Monday, March 23, 2009

MORE Black Heart Bunny News

Black Heart Bunny was featured in the cute as a button blog, Hey I Found This.

I am also proud to announce that Black Heart Bunny is now sold on Stars and Infinite Darkness. I have loved this site since it was known as Virgin Threads. Unfortunately they had to change their name (long story) but the site is just as awesome as ever. They have some of the best indie designers and now Black Heart Bunny is included among them!

Also I'm running a huge clearance sale on my Etsy Site! I have lots of new stuff coming soon so I have to make room! Lots of great deals! Lots of items are ONE OF A KIND!

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Sunday, March 22, 2009

BHB on Twitter Radio Tomorrow 11:45 AM PST!

Black Heart Bunny designer, Erika Viereck, will be a guest on Twitter Radio tomorrow at 11:45 AM PST

The topics tomorrow will cover the Economic Crisis, Chris Brown and Rhianna and Gay Marriages.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Friday Trash Talk

Courtney Love& Madonna

Never mind all the blah blah blah

You know what I'm talking about.

I think this video is directed by David la Chapelle but it reminds me of John Waters and What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? Which I'm sure is the point.

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Great product shot.

Also I'm oddly attracted to these "Trash" shoes. They are all different and cost way too much. I really love the "Indian" picture. Probably politically incorrect but reminds me of Disney's Peter Pan. I'm pretty sure anyone can DYI these with ones on favorite scraps and some glue and collage paste stuff, I forget the name now. Yeeeeeeaaaaaah. Do it Bob Rauschenberg style.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Celebrity hearts Black Heart Bunny

I just realized a Prime Time TV Actress has ordered this item from my Smashing Darling boutique!

I know it has to be her because her stylist often suggests items from Smashing Darling!

What do I do? I want to ask her if its ok for me to disclose the fact that she bought my dress. Maybe even bribe her with a free gift so I can get a picture of her wearing the dress? Now that my computer is working I'll ask the ladies of Smashing Darling what to do!

I also have to tell the lovely actress it's back ordered b/c its super popular so probably won't be getting it till Monday :x

The funny thing is the actress actually looks a bit like the model wearing the dress, Ms Shannon ;)

FYI Still running the Smashing Darling Promo!

To get a 15% discount use promo code: BHBLOVE

If you want this dress I can PROBABLY get it to to you by Monday if you order today or else you may have to wait it week or so :)

Photo Credit: Kevan Christine

Monday, March 09, 2009

Smashing Darling Connects Indie Community

Smashing Darling is amazingly supportive of Indie Artists! I must give a special thanks to Trish Ginter for setting up the Black Heart Bunny last month's photoshoot with photographer Kevan Christine! (Read more about it here.)

Trish blogged about how online networking was used to connect all of us. I found out about Smashing Darling through Twitter. Social media is truly phenomenal! Read all about it on the Smashing Darling blog.

To celebrate the love I am offering a special promotion on Smashing Darling!
To get a 15% discount use promo code: BHBLOVE

Also, on the topic of the power of social media, my blog post about San Diego Fashion Industry Meet-up got a shout out last Friday on PRCouture! Yay! Check it out here!

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Review: McQ for Target

People are hating on the McQ line for Target and I completely understand their grievances.

My personal complaint is that the website advertised the release date as March 4th, which is the date it was released online, yet the line hit the actual Target stores March 1st. I feel that was completely misleading and they really should have had both dates be the same. Frustrating.

People are saying that the clothes look cheap.

99% of the line does look pretty chintzy. However, you have to realize the clothes ARE cheap. The most expensive thing in the Target line is $130, while, right now, on Net-A-Porter, the most expensive McQ piece is $845. Remember the Target line is a diffusion of McQ line, not the Alexander McQueen label. There is a difference between the two lines. If people were expecting the Target line to look more like Alexander McQueen's namesake label then there is obviously going to be quite a difference and greater potential for disappointment. Having said that, as far as design goes, the Target line is surprising faithful to the current McQ collection and is being offered for approximately 1/10 of the price. ( Compare for yourself: Target vs Net-A-Porter.)

Are you going to get the same quality? No. Are some of the Target pieces overpriced for the quality? Yes. Yet I wouldn't completely dismiss every piece in the line. Trying something on in harsh florescent lighting in an ugly dressing room that smells like B.O. is not going to make you feel magical. Imagine what the pieces will look like in a normal setting. I would also advise against wearing head-to-toe Target under any circumstance. With the right pairing of higher end accessories that you may already own, you could easily dress up the McQ for Target pieces.

