Etsy x Dossier Magazine Pop-Up Opening TODAY!

Etsy x Dossier Hey guys! Pretty fantastic news because…Etsy is becoming brick ‘n mortar – starting TODAY for one month only. Etsy, the online marketplace for all things handmade, is partnering with arts and culture magazine Dossier Journal to host a month-long pop-up boutique known as Etsy x Dossier this September in New York City’s Lower East Side aaaand Fritz & Fräulein is one of over 30 designers selected to be a part of this curated collection! Ahhhh!!! <<cartwheel>>     We. Are. Stoked. (to say the least)

Here’s the lowdown:

Etsy x Dossier Pop-up Shop
September 4th through 28th, 2014
79 Delancey Street
New York, NY 10002

Open daily, 1pm – 8pm

Dossier creative director Skye Parrott and collaborator Stephanie Tran are offering a curated selection of art, gifts, home and lifestyle goods by over 30 designers from Etsy Wholesale, Etsy’s new private, juried marketplace where retailers can source from professional designers. The temporary boutique is the latest in a series of art and design pop-ups the curators have staged in Lower Manhattan.

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Etsy x Dossier will be open to the general public from September 4 to September 28. Visitors can shop the items and engage in three DIY Saturday workshops ranging from weaving to screen printing to homemade body scrubs. (Prior RSVP for the workshops is required.)

It’s Etsy (and us) – in real life! Come check out the goods!

ox

-Stacy

Thanks for Comin’ Out!

Madewell pop-up display shot

A little shot of our Fritz & Fräulein pop-up last night at Madewell. Oh yes, and that includes our expanded selection of butter soft, reclaimed leather pouches, clutches, card cases and wallets. =) Huge thanks to Madewell and all those who came out (& were there in spirit). You guys are the best!

ox

-Stacy

Madewell + Fritz & Fräulein Pop-Up Event

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Hey all! We’re so excited to invite you to join us THIS Tuesday, August 26th for a one night event of a little shopping, cocktails and nibbles with Madewell, their new Fall collection + Fritz & Fräulein! We can’t wait to show you our latest & greatest to get you accessorized and organized Fall! Oh, and did you hear all the buzz about Madewell’s new denim lineup? I cannot wait to snag a pair (oh, and they’re offering 20% off to everyone that night – ummm…perfection?)

Here’s the deets:

Madewell + Fritz & Fräulein
Tues, August 26th from 5-8pm
(@ 19th St), New York, NY
RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/715720755130636/
See you there!

ox

-Stacy

Jean Paul Gaultier Exhibition Final Weekend

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Photo: © Patrice Stable/Jean Paul Gaultier

Hey guys! This Sunday is the FINAL day to see the amazing Jean Paul Gaultier Exhibition at The Brooklyn Museum before it heads to London. Oh, and the Museum Shop is featuring our limited edition Navy Sailor Clutches (below) in support of the exhibition as well. Snatch one up if ya like! ;)

ox

-Stacy

Navy Sailor Clutch

Pop-Up Shop at Renegade Brooklyn!

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Surprise! We’re having a pop-up shop at Renegade Brooklyn THIS weekend! Get your holiday shop on with us and over 200 artists & designers from all across the country.  We’ll be at Booth #123 in the downstairs vault.
Details: 1 Hanson Place (across from Atlantic Terminal/Barclays Center), Brooklyn. Sat/Sun – Nov. 23rd & 24th, 11am-6pm. See you there!

ox

-Stacy

More info: http://www.renegadecraft.com/brooklyn-winter-home

Disconnect to Reconnect

I just came across this brilliant, short film, I Forgot My Phone, via NPR (article link at bottom of post) re: our (unhealthy) obsession with our smartphones. Check it out and tell me if you see any familiar scenarios.

In our tech-obsessed world, I found this short by Charlene deGuzman to be a much needed wake up call. It made me stop and remember times with friends and family – pre-cell phone fixation.  Real-life experiences: bike rides, outdoor adventures and super soaker battles with childhood friends…and when I was a bit older, trips trekking around Europe (ahem…before I made it mandatory to get a SIM card in every country just to stay connected – and always available to the higher ups. Ugh.) Remembering how freeing it was to unplug a few years back on an incredible 6 week sabbatical to New Zealand.  I was present and focused solely on physically experiencing the dynamic environment around me and those who I was with.  I came back fresh, rejuvenated and so full of fire.

I recently read one of the key practices President Bill Clinton attributes to his success is being completely present – giving full attention and empathy to who he’s speaking with. In an age of such incredible technology to help us live our lives more efficiently (which, don’t get me wrong, I love), we need to learn when to put down the device and give attention to the here and now.  Make an effort (every day) to disconnect so we can reconnect.

A few simple recs I’ve been practicing as of late:

#1 Make your bedroom a no phone zone by buying an alarm clock (yes, they still sell those).

