Sunday, October 24, 2010

Studio Log: Starweek Eight

  • Studio Project of the Week:
As you might expect from two such compulsively crafty individuals as ourselves, Halloween has always been kind-of a big deal for us. This week we spent some time glorying in our past halloween triumphs (or our moms') while we worked on this year's couture creations.

Clearly.... Just... Well, I think it's obvious that we haven't changed much.

It's a serious and grave undertaking to decide on what to be for halloween. It only gets SERIOUSER as we get older.

A good halloween costume is warm, comfortable, flattering, funny and a little scary. We took all of these elements into consideration as we pondered the very important choice of this year's costumes. With our powers of BRILLIANCE combined, we had the ultimate revelation that we should be... A SQUID AND SHARK (hammerhead).

Thumbs up for underwater predators!

See a butt(fin)load more photos of these, the only outfits we will ever wear again, on our flickr pages: Lucy's and Nora's.

  • Studio Obsession of the Week:
We recently tracked down and rented entirely undervalued and out-of-print movie, "The Legend of Billie Jean." If you have a crazy indie movie store near you, GET YOU THERE and rent that mofo.
It's the story of a girl and her brother (Helen and Christian Slater) in the eighties who ride a scooter and get into trouble so they run away and have crazy fun scary awesome haircutty times. Then they get comeuppance from mean grownups and move to Vermont (spoiler alert!).
We were so empowered by this brand of eighties rebellion (it involves ONE long dangly earring! ONE!) that we decided to make T-Shirts to memorialize our Billie Jean Love.
Billie Jean Davy 4Evr

  • Studio Jam of the Week:
From the Legend of Billie Jean soundtrack, and featuring the aforementioned one-dangly-earringed haircutty awesomeness, it's Pat Benetar's "Invincible!"

  • Studio Happening of the Week:
We were tipped off from Nelly that the Steppenwolf Theater was liquidating their costume and props shop, selling off a bundle of crazy items for one dollar each! So we grabbed our intern and hustled down there, where we braved the crowd of crazy theater people to get our hands on some weird and awesome stuff.

You can see a selection of these items on display in our murder credenza!

  • Kitty Photo of the Week:


Are you guys excited for Halloween?

Burrow Pumpkin!


  1. And here I thought I was the only little girl out there who fell deeply in love with her mother's dusty old copy of Farley Mowat's "Owls in the Family." M-my God I knew y'all were awesome...but damn, this really got me excited!

  2. "The Legend of Billie Jean" was HUGE amongst my friends and I back in the day. Of course, I am a child of the 80's and there was nothing better than one dangly earring to show off your awesome badassery.

    I preferred Billie Jean's style to being a Madonna-wannabe.

    Plus, anything involving Pat Benatar is made of win. That bitch is for real.

  3. You guys are my heroes. Thank you :) I have this email drafted to you with questions about inspiration and things + workroom things because I'm finally putting one together. I'm kind of nervous... nerd.

  4. those halloween outfits are pure awesome!

  5. Ladies.

    Those costumes are AMAZING.

  6. Are you selling those Billie Jean t-shirts? Need in my life ASAP.

  7. Oh, jeez, those shirts.


    I spent an hour of designated sleep-time last night regretting not buying the secondhand wetsuit I saw a couple of weeks ago, so as to have been Billie Jean for Halloween.

  8. I need a fair is fair shirt too!!! <---whining

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