I’ve been making jewelry for a couple of years now, and have been entangled in the very drawn out process of re-branding. Branding can be difficult, I went through a slew of different names before I finally committed to one. To be honest, I think that was the most difficult part. The next challenge I was facing was getting decent product shots with the equipment that I have. My camera is an old Canon power-shot digital elph, which is still a great camera, BUT I’ve gotten a scratch on the lens through the years. I was considering sucking it up and finally buying a digital slr, but my purse strings are tight these days. I recently bought my iphone and have since fallen head-over-heals, particularly with the Instagr.am app. Yesterday I began messing around with using my iphone to photograph some of my bracelets, and was pleasantly surprised with the results. I’ve downloaded the basic Adobe photo editor onto my ipad which is perfect for the small amounts of editing I need, such as cropping and brightening. In addition to that, I grabbed an app on my phone itself called BeFunky which does the same things. Both are free. Here’s what I got:
Not too shabby.
I’ve officially launched my other site, Las Charolastras. Check it out!
And stop by the shop and show me some love
(Product shots taken by me, other photos taken by Gill at Denim Ninja)
I am pleased to be sharing this group with you for my very first SC Souvenir.
Favourite Sons is based out of Brooklyn, NY and is made up of Justin Tripp, Matthew Werth, A.J. Edmiston, and Ken Griffin (formerly of Rollerskate Skinny). They have recently released their sophomore album, the Great Deal of Love which has been on HEAVY rotation here at Cardillo & Co. Griffin is no baby. His voice is nothing short of fantastic and perfect for this lovely pre-winter transition. You can snatch up the album on itunes, but in the mean time pop over to their soundcloud page to give it a listen. Here are some of my favourites:
1. The Great Deal of Love
2. Safe for all Seasons
3. Pretty Young Blood
But seriously, I love them all. Enjoy <3
WHAT A WEEKEND!!! Perfect weather, an amazing visit with friends, some GREAT rummage sale finds, and tons of food and drinks. I’ve got lots of catching up and studying to do, so today’s post is short and sweet.
Cruising around in my convertible with my girlfriends (photo c/o Denim Ninja)
One of my favorite Bjork songs and videos (directed by Spike Jonze) :
And some bonkers 70’s interiors. Enjoy!
(This one isn’t really 70’s, but it’s pretty bonkers none-the-less)
Happy Monday :)
September disappeared faster then the summer, the transition rearing the ugly heads of academics, and responsibility. But now October is in full swing and has it many redeeming qualities worth note! For one the first weekend of every October gifts us with the extremely exciting VNA Rummage Sale! For those who don’t know the rummage sale is a massive vintage/second hand extravaganza featuring clothes, furniture, jewelry, art, electronics and more! One of my fondest memories of my freshman year of high school, is my dear friend Jeff pretending to be my father calling me out of school, and taking me to my first VNA sale. As always I will be keeping my eye out for soccer jerseys, NY Jets Gear, and this year I really want to get my hands on a dope robe for protection from after shower chills.
Here’s me in an epic Jets Hat & Sweatshirt combo my buddy Brett(pictured in the mirror) from a 2 years ago!
Another extraordinary October offering, is pumpkin. Pumpkin anything. Pie, coffee, candles, and deserts. But for me personally this equals pumpkin beer, and this year I have been trying to get my greedy little mitts on all the pumpkin beer I can in an attempt to establish a clear favorite. So far the Post Road Pumpkin Ale and The Southern Tier Pumpking(get it!) Imperial Ale are neck and neck for that top spot. Feel free to send me any suggestions or recommendations, because while I know I tried a lot, I know I haven’t tried them all.
Yummmmmmmmmm in my Tummmmmmmmmmmm
Thirdly as a weaker SoundCloud Souvenir this week(weaker in the fact I lumped it into this Jennyesq post, not due to the content of the souvenir), a band I have gushed over before on this blog , Real Estate, and the newest song “Green Aisles” off there soon to be released full length LP Days. A less bubbly more reflective track displaying there emotional depth and songwriting range. Basically this band is fucking great, I really enjoyed all the projects the members where apart of before forming Real Estate, and lately they been hitting the nail on the head for me. I hope you love it as much as I have and will continue to.
Two days ago it was cold. I brought my boots out of the closet for the first time, and bundled into a sweater, jacket, AND a scarf. But now it seems as though we’re getting one whole week of the most perfect fall weather. The kind where you can still get away with wearing no socks and a good chunky sweater instead of a jacket. Fall is hands down my favorite season, and I can remember not really having a decent one for the past couple of years. I remember being able to wear shorts almost into November, and then seeing snow about a week later. So I’m thrilled and will be taking advantage of this gorgeous time of year to the fullest.
Yesterday I took Lotus the dog exploring
Pardon the random gray stripe going on at the left, not really sure what’s going on there.
The Canadian geese are beginning to migrate.
A dirty dog is a happy dog.
Remember butterfly clips?
It’s finally fall!! My favorite season of all! I got to pull my Ralph Lauren boots out of storage, and had a lovely weekend filled with horseback riding, thrifting, apple picking, and eating. It doesn’t get any better than that!
Here are some randoms from yesterday
My new favorite ap, cat paint.
A new vintage bracelet, my favorite watch, and a heart-locket woven stacking bracelet made by yours truly (will be available to purchase very soon)
Beautiful home-made sausage ravioli at Nino’s in Clinton
My brother has lived in NJ for a very long time and told me yesterday he’s NEVER gone apple picking before.
A white turkey!
A three-horned goat!!
Wow, living in the country is just…fascinating -___-
I came across this amazing star projector online. How perfect would this be on a rainy night?
Romantical and shit