Emz and Rihanna have teamed up again for yet another #1 smash chartoppering "Monster" hit. Monster marks RiRi's 13th #1 hit on the Billboard charts, surpassing Madonna (12 #1's) and now aiming her sights on Mimi (18 #1's). I'm friends with the monster under my bed!
P.S. I LOVE that Eminem is in his 40's and still cranking out the hits... There's hope for me yet!
My new boy crush is Ricki Hall. Ricki is a 26 yr old British male model & I'm obsessed. Love his gino beard, cool haircut, severe tatz & rad style!
Oh Ricki, you're so fine...
I had to steal that line from Mittens... It's just so cute and yummy. Well, when we woke up this morning there was about a foot of snow waiting to greet us. It's so pretty, I LOVE it. And thanks to my recent shoulder surgery, I get to sit out on the shoveling. Go Keithy Go.
Yay, it's snowing today and I'm hoping nad praying that it keeps on keepin' on so we have a White Xmas Upstate.
And then there's the sleepy "kitties". Can you find all "4"? Jeez, there seems to be a whole lotta sleepin' goin' on up in herre. LOL
Check our Charlie's new super bizarre sleeping pattern: Face Down, Leg Up! How can he breath?!? Whata kook but still super cute.
We've been slowly packing up the apartment in the city, getting ready for our big move to the country in January. My big project this week was to go through my giant trunk of photos and PURGE. It was really daunting at first, but then I got really into it. Trashing photos of loser old friends but also cherishing fond memories... Then I found pix from when we started FF.
Check these out, from our very first trade show: The National Stationery Show in NYC. This was before we did retail... We designed mostly paper products the home. Our booth was in the basement of the Javitz Center. We had a light-up table and a "Hi" sign... We were so cute. It was an amazing experience... We took orders from Urban Outfitters, Paperchase in London and tons of little boutiques. We were well on our way.
Here's Keith in set up mode. He says he has a pooch in this photo, but I think he looks hawt. So cute and baby young!
Keith's Mom, Anne and her step-daughter Adaire schlepped out to NYC to help us with the booth. Check out my bib-overalls. I miss those so much.
Here's the 2 Cathy's. Cathy Weisberg (left) was a local NYC printer. She really believed in us. We always owed her money, but she never complained. And then Kathy O. (right), she was a fashion designer who sewed our fabric pieces. Srsly, if it wasn't for those 2 women, there'd be no FF.
And speaking of the woman behind FF... There's Anne. Our eternal cheerleader, literally. Anne, we could not have done Fred Flare without all of your love and support over the past 15 years. Thank you sooooo much. xo
The store may be closed (I'm still really sorry about that), but the blog AND the Boombox remain to delight and entertain. I just added 2 new Boombox playlists. "Deciembre" is my fave tunes ala mode and then "Holidaze" is some of my fave non-classic Xmas hitz. Enjoy!
Guess what my fave song is this week? By the name of this post, I guess you can guess. It's Timber by Pitbull and Ke$ha. I can't get it outta my head... I just LOVE the ho-down, party vibe so much. I'm usually not such a huge Pitbull fan (although I do a mean Pitbull scream impression), he always seemed like such a sunglasses wearing dude, but I think he looks sooo CUTE in this vid. Check his facefull o freckles! I'm hooked. And, of course, me likey Ke$ha. Steer clear, it's going down...
Okay, let me tell you the most important thing about us... Keith's stepdad was a clown and mine owned a carnival. It's totes true! So, making people happy has always been in our DNA.
Oh dear, that's a loaded question. Before I get into it, I just want to thank everyone for leaving such amazing comments in the guest book. It means the world to Keith and I that we've touched people lives in such a positive way. Thank you so much!!!! We LOVE you tonz.
Okay, on to the dirt...