January 15, 2014
Photos from my Instagram; backdrop by Trilby Nelson, furniture from Loot Vintage Rentals, floral and styling by Bird Dog Wedding
Putting Blogshop Austin together was so much fun since I got to work with all my friends. I just loved the way everything came together; it felt so Austin-y but not in an over-the-top Keep Austin Weird way, ya know? It was eclectic and colorful and a little bit hippie and folky with just the right hit of femininity. Special thanks to my pals Bird Dog Wedding, Loot Vintage Rentals and Trilby Nelson for doing such beautiful work.
And in case you haven’t heard, Blogshop is now offering the class online—a pretty incredible value and perfect for the gal looking to take her online presence to the next level.
PS: See more photos from the workshop on Design Love Fest!
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January 13, 2014
I love finding people who’s work I connect with and checking in with them over the months and years to see what’s new. I posted about Danielle Kroll in 2013 and then reached out to her about sending her Sweet Macaroon Cards to New York Blogshop later last year. I’ve loved her work since I first saw it so it’s no surprise that her latest illustrations for this cute book, The Art of Vintage Cocktails , have me all atwitter. I’m ordering two copies of this; one for myself and one for my next hostess gift! Don’t you think this would be so cute on a coffee table?
Click here to order The Art of Vintage Cocktails by Stephanie Rosenbaum with illustrations by Danielle Kroll
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January 6, 2014
(photo from my Instagram)
I was telling a friend the other day that I’m getting a little burnt out on mining the internet for creative inspiration. Don’t get me wrong—I can still spend hours pouring over beautiful images and inspiring quotes, but I’ve noticed that more and more of the work I see out there feels so similar now. I’ll see a gorgeous branding job and then a month later three more that feel extremely similar pop up in my online wanderings.
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December 30, 2013
(photo by Wynn Myers, modeling by Anna Crelia, styling by Grown-up Shoes)
When I look back on 2013, I’m kind of in awe of everything that’s happened. I went full time freelance, we made the tough decision to discontinue The Ruby, I had a wonderful group of contributors here on GUS, started and completed a year’s worth of styled shoots for CamilleStyles.com, and now am preparing to go back into the office full time and join a new creative team. I’m so excited for the future and thankful for everything that 2013 brought. A look back at some of my favorite posts from the year, below!
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December 20, 2013
(photo by Go Forth Creative, styling by Grown-up Shoes)
Wow; what a year it’s been! I did something this year that was really tough for me: going out on my own and making it work. It’s been rewarding, thrilling, challenging and character building. And it looks like now there’s something new around the corner.
As of early January I’ll no longer be working as a freelancer.
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December 12, 2013
Today I’m delighted to announce two February calligraphy classes with my friends over at Antiquaria! My love of snail mail and lettering is no secret, but truth be told, I’ve always wanted to bump up my penmanship skills. I envy my friends with the perfect swirly signature or beautifully addressed outgoing mail. Well—no longer! Bailey and Emma are offering two classes in February, one for Script Studies (a perfect place to start) and another for Monogram Design. I love that in the Monogram class you walk away with your own custom monogram that will be digitalized for digital use, and in both classes, students work on a design for their own custom rubber stamp. Not a swirly kind of girl? Don’t fret; you can create a more modern handlettered design if you wish!
This is the perfect holiday gift for someone special or a wonderful treat to yourself. I love the idea of learning to make a beautiful monogram and then stamping it at the top of your notes like your own personal stationery. And how fun would it be to address your holiday cards next year with some handlettered pizzazz?
Sign up for the Script Studies Class! | Sign up for the Monogram Class!
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December 4, 2013
Happy holiday season, friends!
I wanted to make something simple and sweet for this month’s wallpaper, so I used my own font for the Grown-up Shoes logo (which I only save for very special occasions;) and made something with a formal feel in black and white.
I feel like holiday stuff can get a little heavy handed with the cutesy-ness, so to balance out this darling but potentially corny phrase, I went with a black tie type. I’m toying with the idea of designing a small batch of cards each season to sell in my own little online paper shop and this is just the type of thing I would want to make. I’d love to send these to the letterpress and put them on a nice thick paper.
Just a reminder that as of February calendars will only be downloadable through the new and improved newsletter—so make sure to sign up in the sidebar if you’re not already! Can’t wait to show y’all the new blog look we’ve been working on and to get the pretty newsletter out into the world.
Okay…enough of my chatter, right? Get the download after the jump!
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