Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Pineapple Day Fashion and Accessories

2018 Pineapple Day is Upon Us !

We are going to show you the latest and hottest prints and trends in all things pineapple for this glorious day.

Since 2014 every June 17th graces us with delicious goodness. And what better way to collaborate and celebrate than with some new hot urban edgy fashion. 

There has been some amazing leather prints that have hit the market recently and we wanted to showcase these new pineapple styles

We are going to self promote here a little bit, as we have done a longer write up on Pineapple Fashion Must Haves over at The Odd Portrait, where you can see what else is going on in the fruit forward world of wearable.

First on the list we bring to you the spiked out pink pineapple purse. All hand crafted and made from genuine quality leather. Adorned with gold spikes and skulls we brought a harder look to a soft print.

Paired with some skinny black leggings and a print top, we think it worked.

To further our accessories what outfit would be complete until we paired it up with other matching apparel.

Here we showcase a leather scarf that we created. The print remains the same, and we edged it out with some more gold spikes and chain. It is worn softly around the neckline and works in pretty much any season. Designed more for flash and show than functionality and warmth. It still is multi-purpose enough to handle a bit of the elements.

At first we were not sure how our leather cuffs would fare with our fans. It is a unique sort in that you just do not see too many people wearing bracelets or jewelry around their wrists as much as you once did. A nice watch for sure, but statement pieces around the wrist are a tough one to style correctly.
We went ahead and rocked out our own twist with these and much to our surprise garner a very positive response. They remain creative and different and dare the brave and attention seekers to try.

Hair ties now do serve an actual fashion purpose. Originally we created these out of scrap leather to hold the hair back while in the workshop. No hair tie could be found so one was crafted up and in a few minutes back to work. Somehow a product fashion photo was taken while wearing one of these and a client whom was lurking around our website noticed one and asked where it was for sale. That was the birth and beginning for our custom leather hair ties. This one featuring pineapple in celebration of this fun and unique day.

That will about wrap it up and is we have time for this installment. See you next time for whatever oddities we come up with.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Las Vegas Specialty Shipping.

Shipping art is hard to do when you are the creative type and your mind is usually focused on creative things which boxing or wooden crates for shipping takes away from time with the good old paint brush. Packing and shipping over-sized pieces is tough and takes a lot of time and chi. I always wonder did I do it right is it safe enough in that box will it arrive broken or at least I did. Being a Las Vegas based visual artist I have gone the way of trying to ship and crate my painting myself to my collectors in other areas across the U.S. and overseas.  I can tell you from experience having a professional packaging company do it for you is truly the way to go. The peace of mind over letting professional packers pack up and ship your one of a kind unique art and or other specialty items items is a beautiful thing. Making a crate is hard and requires a number of tools.

Now being Las Vegas locals we thought we would tell you about this amazing family owned and operated shipping company right here in good old Las Vegas. Las Vegas Crating and Logistics is a Las Vegas packaging and shipping company that specializes in the shipping of things such as art, antiques, estates and large items pretty much anything of high value and or large and hard to ship items.

Do yourself a favor and hire these guys to handle your large shipping item problems. 

Monday, August 21, 2017

Crating, Shipping, and Logistics in Las Vegas ( Oh My )

Hello all welcome to another installation and we are going to cover something pretty amazing here. Let's just imagine that you have come to Las Vegas and you hit the jackpot and want to buy something like an authentic roulette table, or won an auction for a retired chandelier from the Wynn. How do you propose you pack, crate, and ship this item to it's destination ?

This happens all of the time, you go on vacation and find something unique and local and just have no way to get it back home. That is where our friends at Las Vegas Crating and Logistics come in. There really is no other for specialty shipping in Las Vegas. They have been building the most custom crates to ship and freight Take a look and see for yourself.

That is over two thousand pounds of original stone art right there. And it needed to get moved. One small tumble and this one of a kind museum art is smashed into a million pieces. And it is not something you exactly just want to hand over to the next residence is it ? Aside from creating a custom crate and securing everything, the next step in logistics presents itself as such.