Others say that the clothes are ill fitting.

The cuts are based on Junior sizes. The clothing may fit a petite woman but even then there are issues. I am usually a size 0 or 2 but in the Target line I'm a 5. Good thing I'm not hung up about numbers. Very rarely is ready-to-wear clothing truly ready-to-wear. I need to take most of my clothing to the tailor to ensure a proper fit. Every body type is different and you are completely in the right for NOT buying something that is ill fitting or just plain wrong for your body type. The same can be said for color, not everyone can pull of bright pink or gray depending on a persons skin tone or hair color or eye color. Or you may just not like those colors and that's okay too.

The bottom line is the tag line "Design For All" is bit misleading.

Price wise, Target makes designer clothing more accessible, but that doesn't mean the pieces are for everyone. If you are the kind of person who would wear the original McQ line if you could afford it then there are some pieces in this line that you might fancy.

Blog Love: Broke and Beautiful

The lovely Miss Elle gave Black Heart Bunny an awesome review on her blog, Broke & Beautiful, in a segment entitled ECIC or "Eye Candy [by] Indie Genius." ;)

"So onwards to Black Heart Bunny! I was totally taken by the name (cute + macabre = winning combination) and when I saw the extremely affordable and unique clothing, I was sold. I’m going to be indulging in a few of their pieces, I’m sure…"

Click here to read on!

Thank you Miss Elle!

1 Cent: Collectible Sex Pistols Skirt

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This is a collectible piece of fashion!
Music memorabilia!

  • This isn't just any Sex Pistols skirt, this skirt commemorates the 2003 Sex Pistols' "Piss Off" tour!
  • In addition to the florescent green Sex Pistols print on the pockets of the skirt, there is a gold print of a crown in the front of the skirt. It reads Sex Pistols 2003.
  • This is a collectible piece of fashion!
  • Purchased at a Sex Pistols concert in San Diego in 2003.
  • In excellent condition! Never worn!
  • 100% cotton, flannel material.
  • It is completely adjustable
  • One size fits most.
  • All measurements are approximate
  • 36" across. 13.5" long. 4" of Velcro.
  • Own a piece of Music History!

Monday, March 02, 2009

San Diego Fashion Meet-up

Last week I had the pleasure of attending a Fashion Industry Networking Mixer, hosted by FOCUS (Fashion Opportunities Connect US.) The event was held at WildSide Photography Studio in North Park.
I met up with Drea and Paloma, students and stylists who work with designer Stacie May. I first met them at the Kevan Christine photo shoot we did a few weeks ago (see previous post.) An interview of them will be coming in the very first installment of a Vlog/show I am producing. Stay tuned!

I also had the chance to catch up with a few designers I know
! A
nnie Supinger of Eclectic Couture, Isha B. of Chocolate Cherries, and designer Brooke Mrdjenovich. Brooke carries her own line, Brooke Catherine, on her online boutique BCatThreads! In addition to her own line she also carries Eclectic Couture, Chocolate Cherries and my line, Black Heart Bunny!

The guest speaker was Ms Crosby Noricks of, the #1 Fashion PR Blog, PRCouture. Besides being a superstar blogger, she has a long and impressive resume which includes Social Media Strategist at Red Door Interactive and PR instructor for the Fashion Marketing and Management Program at the Art Institute.
She is endearing, witty, insightful and her talk was very motivating.
Besides providing insight into the world Fashion PR and the power of blogging, she also shared with us what fashion means to her on an intimate level. The story behind the her mother's mini dress which she was wearing as a blouse that evening was especially moving.
I was first introduced to Ms Noricks' work
when she started following me on Twitter. She eloquently explained how sharing ones personal and professional experiences in this medium builds relationships in a way that other forms of social media cannot. I personally adore Twitter. It has helped me connect with other professionals in a way I could never have otherwise. It's an amazing and useful tool and I urge everyone to a chance if you haven't already.

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All Photos: Thomas Phillip

Sunday, March 01, 2009

1 Cent: TUK White Mary Janes Size 6

AUTHENTIC, GENUINE Tredair (TUK) brogue maryjanes.

White perforated leather


RETAIL: $150 + Tax

CONDITION: Excellent. Gently worn a few times.

Material: Leather with man made soles

Size: Womans US 6

There are a lot of cheap imitators out there, but make no mistake, these are the real deal and are built TOUGH. These will last and last! For those of you who are unfamiliar with the TUK brand the quality is on par with Dr. Martens. This is quality footwear that is extremely well made!