Saturday, February 28, 2009

Celeb Alert- DUMBO Pop Up Market

Today, Charlie spotted Tyra Banks shopping at the DUMBO Pop Up Market. He said she was stunning and very tall in person. She was spotted with a beau who was even taller than her. I wonder who it was. You go girl.

Tyra's look: Charlie and Sarah Wellies Long Sleeve Shirt with preppy skirt.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Made by Hank- Featured Seller on Etsy

Congratulations Made by Hank! She is currently a featured seller on Etsy. I spotted Made by Hank at the Philadelphia Indie Market back in the Summer of 2008. I just knew she had something special. Not only are her purses and pouches stunning, but she pays such great attention to the details. Every piece is embroidered with "Made by Hank". She even attaches a little sewn tag and toy to each purse. I didn't even remove mine. It was so cute. She even takes wrapping to the hill!

She has created a huge following thanks to her gorgeous blog. She has become so popular, you are lucky if you can catch new items in her shop.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Joaquin Phoenix on David Letterman

I can't say anything bad about Joaquin Phoenix. He is one of my favorite actors. He was on David Letterman the other night wearing a gorgeous tux and a kind of fuzzy hairdo. He may have been aloof, nervous or something else, but I feel that David Letterman was a bit of a bully. What do you think?

Here's the clip:

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Missing the Brooklyn Flea?

Oh, how we miss the Brookyn Flea. After spending almost every Sunday there last year, we didn't know what to do with ourselves once Winter hit. The good news is Eric Demby took the Flea's magic to DUMBO, added a little water and voila you've got the DUMBO Pop Up Market. Even better, it's held on Saturdays and Sundays.

Here's a look back at one of our favorite Brooklyn Flea Sales... I noticed a super preppy couple shopping the Flea for some time. Believe it or not, it took them months to find our preppy heaven. Finally, Sean Crowley and Meredith Modzelewski popped into our tent, and I fell in love.

I scared them a little by asking why they wear the same clothes every weekend. It turns out Sean is a tie designer for Ralph Lauren. He isn't wearing the same outfit. He just has hundreds of shirts in the same style due to his employee perks. Meredith has oodles of madras dresses in her closet. Once that was cleared up, we moved on to the less scary part when I took pictures of them purchasing a lobster towel. Gosh, I miss them!

Shop DUMBO- Join us this weekend

Join us this weekend at the Pop Up Market in DUMBO. It's run by the shopping made fun guru, Eric Demby. He can turn a track field or gym into a Disneyland for hipsters, posh Manhattanites, tourists and thrifty pirates. His markets aren't just for shopping. They are a destination.

DUMBO is such a romantic hot spot for a chilly weekend. The restaurants are yummy. The view of Manhattan is romantic and breathtaking.

Join us Feb. 7 and 8. The market will popping up in February and March. After that, we are back to the Brooklyn Flea!

Photos courtesy of Eric Demby at

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

NEW Accessories in Filmmonsters Store

Filmmonsters is a photography and filmmaking company we have had in New York City for over 7 years. We brought some of the party favors and promotional tshirts and totes to the big indie fairs and the Brooklyn Flea and found out how much people love cameras.

To feed the hunger, we created more designs in more colors. We even add lap top cases and wallets to the store.

Monday, February 2, 2009

British American Couple on Wife Swap

Charlie and I love Wife Swap. We were even more excited when we saw there was a British American couple on last week's episode. Our favorite Brimerican couples include Chris Martin/Gwyneth Paltrow, Guy Ritchie/ Madonna (RIP) and Paul Bettany/ Jennifer Connelly.

Much to our surprise, this was one of the most upsetting episodes I have watched. Stephen Fowler, the brainy Brit from San Francisco represented English men as anti patriotic, Anti American, elitist, snobby and cruel. His words to his new wife, Gayla Long, were so harsh and undeserving. It was so painful to watch Stephen call her stupid and fat just because she was from Middle America. He made Hugh Grant's character from Bridget Jones diary look like a sweetheart.

I know I am giving this man more that his 15 minutes of fame, but if you missed a second of it, here is where you can indulge yourself:
ABC Wife Swap Message Boards

Stephen Fowler bashes the US military
Stephen Fowler calls Gayla a "dumb redneck"