Monthly Archives: March 2013

Hippity Hoppity

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Have you ever been so busy that you forgot what day it was?

My mom came down this week to visit (and help out with Mt. Washmore – the never ending laundry pile). We started talking about Easter plans and I suggested we talk about it next week. She laughed and said, “Julie, Easter is this Sunday.”

I completely lost track of time. (I’m still recovering from St. Patrick’s Day.) Perhaps this a sign to slow down a bit and smell the roses (or the coffee)?  I just get so carried away with projects and the day-to-day events that encompass my business, it’s hard to slow down. I might miss something, like Easter.

Anyway, as I was searching for lost inspiration, I found these designer eggs and Pantone designs that I wanted to share. And then, when I found  this picture of Marc Jacobs with his bunny ears, my heart melted and I actually slowed down for just enough time to think about him and me and …Oh nevermind!!!

Hope everyone has a Happy Easter!

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Maxed Out!

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Maxi skirts are my new BFF!!! And this season there’s plenty of prints and colors to choose from. Not only are they comfortable, but they are high-style as well. Pair with Converse and a T-shirt for a casual, day look and then transform to evening by changing your shoes and adding accessories. The sky is the limit.
I’m seeing a lot of stripes and tie-dyes, so have fun and mix up your patterns with spring’s hottest “must have”.
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Egging It On

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Here’s my “Freaky Friday Fashion” pics for the week- “Eggs Over-Obsessive”.

Designer Tanju Babacan delivered a runway show in Istanbul last week that was really egg-credible. Dresses, blouses, dusters and accessories were covered in eggs, and the logo on the stage resembled strips of bacon. (I’m getting hungry.)

It seems a little scrambled to me, but stranger things have happened. I’m just waiting for someone to come up with a clutch bag that looks like rye toast to complete the look.

OK, I’m off to Denny’s for breakfast now.

T.G.I.F.

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Who let the dogs out?

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There’s a big surge in the fashion industry involving dogs. (And no I’m not talking about the shady knock-off manufacturers, they’re called something else.) Designers everywhere are using strong and fierce dogs as their icons on T-shirts, handbags and more.

The top photo was taken at Roadkill Ranch & Boutique and the bottom two pics are Givenchy. This is just a glimpse of what is to come. Say goodbye to tiny pups and pink poodles, it’s all about the tough dog now. Because they are “Ruff-Ruff” (sorry, I couldn’t help it).

Stay stylish and don’t bark up the wrong tree!

 

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Power Players

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It’s out! Forbes has just released their yearly list of the world’s 100 Most Powerful Women, and the line up is pretty awesome. Taking the #1 spot is German chancellor Angela Merkel. Lady Gaga weighs in at #14, snuffing out Queen Elizabeth who lands the #26 slot.

Aside from the dignitaries and political power houses, it’s great to see some fashion industry gurus and entertainers making the list. Miuccia Prada, Anna Wintour and Diane Von Furstenburg were also on the coveted scroll.

So, for those of you who don’t think fashion and art is important, you might want to pick up the latest issue of Forbes today. Until then, click here to see the entire list.  100 Most Powerful Women

Photo credit: Anwar Hussein/ Getty Images

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Shoe Stalking

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Hi my name is Julie Rasmussen and I’m a “Shoe Stalker”.

I look at everyone’s shoes. There I said it!

Today was the first official day of Orange County Fashion Week. Even though Heidi and I had front row seats for the event, I couldn’t help but do a little shoe stalking. My ADD kicked in and the rest is history.

I can’t decide if I like the nude sparkles or the black ankle straps better? What’s your favorite pair?

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Think Pink

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“Think pink, if you have to think at all!” Yes, I’m channelling one of my favorite movie scenes from “Funny Face”. After capturing a glimpse of a few of the fall collections, it’s safe to say, “think pink!”

Usually pink is a key hue for spring and summer, but this fall designers are taking the baby soft look into fall and creating major outerwear and staple pieces.

When making purchases this season, stock up on pink pieces. The longevity of the color is strong.

From top to bottom: Phillip Lim, Cédric Charlier, Miu Miu, and Louis Vuitton.

And, just in case you haven’t seen the famous magazine editor scene from the 1957 movie “Funny Face”, starring Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire, I’ve attached it for your viewing pleasure.

Stay stylish!

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Human Resources

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Here’s my “Freaky Friday Fashion” pic of the week, a human anatomy dress. I love the attention to detail and the intricate bead work throughout the gown.

This would be a great red carpet frock for someone who is trying to get noticed. There’s no bones about it! 100% guaranteed to stir up some serious tabloid drama.

T.G.I.F.

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Viva Las Vegas

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For the past 3 years we’ve  teamed up with our friends over at Steady Clothing for a huge shopping party, and this year is no exception.

“Viva Las Vegas” is the biggest Rockabilly party in the world. It takes place every year in Las Vegas, and it’s 3 full days of fashion shows, car shows, music and entertainment that caters to the Rockabilly lifestyle. Since Roadkill Ranch & Boutique caters to the same lifestyle, we host an annual shopping party prior to the event offering the latest and greatest in styles.

This year we managed to get a pair of Viva Las Vegas tickets (thanks to Mr. Brownfield over at Steady Clothing) to raffle off. Woo Hoo!!! So come on down to Roadkill Ranch on Saturday, March 16th, for tons of style, fun and live music by Hot Rod Trio.

And thanks to Instagram, my new friend Nicolle will be at the store too with some of her awesome, one-of-a-kind hair accessories.

Save the date!

Join us on FB under Roadkill Ranch and on Instagram under Roadkill_ranch for up-to-the-minute event and style info.

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Art and Soul

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You’ve heard me promote Art Walk, artists, and musicians for the past 3 years. It’s something we love to be involved with at Roadkill Ranch & Boutique and feel a real sense of purpose. Last Friday was the 3rd annual Art Walk celebration and assembly woman Sharon Quirk presented Fullerton Art Walk and the sponsors with an official certificate of recognition. We were all so happy!

Brian Prince and Jesse La Tour (the two guys on the right) founded the  Art Walk back in 2010 and since then it has grown to more than 30 venues in Fullerton. Heidi and I (the two girls on the left) were proud to be a part of the planning this year and were so stoked when our local newspaper, The Fullerton Observer pressed this front page picture yesterday!

The giant, cut-out, walking men around town signifies an official venue. The Roadkill Girls came up with “Style Junkie”. It took weeks (and a lot of glue) to put to use our collection of heirlooms, broken jewelry and random crap all in the name of “ART”. (A BIG thanks to Barbara Vornholt for her dedication to the project!)

So when you spy this masterpiece outside of the shop, stop in and get your fix of art and fun!

Stay Creative!!!

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