Listen up anyone who is looking for a non-alcoholic drink for this
season's holiday parties. Yes we are talking to you: pregnant women,
designated drivers, mormons, kiddos under 21, Alcoholic Announymous-ers,
and/or anyone else who doesn't drink. Brooke and Summer have created a
few specialty drinks to indulge in, including The Red Redbull and the
Ginger Berry. Happy Holidays!
Did you ever want to know how to refinish a piece of furniture? Natalie, of nattybydesign.blogspot.com, is a mother, blogger and furniture miracle maker. Brooke White and Summer Bellessa interview this creative momma. She shows them how to sand, paint and create a home decor masterpiece. Have you tried to reimagine any projects?
Brooke and Summer head over to the housewares department of the Goodwill. They give their tips on finding lamps, fabric, art, dishes, furniture and unique pieces for your house. Have you found any cool pieces for your house at a thrift store? Head over to our facebook and upload your treasures.
Credits for this shoot:
All Glasses are by Mezzmer
Styling by Mallory Jarvis
Makeup by Courtney Rogers
In our next video, Break It To 'Em, we show a humorous situation regarding a very unique jumper. The video is silly, but the situation happens. How many times have you been shopping with a friend and she tries on something that she doesn't look good in? It can be easy to be honest if she's on the fence, but if she loves it, that could be a touchy situation. You don't want to make her feel bad about her body, or her sense of style, but you also know a true friend doesn't let a friend look bad.
In the video we show a few ways to tackle this situation. Start by complimenting her: "You look great," or "That color looks good on you." Then explain plainly why the outfit is a no: "The fit is wrong," or "The detailing makes it feel outdated, to me."
This being said, part of what makes the world interesting is diversity. You're friends don't have to have your exact style. Don't tell them no, just because you wouldn't wear it. If it looks good on them, and looks like how they want to present themselves to the world, go with it. Here at The Girls With Glasses Show, we encourage individuality.
The first video is our introduction to this weeks videos, all about thrifting. Are you a recessionista? If you are on a budget, but still want to look stylish, then the answer is yes.
This next video gets into the tips and tricks of thrifting. Brooke White and Summer Bellessa take you into Goodwill to help you make the best of your fashion budget. Do you love thrifting? Are these shopping tips helpful?
The glasses in this video are from new company Mezzmer.
And our background music is by JHunger.
Makeup by Courtney Rogers.
Styling by Mallory Jarvis.
cashmere sweater - estate sale
necklace - thrifted
broach - repurposed earring
skirt - vintage
socks - thrifted
shoes - clearance at Kohl's
blouse - thrifted
vest - H&M
We really really do... how about you? Leave a comment about your passionate love for hats, you can also tweet, facebook or repost this video to your blog, and you could be a winner of a lovely new chapeau!
We've got new videos to last us clear until the new year... so stay tuned every week as we release our latest fun filled episodes! WOOHOO!
So you probably typed in thegirlswithglasses.com and it landed you here at our blog instead of our previous site! Thanks for finding us, were are currently doing a fresh new remodel at GWG, so in the meantime you can keep up with us right here on the blog!
If this is the first time you are finding us and you would actually like to watch our quirky show, you can see all of our lil' vids on ouryou tube channel or on vimeo! We are gearing up for new webisodes, and we can't wait! Until then, check back often and stay glassy!
Krista won our first scarf package. We are glad she liked them so much and love this picture she sent to us. Check out her blog here, Lazy Saturdays.
We also got a picture from our second winner of the Scarves, Becca! We're glad you liked the scarves and are getting some use out of them. Everyone who didn't win, stay tuned, we will be doing a few more giveaways in the near future. See our pictures before anyone else by following us on instagram!
Our very own, Summer Bellessa, was asked to curate a few images for the newly redesigned site Kirtsy. Kirtsy is a like a preciously picked pinterest. Each day they focus on a theme. With back to school, glasses were a perfect choice.
Check out Summer's favorite imagery regarding these iconic symbols of intellect (here). And let us know which are your favorite.
Oh ladies, what can we say... we were a tad bit slow with the scarf give-away. So sorry for the delay, we haven't forgotten, just in the busy process of taking Girls with Glasses to the next level! We look forward to sharing more glassy goodness with you all... stay tuned!
Thanks to everyone who participated and submitted creative and clever comments, so many good ones to choose from... And finally... The lovely winners of sweet vintage scarves are:
Ooooo Scarves! I missed the win-a-pair-of-glasses-by-commenting contest. My husband recently sat on my pair and broke them clean in half.... the day after he wrecked his car. Poor fellow. But we still have our 1983 Toyota! Runs like a tank! A scarf would help me hold my brains in while looking at all the broken things around here and make me look sophisticated while sporting my super-glued/masking taped glasses. Keep it "glassy" ladies! (get it? classy....glassy. No? Oh, well I tried.)
RUSSBECS34 (via youtube) I’d love a good scarf To help out my style But I lack one myself So imagine my smile If you picked me To win one of those I’d be super happy From my head to my toes!
We showed you how to wear charming, fabulous scarves. Now, we are giving away some scarves!! If you would like some Girls With Glasses Style, leave a comment on our youtube video and we will pick our two favorites to send a scarf package to.
Here are some of the ways I like to wear scarves. Send us pictures of you trying different ways! P.S. Are you on Instagr.am? I am obsessed. I love sharing my pictures and looking at all my friends pictures. If you are visual person and have a smart phone, you have to get this FREE app.
