What I Wore: 6.5.11

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Good morning, I hope your week is off to a great start! A good friend recently sent me this jacket and I can’t get enough of it! Over the weekend, I couldn’t decide which way to wear it so I did two looks — one featuring jeans and another featuring a dress.


what i wore nubby twiglet fashion style outfit

what i wore nubby twiglet fashion style outfit

what i wore nubby twiglet fashion style outfit

what i wore nubby twiglet fashion style outfit

what i wore nubby twiglet fashion style outfit

what i wore nubby twiglet fashion style outfit

what i wore nubby twiglet fashion style outfit


I Wore:

Zipper jacket, ModCloth
Dress, Forever 21 (from 3 years ago)
Belt, Forever 21
Jeans, Silence + Noise
Tights, H&M
Necklace, Plastique
Bag, Miu Miu
Boots, Proenza Schouler


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The Week In Pictures: 6.4.11

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I just started reading The Medium is the Massage


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Random but funny: my brother visited some islands over the holiday weekend and when he came home, I walked into the kitchen and he was pulling a live crab out of a little silver Nordstrom bag (?!) Seems that he did some ‘fishing’ before boarding the ferry.


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I was really intrigued by this chair that I spotted at a local boutique over the weekend. If the Addams Family went modern, this would be the perfect fit.


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Casual Friday: this is what I wore yesterday. Jeans: Tripp NYC. Faux French sweatshirt, Urban Outfitters. Frankly Wedges, Beau Coops. Someone (ahem, Rocky) hates to have their photo taken but as soon as I step in front of the camera, they have to jump into every photo! What gives?


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week in pictures


Currently in full-on packing mode for upcoming LA adventures. Cue stripes, wedges, graphic tees and splashes of neon. I’m in some serious need of sun and girl time! Have an awesome weekend! xoxo


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Link Love: 6.2.11

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Photo by Camilla Akrans for Numero #123


• You have to check out Awesome People Hanging Out Together. It’s a collection of photos of famous people just chillin’.

• I have an interview featured over at the just-launched Blogsmitten. Thanks, Chloe!

• Cool architectural patterns all around Miami.

• Life Magazine had just released a gallery of rare pre-fame Marilyn Monroe photos.

• Even if your boss says that you should use your real name on Facebook, should you?

• A great look back at American mall culture in 1989.

• Um, what were you really doing during your picnic in Prospect Park? Not eating, obviously.

• I’ve never given much thought to the toxins that could be lurking in the beauty products I use on a daily basis but after reading this post over at Verhext, I’ve vowed to make some changes.

• A really great how-to post over at Making it Lovely: Five important tips for photographing your home.

• It’s hard to believe that The Museum of Modern Art said no to Warhol back in 1956.

• In case you were wondering, here’s the difference between stationery and stationary.

• The most visually pleasing to do list in existence.

• This interview with Courtney Love is beyond entertaining.


Rock N Roll Bride Branding Continued: Media Kit, Invoice & Badge

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About a year ago, I worked with Kat from the highly imaginative (and addictive) U.K.-based wedding site, Rock N Roll Bride to update her branding and web header. We were both really happy with the outcome — it was bold but still pulled together. A few months back, she contacted me and wanted a media kit, invoice and promotional badge. Here’s the outcome!


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rock n roll bride design nubby twiglet


Kat’s business has grown substantially in the year since we first worked together and she had a lot of important content that she needed to share with current and potential clients. Luckily, Kat has a bigger-than-life, incredibly warm personality (and an amazing collection of professional grade photos) so this was easy. When she came to me, I knew that her content would be perfect for a more editorial-style look; essentially a mini magazine. And, I wanted to spread it out. I took the content that she’d initially planned to cover in about 6 pages and bumped it up to a total of 14. It needed to breathe.

* Please note: Sensitive stats, rates and contact information have been altered for this post.


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rock n roll bride design nubby twiglet

rock n roll bride design nubby twiglet

rock n roll bride design nubby twiglet

rock n roll bride design nubby twiglet


Since we already had a logo, color scheme and Kat’s content was impeccably organized, this media kit pretty much only had one major round of revisions. Everything after that was really minor. I’ve never had a 14 page document come together this easily! Kat’s main purpose will be to email this media kit (as a web-ready PDF) but it’s completely built in inDesign so that she can quickly make updates and, yes, output it as a booklet if she chooses.


