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Frozen

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In case you’ve been wondering why I haven’t blogged in a while, I’ve been frozen. I won’t bore you with my personal life, but yesterday for the first time in a very long time, I began to see myself again. Do you ever feel like you don’t know who you are anymore? I think it happens to the best of us at some point in our lives. Anyway, my son was begging me to take him to see the new Disney movie Frozen (he didn’t really have to prod for long, I break for Disney movies). And needless to say, it was a fantastical fantasy!  I started tearing up when Elsa was singing “Let it Go.” I began relating it to my own life and when she stomped her foot down and belted out, “Here I stand and here I’ll stay!”, the powerful lyrics penetrated my very soul.  I haven’t stopped singing it since, so I’m going to pull an 8th grade move and say that this is my theme song.

I loved all of the colors and the frosty, iridescent palets they used in the film. And ironically enough, I had purchased some jewelry for Roadkill Ranch (before I saw the film) that was frosty, and ice-like with iridescent tones. And even more ironic than that, the jewelry hit the store yesterday, the same day the movie was released.

Look to this season with a fresh new glow and add a bit of shine to your wardrobe. Also, remember it’s OK to cry and it’s OK to let it go! I’ve attached Demi Lovatos “Let it Go” for your listening pleasure.

I hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving!

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Yo Bitches!

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What’s up Yo?

The Emmys are always full of amazing gowns and jewelry, and I’m sure every fashion blogger will be writing about the best and worst dressed, but for me, it was all about the win for Breaking Bad!

This is my favorite show ever, and Vince Gilligan (the creator) is beyond brilliant. The cast is outstanding, the script is outstanding, and the filming is outstanding. So, I was more than thrilled to see them win for “Outstanding Drama Series”.  (YES!!! Bitches!!!)

I feel close to all of the characters, they seem so real. And I love them all, especially RJ Mitte who plays Flynn (or Walt Jr.).  I had the pleasure of meeting him at a pre-Emmy party a while back. Roadkill Ranch and Boutique was invited to a celebrity gift suite to promote our store and RJ stopped by. He had heard about us through his friend Joell who happens to be our friend as well, so we had a mutual bond. He is one of the nicest guys I’ve ever met and am so grateful to have met him and to have his support for Roadkill. (That’s right bitches!!!)

Congratulations to RJ and to the rest of the Breaking Bad cast. You guys deserve it all! I’m forever hooked (pun intended).

PS And how can you not love Jesse? I’ve attached his “Bitch” compilation to start your Monday off with!

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Gone Fishing

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Here’s my “Freaky Friday Fashion” pic of the week, a fish bowl earring/hat. What possesses a man to wear this?

It must make him happy. I guess if something brings you that much happiness, you do everything in your power to keep it near and dear to you. Or, maybe he didn’t trust his neighbors enough to feed his fish while he went on vacation, so he just took them with him?

Thanks to one of my BFs, Simone, for sending this over. It’s one of three things that keep us bonded- freaks. The other two are fashion and food. We can seriously stay up all night talking about fashion, food and freaks.

I’d like to invite this man to our next girl’s night out. I’m sure he’d stay up all night with us and talk about fashion, food and freaks. Plus, I’d like to know the story behind the cupie doll and Pokemon characters on his hat.

T.G.I.F.

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Snoopy Style

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Spring 2014 is looking retro-fabulous with Tommaso Aquilano and Robert Rimondi at the helm of Fay. They’ve taken ’70s style hoodies, skater skirts and baseball shirts and twisted them up with rainbow colors and Snoopy icons.

This is seriously something I would have worn in 1973. Oh wait! Here’s a picture of me in 1973 on my way to school with my yellow, Snoopy lunch box. Snoopy brings back some instant, happy childhood memories, so I’m going to say, “Yay for Fay!”

All Fay needs now  is some Woodstock accessories and a few Charlie Brown T-shirts and the line will be complete! Or, better yet, re-producing some metal, lunch boxes as handbags would be adorable. I wish I would have kept mine.

I can’t wait for this collection to hit the stores so I can buy a piece of happiness.

xo

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Book Marc

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Last week Heidi (the store manager of Roadkill Ranch & Boutique) and I were invited to an Emmy celebrity party on Melrose, hosted by Doris Bergman and Associates. It was a lovely day full of TV stars and industry people. We had the opportunity to promote Roadkill Ranch & Boutique and network with some amazing souls. (I will post pics this week.)

Since it was a daytime event, we were out early and decided to explore the area. Of course you all know I break for Marc Jacobs, so when we saw his book store… SCREECH!