This video was a lot of fun to shoot. We got our dresses from American Vintage on Ventura Blvd. Rachel Rose DeSimone did our makeup and Julio did our hair. The only problem we faced was the location. The W Hotel in Hollywood is beautiful, but even shooting high above the city we heard every bus (every 5 minutes), helicopter (2) and fire truck (3)! Hold for sound... Hold for sound... Hold for.... Ahhh!
In case you only have one minute to watch a video, here's the Girls With Glasses Cupcake Guide in a nutshell. Our favorite cupcake places in Los Angeles, including: The Valley, West Side, Downtown and Hollywood. We tried 'em, now you can enjoy 'em.
We started off this week by awarding two cupcake shops awards. The first is "Best Cupcake in Hollywood," which goes to the adorable Frosted Cupcakery. We love their bold decor, including the hues of pale blue, orange and brown. And, of course, we love their yummy cupcakes (Summer especially loved the strawberry).
The second award, "Best Cupcake in the Valley" goes to Big Sugar Bake Shop. It's no secret that this cupcake establishment holds a special place in Brooke's heart. Watch below to see why.
Two more awards to be given out this week... What are your favorite cupcake places in Los Angeles? Have you ever been to either of these cupcakeries? Isn't that a cute word.. cupcakery... you know instead of bakery! Adorable!
If you follow Brooke's tweets or know anything about Summer, you already know that the girls love sweets. Cupcakes are the epitome of adorable desserts. Here is a Instagram (if you like taking pictures, you will love this app) of a beautiful strawberry cupcake from Frosted Cupcakery in Hollywood. And a screen shot of the girls at the little shop. We will post videos very soon.
If you can get to the Arizona area June 20-24th, and are a girl between the ages of 11 to 16, you can hear the Girls With Glasses speak and listen to Brooke White perform. Check out this inspirational event and sign up at their website Time to Blossom. We hope to meet a lot of you girls and share our love for music, new media and being creative.
The Girls With Glasses and Kate Spade can't take all the credit for our fabulous Altitude Summit party. We had a lot of help. These are the people who helped us look good.
Angela + Ithyle had a huge role in this party. From conception to the day of the event, they were by our side. They thought up the idea for this charming Coney Island Photo Booth and created all the pieces! Check out the video they put together below. They make delightful moving pictures along with still pictures; explore more on their youtube channel.)
For our adorable Coney Island inspired tickets, we used Jak Prints. Not only do they do these amazing vintage looking tickets, they also print stickers, and apparel. We were very impressed with them--cool company. If you are looking to build up your facebook fans or twitter followers we also recommend their new product, Favicards. Check it out.
Our tables were filled with beautiful Peonies by Jamie Bellessa, bubble gum balls in mason jars, and balloons.
We also featured adorable vintage cars, which can be bought at The Children's Shop at the Grand America Hotel. Ask for the fabulous Preston.
In the entry way, we had hundreds of balloons on the ceiling. Hanging from each balloon were charming black paper glasses. How did we make these iconic show stoppers? The Cricut, by Provo Craft, of course.
Looking at our last post waaaay back in December, we realized we've neglected the ol' blog, will you forgive us?! That however doesn't mean that we haven't been up to our ears in projects... of course we have, thus the reason for no blog post. As many of you know Summer has been working on a pretty big project, a person, which is quickly on his way, very exciting... we threw her an adorable baby shower to help her get ready last weekend with all of her lovely friends and fam. Then Brooke was in this lil' movie on Fox a few weeks ago and in the process of writing a new record. Meanwhile we have shot a few videos that are in the editing process... whew!
So speaking of projects, let's just talk about ALT SUMMIT. We just returned a bit frazzled from the Great Salt Lake where we were all partyin' with loads of creative and cute people like yourselves. We had gotten the call just a few weeks ago from ALT asking "hey girls with glasses, will you thow a party for us?" and naturally we said "YES!" so quickly we called our amazing friends at Kate Spade and asked them if they would join us, and they said "YES!" and then we thought, we really need to invite the most creative person we know to be apart of the action, so then we picked up the phone and called Angela Kohler of Angela + Ithyle (yes the Angela that shot our "I'm a girl video" and this...genius) and she said "YES!". Woohoo, that's three yes', so the wheels were in motion and in a flash we threw together this quirky, coney island-y colorful party and talk about fun! We had an amazing turn out, we were stunned to open our doors to find a long line of lovely ladies stretched down the hall waiting to come in. Upon entrance you were hit in the face by hanging glasses and walked through a sea of balloons (we literally blew up 1000 balloons, yes 1000, we started blowing them up at 10 am and didn't stop til party time) and then into a magical land of stripes, lollipops and gumballs and the most beautiful peonies you ever did see and bright pink kate spade gift bags that were gone in a blink of an eye. Anywho, we hope y'all had fun, cause we sure did!
Then there was the genius photo booth of Angela, where people snapped their pictures with their big heads on little bodies of mermaids and muscle men. If you haven't already gone to find your picture, click here to find your face, so fun!!
All in all it was a success, we learned a lot about throwing a party...and word is we'll be back next year and we are already getting a jump on it so we can make it super super duper!
We have Pictures and video on the way!!! Hooray! LIVE COLORFULLY!