Just from my title, I'm realizing how great life is. With the exception of losing my phone last Thursday on the way home from the Lucky Magazine/Timberland event, it's been one heck of a weekend - in a good way. But who wants to hear the negative stuff? Me neither, let's get to the fun stuff!
This is a shot from the Timberland/Lucky Magazine party last Thursday, October 7, 2010. I'm an Alpha Shopper for Lucky Magazine and they send me products to review. The most recent being the most amazing pair of boots you've ever seen:
Yeah, you aren't alone. All my friends are coveting them and Parsons students ask me about them in class, in the elevators, and at the sewing machine. I love them so much (especially their comfort level), that I've only really taken them off to sleep and shower. Timberland definitely is stepping-up their women's collection. In fact, I bought another pair while I was there:
These are the Women's Wedgebrook Buckle Ankle Boot and I thought they would round out what I believe will quickly become a large collection. Why? Because they have great arch support, are comfortable even when you are on your feet all day, have great design elements, and are eco-friendly. What's not to love? Plus, while I was at the event I was told about the great stories behind each shoe. Little details bring them all to life and there is something so romantic about the new designs, but they are certainly for strong women - true to Timberland's core values. I'd say their new direction is working already. Check out these babies that I'd love to own - Gavie Oxfords:
I love their new Timberland Boot Company collection as well - old school factory, vintage, and victorian details meant to be reminiscent of the times when women began to really go to work - functional, beautiful shoes. Here's their photos from the event on flickr. It was fantastically fun and overwhelmingly exciting - I would love to work with them in the future! (I've got to get in to Howard Davis's shoe design class next semester!)
Then, on Friday, I was lucky enough to attend the Sustainability Panel at the Afingo "Behind the Seams" conference at FIT. Read more about it HERE - the post I did for RESTORE™Clothing's Responsiblog:
I also went surfing in Cape May this weekend. (After losing my amazing Blackberry Bold on a NJ Transit bus - devastating - I needed a weekend with laughter, wine, and good friends and family!) My husband bought me my first wetsuit and I'm determined to put it to good use. [Hmmm...eco-friendly wetsuit design in my future? Anything is possible! But I digress...] Here's my hubby waiting for a wave:
And our friend and instructor-for-the-day, TJ actually catching one:
I also found an amazing store in Cape May called Uniquely Yours at 24 Decatur Street. The shawl outside drew me (and a few others) in (I wish my photo did it justice, the burnished velvet with intricate beading was truly stunning):
But I ultimately ended-up buying this shawl that can be worn two different ways... (and guess what? They loved my boots! Thanks Timberland & Lucky!!!)
And I've already throw so much at you for one night, but here's my last three images - new illustration homework (completing the clothing next week):
Alright, hope I didn't scare any of my 7 readers away with all that - certainly had a lot going on this weekend and I hope you all had a wonderful, exhilarating weekend as well!
Dream on and live it up - happy LIVING!