Saturday, August 21, 2010

Fall take my heart.

wow. if i weren't getting married in 1 month, I'd do a massive post on fall fashion. but I'm tired and I don't have time. instead I will just mention what great pleasure the september issue of vogue has brought me today. I live for fall. The colors, the textures, the smells, the feeling of something leaving us behind. Something dying, something reborn. I can still smell new pencils and brand new clothes and the anticipation of that which goes into the first few weeks of school starting again. Cider mills, wool skirts, tights. Jack o' lanterns, leather jackets.

When I am in heaven, it will be September and October, over and over again. Scarfs and halloween and that first night you need a coat. And the note you find in the pocket, from the boy you want it to be from.


Monday, August 9, 2010

Roller Derby, Wedding Showers and a Fashion Guerilla Garage Sale

I have had no time to update lately.

I joined the Ann Arbor Roller Derby, and we started practice last week. We practice 3 times a week, it's pretty intense. It does however, make me really, really happy. These girls I am getting to know, are the most amazing, determined dedicated women I have ever met. It's really changing my life and giving me confidence in ways I never had. Derby <3

(photo credit: Ben Seese)

I look pretty exhausted here, but what can I say, I was! First week of practice, sunday morning, 10 a.m. But I was having way more fun than it looks like, really.

I also had my bridal shower this past weekend. It was at Frenchie's in Ypsilanti, and we had a very lovely time! I have such wonderful friends and family. I felt like such a lucky girl!

Because my wedding is less than 2 months away (aaaahhh!!!) and I still have my own dress to finish, as well as 1 more bridesmaids dress and a few alterations, not to mention all the other last minute details (aaaahhhh!!!), I am doing my very last fashion related thing (until after we get back from the honeymoon mid-october) this coming saturday August 14th. I was fortunate to receive an invitation to be a guest designer at the 2nd Annual Fashion Garage Sale, which was organized by local design labels, Peace Love Spandex, Wound Menswear and Femilia Couture. Details for the event are here.

GUERILLA {Fashion Garage} SALE II
@Femilia Couture's Alley
Featuring the designs of:

Sarah Lapinski (WOUND MENSWEAR)
Fotoula Lambros & Emily Thornhill (FEMILIA COUTURE)
Kelly Tinsley (KELLY LYNNE)

For Immediate Release:

FASHION GARAGE was such a hit, that it must happen again! So we have made the one time event a tradition in and around the Detroit area. So if you missed the first one, you will be happy to hear that it has been added again.

The designers have cleaned out everything, from the studios, attics, trunks basement, garages and life. In effort of promoting a sustainable lifestyle, four local Detroit based designers have come together, to create this one-of-a-kind Trunk show experience.

In fund raising efforts for the designers Five day International Fashion tour; Wound, Peace Love and Spandex, Femilia Couture, and Kelly Lynne designs are creating a unique mini boutique for the day in and behind the Ferndale based, Femilia Showroom. On Saturday, August 14th, from 11am-sundown come and support their efforts to promote sustainability and recycle their gently used treasures.

Sale features:
Designer samples
Fashion Books
Sewing Supplies
baked goods
Adult and Kiddie Friendly beverages

These designers are cleaning out their fashionable lives, one closet at a time in and outside of the Ferndale based Femilia Showroom. Along with all the treasures, vinyl will fill the room with sounds by DJ Jefferson, DJ Dabnose and DJ EM.

We would like to encourage all local trend setters, fashion enthusiasts, artists, animal lovers, garage/yard sale fanatics, bargain hunters, pirates, and everyone else to come and enjoy the day, especially with a lemonade. This is definitely a TRUNK show you don’t want to miss.

For more information please visit: Call 248.850.8939 or email