So, hopefully I got your attention with the wacky-sounding title, but the gist of it is that I decided to DIY Style a Smirnoff-logoed tee, and the DIY photo that gets the most “likes” for their styling at the Smirnoff Facebook Page from June 6th-June 10th will get $1000 for their charity (note: 1st you must “Like” the Smirnoff page this takes you to in order to “Like” my specific photo.
Mine is the Animal Center of Queens which is a great organization that really needs funding for their amazing work so that they can continue to help dogs and cats in need to be fed, find a home, get spayed, neutered, vaccinated, and take care of medical issues. I personally feed several of the dozen or so street cats on my block, and have been working with the organization to get them, and their spawn, off of the streets.
It really touches my heart, and I hope yours too, so more than anything, I would really appreciate your vote on my DIY style. (btw, if you are in the NYC area and could foster a dog or cat, email Lori at the Center: Angeleyes121473@aol.com )
And speaking of my DIY style; I was given an XXL Rachel Caldwell-designed tee (pictured above) to style, and at first I freaked b/c I had no clue what I would do with a men’s XXL tee; at best, I am a women’s XS! And then suddenly, an epiphany: what better way to carry around a bottle of Smirnoff then in style?!?! So, I dusted off my sewing machine and converted that big ol’ tee into a cute jersey tote. I used the bottom hem as the straps, and drastically took it in on the sides, top and bottom to showcase the logo and be the perfect carry-all size. Check it out below!
Last, I styled my tee on June 1st, 2011 at the Pirates vs. Mets game at Citi Field (yay, the Pirates won!) because let’s face it; at a bball game, regardless of what team you root for, t-shirts, baseball and alcohol just go together! In this look: Pirates hat (courtesy of Fashion Pulse Dad), Neighbor Teaze Pittsburgh t-shirt (one of my designs, NeighborTeaze.com), Lia Sophia hoop earrings (courtesy of Lia Sophia), Hudson Baby Boot Jeans (courtesy of Hudson Jeans), Converse All-Stars in yellow and polka-dot print. And although I have taken credit for making the bag, it is really Fashion Pulse Kitty that was working hard; she wanted to make sure her fellow felines and canines get score some money from this Smirnoff DIY challenge! See below for the behind-the-scenes photos of the making of the Smirnoff DIY Challenge tote:
Fashion Pulse Kitty is precisely measuring the width of the sleeves.
Checking to make sure the side hemline is perfectly straight, via her hind leg
Verifying that the logo is placed directly in the middle of the tote, using Fashion Pulse Kitty’s stripes as a measuring device.
After a long day of hard tote-making work, Fashion Pulse Kitty gives her stamp of approval; a five minute “nesting session” on the bag!
bless your heart!!