Up until that point, the highlight of my day was meeting Robert Wagner, but when I caught this giant eyeball blinking in the window of Book Marc (How cute is that name?), thoughts flooded my brain about the genius that powers Marc Jacobs. There was no place to park (What else is new?), but I noticed a loading zone. Heidi (AKA Ethel) pretended to load our mannequins in the car while I ran into the store in hopes to see Marc Jacobs and express my undying love. (My fantasy life is awesome!)

Unfortunately, he wasn’t there. And of course, no pictures allowed. But, after 10 minutes of questioning the girl behind the counter of his whereabouts, she finally caved and let me take a pic of the eyeball. I’m pretty sure she just wanted to get rid of me. After I told her I wanted to get stuck in an elevator with Marc for hours just to pick his brain, she gave me a “you are crazy” look. Oh, who cares what she thinks? Plus, now I can share the cool window display with you all.

Happy Monday! Stay true to yourself!

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Mr. Fox

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Here’s my “Freaky Friday Fashion” pic of the week, a fox frock.

It looks like the fantastic Mr. Fox is on his way to super stardom. We’ve seen a lot of fox images recently in the fashion industry, but this design surpasses them all.

My oldest son keeps me in the loop on the latest video crazes and Netflix series. It’s good to have young blood around you, but at times can be rather draining. (Ever since he got me hooked on Breaking Bad, I haven’t had a good night sleep in weeks.)

A few days ago he introduced me to the “What Does the Fox Say?” video on Youtube. Now, I want to do a photo shoot with all of my creative soul mates in the woods, and I can’t stop singing the song.

I’ve attached the video for your viewing pleasure; now you too can be culturally bound to “What Does the Fox Say?”

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Escape!

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Here’s my “Freaky Friday Fashion” pic of the week, a keyboard jacket.

Perfect for escaping, controlling and deleting on the spot. Too bad it doesn’t work in real life. Wouldn’t it be great to hit the “escape” button and actually disappear for a while, or  “delete” to stop people who have diarrhea of the mouth?

T.G.I.F.

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My Type

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Here’s my “Freaky Friday Fashion” pic for the week, a typewriter dress by London designer Mary Katrantzou.

I’ve been searching for something to wear to my next blogger convention that will stand out, and this is perfect! I’m sure I’ll get plenty of press attention and social media comments in this frock. It’s just my type.

T.G.I.F.

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Take as Needed

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Betsey Johnson is so fun and creative!  I had the privilege of meeting her last year at the MAGIC Trade Show and her energy stuck with me for months. (I know I’ve posted this pic before, but you would too!)

As she prepares for the upcoming New York Fashion Week, Dr. Johnson decided to make invitations out of pill bottles. (No letter press or gold-foiled cards for this lady.) She took medicine bottles and filled them with mini-breath mints then added the information about the event on the outside label. Brilliant!

Betsey describes her collection as a “prescription for dressing.” So, it only made sense to create a doctor-ish-inspired invite.  “I have to take credit for the idea,” she said. “I think getting a bottle of pills is just funny.”

Betsey has always been known for her dramatic and over-the-top runway shows. She says that this show will express a different side of her. (Really? What side is that? People don’t change!)

“It’s more of a real fashion show than ever,” the designer explained. “And I was really scared of it being too serious, too simple, too much a fashion show and not fun.”

Dear Betsey,

I don’t think anything you do could ever be simple or boring. Please step out onto your New York balcony, take a deep breath and remind yourself who you are! You’re a world-wide cultural icon and fashion leader. Fun is your middle name and creativity runs through your  veins. I love your prescription bottles, they’re great! I think everyone should have some Betsey pills, then maybe this world would be a better place. Have an awesome, cart-wheel-filled show!

Love,

Julie Rasmussen

PS Take two and call me in the morning!

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Art Skool

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During our buy trip to Vegas last week, we met so many incredibly, talented people. As we were scouting the Pool Trade Show, we stumbled across this group of artists from Art Skool Clothing, and were immediately drawn to their charismatic energy and love of art. After bonding over designs, we found out they too are from Orange County, grew up in Anaheim and currently live in Yorba Linda and LA. Such a small world.

The artists take their own original pantings and transfer the images onto fashion T-shirts and totes. The T-shirts are not your basic Tees; they are cropped, slouched, off-the-shoulder and boast beautiful creations. They offer limited runs and the work speaks for itself. It’s such a fresh take on fashion.

And, since we participate in The Fullerton Art Walk every month, we’re trying to “woo” them to make a special guest appearance at Roadkill Ranch & Boutique for one of our shows. After all, they are locals. Wink!

Check out their website for awesome wearable art at http://www.artskoolclothing.com and stay tuned with Roadkill Ranch & Boutique for upcoming info about fashion and the arts.

Pictured left to right is Eric La Barr, Jay Costelo, and Natalie Marie Ames. We love this energetic, passionately, creative team and wish them tons of success.

xo

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