It was a Saturday night and the JapanLA store on Melrose was packed with people. The DJ was mixing beats, the grilled cheese truck was serving cheesy goodness, and I was wearing my Black Milk Stormtrooper dress just for the occassion. 😉 The event was the Geeky Glamorous Art Show, a celebration of geek girls through art & fashion. Mandie Bettencourt organized the event and is also the creator of the Geeky Glamorous brand. Mandie is super sweet, has incredible style, and is a strong supporter of her fellow artists/crafters. So when she asked if I wanted to participate in the show, I was honored and so excited!
When I walked into the gallery on opening night, I instantly fell in love with every piece of art I saw. If only I could collect them all!
Geeky Pamyu Pamyu by Chingyi Liu
KaMeow by Locketship
Wonder Woman by Hanie Mohd
Nostalgia by Lazarus
The frame was decorated with action figures & toys!
In addition to the paintings/prints/sketches, there were also wearable pieces on display as well!
Pinup Peach BitRom necklaces by Okeegu
There she is! Miss Millennium Falcon. I decided to display the skirt (which I made for last year’s SDCC) and create a few new accessories for the show. I wanted her to look as geeky and glamorous as possible!
I also created a glitter resin Millennium Falcon necklace and matching bracelet. These two pieces are part of my Glitter Galaxy Collection, which I’ll be selling in my Etsy shop soon!
It was neat to see how many people came out to support geek girls, Mandie, and all the artists!
Stephanie aka @zilla308 (and her uh-mazing hair) cast a spell on this muggle!
The ever stylish Chrissa Villanueva modeling Lazy Oaf‘s Batman dress
Me with Mandie, the hostess of the evening
Cassie & Keith (who decorated his tie with glow in the dark stickers!)
Angie as Link (The Legend of Zelda)
The lovely Set to Stunning team, Victoria Schmidt & Lindz
Ashphord Jacoway & my favorite YouTuber Andre Meadows!
Thank you Mandie for all of your hard work and for organizing such a special event!! (And be sure to check out LA Weekly’s awesome article about the show!) The exhibit runs though the month of February, so if you’re in the LA area, stop by JapanLA to check it out! And if you’re a fan of Hello Kitty, you might just leave with a few trinkets as well. 😉
Geekette out! *
*Who says Ryan Seacrest can be the only one with a signature goodbye?! I want one too. Let me know what you think of this one or if you have any suggestions! 🙂
I can’t believe 2012 is almost over! Wowzers. The past few months have been a bit of a blur for me. My sketch group DWG Comedy put out our first music video. I also came down with the flu…TWICE! But in between all the madness, I finally launched my Etsy shop. Over the years people have asked me if I sell my handmade accessories, so now I can proudly say yes, I do! The name of my shop is Rockets and Rainbows.
A week before Halloween, I spotted the biggest Hello Kitty piñata I had ever seen. It was seriously almost as tall as me! As it proudly dangled from the party store’s fence, only one thought popped into my head…I must make a Hello Kitty piñata costume! I headed home and immediately began researching the idea. What I found were a lot of crafty ideas and a very handy video that I eventually used as my costume-making guide.