You’ll Find a Way

October 6, 2009

Well I leave for New York on Wednesday night. I’m having a difficult time deciding what to pack. Which translates into me packing the entire closet. Good move. The weekend was rather uneventful for me… I studied. I taught Nic (my brother, senior) and the rest of the powderpuff cheerleaders the Single Ladies dance tonight. I haven’t laughed that hard in such a long time. It was rolling on the ground material.

One good thing about this weekend was that on Saturday while at the Benefit counter, a couple of the sales girls asked me about my headband. I was stoked because this is the headband I hand beaded and it took hours. I’m absolutely in love with it and it’s completely one of a kind. It’s part of Olde Alice (my headband company.. for lack of better term). Me and my roomate/best friend/partner in crimes have a little business and we are hoping it will take off this fall. Just tonight we discussed the future of Olde Alice and have decided to instill weekly headband making night, to always carry business cards, and to wear our creations as much as possible to get them out there. Tomorrow we will both be sporting Olde Alice originals and should I remember I will try and take a picture.

One more thing… Can I just say that Gossip Girl was so good today. It was good to see a return of Little J. Also, I would really like her headband that she decided not to wear. Truly, I’m in love.

As You Were

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Young Folks

October 3, 2009

Life has been crazy… I’m talking insane, pull your hair out, eye twitching crazy. Fall break starts at the end of next week along with, brace yourself, MIDTERMS. For my past two college years, I don’t remember ever having midterms. And if this is true, this year I am certainly making up for it. Project proposals, sewing exams, six month buying plans, census projects, biology tests.. all of this crammed into two days. Now you understand why I’m loosing my mind.

Apart from school though, things have been good. Lately I’ve been working a lot at Moon and Lola and things there are really taking off. We’ve been in magazines, on Gossip Girl (V seen wearing M&L New Orleans at roof party) and on Rachael Ray this morning. You can imagine the excitement in the studio. We’ve also been shipping a lot of the new line, which by the way features zippers, safety pins, crystals, and some gorgeous bracelets, to our publicist and stores. Today we took some staples down to this little shop in Downtown Apex and set Meemaw up with a huge stock. Next week while I’m in the office we will be bringing it back to me and talking about what I’m going to wear in New York!!

Yes, I’m going to New York for fall break with the fashion department at Meredith. We are touring a National Magazine (I was late to the info meeting, so I don’t know which one) going on the Sex and the City tour, doing FIT and the MET, meeting with Alum to talk about what they are doing, and of course SHOPPING. I could not be more excited. I’m not sure what the thing is that I’m going to be looking for while I’m there but I have no doubt that I will come back with cute things.

I know I said that I would talk about things that are happening locally so I wanted to make sure to say a few words about Strides for Fashion. It was at Vivace on Thursday. The models were dressed in outfits from Vermillion and Scout and Mollys. Hair was done by Von Keikal and makeup by Lux. The show was great. I unfortunately only got to watch the clothes from Vermillion and there were definitely some pieces that I have my eye on. I got to speak with the owner of Lux, Fique, and she was so sweet. I can’t wait to go into her shop and play with all the great stuff she has. And let me tell you about this cuff she was wearing. It was perfect. Absolutely to die for. She got it in New York and she is considering stocking them. My plan is to go into the shop and continuously ask for it until they order them. I must have it.

Well I hope that everyone is having a much less stressful week than I’m having and hopefully some of you are lucky enough to be attendance at the U2/Muse concert tomorrow night at Carter Finley. Jealously is currently steaming from me. And I promise to be better at posting updates, and hopefully I will remember to take my camera out sooner rather than later and get some pictures up.

As You Were

Ambivalence Avenue

September 21, 2009

September is the month of beginnings. It’s the first month of the new fashion year, when school starts back, when the fall premiers happen… Life begins again in September. The [hopeful] change in temperature to cooler nights gives us a new sense of youth, and those of us that still are young awaken our sense of adventure. You see, in September, everything is new and everything is exciting.

This here is the introduction to my new blog. I’ve started things in the past… projects of mine that remain incomplete. But not this time. For this project there is something that always seems to be missing… a plan and a voice. In the past I have tired to emulate my favorite bloggers, by modeling my own thoughts after theirs. I’ve come to the realization that is the exact opposite of what I’ve always been trying to do. I want to get my own voice out, so why would I copy others?

Things to look forward to:

  • Thoughts from a Moon and Lola intern
  • Life as the President of the Meredith Fashion Association
  • Comments on film, music, television, art, fashion

So are you ready to get started… I am!

As You Were,

R