisses, York Peppermint Patties, Dove Dark Chocolate Pieces and Mars M&Ms Promise Blend. A portion of those candies' purchase price also goes towards the Susan G. Komen foundation - so really, it's a charity two-fer!
image: byrd + bleeker

Details from "Sweetness of Life" candy bar (byrd + bleeker); tags with affirming quotes by breast cancer survivors (chewing the cud); customized well-wishes cards (chewing the cud)
image: byrd + bleeker

and of course pink champagne to top it all off...
image: byrd + bleeker

10% of all proceeds will be donated to the Nellie B. Connally Breast Cancer Foundation at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center at Houston

Also to show our pink love, we'd like to offer a 20% discount for you during the month of October. Email with inquiries: Here's to helping women everywhere!

P.S. Thank you Style Me Pretty for the blog love!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Gareth Pugh Does Paris

Image Source: JC Report and Style.com

English fashion designer Gareth Pugh showed his spring collection at Paris Week recently. How stunning are these architectural pieces? In my search to learn more about him, I came across this excerpt from
Wikipedia. ouch!

"Though he is currently a darling of the fashion elite, Pugh claimed in March 2007 that he had yet to sell a single dress and that he struggled to make ends meet. (Until his Spring 2007 collection, his clothes were solely catwalk experiments and simply unavailable to purchase.) While constructing his autumn 2005 debut collection, shown in the Fashion East group show, he was squatting in a converted warehouse. (A court order ultimately forced him to leave the building.) He says his current studio is unheated and has only two electrical outlets. It remains to be seen whether Pugh can be a commercial success as well as a critical one, but he is slowly shifting to more wearable clothing in his runway shows and he has partnered with major manufacturers to produce some of his new pieces."

More of his collections here.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Lost Found Art

image source: here

Collections fascinate me. They reveal interesting facets of the collector's personality and provide clues to his/her life. These ones from Lost Found Art are especially lovely.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Corporate Pig

image source: corporate pig

Check out the wonderful and crazy world of
Meredith Dittmar, the artist behind Corporate Pig.
Makes me want to pick up a wad of polymer clay right this minute.