Wednesday, August 26, 2015

CLOSED: GIVEAWAY: $50 gift certificate to Mowgli Surf

Super stoked on this swimsuit Mowgli sent over. Reminds me of Jenny Lewis' airbrushed rainbow suit!
Earlier this month, the awesome folks at Mowgli Surf let me pick out some complimentary items from their spring and summer collections. You can find a selection of their items at Urban Outfitters and Jack Threads, and the full catalog at their site. Standing by their chosen slogan "the enemy of average," Mowgli Surf's clothes are happy, loud 'n proud, and adventurous. I'll be sporting their bright colors and wild patterns all summer long. Life should be fun. Clothing should be fun. Mowgli Surf makes happy clothing for active lifestyles, perfect for all the outdoor adventures I've been clocking in this summer. Their garments are made in California, and almost all hand-dyed or printed. Really dug this interview with the twin brother founders over at the UO blog.

Below are some of the items I picked up, and some favorites I'm still drooling over.

To enter the giveaway: 
1. Like Mowgli Surf on Facebook or follow on Instagram
2. Comment in the comments section of this blog post with your email address, so I know how to reach you if you're selected! 

I'll choose a winner Friday via

Thursday, August 13, 2015

One year work anniversary: Riot Act Media

Paige French took these photos in my home office for a blog post for Urban Outfitters

It's hard to believe that this week marks one year of moving my work over to Riot Act Media. This time last year, I was terrified to leave behind the stability of even a small salary. Ultimately, I was so frustrated and exhausted from working my butt off and feeling broke all the time. I decided leaving behind a salary meant I might make less, but at least it would bring the possibility to earn more. Super grateful for the people I work alongside and the artists on my roster. I’ve learned so much this year about taking risks, saying no to projects that don’t suit you, handling egos, valuing your work, and how to keep a fire under your ass while working remotely. (If anyone knows how to put out that fire, I could probably use a vacation.)

This past year of my professional life has been the most fruitful and happy one yet. It's been such a great year and a joy to represent artists like Natalie Prass, Pinecones, Alela Diane, and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. 

While everyone warned me how hard it would be to work remotely, I feel more productive than ever. I made two rules for myself, and I've still kept good on them: 
- Change clothes every morning. Get up, get dressed, make coffee. 
- No laptop in bed. Work happens at the desk (okay, sometimes the kitchen table.) 

Being in control of my schedule also allowed me to sign on to teach music publicity at UGA this fall, speak at out of town conferences, and grow Arrowhawk Records (we have two great releases on the way in 2016!)

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Textiles I'm Currently Loving:

Thursday, June 11, 2015

70s Rock Stars In Their Parents' Homes

David Crosby

I've been so fortunate to spend a whole week with my parents this holiday. It's an interesting feeling, being a grownup back in your childhood home. So many details are exactly the same as they were when I was a kid. I'll always be their child, even while sneaking vegetables onto their plates and trying to stealthily scoop up the check before they can. No matter how old we get, we'll always be kids to our parents. That fact is frustrating as a teenager, but becomes more endearing to me the older I get. (See SNL's "Back Home Baller.")

From the LIFE archives, and found via DailyMail: In 1971, photographer John Olson photographed some of the most influential musicians of the time in their parents' and grandparents' homes: 

Elton John

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

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