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What I Wore: Halloween 2008

This year, I went as Minnie Mouse for Halloween, partly because I already had everything (besides the headband, false eyelashes and black lipstick) in my possession! My outfit was a bit more schoolgirl Minnie / vintage Mouseketeer than the standard.

What I wore:

Dress with belt, vintage
Red bowtie, Loulou Loves You
Minnie Mouse headband, vintage
Wool jacket, Love & Glamour
Cotton crinoline, vintage
Knee highs, unknown
Bow wedges, Corsocomo
Patent Purse, Miu Miu

The party was insanely packed and the costumes were amazing! My favorite part every year is the ‘photo booth.’ There’s a real photographer that snaps your pictures against a backdrop and they print out for you to keep.

The first set was with Lee (he was a hippie burnout! SO FUNNY!), and Todd & Alex from the Nemo photo department.

In the second set, my brother jumped in, along with Axl Rose and a skeleton girl!

As the night goes on, the photos naturally get more crazy. This is pretty represenative of how the party was looking at midnight!

I hope you had a fantastic Halloween! I was warm, comfortable and people could actually tell who I was (unlike last year when I was Steve Perry) so all in all, it was a great night!

The Week in Pictures: 10.31.08

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A few days ago, I had a really late night at work but when I came home, I was surprised with this! Lee’s family was in town all week and his mom made a MASSIVE apple pie. (I secretly love having so many heart-shaped dishes and baking pans. Heart-shaped food makes everything better!!!)

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Heehee, I made some new friends this week…and their names are Marni!

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I’d been lusting after some wedges from the Spring 2008 collection for awhile and when a pair came up in my size on Ebay for a total steal, I jumped in! They’re literally like sculptures. In case you were wondering, they’re not easy to walk in, but they sure are beautiful to look at!

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This is totally random, but if you’ve never been to Portland, one of the first things that you see when entering downtown is this massive purple monstrosity! It never seems to die. You think it would get popped, but it’s probably immortal.

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One of the packages I received this week was from my Virgo soulmate, Gala Darling and it contained not only a cute letter of all the reasons why we’re a perfect match, but a GLITTER GLOVE! She’s one of the only people who understands my undying love for Michael Jackson.

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I had the best latte today while dining on waffles with my friend Erin. We’ve known each other the longest out of all of all of my friends (BFF’s since 1996, baby!) so we share a very special bond.

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Isn’t she adorable?!

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I guess I should mention what else I’ve been up to. Nemo is having an insane Halloween party tonight (I say INSANE and mean it because over 1,500 people have RSPVed!) and we’ve been decorating for the last two days. It looks amazing!

And, with that, I am off to change into my costume!

Happy Halloween, everyone!
What’s your costume going to be this year? Art Retrospective at Nemo Design: Recap

Fellow Nemoites (Austin & Alex) made this video of my art show! Talented boys!

On October 3rd, my solo art show opened at Nemo Design in Portland, Oregon. This was markedly different from previous ones in that it showcased 30 pieces from all three of my series.

Thank you to everyone who trekked through the rain to the show! Friends, ex-bosses, coworkers, family members, gallery curators and college chums all made appearances. It totally blew me away! Words cannot describe the feeling of being surrounded by so many people I care about on such an important night!

Nemo is seriously the best place ever to work at, but even better, they let me showcase my personal work in their long, pristine, white-walled hallway.

I also had a big ol’ merch table and Lee Z was nice enough to sell the wares. Awww!

Kaebel of Sequential Art Gallery also stopped by. He is the man that is responsible for me showing art in the first place!

Friends from the high school and college years also showed up. Dani (above right) has been one of my closest sidekicks for 10+ years, along with Erin (bottom center).

An extra special thank you goes out to the Nemo photo studio employees who tended bar for 4+ hours. I love you! Also, thanks to all the Nemo-ites who purchased work, to Auntie Nubs for taking photos, Lee for the hours he spent hanging my work and printing shirts, my two gallery curators Kaebel and Cathie Joy for stopping by, Austin for the video editing, the cute Portland girls who came up and told me that they faithfully read my blog(!), Tyler for helping with the show setup, the mysterious Big Gay Wizard for suddenly appearing, to Dani for entertaining Lee & I on our way home, to Erin for putting up with my antics since 1995, and to Nemo for giving me a chance to show my work!

What I Wore: 10.3.08

I had such a good time at my art show last night! So many friends from my past made it out and I made a few new ones as well! Of course, you’ll get a full update early next week!

Here’s what I wore:

Sweater dress, Twelve By Twelve
Belt, borrowed from H&M dress
Necklace, Helpless Romantic
Hat, Forever 21
Socks, found in Grandma’s drawer! For real!!
Red cross watch, Target
Boots, Destroy

The Week in Pictures: 10.3.08

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Yep, you guessed it…I’ve been getting ready for my art show at Nemo all week! Lee came by and we hung all 30 pieces last night and it looks awesome! It’s been almost three years since my first show and I’ll be showing pieces from all three of my series.

If there’s a piece you’re interested in, please email me at nubby @ for pricing and availability!

Besides prepping for the show, I’ve been working on super cool headphone designs. Developing patterns is way fun. Also, I’m majorly digging this image on my left monitor!

Lee just surprised me with a super limited run of these red lipstick prints and they’ll be available at my show and on my site along with shirts next week.

OK, I’m off to take care of a few last minute details and then it’s show time! I’m looking forward to meeting some of you tonight! Don’t be shy, please introduce yourself!

Do you have any big plans for your weekend?