Sunday, September 22, 2013

L O U | L A T E L Y

Some new things happening with Lou | Collective these last couple weeks | Take a look :

L | C is becoming a contributor for The Tethered Crate, throughout the months of October | November | December of this year . The Tethered Crate a monthly subscription that offers members one shipment / month of goods from respected contributors within the handmade community . Each monthly crate includes 3-5 items, each month's items being different . Items may include jewelry, prints, stationery, and other handmade products . It's a way to experience the latest + greatest from your favorite designers every month for a great price .
While expanding the handmade market, and giving handmade artists an outlet to reach new customers, The Tethered Crate also connects hand + heart by joining the handmade community to significant causes . Different charities benefiting humanity will be highlighted + a portion of all of the proceeds from monthly subscriptions go to funding these charity causes .  
Look for The Tethered Crate | H E R E | to learn more + look forward to finding some sweet L | C goods in your crate if you are a monthly subscriber ! 

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Lou | Collective also has some new products hitting the scene : our 
C A N V A S  A R T 
A collection of personal photography + mixed media images printed onto fabric + sewn into a tapestry piece of art, mounted onto a canvas frame . 

+ V I N T A G E  F I L M  S L I D E  N E C K L A C E S . 
 A brilliant way to display an image of meaning, these necklaces feature a fabric photo insert | can be customized | inside of a vintage film slide frame, for all to see + swoon over .

The vintage film slide necklaces can be found locally @ Ironwood, on South Broadway | Denver .

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Finally, Lou | Collective now has a sister shop of its very own . Meet : 

Illustrated made it's recent debut as the work of artist | designer Kayla Swenson | M Y S E L F | and provides a streamlined look enhancing paper goods
| announcements | invitations | stationery | logos | wall + body art |
through the use of hand lettering + modern calligraphy .

See all of the prints | H E R E
Purchase any of the prints | H E R E |

A N D stay tuned for a lovely wedding stationery G I V E A W A Y with Illustrated +  LauraLand Designs happening very soon .

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More from Lou | Collective soon, all . For now, go enjoy F A L L .

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

v 1 8 .

Yes, I will say it . 
Goodbye summer . 

And I am ready to admit it : Fall 
I S 
my favorite season of the year . 
I think now that I am done teaching, this plain.jane.fact can admittedly be told . Loud + clear . 
I love F A L L smells . 
I love F A L L colors . 
I love F A L L festivities : hay rides | pumpkin carving | drinking apple cider . 
Or making caramel apple spices in the comfort of my own home . 
I love F A L L clothes . 
Back to layering and long sleeves and sweaters . And boots . 
Don't get me wrong, I love the thoughtlessness that needs to go into summer dress . When you don't have to think of what goes with what + you can just throw on a bikini + sundress, find a piece of jewelry + call it good . I love that too . 
But there's something about mixing fabrics + textiles in browns + golds + crimsons, all bringing their own little piece of joy to the attire . 
Fall is the season we got engaged . Sitting at a picnic table in a park in Menom . 
Surrounded by the smells + colors of fall . 
I was N O T wearing an ideal fall outfit, as I was a complete grub, but he asked if I'd marry him anyway . H A . 
And so, this season of summer, is winding down + I'm ready to say goodbye . 
Onto a season of fall . A favorite season . 
There really is such grace in new seasons , isn't there ?  Especially fall . 
A season of a crisp + fresh start once more . 
Restart . Regroup . Rethink . Renew . 
And really, my sweet Bebe Swenny should be born at the end of the season as well . 
Fingers crossed it'll be a fall baby . 
And I'll love this season EVEN more . 
M U C H more to come this season . Stay tuned .