Dittos are our newest denim brand we are carrying in the stores on on the web.(check em out here) Dittos was a hot brand in the 70′s that has recently been revived for the benefit of our generation. The fit has that 70′s classic feel to it. They’re a little bit high waisted. The denim is thin, super light and flowy and the leg is really long. The back has a double yoke (with a really cute shape) and no pocket. And these puppies don’t stretch much and you should wear them 70′s style, super tight. Like, maybe you should get out your pliers and lay down to button them…
Here, the sales girls at our Paramus, NJ store try on the white dittos (the security tag is hot, right?) and get silly, Backstreet Boys style.
Check out this post over on love forever. She has picked up the latest issue of Selvedge and posted these beautiful photos from a spread on the women’s clothing of Salvador, Bahia in Brazil. Definitely makes me want to see the rest of the images. (photographs by Fedor Van der Valk)
A little about Selvedge from their website…
“Open a copy of Selvedge and you sense there is a philosophy that Selvedge readers subscribe to. A belief system based on a cerebral and sensual addiction to textiles in all forms. Readers share a belief in the importance of their material surroundings and a passion for the beautiful and beautifully made.
Our aim is simple: to provide a textile publication which fits seamlessly into their creative lifestyle. Directed towards an international, discerning audience, Selvedge covers fine textiles in every context: fine art, interiors, fashion, travel and shopping.”
Etsy has teamed up with Instructables for this Sew Useful contest. So you know that Etsy is all about supplying a marketplace for the independent artist and crafter, and Instructables is a community created to share the how-to’s for useful projects. I love how Instructables encourages the sharing of finds and ideas. I mean, that’s what blogging is all about, right? Anyway, combining these two ideas, you get the ultimate way to support the handmade community. And there’s prizes…
I was flipping through the third issue of Craft: magazine (the one put out by the makers of Make:) and this picture was just so striking. This is just one little corner of a garden created by Diane Salavracos in Belgium. She buys odd colored spray paint from graffiti shops and then paints dried flowers, broken branches, Halloween pumkins, pine cones, etc. to create a year round colorful wonderland. Not as environmentally positive as a growing green garden, but it looks really cool.
Check out this huge list of blogs on the subject of creativity. They’re broken down by categories like industrial design, fashion, technology, etc. There are a million blogs on here I’ve never seen, so I’m very excited to do some exploring. Have fun! Leave a comment and let us know if you find one that’s amazing!
We had a baby shower last week for our Planner (she figures out how much we need to buy of each style, what stores to send which styles, she manages all the numbers). All of her coworkers from the buying and web teams made her these adorable onesies! They have heat transfer graphics and are hand dyed. So cute, right!
So our travel themed craft swap is coming to a close. These photos are just a few of the amazing crafts the particpants have exchanged. Check out our flickr group to see the rest, and leave these guys some comments! The creativity of all you swappers is seriously incredible. Hope you all had fun!!!!
Anyone ride a scooter? One of our own FP girls is responsible for planning a rally in Philly at the end of the month. Join in on the rides, BBQs, scavenger hunt and Philly fun. Check out the site for the schedule and details!
My attention has recently been captured by jotterblog, a paper/stationary/craft blog written by one of our avid fp blog fans. As I am new to their site, I went back and checked out the archives, and found a post on these awesome paper dresses.
Our web team was working on a photoshoot with new product for our website, so I made a visit and took some random photos. Here we see hair & makeup…
I’m sure you’ve noticed our latest backgrounds that look like photographs, and sometimes they look so real you’d think they shot on location. Well here’s a photo of just the backdrop. Our creative assistant discovered how to make these in Illustrator. She tiles out a photo and then prints each piece on a regular color printer. Then you put all the sheets together like a puzzle. Looks awesome right? Check out them out on our website.
Another background, a personal afghan belonging to one of the girls on our display team.
And just a silly candid of our photographer (part of the Cracker Farm team) and the two FP girls that make all the webshoots happen…
Our accessories designer has just returned from a month of travelling in India and Hong Kong. She brought back all of these amazing trims and ribbons to use for inspiration. They all looked so great together, so her team made this cool display and hung them on the wall in their office. Don’t you just love the huge pompoms?