Custom ramps are built to get these expensive items across such disastrous obstacles such as ponds, rivers, and streams. This is why we hire companies with such experience that Chris and Brandy Long have. They have been doing these amazing things for over twenty years shipping and crating all across the country.

I could not imagine being at an auction at missing out on an item simply because I had no way to move it so found this service and wanted to share it with you all just in case you decide to take home
                                                       ten hand carved Buddha statues.

It is a unique world that I got to find out a bit more about with custom art shipping, crating, and packing. Most things just do not have a box big enough. That is where the Long's come in and create it. You can not exactly show up at the post office or UPS with a giant piece of at you found at an estate sale, slap a sticker on it and be on your merry way. Each and every item is expertly placed, secured, and packed in about one tenth of the time it would take you or I to even formulate any type of plan that probably would end up not working out anyways.

Coconut Oil Skin Care

Today we are going to feature some great beauty tips here involving coconut oil and you. DIY dermatology is a fun and inexpensive way to treat yourself at the comfort of your own home. Sure there are some great places to get the best dermatology in Las Vegas for all types of skin ailments but let us focus on something you just might even have in your cupboard.

Has your skin at any point felt so dry here in Las Vegas it feels like you have a dirt veil on? Well I have and it is not precisely my most loved inclination. In addition it additionally includes wrinkles, so to damnation with that. I have enough issues being a 34 year old lady and dry wrinkled skin won't be one of them. Moreover burning through $100 on skin cream is not my concept of a decent time either. or, then again an alternative I would select particularly with all the slippery terrible fixings that some healthy skin lines carry into their creams. So what can a lady or fellow do to battle the dry leave warm draining the dampness appropriate out of your face? Well her are some all regular, over the counter of your neighborhood supermarket things to cause reestablish some hydration to that excellent face.

In the event that you want to clean up we have some uplifting news for you! Include a tablespoon of coconut or olive oil to your shower for some supernatural occurrence skin hydration. You can likewise rub somewhat more on after you escape the tub. This is one of my go to's for hydration other than coconut oil which is presumably my top choice, would be this custom made scour.

Olive Oil Honey

Coarse Salt or Sea Salt

Discretionary a crush of lemon

Combine these fixings and scour onto your face. Ensure your face is sans cosmetics before you do this. At that point simply wash and tenderly pat dry. Your face will feel like an infant's base. Flax seed oil is likewise a great one to utilize. Liquor free aloe vera or even better straight from the plant enables your skin to retain the hydration from the oil better and secure it. Retinol is anther confront cream staple in my case of healthy skin apparatuses. Purchase an immaculate retinol cream and utilize it in blend with alternate tips. Your skin will full up and feel so hydrated. You can likewise utilize the retinol cream for your bum as it is awesome for cellulite too, yet we will dive more into that subject some other time.

Advantages of Aloe Vera:

It contains cancer prevention agent vitamins A, C and E — in addition to vitamin B12, folic corrosive and choline.

Which helps battle maturing

Mitigates Rashes and Skin Irritations

Lessen Acne and Infection

It can Lighten Blemishes

You can likewise utilize it on your hair and scalp to help hair development and dandruff

Coconut Oil Facts

It has antimicrobial properties and saturating abilities,which makes it incredible for cleaning your face and skin.

Coconut oil offers insurance from sunburn

It forestalls untimely maturing

It's hypoallergenic

You can get it at the market!!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Indie Mag

The Indie Mag is a non-profit magazine dedicated to all things independently done and made. We have launched our second issue featuring Nikki Misery of  New Years Day.
Mr. Misery went into the world renowned Musicians Institute graduating fully with a degree. Years of working his butt off and working the entire time, paying rent in Hollywood, wish was no simple task. All the while still having time for all of the people around him that were important.  He was just finishing up his schooling at The Musicians Instsitute and his playing was just in another league. More exciting was a new interest in his music world by the name of Ashley Costello, whom he just met at a local goth club and ended up trying out for this band called New Years Day.

