Monday, December 17, 2007

Another client shout out: Becca Straus

Daily Candy Sweetest Things: Vote for Smart Fitzjerrell!!

Show your support for one of our favorite clients and designers, Mary Kathryn Wells & cast your vote here.

Prim and Properly Punk | Smart Fitzjerrell
The evening starts out innocently enough. A chaste yellow sundress. Intelligent conversation. Pimm’s cups.

The clock strikes midnight. Suddenly, bawdy jokes. New dance moves. Make-out sessions in the bathroom. Sunrise. Taco numero dos on the street corner. Taxi to work.

Unconventional. But polished. That’s how you roll. Mary Kathryn Wells, too.

The designer and Little Rock native brought her proper Southern upbringing and sewing machine to Manhattan, where she dreamed up Smart Fitzjerrell, a line of ladylike frocks, tops, and bottoms with a little edge.

You’ll thank her for party dresses that can take you from baby shower to dive bar, a seersucker bubble skirt that looks awesome with combat boots, and hot shorts that are tiny but tasteful. Yes, ma’am, there are crazy fabric pairings like preppy silk plaids, lace hems, Peruvian-style ribbons, and gold lamé trims.

Wells designed the styles to accommodate all kinds of girls — especially the curvy ones.

Now that’s some Southern hospitality.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Cutie McBaby!

For those of you with bambinos in your life, I suggest dropping some holiday cash on Cutie McBaby's hand-dyed onesies. The premiere line features a variety of brilliant colors with hand-stitched colored felt. This baby gear is the brainchild of Soylab founder, Sarah Bagwell, so you know that means it's made with love and care for the environment.

Contact Sarah to see her current line and inquire about purchasing a onesie for your cuties. Website coming soon...

Oh yeah & we designed the logo!

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Lost Smart Fitzjerrell photos by Fiona Clark

A couple of Fi's shots from behind the scenes spring 2008 Smart Fitzjerrell--well worth the wait:

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Why we ♥ Fiona Clark

Today this drawing arrived from Fiona as a trade for photos I FINALLY developed of Smart Fitzjerrell Fall 07 shoot, but have yet to send (of course!).

Fiona is in a similar position to me when I left school- can’t get a full-time gig. I, too was unable to take her on as a designer this fall but we are still holding out because that day will come. In the meantime we maintain a desk that no one ever sits in, which we named Fiona's desk! It’s magical:

Even though she is up against some odds, Fi is becoming a better designer every day, honing her skills and working freelance for cash. Most recently she has been drawing type and patterns - some of her drawings are for sale on Etsy. You should already know about her blog and site.

Thanks Fi! We miss you!