Thursday, January 31, 2013

The eye has to travel!

Sorry folks, we are cleaning out the store this week and it is all hub-bub, chaos and moving furniture. In the midst of the madness, e and I snuck out yesterday for a luxurious 4:00 showing of the Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel. Which, by the way is the most inspiring movie to see if you are currently in need of a job. And maybe just in general.

 If it showing around you go see it. KC'ers it is playing at The Tivoli through Thursday. Catch it! Here are some photos of the lovely Mrs. Vreeland, and we will be back to our regularly scheduled blogging next week.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Pauline Trigere

How about a 1960's Pauline Trigere to brighten your Friday morning?

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Au Revior

It's six o'clock and time to lock up the bon bon doors for the last time, may we say goodnight the Lawrence Welk way...

Bon Voyage

Today is the last day! Come bid us bon voyage, have a drink, have a cookie and buy something at 70% off!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

bon bon last day, 70% off!

The end is nigh, my friends. Yes, our final day as bon bon atelier will be this Thursday, January 24th. If you haven't been able to stop by and say goodbye yet, please do, as E and I would love to see you! We want to go out with a bang, so we've decided that starting Wednesday at 4 through the end of Thursday everything will be 70% off.
Stop by and see us! And thanks again for 6 1/2 wonderful years of business!
B & e

Friday, January 18, 2013

50% off starts tomorrow!

Starting tomorrow (Saturday) we are happy to say that (most) everything is 50% off at bon bon! We still have some amazing books, gorgeous fabric and fabulous jewelry. Stop by and stock up!

See you tomorrow...

B & e

How to make a Chanel Jacket

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Ballgowns: British Glamour since 1950

Heavens. That is something that I would have liked to see. That settles it, I'm wearing a long gown next time I go out to dinner. I mean, unless it's like to a taco stand or something...but, even then, that would be an event

Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950 from Victoria and Albert Museum on Vimeo.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

David Bowie at the V&A

I've been listening to a lot of Bowie lately. I'm excited about his new album and can't wait to get it! I have all my fingers and toes crossed that perhaps a new album will mean a tour. What I would really like to do however, is go to the David Bowie exhibit at the Victoria and Albert in London. It sounds fantastic.

David Bowie is: About the Exhibition

Album cover shoot for Aladdin Sane, 1973. Photograph by Brian Duffy © Duffy Archive
Album cover shoot for Aladdin Sane, 1973. Photograph by Brian Duffy © Duffy Archive

The V&A has been given unprecedented access to the David Bowie Archive to curate the first international retrospective of the extraordinary career of David Bowie - one of the most pioneering and influential performers of modern times. David Bowie is will explore the creative processes of Bowie as a musical innovator and cultural icon, tracing his shifting style and sustained reinvention across five decades.
The V&A’s Theatre and Performance curators, Victoria Broackes and Geoffrey Marsh have selected more than 300 objects that will be brought together for the very first time. They include handwritten lyrics, original costumes, fashion, photography, film, music videos, set designs, Bowie’s own instruments and album artwork.
The exhibition will explore the broad range of Bowie’s collaborations with artists and designers in the fields of fashion, sound, graphics, theatre, art and film. On display will be more than 300 objects including Ziggy Stardust bodysuits (1972) designed by Freddie Burretti, photography by Brian Duffy; album sleeve artwork by Guy Peellaert and Edward Bell; visual excerpts from films and live performances including The Man Who Fell to Earth, music videos such as Boys Keep Swinging and set designs created for the Diamond Dogs tour (1974). Alongside these will be more personal items such as never-before-seen storyboards, handwritten set lists and lyrics as well as some of Bowie’s own sketches, musical scores and diary entries, revealing the evolution of his creative ideas.
Striped bodysuit for Aladdin Sane tour
Promotional shoot for The Kon-rads
Photo collage of manipulated film stills from The Man Who Fell to Earth
David Bowie and William Burroughs
Original photography for the Earthling album cover
Self portrait in pose also adopted for the album cover of 'Heroes'

Goody Goods..

Well now, last Saturday was quite a shindig. Chaos, folks, it was utter chaos and I can't tell you how we appreciate you all coming out to see us. We have had a couple of days to breathe now, and clean up the after effects of the party. It turns out that we still have some really good stuff left! Great fabric, awesome jewelry (including the Morse code necklaces!) books, kitchen, stuff etc. etc. Which is to say, don't stay away folks, we still need to clear this place out! 40% off everything!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Saturday Shindig!

It's happening right now! Swing on by for deals on scraps, furniture and so much more!!

Friday, January 11, 2013

bon bon business

So things have been quite busy around here since the holidays. I went away on vacation where things like this occurred.
E put her awesome house on the market, which you can see and buy here....Check out the custom kitchen and all of the lovely molding!

And we have been getting ready for our swingin' shindig tomorrow. We've been pulling out, pricing and marking down a ton of stuff! Be sure to stop by, it's happening all day tomorrow. 

Hopefully I will have more vacation pics ready for you to see next week, so brace yourself for a lot of Disneyland pictures. I'm just warning you now....

Thursday, January 10, 2013

closing early

bon bon atelier is closing early tonight to go visit the Modern Quilt Guild! See you tomorrow at 10!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Secret goods

Secret Goods from the back room have started to sneak out onto the sales floor in advance of our Saturday Shindig. For instance we have a ton of fabulous vintage patterns. A ton of them. They are from all different decades, I think we have from the 30's to the 80's at only $8 a pattern (with an extra 40% off!). A lot of them are perfect for Saturday's Swingin' Shindig, so if you want to dress appropriately stop by and grab one today and get sewing!

Hello Marlo Thomas pattern! You too can dress like That Girl.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Saturday Shindig!

January is flying by, and E and I realized that we couldn't close bon bon down with out one last soiree, so we are officially inviting you to a Shindig this Saturday!

This groovy happening will not only have everything 40% off (which, by the way, it is all week) but we are also going back into the bon bon archives and will bring out all the scraps, craft supplies, and fun secret items for you guys to dig through. (Not to mention a full 60's soundtrack and snacks)

So put on your go-go boots and come on down to our Saturday Shindig!

See you soon,
B & e

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

30% off starts today!

Here we are in the new year and in the last month o' bon bon. Let's celebrate with 30% off everything in the store!