Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Mad Hatter Tea Party and Fashion Show

Don't be late for this very important date! Design Vertigo is so excited for Saturday, March 3rd! We have planned a wonderful afternoon of fashion, food, shopping and fun... and I would love to invite YOU! Grab your girlfriends, a sister, mom or your man. Dress up if you'd like; this is a perfect excuse to dust off your favorite hat! You aren't going to want to miss this PARTY! Please RSVP for this event by purchasing your $4 ticket Here or at BakkenWood in North St. Paul. Tickets will be $7 at the door. You can also see who's on the guest list on Facebook.

At 2pm, the doors to K&J's Victorian Room will be open and transformed for the occasion. You will enjoy hors d'oeuvres made with love by yours truly, and amazing deserts provided so sweetly by Cookies and Cakes by Mary. While your sipping a cocktail (cash bar!) or cup of tea you can check out the Wilde Room's Occasional Sale, Occasionally Wilde and pick up some great fashion, accessories and gift items.

Then, at 3pm the chic' and classic looks created by local fashion designer Gina Marie Vintage will strut on to the runway. Amping up the drama and madness on our customers turned models wil be the girls down at BakkenWood hair studio and Makeup artist Tina Beaupre!

After the show you can meet the designer, place orders for any of the runway looks, take pictures with the models, and of course continue to party, meet and mingle! 

If you love love this poster you can note that it was created by the fabulous, and a dear wonderful friend of mine, Keisha Bigelow (kmbigelow@gmail.com)  and Printing for this event was done by my favorite cool kids over at Senthor Creative in Stillwater. 

Please contact me for press release info on this event. Go to the Design Vertigo Event Page for details about this event and more!

Window Shopping

1. Circle Medallions 

A Love Story Window
Design Vertigo's last window display was A love Story window for valentines day. Our media for this project was book pages - different size books and different ages (so the page color would vary).

Theres a few different things going on here:

2. Garland 
1. The First: the hanging circle medallions. (yeah, I could't think what else to call them.) We got the idea from this tutorial, but amended it to fit with the size and shape of the book pages we were using. Basically its just fan-folding enough pages and sewing the centers so they stay in place. A little putzy, but so worth it! These medallions hang at different lengths and there are two different sizes.
2.For the garland stung across the window, we used red yarn because it hung the nicest. to make the pieces on the yarn we just cut out a bunch of squares, varied sizes. lightly 'folded' to cut the heart  or hearts in the center. Folded the top edge over the yarn and stapled.

3. Hanging Hearts
3. Not dreaming of wasting all those perfectly good hearts we just cut out, we strung them together to make our third window element. this was way easy and just used tape in between two hearts with the sting sandwiched in the center.   

These three elements, all made of the book pages, layered together is a wonderful look. It turned out very sweet and delicate which is just the vibe I was going for. LOVE it! 

She walks in beauty, like the night Of cloudless climes and starry skies;And all that's best of dark and bright Meet in her aspect and her eyes:Thus mellow'd to that tender light Which heaven to gaudy day denies.One shade the more, o­ne ray the less,Had half impair'd the nameless grace Which waves in every raven tress, Or softly lightens o'er her face; Where thoughts serenely sweet express How pure, how dear their dwelling-place. And o­n that cheek, and o'er that brow,So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,The smiles that win, the tints that glow,But tell of days in goodness spent, A mind at peace with all below, A heart whose love is innocent!
Lord Byron (1788-1824)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Sending Love

Valentines Day often gets a bad rep as being just a greeting card holiday, but its one of my favorites.  I love sending (and receiving...ahem) snail mail! Every year I send out a little batch of valentines to my girl friends to remind them that I love and appreciate their friendship. Usually I enjoy making these valentines but some years, (like this one) i'm just too busy so i do the next best thing: send valentines created by one of my art crushes, Papaya!  These little gems are available at The Wilde Room. I love the mix media art, the use of photographs, flowers, the glitter embellishments, and text.  One of the philosophies of this artist turned company is the idea of Creative Abandon! They ultimately answer to their own creative impulses. Papaya believes in a no apologies policy of artistic & manufacturing experimentation.

And I can totally relate to their notion of being true to the brand and themselves. they dont create or sell anything that they aren't totally in love with. which means they won't be making anything just because it sells. I love that. 

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

A new chapter begins today at Design Vertigo

Design Vertigo Retail is now:The Wilde Room, an online boutique. 
 We will be doing Occasional Sales, Occasionally Wilde, throughout the year! We will continue to offer art classes, fashion shows and events!

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