 Our artist feature was Darcee Lynn a female artist from Las Vegas, NV. Having served time in the Navy as the ships Culinary Specialist, this sultry and sweet gal had a pretty amazing story to tell. The love afar with a passion for food and art crosses paths in a wonderful way in her art. The sensual play of food and body parts comes together in a retro-modern twist that just blows you away. The use of a 1950's color palate mixed with modern content creates some fantastic art that will take this gal to the top.

The next feature we had for February was the photographer Leslie Tucker. When we asked Nikki Misery about doing an article on him, he sent us some photos to use as well. We fell in love with the one that is now our cover picture, which was taken by Mrs. Tucker. I reached out to her to get her permission to use the photo. As I was trolling through her social media, photo after photo was blowing my mind. It was love at first picture. this gal had major talent and I wanted to feature her not just the one photo she took.
        Last but not least, Jackie Michel a Las Vegas female skater. An interesting story of how we happened upon this rock star of four wheels. My partner who works late nights, would frequent the grocery store after his shifts and became friends with the graveyard workers of the store. One happened to be Jackie Michels mother. This woman, Lorie, was nothing shy of mother of the decade. She battled cancer, worked nights to support her kids dreams and was an amazing soul and person all around. Always talking of how wonderful her child are and what they did, it was only suiting we do a write up on Jackie's major talents and skills.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Rock and Roll Fashion Fusion: The Purple Hair Don't Care. Since I have an aversi...

Rock and Roll Fashion Fusion: The Purple Hair Don't Care. Since I have an aversi...: The Purple Hair Don't Care. Since I have an aversion to sitting still, salon chairs are like my kryptonite. I am a mom, business owner...
The Purple Hair Don't Care. Since I have an aversion to sitting still, salon chairs are like my kryptonite. I am a mom, business owner and a creative energizer bunny that just can not stop. So how does one with my schedule get the purple hair dream? Well, it took 3 days of staying indoors and a whole lot of bleach as well as some great gals from sally beauty to help. The first step was to off course bleach the dark brown box hair dye from my hair. Which was no small task to say the least. Brassy hair is hard to pull off, and let/s just say it was not doing me any favors. This process involved a lot of trips to Sally's and a lot of beanies to hide my hair.
First: tip buy a lot of bleach all at once and a lot of argon conditioner, it saves the humiliating trips to the store while undergoing the process.
Things you need:

1. Hair dye tint brush

2. Hair dye bowl

3. Gloves

4. Patience 

5. Argon deep conditioner 

6. Absolute Perfect Booster by Ion it is like Omniplex, but way cheaper and accessible, it saves her hair from bleach damage.  Add to your lighter or hair color.

7. Hair Dye I used Argon. I mixed two colors the pale lilac and the purple. I did not want to bleach my hair to much and risk damage so I added the darker purple so my hair would take. 

8. Bleach powder 

9. 40 Developer and a 30 or 20 on hand as well 

 After each bleaching process, which was mixing the bleach powder packet to the 40 developer and waiting around 40 minutes, rinse wash and add your deep conditioner a lot and leave it in for as long as possible. Around 30-40 minutes or longer. Then rinse and air dry your hair add a tiny amount of coconut oil. I did this 4 times. Do not blow dry or use any heat on your hair. Once you have reached as close as you dare to platinum blonde then you can use the dye. The argon oil hair dye does not require any developer. 
I mixed one whole tub of the pale lavender and half of the dark purple which now knowing all that I know I would have used less of the darker purple. For the next couple of weeks try not to use any heat on your hair and do a pot of deep conditioning treatments as well as leaving some coconut oil in your hair before washing. Every time you bath you will leave purple water behind. I still have purple coming out every time I wash my hair. Just so you know. For your root outgrowth in between your next bleaching because yes you have to bleach your roots unless you are natural platinum blonde before you dye it again or it will not take, glitter it up have fun you do after all have purple hair and don't care.      

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