October 17, 2005
Growing up, did you ever wish that you could wear your Barbie doll's clothes? Or watch a child play with the doll and wish you had that great top that Barbie had? Well, you can stop wishing, for Mattel is launching a clothing line for women in their teens through their 20s and 30s, Barbie Luxe. Besides shirts (yay!), jeans, handbags, and jewelry will be made, all by well-known fashion designers such as Paper Denim & Cloth, Stile, and Anna Sui amongst many others. Mattel also has Barbie boutiques in Japan. The Shirt Snob is just so excited about this line, we love all things Barbie and can't wait to find these clothes in stores or online. At this point though, we can't find anything, but we'll keep looking and will let you know!
October 14, 2005
Boing Boing had a few articles about t-shirts yesterday, so we thought we'd pass them on. We love shirt news of any kind! First is the new robot logo for Gryphon, a place to buy stringed instruments and take music lessons. Designed by Robert Armstrong, a popular underground cartoonist. Many people asked for a t-shirt when they first saw the design, and the company produced one! Unless you live in Palo Alta, CA, you'll need to call to buy a shirt, but the number is 650 493-0503.
Also interesting from Boing Boing is that the Imaginary Foundation has a new line of t-shirts. The Foundation's goal is to "eliminate set conventions in favor of the humorous, the abstract, and the visionary," which sounds interesting enough to get the Shirt Snob to take a look. Unfortunately, everything seems to be only available in men's tees, but they would make great gifts for the man or men in your life. After all, the holidays are quickly approaching! Our favorites include Keeping it Real and Lobster. If anything, these tees are certainly interesting and unique! We love them!
October 3, 2005
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and breast cancer will afflict 1 in 7 women. There are a bunch of ways to support this important cause, including buying shirts! If you buy one of these t-shirts by October 31st, Cafe Press will donate $1 from every order to the American Cancer Soceity. Some of our favorite tees include Hope, United in the Fight, and Breast Cancer. Also don't forget that many of these designs come in a variety of tees as well as mugs, bags, and more.
September 8, 2005
This list of companies in the fashion and beauty industry that are donating money to the Red Cross comes from CiCy Suds. Consider shopping at these places to do your part to help those who lost everything in Hurricane Katrina.
Powerful. That's the best way to describe the unique partnership that
has resulted in over $12,000 in donations since last week, when an
impressive group of over 500 independent designers donated their products to
Craft Revolution's fundraising web site, sponsored by Etsy. The unique
collection includes fashion, jewelry, beauty, bath and body, art, and
much more. All proceeds are donated to the Red Cross Hurricane Relief
Fund. Since surpassing their initial goal of $1000, Craft Revolution is
now aiming for $15,000. The independent community is making a difference
- join them and be a part of this groundbreaking collaboration.
From now through September 13, the hippest boutique on the web is
donating 40% of the price of all products in the special sale section to the
American Red Cross in benefit of victims of Hurricane Katrina.
Susan Natoli Handbags
The classy handbag company is donating 20% of all sales to the American
The Baton Rouge, LA based jewelry and accessories company is donating
30% of every purchase to the American Red Cross.
They're more than just great hair - they're great humanitarians, too.
Jessicurl is offering shoppers discount coupons in return for their kind
donation to the American Red Cross.
September 6, 2005
2 LOVE announced that they are designing shirts that are inspired by The OC, the popular teen drama from Fox. Debuting on September 30th at Lisa Klein boutique in Los Angeles, the shirts will sell for between $48 and $92 and proceeds will go towards Hollywood Habitat for Humanity. The shirts will be made for the seven main characters on the show, including the character Seth Cohen, whose shirt will read "Born in the O.C." 2 LOVE is the company behind Mblem, Mandy Moore's clothing line, and they have other charity lines that they have made with celebrities Molly Sims and Jessica Alba among others.
September 3, 2005
Thanks to Boing Boing, the Shirt Snob has found some shirts that will help some of the victims of Hurricane Katrina. The I Heart NOLA on Cafe Press shirts will benefit the bloggers and their families of neworleans.metblogs.com, sending them 100% of the profits. There are a bunch of women's and men's styles of shirts, sweatshirts, and mugs available.
We all know there are a tons of ways to help. One of the best lists we've found has come from Go Fug Yourself of all places. Check out their list, it's quite comprehensive.
August 17, 2005
We just discovered one of the current hot t-shirts, thanks to the Boston Globe of all places. The Mr. Housing Bubble tee is a take off of Mr. Bubble, a product that we think the entire country must recognize. The shirt is making fun of the current housing bubble, if it truly exists (some experts say yes, others say no, we don't care either way). The tee is hilarious though, with sayings that include "Free Balloon Mortage Inside" and "If I pop you're screwed." This shirt comes from T-Shirt Humor, and it's an instant best seller on their site. It comes in a tank top and a baby doll tee, and the colors are white, black, pink, and brown, and red for the baby doll tee only. You can also get this design on a mug, baseball hat, mouse pad, and a poster.
August 4, 2005
Bad news for any of you that were interested in the Butterscotch Stallion. Turns out the Randy & Moss, who makes this tee, has been served a cease and desist by Owen Wilson's people. Maybe you can check out ebay if you are still interested in the shirt, although we see none at this moment there. Hopefully everyone who wanted one here got one! The Shirt Snob, however, is okay with this decision, as we'd rather have a t-shirt from Threadless, Mr. Chips, or many of the other t-shirt company's we've posted on.
August 2, 2005
Remember the Save Mary Kate t-shirts that were all the rage last year? Well, the same people have decided to capitalize on this summer's leading man, Owen Wilson and his new nickname "Butterscotch Stallion." The Shirt Snob must be honest, we are not the biggest fan of these tees. We love creative and funny shirts like the rest of you, but honestly, we have no real desire to have a picture of Owen Wilson on our bust area. If you are interested, here is a small article on this shirt from Defamer, a great entertainment website.
July 30, 2005
We wrote about Threadless last week, an awesome place to get limited edition t-shirts. We thought that everyone might be interested in some interviews from the designers of many of the shirts that Threadless sells. They are Ross Zietz, who designed the Piece of Meat t-shirt, S. Bradley Askew, designer of My Mom Likes Maiden, Jason Byron Nelson, of Flowers in the Attic fame, Ilia Ovechkin, who designed Vampire Orthodontics, and the Shirt Snob's favorite Glenn Jones, designer of Dark Side of the Garden and What Would MacGyver Do?