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Art Deco Tee Art

butterflydropout.pngIt’s a nice blend that i first saw on this amazing Dolce&Gabbana tee material corset (with leopard print bra built in?) with a purple backed art deco print… Well this is a bit more subdued… Butterfly Dropout has created a 2005 line of unique pieces that can be seen here. Crazy cuts, vintage prints, romantically funky? Anyhow, love this one.

*notcot - 07.10.05 , 22:56 -


dior.pngAhhh, packaging design. Just noticed the new Dior Show powder, and was quite amused by its packaging. Over the last few years we’ve seen makeup (and everything else) look to the past, and especially in the realm of the make up “puffs” [remember that adorably well packaged eye shadow by Shu Uemura with the little fluffy puff and clear plastic eyeshadow in clear plastic packaging?]. Dior just hid the poof into the lid of the eyeshadow… too cute, almost looks like food [japanese mochi?].

Get glowing with Dior’s “Color In A Flash” loose powder. Glide the puff over cheeks for a translucent wash of color or shimmer, or glide over shoulders and décolleté for a cutting-edge glow.
Not exactly playfully cheap at 39$ a pot… but i’d want to play with it.

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Reckon Worldwide


Methinks that ¡tee-shirt madness! has hit maximum capacity. Thankfully, there are still sources of lo-fi, kinda cranky designs. Waller in the wonderfulness of Reckon Worldwide’s jagged, fuzzed screenprints and the serious amount of variety that can be found with 3 ink colors and 5 shirt colors.

*notcot - 07.05.05 , 14:54 -


sonofagun.pngFirst and foremost, go Tee Junkies. This newbie blog has given me a haven of tee amusement and great designs. I must admit Pre-Shrunk really doesn’t do it for me. So very very happy to be enjoying this newbie site.

But on to She-Bible… (found via TeeJunkie)…

According to the bio of the two chicks who founded She-bible, the term comes from mistaken translation of pronouns at the end of Ruth 3:15, apparently in the King James version, “she” instead of “he” is the standard wording, so it’s refered to as the Great She-bible…

I’m loving this Son of a Gun shirt. Not sure why, maybe the part cowboy in me coming out. But it’s adorable.

*notcot - 06.24.05 , 00:54 -

ROO Slingbacks

roo.pngI’m craving shoes. Sorry boys, it’s just that time of month? day? year? anyhow i’m in a girly mood as of late. And i’m kind of falling for these shoes. They are in this months Lucky with brown ties in them, can’t explain the draw.

Anyhow for the more graphic/visual oriented folks of either sex… the Georgina Goodman Flagship “award winning” site is full of eye-candy for your summer senses, and a new take on how to sell/display a shoe digitally. Pretty, playful pieces, real art.

As for these ROO’s, check out these and more here.

*notcot - , 00:42 -

Matchbox nailpolish

wink.pngOOOH. Everyone has their little life rituals. Mine happen to be painting my nails every which color when stressed. I think the drying forces you to be calm and sit still. Meditative. Or is it the fumes?

Anyhow, Wink Beauty created this adorable combination of Vintage Inspired Matchbox sized nail polish and nail file duo. Too perfect for purse sized emergencies… unexpected stress… or the sudden need for color. 14$

*notcot - 06.14.05 , 12:58 -


pixelgirl.jpgRemember when you have a billion links… and then you finally revisit some old sites and find they’ve grown and evolved into so much more? PixelGirlPresents was always a great icon resource… and i just dicovered, a funky consignment store as well for great handmades!

So above we have Voodoo Toaster’s Maki Lip Gloss Set [adorably edible like?]… old school cassette tape earings [funky gift for the playful rocker within?]… and just too cute not to post super mini sushi necklace.

And just in, apparently Voodoo Toaster is a friend of one of our new contributors hfriend! So more coming from him soon. The internet. It’s a small (big) world out there.

