Archives: September 2012


WHAT IS STREET STYLE ANYWAY?

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Monday already?  I was not quite ready for you.  Yesterday, I had one of those days where I found myself blog hopping for far longer than I ought to on a beautiful Sunday afternoon.  You know, those moments when you sit down at your computer to answer a few emails and check your facebook, and then find yourself three hours later forgetting the reason you sat down at all…..but thoroughly caught up on everyone else’s lives.  Ya, it was one of those days.  Most of the time I scold myself for moments hours like this, but yesterday I stumbled upon some posts that got me thinking.  I am really speaking of this one by The Man Repeller where she talks about the purity of street style and what it’s become today.

Once upon a time, fashion blogs were all I was interested in.  For me, my love for fashion came even before my love for art.  I have always had a love for street style photography and have been long inspired by photographers like Tommy Ton & Scott Schuman.  But over the last year or so I have found myself somewhat disinterested in some of  the fashion blogs I so religiously used to read.  Keeping up with the latest and greatest in the fashion industry began to feel draining, and unfulfilling.  Maybe it’s just the place I am in life….no longer with a job that requires me to keep up with the hottest trends and spending the greater portion of my day changing diapers and keeping a child alive.  (a job I do in fact love).  It’s no secret that my style posts have dwindled.  But it’s funny how that transition occurred.  Don’t get me wrong, I still love fashion for it’s artistic value, creativity, and self expression…and I will still blog about my personal style for those reasons, but it does feel different somehow.   And it’s clear that the industry is different now too.  Over the last few weeks, I’ve been loosely following the happenings at NY & London Fashion Week (mostly through the bloggers I follow on instagram).  It’s ironic that street style (with the purist of beginnings) is essentially becoming an industry itself, through blogger/brand collaborations and other marketing ploys.  And that “the pouring in and pouring out of show-goers pre and post shows have arguably become more entertaining than the shows themselves.”  All posing and vying for those camera clicks.   Seems a little backwards doesn’t it?  I guess the point is to love fashion for the emotion it evokes and how it makes us feel, not for the fame or recognition.  Speaking of evoking emotion….did you happen to see the Spring 2013 RTW collection by 3.1 Phillip Lim?!  I am such a fan.

What are your thoughts on the evolution of street style?


ENJOY EVERY MOMENT

Hey Friends,

Fist off, TGIF!  Couldn’t be happier about that.  Second, if you’ve been eyeing a print, use this link to get free shipping on anything in my Society6 store, including this one.  (now through Sunday, Sept 16th)  And by popular demand, I re-stocked this little lady in my etsy shop.  I am offering free shipping through the weekend on any print in my etsy store as well.  Just enter coupon code ‘FREESHIPPING’ at checkout.  OK, enough shop news.  On to the winner of the Curious Creatures Giveaway! 

And the winner is:  JENNA!

Email me at kellimurrayart(at)gmail(dot)com to claim your prize!

For those of you who didn’t win this time, you can use coupon code KMB10 to get a 10% discount.

Happy weekend!

 


WHOLE AGAIN

This week has been a quiet one.  Playing single mom and clocking in some real QT with my little gal.  It’s true…you don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone.  I am so glad to finally have Sam back.  He makes life better in every way.  It’s the longest we’ve been apart since Ry was born.  I’ve never been one to not sleep when he is out of town, but for the first time ever, I experienced a few restless nights with him not by my side.  One thing I DEFINITELY take for granted is good sleep. I can’t imagine going longer than a few nights tossing and turning and waking up every hour.  It’s the worst.  But then again, some people deal with that every night….and some people don’t get to see their husbands for months on end…..so I really don’t have a whole lot to gripe about!  He’s home and that makes two very happy girls in this house!  And yes, way too much shopping going on while dad was away. haha.  It’s what we do.


GIVEAWAY FROM CURIOUS CREATURES

I am excited to share with you a GIVEAWAY from one of my favorite new etsy shops, Curious Creatures!  Larissa, the creator behind Curious Creatures, makes the most beautiful jewelry.  Each piece is lovingly hand crafted in Singapore. Quaint, simple and everyday…..just my style!  I literally would take one of each if I could!  Larissa is offering one lucky reader a $30 voucher to anything in her shop!  I promise, there is so much to love!

If you can’t wait to try to win, use coupon code KMB10 to get a 10% discount.

A few things you can do to enter:

1. Tell me which piece is your favorite from Curious Creatures in the comments below.

2. Blog, tweet, or facebook about this giveaway and leave separate comments to the links here.

3.  Like Curious Creatures on facebook and leave a separate comment here.

Now that’s a lot of ways to up your chances!  Open to international residents.
 The giveaway will end at 8AM PST on Friday, September 14th and the winner will be announced via twitter (follow me here) on Friday. Good luck!
***THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED