Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The Glorious Paradigm Shifts in Life & Living

Since I started my blog (and stopped posting in July '08!), I was focused on my jewelry, design, promotions, etc., and have decided to pick up blogging again and do a 180. A lot has happened in the last year: I became ill, moved from Denver to Omaha for a surgery, and have been sorta stuck here for a year. In the next few months I'll be moving to San Clemente, CA and starting a whole new life there.

Things have been tough, but I put my energy into finishing my last few semesters, completely changing my jewelry designs, learning to sew & embroider, and enjoying the giant paradigm shift that happened in my outlook on life.

I decided to move from my website to an Etsy store, which has been the best move I've ever made (except my upcoming one, of course)! Etsy is an amazing community of sellers & buyers dedicated to indie designers and avoiding the giant manufacturers that churn out cheap products. So enjoy my new store, cause I'm enjoying being part of the Etsy community!

Friday, July 18, 2008

"Do The Zombie!"

Randi Kittens will be go-go dancin' her way to b-movie madness with her new "Do The Zombie" act, which will debut at the Burlesque As It Was 10th Anniversary Show!

The fabulous beauty behind BAIW is Vivienne VaVoom, who does one of the most amazing fan dances I've ever seen. She graciously taught me how to get on stage and shake my cupcakes in one of her famous Burlesque Classes, which you can learn about on her website, Burlesque As It

And this chica didn't stop at creating Denver's most well-known troupes, she also wrote a book! Check it out on Amazon: Burlesque and the New Bump-n-Grind

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

I Guess The 1950's Aren't So Sexist After All...

Let's talk about something of great importance.

This show is absolutely BRILLIANT. The writing, cinematography, plot lines, casting, and of course, clothing & furniture is what makes this show so brilliant. Sometimes "vintage" shows will accidentally, or carelessly, will forget to remove items from the present era...But Mad Men...absolute perfection in every way. Hats off to their art director!

The clothing is impeccable. While my closet is filled to the brim with vintage treasures, I feel jealous when I watch this show. But it gives me new ideas for my upcoming clothing line, & of course, new outfits and hairstyles for myself.

But I also wanted to talk about a disturbing thing that happened today. As I sat in my Propaganda class, spouting off about Ann Coulter, I noticed something weird.

Kitty-corner from me was a creeper secretly taking a photo of me with his phone!! While he "listened to the teacher", I watched him messing around with his camera, finally pointing it in my direction.

I thought he was just screwing around with his phone until I saw him push the button several times, then looking through the photos! And with my little telephoto eyes, my premonitions were confirmed. I could see my blonde bob and bright white tank top on his screen.

As a man twice my age stared at my tits on the train ride home, I obsessed over the situation. Was it something I did? Was it because I was blatantly anti-McCain? Or praised Al Franken?

Maybe it was my clothing? A white tank with a peek of a leopard bra, high-waisted vintage jeans and gladiator sandals had somehow made him want to invade my privacy? I mean, what the fuck is he going to do with those photos? Who does something like that? I just don't understand!

These last few months have been filled with harassment from a variety of men...I'm starting to think men over 40 feel entitled to younger women, or feel like they can get away with sexist or degrading remarks. Oh wait..that guy in class was in his 20's, and a variety of creepy remarks come from 18-50yr old men (what, no women?).

I love the 1960's. I wish I had lived in the mid-century era. But would I want to be a woman in such a sexist era? Well, obviously I STILL AM LIVING IN A SEXIST ERA!

Friday, June 27, 2008

Who Doesn't Love Cats That Wear PJs? I Made my Gucche Cowboy PJs w/ Footsies.

Yay! One of my absolute favorite blogs to read, 'The Cat's Pajamas', did a mini-write-up about yours truly! Miss Rossy Kay, Denver's favorite fashionista critiquing blogger writes an adorable/bitchy blog for Denver's Westword newspaper.

Check out Cat's Pajamas and read a bit about me, and remember to bookmark don't want to miss her hilarious commentary on fashion, life, Denver, and whoever else she feels like talking shit/praising.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

First Love Contest #5: Vintage Sparrow & Cathedral Bead Necklace & a Hello Kitty Fun Pack

Congrats Miss Mary, Quite Contrary! Check out her 'Now Entering Momville' blog, which is absolutely hilarious. Love the 'Hitler' reference!

The Lil' Lion with the Red Ruby Eyes

When I was in grade school, I was only interested in riding my tricked out bike. But unfortunately there was a boy interested in me...and his name was Clayton. He saw through my tomboyish ways and gave me a gift one day, to which I said thanks and ran to the bathroom to open it.

Clayton had bought me a little gold lion pendant with sparkling ruby eyes (I lost the rubies over the years). It was lovely...but something stirred inside of me. It was then that I realized that I'm not girlfriend material.

Like Samantha Jones famously said...
"I love you, but I love myself more." And there you have it...Clayton set me up for the 'single city girl who loves fashion more than men' lifestyle.

Tell me about your first (or most meaningful) piece of jewelry. Maybe it was a dime store ring your first love gave you? Or a diamond necklace from your great-grandmother? Or maybe it was a Candy Necklace from your raver days (don't lie, we know you were poppin' and lockin')?

Win this Sparrow & Vintage Cathedral Bead Necklace and Hello Kitty Fun Pack! (Value $58)
This one-of-a-kind Sparrow & Vintage Cathedral Bead Necklace brings my two favorite things together: vintage glass beads & tattoo flash sparrows! In the 1950's, this style of Sparrow was an integral part of tattoo flash.
And this lil' one hangs from vintage deadstock (never used) Cathedral beads. I've sold more of these necklaces than any other
sparrow styles.

PLUS you will also win this Hello Kitty Fun pack that includes stickers, Cinnamon Roll Plush, giant Japanese Hello Kitty button, Paul Frank pins & Charmmy Kitty bag.


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Tell me about your most meaningful or 1st piece of jewelry, along with your first name so I can identify you if you win. Remember to be CREATIVE!

3. Good luck!! Winner announced around June 19th.

PS Please read the directions. You won't be chosen if you don't follow these 3 rules. And you especially won't be chosen if you don't sign-up for the newsletter, leave your first name in the comment, or write, 'pick me! pretty jewelry!', because it's obvious you didn't bother to read these rules. ;)Good Luck!