#2 Put your phone away when you’re out with friends. There’s something to be said about giving full attention to who you’re with. Why should we be so concerned with what everyone is doing elsewhere? Be present. Focus and appreciate what’s right in front of you.

ox

-Stacy

Full article: http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2013/09/05/219266779/our-cultural-addiction-to-phones-in-one-disconcerting-video?utm_source=NPR&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=20130905

American as Apple Pie

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Alright fans, it’s game time. It’s officially been a year since opening our (virtual) doors and it’s been quite a journey thus far!  We’re kicking off year two and stepping it up – courtesy of the queen of handmade herself, Ms. Martha Stewart.

Yes, it’s true and we are thrilled to announce that we are a nominee for Martha Stewart’s 2013 American Made Competition! You’re thinking, “What does this mean exactly? Stacy, cut to the chase.” The best of the best of America’s makers across six categories (Style, Craft, Design, Food, Garden & Tech) are duking it out to see who gets enough online votes to come out on top.  If Fritz & Fräulein’s Style entry gets enough votes from you guys, we win 10k and that means a whole lot of new, fabulous products developed for you to get your hands on!  I may also even get a little generous and do a giveaway. Messenger bag anyone? =)

But before I get ahead of myself and start makin’ it rain with new goods, you need to know this competition is strictly based on public voting, so every vote truly counts and your support is critical! Click the link here to check out my profile and vote: http://www.marthastewart.com/americanmade/nominee/80344 *Knitty Gritty: Voting for Round 1 runs from Aug 26th to Sept 13th. You can vote up to 6x every day (and for the same person if you like – hint hint, nudge nudge). Just keep clicking that “Vote” button when you get to my page! =)

Thank you so much for your support! Let’s do this.

ox

-Stacy

Music Monday with Tom Odell

*photo courtesy of Tom Odell

*photo courtesy of Tom Odell

After a bit of a sticky summer (understatement, right?) we’re definitely ready for Fall and, as many are headed back to school this week, what better way to kick it off than with a Music Monday?

Tom Odell is an artist that I was first introduced to via Christopher Bailey, performing @ Burberry Prorsum’s F/W ’13 runway show (but let’s be honest, I was more focused on the clothes).  When I heard him perform a live session on my favorite radio station, NPR’s KCRW Los Angeles, it really rocked me to the core.  The best way to describe his gorgeous music is soulful, powerful, reminiscent of two of his idols, Elton John and Bob Dylan.  Oh, and he opened for the Rolling Stones @ Hyde Park in June. No big deal. Needless to say, this young Brit is definitely one to watch.

He starts the KCRW set with the single he just released today, “Grow Old With Me,” but the session is chalked full of beautiful songs from his EP, Another Love (and performs a few covers). *BTW, at 18:45 he opens the second set with the most amazing cover I’ve ever heard of “I Love L.A.” (NY, don’t be mad, I love you both equally).

Have a listen to the whole session here:  Tom Odell Live Session

ox

-Stacy

Music Monday – The Great Gatsby: Lana Del Rey

*courtesy of Warner Bros. Ent.

It’s no secret we’re pretty amped (along with the rest of the world!) for The Great Gatsby film coming out May 10th. After seeing the last trailer, we were especially excited for the first release off the soundtrack, Lana Del Rey’s Young & Beautiful.  It just launched today so check it out and have a great Monday!

Tuesdays with Tank (& Lenny the Lentil )

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Way back when I promised Tank, my French Bulldog and CPO (Chief Persuasion Officer), that I would blog relevant happenings for him from time to time. Being that today is Tuesday and Tank’s friend from the French Bulldog Rescue Network, Lenny the Lentil, is well, awesome, I thought what better day to start?

Lenny the Lentil is one of the sweetest and most adorable puppies (apart from Tank, of course) we’ve ever laid eyes on.  He’s a 6-week-old French Bulldog who, with his sister, Edamame (I know, can’t even handle the cuteness), were taken away from their mother and given to FBRN from a commercial breeder when they were just 2 days old due to having extreme cleft palates (a common issue with Frenchies). They were rushed to the veterinary hospital, but unfortunately Edamame didn’t make it and Lenny is the sole surviving member from a litter of four.  Due to his condition and being separated from his mother so young, he has a long road ahead of him of multiple surgeries and has to be hand fed using a tube due to his palate.

We’ve been following his progress via FBRN’s Facebook posts and just saw that he made the Huffington Post along with a variety of other major news outlets!  However, this complication is serious business (so much so that he’s been taken to Cornell to be evaluated) and veterinary bills are piling up for little Lentil.  If you can donate to FBRN for Lenny or any other pup that warms your heart, click the link here. I know they would be extremely grateful.  Without support for this amazing organization, pups like Lentil wouldn’t have a chance and Tank wouldn’t be where he is today.

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-Tank & Stacy

ps – What sent us over the edge was the new video of Lentil wearing his new cape. It’s quite possibly the cutest thing you’ll ever see. We’ll try to embed the video here once it goes on YouTube, but for now, click here to check it out.

In the meantime, we have Lentil demonstrating his fighter mentality vs. a Chihuahua. I can’t even handle it.: