Sunday, March 30, 2008

hunkered down

With the fashion show, as well as a myriad of other projects coming up, I thought you might like to see where I will be spending my free time--my studio in the back of the house. Originally it was going to be the rumpus room (because of some hideous wood paneling that we can't paint over, as we are renters) but I am slowly taking it over. However, I have only half of the small room to work in, as the other half holds a much needed book shelf and futon. (good for inspiration and naps when one is tired of sewing!) I'm much more organized back there than I used to be--I stuffed most of my fabrics and patterns in the dresser/trunk/shelfy thing you see in the picture-my only real problem is the lack of light. Anyway, I like to see where people do there work, so I thought maybe you would too. I'll get a picture of emily's studio one of these days and post it too.

Thursday, March 27, 2008


I haven't been able to do my blog run at all this week until today. (I was actually working--imagine that!) and then today I see this sneek peek into the home of Philadelphia artist Adam Wallacavage on Designsponge! ooooohhhh, I want a pink octopus light fixture! and a tent-stripey stove hood (I just got a call from my sister raving about this house, even as I was typing this). Anyway, look at his website, his Flickr site and, of course, Designsponge.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Spring is here, and the ponys are out

Has anyone else read the new Lula mag? Does anyone else think it is the best magazine Ever? It only comes out twice a year but within those 6 months, I look at all other magazines with regret, wishing they were half as good as Lula. If you can't find the mag, go to where you can at least look at it online.
In other news, we were accepted to show at the 18th street fashion show, hooray! This year's theme is Summer at Sea and I am brimming with good (hopefully!) ideas.
In other other news, we got in all sorts of awesome stuff last week--new David Aubrey jewelry, new Loop bags and wallets, and new Decole-an awesome Japanese brand. Come one, come all and ride your little pony down to bon bon where we are loaded with new, delicious stuff!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Don't Forget--Swap-O-Rama Thurs Night~

Join us the 3rd Thursday of the every month for our bon bon Swap-o-Rama! Here's how it works: you bring different things that you don't want anymore (clothing, home goods, books, accessories, etc.). All items should be clean, undamaged and in working order. You can then browse the stuff everyone else brings, and swap it out for something you love! It's fantastic, you get to recycle your old stuff and refresh your world with "new to you" items! Starting at 6 p.m. you can bring your stuff and get a number, the swap will start at 7 p.m. Of course, there will be yummy refreshments! Call us at 816.756.0855 if you have any questions. And don't forget to bring all your friends!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Oh, to be in England

Today I'm in the mood to walk through the cool marble halls and snoop through the collections of a museum. Not just any museum though, but the Victoria and Albert museum in London. I've been there before a few times, but did not even scratch the surface of their collections. Instead of up and flying to London however, I decided to comb through their website, something I haven't really ever done. Now I know how I've been missing out! There is so much great info on there on all their collections and current, past and future exhibitions! I first checked out the Golden Age of Couture exhibit website (sadly, this closed in January) and found not only pictures of the exhibition but interactive stuff too, like Design a Shoe or you could send in an "Elegant Dress" video of your favorite dress. So then I looked at the current exhibitions, China Design Now and Collaborators: UK Design for Performance -- awesome. My favorite (or course!) part of the site is in the Fashion and Jewelry collection where you can see the V&A's historical dress collection in 3-D. And there are a million other collections and exhibitions and I probably won't get through them for years and years, but I am definitely up for trying. (sorry if this sounds like a V&A infomercial--I just think it's really cool)

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Lilymoon and new Library

We are happy to welcome Lilymoon, a wonderful artist, to our bon bon family. We found her some months ago but wanted to wait until the time was right to bring her to bon bon. To us, Lilymoon’s drawings are little bits of Spring, so we waited until the season was almost upon us, to get us in the mood. When asked about herself and her work, Lilymoon said, “I am 33 years old, I am a full time illustrator living on the island of Cyprus. I have been drawing all my life, mostly images inspired by imaginary stories that I write. At the moment I have a weakness for gardens, birds and the color green! My truest pursuit was (and is) discovering my own voice!” Go to the website to see the rest of Lilymoon's prints. (or come to bon bon)
Also, on Wednesday we got in a jillion new beautiful books. Come to the store, have a seat and check them out--it will totally be worth it!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Crafter's Unite!

Don't forget, tomorrow night is sewing circle at bon bon from 6-8ish. You know, in case you feel like crafting a harlequin outfit or a giant owl. Or maybe something a bit smaller, whatever you feel like.
See you then!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008


So last night I was lying in bed, unable to sleep, when I was hit with a sudden shoe desire. I wanted new shoes, I lusted after fire-engine red shoes, and kelly green and sunshine yellow, I wanted a veritable Roy G Biv of shoes. Then I imagined how some day, when I'm all grown up and buy a house, I'll have a closet with shelves full of well-ordered shoe boxes, with pictures of each pair on the front so I can find them easily. Just thinking about it makes me so much calmer, it's like mental yoga. Anyway, although the closet will have to wait I did find some shiny, bright shoes that could start filling my spectrum. In fact, i just realized we have to pick out Spring shoes for the store this week, maybe doing that will satiate my appetite. In the meantime I thought these were yummy.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Film Fest

If you are in the Kansas City area, you have to check out the JANUS film festival being shown at the Tivoli in the next 2 months. They are showing a variety of classic movies from Jean-Luc Godard, Ingmar Bergman, Marcel Camus and others. They run on Tuesday nights through April and are only $3.00 to get in! Tonight's movie was Pierrot Le Fou and it was very inspiring. Anyway, if you are around and have the time, take advantage of these great films at such a good price! Go to the Tivoli's website and look at the listings and times.
See you there!


I've been looking for wedding dresses for a friend of ours who is having trouble finding one, and of course I hit up the Martha Stewart weddings site, where I found these delightful pictures. It really is hard to find fault with Martha's styling and ideas-she just knows how it should be done. (or, at least, whoever their stylist is knows how it should be done) Anyway, I just wanted to share these pics, as I find them very inspiring.
By the way, our friend wants a wedding dress that so wedding-y, if you know what I mean. I've looked at Anthropologie, and J Crew, but if anyone has any other good ideas, let me know!