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Purrr Fect!

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When “Boss Lady” Mandie B. from Heart of Haute met me at the store a few days ago to view the new fall collection, I was beside myself. For the first time since inception, Heart of Haute has collaborated with an artist for an exclusive design on their clothing. And it’s feline-fab!

Heart of Haute is an independent, women-owned, clothing company specializing in retro-inspired dresses. They also happen to be one of our best lines at Roadkill Ranch & Boutique. Mandie always delivers great styles, fresh new prints and quality fabrics. This season she’s partnered with famed artist El Gato Gomez for an exclusive kitty-cat motif.

El Gato Gomez has gallery representation at the WonderGround Gallery at the Disneyland theme park in California, Creature Features in Burbank, California, The Harold Gollen Gallery in Miami, Florida, and the One-Shot Gallery in New York City. Her art work has also been featured at the amazing modernist cultural events, Tiki Oasis and Modernism Week in Palm Springs.

Since Mandie is a huge fan and avid collector of Gomez’s work, it only made sense to join unions. The mid-century-modern-esque styles consist of border-print dresses and full-circle skirts, matched with kitty-emblazoned, cropped cardigans. The collection is slated to hit Roadkill Ranch & Boutique in mid September and is expected to sell out!

Call the store at 714-773-1156 to book your pre-order, we don’t want any cat fights when the merchandise arrives.

For more info on the collaboration check out: http://www.elgatogomezarts.com and http://www.heartofhaute.com

Have a purrrfect day!

MEOW! 

The first two pics are El Gato Gomez original art.

The next three pics are of Mandie B. (Boss Lady at Heart of Haute) showing me the collection.

The last pic is another El Gato Gomez original.

Photo Credit: El Gato Gomez, Julie Rasmussen

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The Great Gatsby

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The Great Gatsby is a movie that portrays America during the Roaring Twenties era and is scheduled to open the Cannes Film Festival on May 15th.

Catherine Martin, the film’s costume designer, hired the French lace specialist Solstiss to create custom designs for the movie. They produced over 1,400 meters of lace with 210 special patterns. Tiffany’s jewelry also plays a big role in the movie and can be seen dripping on everything from head pieces to bracelets.

I’m excited to see where the trends go for the next season, as this production will certainly have an impact on designers. Look for tons of lace, long and layered pearls, pleated anything, and longer skits and dresses. Also, watch out for the resurrection of the head gear. Look for beaded cloches, glitzy head bands and lots of feather and applique embellishments.

Stay Stylish!

Photos by:  Warner Brothers and Photo Courtesy

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Gold Rush

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“On my own, pretending he’s beside me, all alone, I walk with him til morning. And I know it’s only in my mind, that I’m talking to myself and not to him…” Oh sorry, I was singing a song from Les Misérables. Why? Because I’m so excited that the movie has been nominated  for a Golden Globe. Woo Hoo!

As Hollywood scurries about trying to find the perfect frocks and fancies for Sunday night’s award ceremonies, I’ve chosen a few of my own.

The first gold and black gown is by Jason Wu. It’s dramatic, sexy and strong.

The second  is by Badgley Mischka. It’s divine, yet slightly serious with an amazing sex appeal.

The third is by Jenny Packham. A timeless, old Hollywood glamour look with a sultry allure.

I can’t wait to see the star-studded event on Sunday, full of stylish gowns and well-manicured pretty people. And, if anyone wants to get together and watch the awards (and belt out Les Misérable songs), let me know. Otherwise, I’ll be,”On my own pretending..” Oh here I go again.

Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

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Saturday’s Shoot

When Megan Crothers from Megan Jeanne Photography approached me to do a photo shoot for Roadkill Ranch & Boutique,  I had no idea the amount of talent that would surround me. I knew from our conversations that she would be a good fit, and when I finally met her in person, I was sold!  She came to pick up the clothes on Friday night. It was during Art Walk and the store was crazy, busy with patrons and 3 artists. I should have had the items set aside, but time had slipped away from me.

When Megan showed up, I could see the creative wheels in her mind spinning and she began to put together outfits. I knew from the styles that  she was pulling that she “got it”. Not only is she a stylist, but she builds her own stage sets and creates amazing backdrops as well.  Her fashion photography skills emulate a feeling that we strive to translate to our customers.

The first picture was taken in her attic where she hand strung fall leaves and hung them from the beams. I love her ideas, her eye and her personality. And just in time too! We’re getting closer to launching our on line store and Megan’s photography is one of the last pieces to completing our puzzle. I’d show you more shots, but you’ll have to wait until our site is up.

Thanks Megan! And thanks Rachael Barnett for being such a gracious and beautiful model.

Click on the link below to see more of Megan’s work.

Megan’s Work

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Movie Time

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For those of you who know me personally, you know that I love to make videos. As a matter of fact, I rarely leave home with out my camcorder. Anyway, a lot of the designers are making videos to represent their collections, and I have to say, that some… well… just aren’t all that. I love Alexander McQueen, don’t get me wrong, but this video doesn’t do the collection justice. It’s more like a promo for a cool, new XBOX game. And…well…I think I can make a better one. There I said it! I’m calling my collaborative friends who also make vids today! So stay tuned for a dose of Roadkill Ranch & Boutique’s fashion film in the near future.  And please leave your feedback about this video.

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