long-time friend amy flurry (rememberamy?)- an editor and freelance writer - has just published an awesome book to let those of you designers, small business owners, and others out there who'd like some awesome press know what editors and insiders are looking for and how to create relationships with people of influence in the media
several years ago, one of amy's pieces on kara really helped kara's business grow when she was a young designer
and wouldn't you know it... there's one wonderful chapter dedicated to our lovely kara!
I know this time of year is super busy for you. You’ve got lot of kids you need to visit. I get that. Kids are really cute and small. They write you sweet letters. Reindeer drawings and stuff.
But I think I can do better. I know I can. Promise to get me every single thing (and I mean all of it) that I want this Christmas, and I’ll make you a deal. Remember that Christmas in the late 90’s when you took a year off? Yeah, that was me that you ran into at the Hotel Flamingo. It was me, with whom you and Ms. Claus shared peach daiquiris. I know you didn’t fly your route that year. But I don’t need to tell anyone. If we have an understanding…
#1 I love Red Engine jeans. How ‘bout Cinders in a black wash with a straight leg?
#2 I tend to carry at least 5 bags at once (I get nervous without food and a change of clothes). At least one should be cute right? I’d love Cowboys Bags wallet on a strap.
#3 Mmm,...cashmere AND navy blue, almost too good to be true! 360 Cashmere sweater.
#4 Its like a cashmere hug. With a belt. 360 Cashmere sweater.
#5 Bath salts! With a whale on it! Blithe and Bonny.
#6 Delicious plaid scarf which you know I won’t take off until June. Huit Huit.
#7 Ooo - ankle boots. Already have black ones, need the brown! Bed Stu.
#8 Amazing Kara-Line tunic. Perfect plaid in a style I don’t own. Yet.
#9 Pretty cream and brown fair-isle tights. They’ll work well with all of the above. Me Moi.
I guess that’s about it Santa. Not such a tall order, and I’m glad we got to reconnect. So Merry Christmas, and when you’re flying around Portland this year just know I’ll be watching you.
All I really want for Christmas is for all people to know peace, happiness and good health. If that’s a tall order to fill, here are a few ideas of what brings a small measure of those wishes to me and many others.
A 360 Cashmere sweater that gives and invites warm hugs (layered with a Market tee that would also keep me cozy). James Jeans in a comfortable, loose boyfriend cut that allows me to get down on the floor to play with kids and dogs. Cashmere socks and Sven Clogs would keep my feet happy and healthy with their support on those days I’m on my feet for long hours. Lastly, a Cowboys Bag wallet that I may open it with generosity to others.
Thank you Santa for bringing magic into our lives every year.
You've known me for a long time, so I probably don't need to write this. I mean, you know me really well - remember that year you surprised me with a ping pong table? It was the perfect gift. But in case you need a little help this year (thirty-somethings can be harder to shop for than kids, right?), I've complied a little wish list for you. You'll see the list itself is very "me," broken up by item type and arranged by color. (I'll e-mail you the spreadsheet with sizes and preference rankings later).
Let's start with pants:
Cinder straight leg jeans by Red Engine and Twiggy skinny cords by James would be welcome additions to my wardrobe.
Now don't think I'm greedy when you see what I want in the way of sweaters and tops... I just wanted to give you a few options:
How cute is that long plaid top from Maison Scotch? Even your wife would love it! I promise not to wear it with the plaid kara-line skirt next to it (but how great is that plaid?). The long sleeve Maison Scotch top on the right comes with the racer back tank underneath, and I could really use both, Santa.
I never met a navy top I didn't like. The 360 Cashmere sweater and the Saivana top are no exception.
Cozy (the sweater on the left by Velvet). Pretty (the sweater in the middle by JPark). Comfy (the sweatshirt on the right by Roam). Yes, yes, and yes.
Any of the above, from 360 Cashmere, Yoon, and Humanoid, would be great under the tree this year.
And if you're not in the mood to pick out clothes, the canvas bag up top from Alternative would be perfect for overnight buying trips to LA. The leather one on the bottom from Cowboys Belt is screaming my name (in case you can't hear it up there at the North Pole - those sleigh bells are loud, I know).
I hope all the holiday plans are coming along swimmingly, big guy. Let me know what kind of cookies you want this year.
P.S. How did you get that ping pong table down the chimney???