*notcot - 06.03.05 , 17:32 -

Vintage Hard Candy

P12688_hero.jpgEver notice that our perception of time has been shortened? Do you remember when Hard Candy first changed the way Nail Polish was marketed? Revolutionized the color possiblities with the pastels and crazy blues and names like Trailer Trash? And who can forget their trademark jelly rings? That was NOT that long ago… so maybe it was 10 years since USC student,Dineh Mohajer, became a cosmetics powerhouse, before being bought out by LVMH and then sold to the Falic Group in 2003. But seriously 1995 is not old enough to be considered VINTAGE, is it? Anyhow for anyone who missed the old colors, and old bottles… they are back. Vintage Hard Candy.

*notcot - 05.30.05 , 22:18 -


razors.jpgNice solution…[center] For the girls, or maybe just to friends… a quickie. I used to love the guys Mach3 razor… then i forgot mine when i was travelling and picked up a Venus Divine (customized for women, etc), and while it was nice, a bit large/plasticy for me. So the free Schick Quattro just came a few days ago, and i just had to share its the perfect hybrid between those two by Gillette. It has the slim/weighted body of the Mach3, nice female friendly design, 4 razors, and has a cap for the razor (instead of having to have it loose, or on a big stand/case)… and it really has left me incredibly smooth.

*notcot - 05.28.05 , 22:50 -

Burberry Dots

buberry.jpg“Burberry eyes the dots in Japan” is the article title from Creativity Magazine… amazingly enough, and after two years of development, Tokyo agency Tugboat has created the “serious change” Burberry desired… “The challenge in developing the new pattern was how to maintain the tradition and the quality of the Burberry check yet make it into a new iconic image of the brand.” Gutsy. [Is this in the style of LV going Murakami?]

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hydrolab.jpgI’m picky, but when i fall for graphics, i fall fast. This is a quick scan of a shirt i found at Hydrolab… i was impressed with the style of graphics and shirts they printed on for their own label. Its a very street/LA style boutique mixed with a more San Diego chilled beachy (with your usual haviannas and surf boards at the back)… a few good finds, worth a look-see if you’re around here. HydroLab, 1140 Abbott Kinney, Venice, CA 90291, +1.310.450.7221 I love the style of this girl in the image, especially the way the waves are drawn to almost evoke an acquatic “dragon and the princess” serene yet potentially dangerous visual…

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*notcot - 05.27.05 , 22:02 -

Plug -

light blue plug t-shirt.jpgcute shirts, interesting interface… Dimension7.ch has an overly clean interface that lets users choose Character, Style, Color before ordering in a style different than your usual pull down shopping menus… and for that i love it. Loving the use of text and imagery repeated in the middle. and interesting imagery on the shirts as well.

*notcot - , 01:54 -


downpour_01_item.jpgHAPPY BIRTHDAY JOSH SPEAR and sorry i missed out on the big 21 bash in NY, crazy 8am flights, what can i say… In the spirit of things this generous boy is going back to children’s party-like ways with goodies for all on his blog [i picture this as the grown up bloggers way of handing out goodie bags of silly toys and candy]… and i’m loving this adorable downpour undie set… SO CUTE. So had to post the pic… go check out their others too. I See France. And help the boy out, and VOTE FOR HIS SHOE!

*notcot - 05.16.05 , 16:26 -

Alex + Chloe

alexandchloeShadow and Light collection These are funky/sleak, and the anti-bling. Think about it, you’re basically wearing a shadow or a former self, it’s the anti-jewelery. And i love the playful designs in shiny black pastic. Alex and Chloe is an LA based design label which encompasses that anti-bling indie/80’s rocker icon lover within. The overhwleming look of a mound of these on your neck, still hangs so flatly it’s rather understated. [note: these also come in gold, but i’m not as big a fan of those]

They were featured in MetroPop, which noted “…about this kind of loud fashion — it just doesn’t care, and feels comfortable not caring.” It’s certainly not about taking yourself too seriously, but still shows your flair for creating a “look” of your own.

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