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rock n roll bride design nubby twiglet


What I love about Kat is that she is the living, breathing embodiment of her brand. Pink-haired, tattooed and happily married, she has an electricity that connects with readers from all over the world because she remains relatable and true to her vision. When someone chooses to partner with Rock N Roll Bride, Kat sends over a digital badge for them to proudly display.


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Finally, the back cover. Rock N Roll Bride: appropriately summed up in 14 kick-ass pages.


rock n roll bride design nubby twiglet

rock n roll bride design nubby twiglet

In case you missed it last year, these are the components of Kat’s identity: Logo, tagline typeface and swatches. When we first started working together, Rock N Roll Bride immediately made me think of Rolling Stone…but pink and girly. Can we hope that someday Kat has a magazine of her own?!


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This is the Vendor Badge. We kept the logo and the Gotham but added in Knockout as well (the subject headers in the media kit also use this).


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Finally, while looking good is important, you gotta get paid! We designed a custom invoice for Kat that’s formatted with editable fields in Acrobat so that she can simply tab through, add in her client’s information, save it out as a PDF and fire it off. Simple! It’s always an absolute pleasure to work with Kat — she’s got major style and knows what she wants. I love this latest branding collaboration and here’s to many, many more! Please pay Rock N Roll Bride a visit, you’ll love it!


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The Week in Pictures: 5.28.11

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I’d been wanting this little jacket for months and months and after doing some design work for a dear friend, she gifted me with it. It’s not a color I’d normally be drawn to but when paired with black and white, it pops in a major way. I think I love it so much because the back has a slight tail and well, the whole thing reminds me of 90s-era Prince. And that’s something that I can get behind.


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Weekend gear: this is what I wore around town this morning to run a few errands. Dimepiece t-shirt dress, H&M knit dress (underneath), H&M tights and Chloe booties.


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As I was digging through the flat files in my office last night, I found a huge stash of print-outs from last year’s projects. Catalogs, lookbooks and a prototype of my personal media kit were in the mix. The colors and textures got me inspired to move forward with some new personal designs.


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Over the weekend, Joey helped me with some Trippen ads for Solestruck. My interest in Trippen began last year when Bianca sent me a street fashion shot of a lady wearing the oddest soled shoes I’d ever seen. Since I worked at shoe stores all through college, I consider myself pretty knowledgeable at recognizing brands…but I couldn’t place these. She eventually figured it out and we both fell in love with their medieval / modern styling. Of course, Solestruck picked up the line and I finally have a pair of my own.


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Landing pages for Solestruck.com


I’m going to take full advantage of my holiday weekend working on little projects around the house. See you Tuesday! xoxo


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Link Love: 5.26.11

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Photo by Gregory Harris for Interview, May 2011


• The early 20th century home page: Long before the internet, news outlets like the Boston Globe would hold up handwritten signs in highly trafficked areas to relay important news stories.

• A little history of red soled shoes.

• Roseanne Barr talks to New York Magazine about the slippery slope of fame. Quite memorably, she says, “During the recent and overly publicized breakdown of Charlie Sheen, I was repeatedly contacted by the media and asked to comment, as it was assumed that I know a thing or two about starring on a sitcom, fighting with producers, nasty divorces, public meltdowns, and bombing through a live comedy tour.”

• A list of words that you shouldn’t use.

• Carine Roitfeld sits down and opens up about her life post-Vogue Paris over a three hour lunch at a Russian restaurant.

• Gala fills us in on fold-up bikes and riding through the madness that is Manhattan.

• Was Back To The Future meant to be a period piece?

• A fascinating look inside the life of Huguette Clark: she was born into one of the richest New York families and could have easily taken the path of a socialite but instead died at 104 years old after decades in seclusion. Since the 1980s, she’d chosen to live in a hospital instead of one of her massive residences.

• These days, calling your granny ‘Grandma’ just won’t do. Um, try referring to her as GlamMa instead.

• Alicia from Sea of Ghosts just received the GHST RDR skirt and it looks awesome!

• Just in case you’ve ever wondered what an autopsy on a mermaid looks like.

• Iceland really wants you to pay it a visit.

• Though Oprah’s style has changed quite often over the last 25 years, Stedman has remained pretty much the same.