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Hey Cupcake!

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Hey Cupcake,

Did you miss me?

I missed you.

I just got back from a buy trip in Las Vegas and I’m so excited about all of the fabulous fall merchandise that’s slated to hit Roadkill Ranch & Boutique over the next month. From gorgeous holiday dresses, to glow-in-the-dark leggings, to western boots, I’m confident our eclectic mix will be more than stellar.

Aside from my crazy-busy daily routine (and distractions) of store stuff, web stuff, phone stuff, and boy stuff, I love to break for photo shoots. Wait! Did I say boy stuff? I meant business stuff.

It all started a few days ago when we received a splendid new dress from Heart of Haute. The beautiful design engraved with rich color combinations of lavenders and mints and etched with gold, took our breath away as we all fell into a swoon. (Just kidding, we all didn’t fall into a swoon, but it sounded really romantic.) As we were admiring our fancy frock, one of the girls said it resembled a cake. Our creative juices began to flow, and the rest is history. We ended up at Hapa Cupcakes in Fullerton the next morning for a photo shoot.

Hapa Cupcakes is the cutest, little cupcakery in town, and the owners are really sweet (pun intended). They were also featured on Cake Wars last June and won 3rd place, so they’re kind of a big deal. Luckily, we know a gal who knows a gal who knows another gal, and we were able to set up a shoot along with a custom-colored cupcake to match the dress.

Isn’t it amazing how one pretty dress can offer so much delicious energy? I hope you enjoy our mid-week blurb on dresses and desserts. So, the next time you get overwhelmed with “stuff”, just take a little sugar break (Did I mention all of their cupcakes are alcohol-infused?). Then, visit  Roadkill Ranch & Boutique to see more of our creative curation.

Stay Stylish,

Jules

 

Before Sugar 

After Sugar  

Photo Credit: Savannah Kaefer

 

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Brainiac

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Here’s my “Freaky Friday Fashion” pic for the week, a skull cap. Whoever the brain child is behind this creation, gets 2 thumbs up for brilliantly recreating the traditional skull cap. Although this is rather freaky, I find it rather humorous as well.

I love the pink, fresh look of  a healthy brain, but I do think there should be some options. Next, they need to make one that’s black and burned with a touch of green to resemble a brain on crack. It could be a good campaign for drug abuse awareness. I’m just sayin’.

T.G.I.F.

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Googly Eyes

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I spent all day yesterday working on my holiday deliveries for Roadkill Ranch & Boutique, and, at the end of the day, I realized I had dedicated a decent chunk of my open-to-buy to googly eyes.

I  think I may have gone a little crazy.  I ordered small, medium and giant eyes. I couldn’t  resist the mini emergency cans of  stick-on googly eyes, so I bought them and the glow in the dark version too. They’re so cute and humorous and are guaranteed to add a little fun to everything. I’m going to keep my supply with me at all times. It will go something like this when I grab my handbag: iPhone- check. Lip gloss- check. Wallet- check. Keys and googly eyes- check.

I’m pretty sure this googly eye trend will beat out the mustache and bacon trend. If not, at least the Roadkill Girls and I will be having lots of fun.

The top picture is from the Blonds runway show, it’s an all-over, googly-eyed masterpiece.

The rest of the pictures are of merchandise I ordered for the boutique.

I’m gaga over googly eyes. I can’t wait for the day UPS brings us the coveted box. Trash cans, trees, backs of chairs, and, perhaps our toilet lid, will all come to life with the giant eyes. I’m sure the fruit in the fruit bowl and smaller household items will also begin to come to life as soon as my son gets a hold of the small eyes.

Trend alert! Mark my words!

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13 Calaveras

Whenever we change out our windows, we try to keep the Ranch side different from the boutique side. Well, because, they’re different. Our friend (and local artist) Leonard Fiedororwicz is an amazing window dresser and an awesome artist. Last year was the first time in 18 years that we gave an artist (Leonard) complete creative control over our window displays. So, I guess you could say that Leonard made history with the  “Fun House” window, a circus theme with an edge that turned out incredible.

This year he’s back with “The Day of the Dead” celebration. And, since Leonard is our featured artist this month for Fullerton’s Art Walk at Roadkill Ranch, we gave him the control over our windows again (it’s not an easy thing to do when you have 4 creatively, intense Roadkill Girls).

His exhibit is titled “13 Calaveras” and he has created 13 skulls to be featured. The 2 largest skulls are already hanging in the windows and they look fab! Each skull is made from wood, hand-painted, numbered and signed. And, they are all reasonably priced (along with some of his one-of-a-kind collectibles).

The rest of the exhibit will be on display Friday from 6pm to 10pm. So, if you’re in the area, please stop by and see his amazing show, check out our windows, and pick up a skull or two.

Leonard’s friend  “El Mysterioso” will be entertaining us with his phenomenal, one-man-band Mariachi show.

And, rumor has it…there might be sangria floating around.

“Fun House” window by Leonard Fiedorowicz, 2011. History in the making.

P.S. When snooty vendors ask me for pics of my brick and mortar store (to make sure that I really do have a store), I send them this pic  and say, “Is this OK?”

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