Tuesday, August 12, 2008

"In times like these, its helpful to remember that there were times like these..."

Today I was going through my old pictures (don't you love doing that? its amazing the things that you find...plenty of cringe-worthy what-was-i-thinking?? moments!!). I came across a few pictures that I thought to share. This night brings back major shits & giggles; a rainy night, couple of cocktails, dress up, a random American Apparel Ad, and trying my hands at being androgynous (channeling my inner Karl - I think I did pretty alright considering that I found all these gems in my wardrobe haha)......

Betsey Johnson travel luggage is a guilty pleasure...Im not one for tacky but there is something grungy and dirty (think gold spikes and black patent leather), yet luxurious that Betsey is able to bring together so seamlessly. The peace sign is so Doreens signature, and Joan playin around with her accessories, loves it!

Our take on American Apparel...speaking of..what do you think of their recent racy ads? Its causing quite a stir...well heres us a little less pornographic. American apparel is a tad overpriced considering that they work with mostly spandex which has to be THE cheapest fabric available.....

Its so hard to wear a lot of colors without being borderline tacky, so a splash of something bright is always good when mixed up with more somber colors, im loving Joans purple tights... Here's a good way to wear purple tights & sequins combined in one outfit without looking remotely loud..


By this time, we actually had the doorman taking our pictures lol!! He wanted in on the fun :). I remember a time when we actually used to leave the house dressed up like this and people would stare us down the street....I think we're getting a little boring guys!!! We once met Will.I.Am at a club in DC (pre-cranberry) and he told us that he loved our outfits, took us to his VIP section and hung out with us all night...but we were sooo young and sooo shy!! Dang if this was now, it would be a completely different story LOL

Anyway, just wanted to share these pictures, of crazy random candid moments in the lives of...

7 comments:

Chloe said...

You and your friends are all so gorgeeouus! Haha. I love the AA ads.

THE HOUSE OF STYLE said...

mmh American apparel is over priced but i guess they get away with it,seeing how popular they are.
great minds think alike cos i just wrote post on going through past outfits too.
muah
x
Marian

Anonymous said...

how dyu guys get all these money to buy all these clothes...they are freaking awesome

Anonymous said...

hey girls.
i'm a female filmmaker who loves your clothes to style and designs some pieces in my latest film that will I start shooting in early october before i go to naija. i'm from dc too. i hope you girls could have a bit part too. you guys are so cute and pretty!
anyway,
i will email you more information once i get things settled.

Anonymous said...

Your faces in the last pic is priceless!

Cranberry said...

Lol @ the last Anonymous comment...@ the female filmmaker...we wud greatly appreciate more info!!!

Anonymous said...

hey joan,
i just shot a film yesterday. it was nuts.... we're gonna start editing really soon. i've been super busy with this shoot. i worked with professional dancers, since it was dancing film. once, i'm done editing this film. i will contact ya'll. i want finish this project before i start another, you feel me?
hope all is well!