Calling all seamstresses, sewers, and fabric lovers out there! A very special event is taking place just for you on November 10th. Sarai Mitnick, owner and designer of Colette Patterns, is hosting a free webinar. Join her for the The Seamstress Palette: Choosing the Perfect Fabric for your Sewing. You'll learn all kinds of neat things like how fabric is made, how to use your senses to better understand fabric, how to speak the language of textiles, and how to ... Read More
Some new music is about to make its grand entrance into your iTunes. The electro/pop duo We Were Lovers hits us with their song "We've Got It." The track, as well as being a teaser for an album that won't be coming out until Spring 2012 (cry!), will feel right at home among all those old '80s tunes you've got stored away. Aren't they cute?! Listen and download (fo' FREE)!   New Yorkers, you can catch this dashing duo tomorrow night at The Rock ... Read More
I didn't make it to as many CMJ shows as I would've liked, but I was able to catch the lovely singer Emmy the Great, who I've wanted to see for a while now, and Wild Moccasins, a Texas pop band I've missed seeing since moving from Texas to NYC. The two pictures above and below are  Emmy the Great, who I was happy brought some glitter and sparkle to a daytime show. It's never too early in my book. I was also totally digging her patterned ... Read More
I've seen costume ideas everywhere I turn from blogs and websites to magazines and movies. I've also seen and helped people put together some awesome looking costumes at the vintage store I work for as well. This year, I've decided to be a Pan Am stewardess. To be honest, I kind of already dress like a 60's stewardess or secretary most of the time so it's not too much of a stretch. I picked up a Pan Am bag recently and now I'm just trying to figure out a hat to ... Read More
Motherhood seems to have been quite an influential force on Kimya Dawson’s new album Thunder Thighs (out now on her label Great Crap Factory). Many of the songs--as well as the Sesame-Street-on-acid album cover--evoke whimsical sensibilities that wouldn’t be out of place in a hip kindergarten classroom. Dawson’s desire to create music she can share with her now five-year-old daughter reached an apex on 2008’s Alphabutt, a collection of ... Read More
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