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Crazy for Clutches

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I love handbags! This season there’s a lot of emphasis on clutches. They’re small but mighty. Perfect for date night or other special occasions.

This season a lot of designers are focusing on the clutch bag. Almost every major collection features some sort of clutch that translates into a little work of art that you can hold in your hand. I’ve picked a few of my favorite pieces to share with you.

The first pic is Charlotte Olympia’s perfume bottle clutch. OMG!!! When I look at this I cry. It’s so frickin’ adorable! I hope someone buys this for me and then takes me to a champagne brunch.

The second pic is Givenchy. It’s perfect for a night out on the town. I hope someone buys this for me and then takes me to see a Rock band.

The third pic is Christian Louboutin’s all-over spiked clutch. I hope someone buys this for me and then takes me on an adventure (or at least to an awesome restaurant).

The fourth pic is Kate Spade’s cinema clutch. Really? Can she get any cooler? I am torn between Kate and Charlotte this season. They both bring so much creativity to their designs. Anyway, I hope someone buys this for me and then takes me to the theater. (In New York.)

I hope if you’re reading this (person who is going to buy me stuff and take me places) you realize that happiness is at your fingertips, so get a grip.

Photos Courtesy of: Givenchy, Christian Louboutin, Kate Spade, Charlotte Olympia

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Socks Please!

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We’ve seen designers and runway shows pairing socks with sandals for over a year now, but this fall it’s hitting mainstream!

It’s so fun and different, and a great way to add personal style and originality to any look. I recently met with one of my vendors who specializes in bath and body products, and this season they’ve added an entire line of colorful and quirky socks.

And guess what? I bought them all for the store. Look for fun prints, stripes, argyles, and comic-inspired hosiery to add to your wardrobe. Pair ankle socks with wedges and heels and pair knee-socks with flats, mary janes and tennis shoes.

The first 2 pics are all of the cute socks I ordered for Roadkill Ranch & Boutique.

The 3rd pic is a great style lesson from a runway show.

The 4th pic is Prada. Need I say more?

Mark my words! Socks are the new black!

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Lovely Bones

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I’ve been seeing an influx of dinosaur bones and other skeletal images in the fashion industry lately. The first thing to catch my eye last year was this gold dinosaur necklace by Tatty Devine. I thought it was amazing! Then I brought in a few “bone” images on T-shirts and tanks and the customers really dug them. (Pun intended, but I’m also still half asleep, so have a little mercy on me.) The flamingo pic is a post we did on Instagram a few weeks ago from the boutique.

Anyway, Louis Vuitton just released this dinosaur sketch of what their windows will look like for fall. Woot! I’m so excited because we have more Jurassic-inspired items on order for Roadkill Ranch and, our featured artist for October (Matt Brady) makes handmade jewelry from the bones of (real) tiny animals. It’s creepy-cool! But we love it!

Join us on Instagram under Roadkill_ranch or Facebook under Roadkill Ranch for more pics and up-to-the-minute style and event info.

Have a great week and keep those bones strong!

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In Your Face!

Here’s my “Freaky Friday Fashion” pics for the week. Face chains! How lovely and utterly approachable; NOT!

I’m sorry, but this has got to be the creepiest and most intimidating look I’ve seen in a while. Oh Wait! I take that back, Halloween is just around the corner, so I think it will work for a few people I know.

T.G.I.F.

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Mirror Image

Here’s my “Freaky Friday Fashion” pic of the week. Finally, a design for all of the extreme narcissists out there who can’t stop looking at themselves in the mirror. All this outfit needs now is a globe hat, to represent how the world revolves around them.

T.G.I.F.

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Fox Trot!

The fox icon is gaining popularity in the fashion world. Although I still love Mr. Owl and anything with a bird on it, it’s time for the avian creatures to perch for a while. You know the fox is hot when Burberry uses fox head hardware on their handbags and when Tory Burch picks an all-over fox print for her latest totes. Look for jewelry, T-shirts, handbags and details with foxes for this seasons new icon. I’m going to Nordstrom now to purchase the Tory bag, it’s just too cool!

I hope everyone has a great week! And get FOXY!!!

 

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Fur Sure!

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After hours of walking and talking fashion last week in Vegas, it’s safe to say that fur is a key player in this season’s line up. Look for fur handbags and clutches, colored, fur vests, and fur trim on everything from bracelets to shirt collars. Of course “real” fur is a faux pas, so pass on that (unless you want PETA lambasting and stalking you) and stick with the fun, colorful, synthetic pieces.
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Queens Rocket

Dear Monday, I’m ready to kick your ass!

I survived another trade show in Vegas last week (MAGIC) and it was incredible! The vendors, the merchandise, and the creative vibe was all insanely wonderful! I met a lot of new designers and bought so many great items for the store. I can hardly wait until it all starts rolling in.

One of my favorite new designers is Jon Fulton Adams. His screen print T-shirts are an edgy mix of fairy tale whimsy with an element of hilarious surprise. And, he had a fully decked out “Queen” representing in the booth. How could  I not stop and take pics? You all know how I love theatrical people and their hijinks. Anyway, after we chatted for a while, (and filmed a video) Jon promised that he’d turn his men’s shirts into women’s shirts just for Roadkill Ranch & Boutique! (OK, so a few other buyers were pushing for the same thing, but hey…I made him promise! ) Woot! Woot!

It’s good to be back and I wish I could tell you more about my trip. But, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.

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Pin Cushion Couture

 

Here’s my “Freaky Friday Fashion” pic for the week. She looks like a disgruntled fashion student seeking revenge on her fellow designers and instructor.

Or, maybe she’s just thinking, “Let’s all dress up like pin cushions and go clubbing.”

Who knows? Either way, it’s a good way to recycle those random safety pins you have lying around.

TGIF!!!

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Movie Time

Fashion Video

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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