Kay Davis, a textiles design major at Central Saint Martins, has some serious knitting skills in addition to her rad style. With a penchant for bright colors and subjects such as candy, crayons and cupcakes, we're excited to see more of Kay Davis' knitwear in the future! —Hazel
In true Rookie fashion, all of the amazingly dressed readers came out and enjoyed some fun under our UO Backlot Sesh tent. With amazing performances by
Mount Moriah, Icky Blossoms, Nu Sensae, White Lung, and the incredibly sweet ladies of Icona Pop, we kicked off our week with a bang and a lot of flower crowns. Now it's day two and we're just going to keep the fun times a-comin'!
Yesterday's looks were out of control awesome, but what else would you expect from a DIY craft fest presented by the always stylish crew from Rookie Mag?! Here's some of our favorite looks of the day. We'd like to post them all, but I don't think a post can hold 200+ photos...-Ally
RISE AND SHINE YOU LITTLE SOUTH BY SPRING BREAKERS! That's right, it's 9AM and I'm writing to you from Austin, Texas after a wild night of petty-cabs, flaming shots and lots of music. Not pointing any fingers, we're all over 21, amirite? JK. We mostly chugged Red Bulls so major shout out to them for keeping us awake until four.
So, today is day one of our UO Backlot Sesh, which will be kicked off by a pizza party and some cutesy DIY crafts hosted by Rookie Mag and a few of their contributors! After we stuff our faces, adorn ourselves in flower crowns and try to bring out the Rookie in all of us, we'll have a day filled with killer music and the hot sun of this weird town. Come grab some free music and free beer! Beer is 21+ obvs, but the shows are all ages.
The back doors open at 1PM (NOTE: NOT 12! Oopsies. Or you could just, like, help us set up if you're antsy?) with artists Mount Moriah, Icky Blossoms, Nu Sensae, White Lung and Icona Pop (plz no Hannah-inspired ideas, y'all). There's going to be a lot of chicks but that's even more of an excuse for you cute boiz to come check out the bands. See you babes there, and don't forget to pick up one of the totes below on your way out the door! ;) -Ally
Seriously, Etsy is the best website ever. Stitch Culture is a shop that has little hoops hand-embroidered with all your favorite pop culture sayings, so all those "LIVE, LAUGH, LOVE" hoops from 1979 can suck it.—Katie
Whoa! It's about to get really hard to mindlessly doodle during a boring class or meeting, because with the 3Doodler, your wiener drawings are going to literally burst off the page. But everybody will be so fascinated by your cool gizmo that even your teachers won't care that you haven't been paying attention.
One of my favorite Etsy shops is Black Oak Vintage. Run by the amazing Christine, it has an incredible assortment of carefully curated vintage items. She's constantly getting new things, so make sure you keep checking back!—Katie
Stop, smell the roses, then use them in this step-by-step guide to making the perfect Valentine's Day flower crown!
Skull things are awesome, and this 3D, plywood skull by designer Begley is especially awesome. The assembly-required skull has a limited edition run of 100 pieces, so you better get to ordering. Perfect for all the morticians in your life!—Katie
Until their book comes out in Fall 2013, Bun B and Shea Serrano's Jumbo Coloring and Rap Activity Tumblr will keep us plenty occupied. There's no doubt we'll have fun making Curren$y paper airplanes, doing MC Serch word searches, and giving our man Drizzy some eyebrows! Check out their Twitter to see some of the activities completed and try to resist doing some on your own. -Ally
Do yourself a favor and check out the Etsy shop Unicorn Parade. Tanie, the owner of the shop, makes custom glitter banners, and she makes 'em good. She's like a wizard, but instead of a wand she has an exacto knife. I can't wait to order a dozen of these and drape them from every available surface in my apartment. I mean, shit, she can do ombre glitter. I'm sold. -Katie
The Renegade Craft Fair has been occurring in cities across the States, and in London, for quite a few years now with the first market taking place in Chicago in 2003. This weekend the craft fair comes to Brooklyn for the very first time at the East River State Park located at the Williamsburg waterfront. Come out and support indie craftspeople, take a workshop, or just grab a snack. More info on the event here. -Bob
Local Philadelphia based denim company Norman Porter will be holding an exhibiton at Art In The Age showcasing techniques they employ to make their rugged denim as well as show off some of their finely worn specimen. Come by for the opening November 2nd at 6 pm and check it out, attendance of denim nerds is mandatory . -Bob
Watch this short tutorial shot at the Holy Room by Majorana and Holy Mustache on how to create your very own soap! Now just imagine all of the possibilities. Making soap in chemistry class was never this fun (or cute). -Ally
Zine culture is back in full effect—online and physically. One that is worth reading is the newly launched art-based zine, Spark, created by Lauren Brown and Cody McCook of the blog, Fashion Grunge. The zine started with the thought of bringing back the '80s and early '90s zine culture, and creating something physical. Lauren and Cody then recruited their friend Jacob to bring Spark Zine to life, and already found themselves with contributors. They've got their first issue out, and have spread them around shops in L.A. Right now they're on Facebook, and beginning work on their next issue. This project is pretty cool because I'm all about sustaining print culture. - Maddie