Thursday, July 28, 2011

Summer Social News

Hi Guys- so I've been busy at the shop planning a million parties! Blogging had to take a back seat for a while because I was living life for real- NOT behind a computer screen. Jealous? You will be after you look at the photos from last Fridays Summer Social opening party, the vintage pop-up shop by Shoebox Vintage that is going on until the end of the weekend.
We all had a lot of important fashion opinions, I think this photo captures that.
Pam and Natalie, the babes of Shoebox Vintage

Our pink spread complete with pink booze and kitty party blowers

Business ladies


By far the best photo of the evening

'change room'
 Things got sassy towards the end of the night with Jenn.


All of these photos were taken by Galit, my new favourite photographer.  Stop by the shop this weekend and check out the rest of the Summer Social pop-up shop!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Summer Social THIS Friday

Shoebox Vintage is doing a pop-up sale starting this Friday so we thought we could step it up a notch and have a full-blown girls night to kick off the sale. Do you like any of the following?

  1. pink drinks
  2. pretty clothes
  3. great deals
  4. free cupcakes and tiny cookies
  5. pink glitter bunting and decorations galore
  6. impromptu dance parties hosted by girl djs
  7. a good time all around
Perfect! I knew you would like that! Then stop by the shop on Friday night with a bunch of your girlfriends and I promise to deliver all of those things AND MORE!*
Go HERE to rsvp


*if I get my act together in time, this shit is short notice ok?!

UPDATE- YOU SHOULD JUST READ NATALIE'S POST HERE IF YOU ACTUALLY WANT TO KNOW WHAT THIS IS ABOUT
UPDATE 2- BOYS WILL BE AT THIS PARTY TOO APPARENTLY! SMART ONES WHO KNOW WHERE ALL THE BABES ARE GOING TO BE AT FRIDAY NIGHT.
XOXO

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Busby Berkeley

I am embarrassed to say I am just learning about this guy... I know it's total vintage nerd stuff, but can you IMAGINE choreographing this? Can you IMAGINE this as current popular entertainment for adults, just sitting down at a theatre? My mind....

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Picnic radios are back!

Picnic Radio $34
Remember these from last summer when Russet and Empire was just a wee slip of a thing? Yes! These solar/crank radios are back on the shelves in all of their genius. One minute of cranking=20 mins of music and a few hours of sunlight will charge this puppy for 7 hours of tunes. Not to mention its adorable and ready to throw in your bike basket to go to the park.

Birds on Film

My directorial debut:
video
Bird water whistle $4


Friday, July 8, 2011

New Cameras! Free Film!

Diana mini $50. You know this one already.  Like the Diana+ but 35mm (regular film). Produces dreamy square shots or 2 half frames per photo. Without the flash it is teeny tiny with a matching price, and makes for great summertime outdoor shooting.
La Sardina Marathon $59. This pretty thing is brand spanking new and takes the same dreamy shots as the diana mini, but film frame with a WIDE ANGLE LENSE. So basically everything will look grand and expansive (not expensive). Plus it looks like a sardine can. PLUS because we love you guys, if you buy either of these pretty ladies this weekend we'll give you a roll of slide film to shoot with.

Over and out.

R&E



Jenn Hannotte on Arren Williams

Did you guys check out Jenn Hannotte, Russet and Empire resident stylist, on Arren Williams' blog today? I can say as someone who has spent many an evening/playdate in this kitchen that it looks perfect like this always. Did you notice all of the lovely accessories by a certain Junction boutique hmmmm? Just saying.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Doesn't this look like Leah?

I've never seen this photograph before but I really like it, plus it's from the best blog DosFamily. Leah, you need to start wearing gloves now.

Big Chief!


Amazing vintage workbooks! $8 and we have a whole stack of 'em as well as lots of new vintage Canadiana. I went Canada crazy last week. Mega blog post coming soon for promise guys....xoxo

Saturday, July 2, 2011