I know the twinz get all the luvin’ but I wanna know what ever happened to DJ Tanner!!! Wait, just kidding! The twinz are our faves! Here we have Ashz and MKz and their TV dad, Bob Sagat at the DVD release party for his animated “mockumentary” Farce of the Penguins on Tuesday. I love Ashley’s chic 50′s greacer vibe and as always, MK looks lovely in her hot red kimono garb. Glad to see the girlz hair colors are back to normz! Oh, and Bob looks fabulous!
It’s official. Fred flare had to be totally, utterly, completely, absolutely, and finally out of its current home at 175 North Tenth Street in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood by April Fool’s Day. After that, our new location will be 300 Kingsland, also in Brooklyn. It’s about four times the size, so we’re aiming to grow, grow, grow.
But first we have to move everything there without skipping a beat. It’s a big project, and everyone is getting organized already. The order went out to purge old files. Every department is creating a mailing list of vendors and suppliers who need to be notified. The shelving and tables and desks and computers are all being counted and tagged. We’ve even hired an architect to help us use the new space to its best advantage.
At the same time, we want to make the move so smooth and seamless that the only indication is a new address. Which means everyone is also working hard to find new products (Some of our staff went to the local gift show this past Monday), to keep the shipping lanes open, and to come up with great ideas for spring.
Stay tuned . . .
It’s my totes faves BFF’s, Parz & Nikz on their way out of Mr. Chow in Beverly Hills on Monday. I’m so happy to see the girlz hangin’, but I have to give a WTF to Nikz dress. But first what’s happening with Parz… she’s so like 1995 conserve! And Nikz dress looks like a gawdy Greek swimming pool on Mikonos. She’s really making a splash. Oh darling Nikki, I love you!
fred flare opens first shop on Roberston in LA and Ashlee Simpson can’t stop shopping there! Whoops, just kidding… I couldn’t resist photoshopping on that blank cavnas of a shopping bag. Well at least it’s better than those darn Kitson bags… OMG, I just said it! We’ll have store evench, but for now you’ll have to buy us on the internetz. Thanks Ashz!
I know this is also super old news, but we’re all so obsessed with the Spice Girls here that I had to mention it! As you all know, last week our cuddly ex-Spicester, Emma Bunton or Babe-inz Spice, announced that she and her b-friend, Jade Jones are havin’ a babe-inz. Babe-inz and Jade have been together for eight years and are supes excited! I am too! Now, the only one w/o a babe-inz is Sporty. Baby’s babe-inz joinz the rest of the baby spice factory: Crazy (who’s also preggers (with Eddie Murphy’s??? baby) is due this Spring) already has one, Phoenix Chi, 7, Ging has an eight month old, Madonna Bluebell and Posh has three with Becks, Brooklyn, 7, Romeo, 4 and Cruz who’s gonna be 2 in Febz! Congratz Baby!! I defz think all the kidz should start a Brit pop band… in say 2015! Hm, what should they be called?
Just what you’ve been waiting for, some cute new fashionz showed up at our door today. These are all from a doorbell tee line that Lauren found called Loyal Army. We love the funny prints sooo much, they brighten our day! I have to say the crocodile tee is pretty much the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen! Kay peeps, click the pix the purch the merch!
Alright ladiez, take a deep breath in ’cause our sweet lil’ Mr Harry Potter is all grown up and HOT! When I found these sweet pix of 17 year old Daniel Radcliffe… My love was like WHOA! Danny boy posed for these steamy pics to promote his upcoming performance in the London stage revival of the play Equus, which opens in March. Okay ladiez, are ya ready for this… He gets naked AND a has sex scene! OMG, when do tix go on sale?!?
Today’s WRITE STUFF poem is by 25-yr old supertalent Katey Nicosia of Dallas. We also sell her genius mini piles of paper in our store! Before starting her line One Good Bumblebee, Katey Nicosia was an avid studier and writer of poetry, which you can read on her awesome blog. She finds most of her inspiration from her childhood in the 1980′s, back when she was a member of the Punky Brewster Fan Club. I heart the 80′s too so I LOVE this poem!! Thanks for sharing and esp thanks for the FF shout-out in verse!
flocks of them.
Cyndi Lauper, Rick Shroeder,
Punky Brewster, Night Rider.
Take two steps forward,
take two steps back.
Gnarly, Atari, and Cabbage Patch.
Pop Rocks and tube socks.
Ghetto blasters and mohawks.
Oh and Michael J. Fox,
and high tops!
The Bangles and Moonlighting.
Stickerbooks and breakdancing.
Gag me with a spoon!
Spuds Mackenzie, hair crimpers.
Dirty Dancing and Judy Blume.
Splatter paint and step aerobics.
Jams, Jem, and cubes by Rubix.
Jordache and Gimme a Break.
Barbie and the Rockers.
Corey Haim, GI Joe,
and Hungry Hungry Hippos.
Valley girls and He-man
The Goonies, Duran Duran.
Girls just wanna have fun.
Stand By Me and The Breakfast Club.
Things were rad, bogus, and gnarly,
cool beans, kickin, and grodie.
Madonna was Like a Virgin,
and Doogie Howser, a teenage surgeon.
I miss my Legos and cooties
and The Facts of Life with Tootie.
I miss the glitter, the neon, the plastic,
the punk rock hair and things fantastic.
And I know I’ll never get back there,
so I get my fun time fix at the bodacious Fred Flare.
OMG, I am so excited I could flip my wig… I have a brand-new episode of The Fred Flare Show video podcast to share with you! It’s our first episode of 2007 and in honor of Valentine’s Day, it’s all about LOVE! Set in front of our wicked Chris Uphues heart mural, all of us at fredflare.com got together and went on and on about what we love! It’s super cute but also bittersweet because these are our last few weeks at 175 N 10th St! So, this episode is a fitting farewell to our home for the past six years! Thanks so much for watching, I hope you enjoy it and most of all WE HEART YOU!
I’m kinda bummed out that the first month of the year has flown by already. I had all these fun home improvements I wanted to tackle, like redoing our kitchen, and pretty much the only fix-up I’ve been able to accomplish is this:
Ah, well. Gotta start somewhere, right? Hopefully I’ll have lots more home improvements to chat up in the coming months. Stay tuned and STAY CUTE!
Here’s another great poem from our WRITE STUFF contest! This one titled “Photo Booths” was written by 19-year old Amanda Friel of Florida, a creative writing major from who is passionate about animal rights. Most of the inspiration behind her poetry comes from everyday observations or personal experiences. I really love this one. Hope you also enjoy it!
We stumbled into a photo booth.
It was last year.
Wet hair from rain
You laughed at my expression
When the bulb of the booth
Just like our lives
On photo paper.
Lost at the bottom
Of high school book bags
Is where your smile remembered
Was found today.
I blush with nostalgia.
You always made me have
We ran from photo booth
to photo booth
Preserving our youth.
Caught on photo paper
Still makes me laugh
I think for a moment.
Dial the numbers
On the back.
Are what we have become
With no time to run
From old age.
Only time to move
With eyes looking back
At photo booths.