These rings are hand-made, not unlike their larger edible desert cousins and come from the online marketplace, Etsy. It seems somehow collectively designers on Etsy are creating accessories based on their favorite foods. Just makes me want to have a pretty pink cupcake or slice of pie ala mode. Mmmmm...
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Monday, February 26, 2007
We caught up with this cute little ice cream-sandwich-wearing girl on the streets of Tokyo. Her chic was accentuated by her baubles which were all in the forms of sweet treats, all the way to her finger nails. In the upcoming posts we will be featuring other food based fashions. Hold on to your cookies!
Friday, February 23, 2007
The Brooklyn Bridge, one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States, can now become an iconic part of your neckline. Fashioned by Tilly Bloom, an artist from Brooklyn the pendant comes with a 16" sterling silver chain. How does she do it for $18? I can't tell how big the pendant is. I would like to think it is biggish, like 3" long, but it seems smallish from the chain to pendant ratio.
"Each pendant is individually and lovingly hand drawn on strong, clear acrylic resin, a tricky and intricate process which results in a one-of-a-kind, wearable piece of art. A matte varnish is applied for strength and durability..." says the Tilly Bloom entry on Etsy.
Thursday, February 22, 2007
The above love comes courtesy of House of Hengst, designed by Susan Hengst. The name can be a bit tricky to remember but the fashion is not. Hengst is an up and comer recently-ish translpanted from San Francisco to NYC. She is a fabric junky and cuts only the best weaves. The Brigid coat (not shown) is made from some amazing wool. I itch at the mention of woolens and I could use this coat as a bathrobe. No kidding. It's that soft. The flagship store in the tender Mission district of San Francisco. It is a bastion of noble high wasted trousers and irresistable silk jersey tunics (currently). What you see here will be available early to mid-March. The website doesn't have a store so you have to call in a mail order.
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
So I was checking on the stats of the blog today and found we had a couple of bounces from xex.blogspot.com. Never having heard of it, I quickly searched and found it via blogspot. Unless you are into gay sex and away from prying eyes, I suggest you go no further than this. Here now is one of the cutest linguistic events, English masceration:
The Bonfire Snowboarding Company asked Kelly Tunstall to create textile designs for these jackets. Bonfire chose this print of arrows, kissing birds and bird houses. Kelly says she used the song, "Neighborhood" by Arcade Fire as her inspiration. It works out as kind of 80's, kind of graffiti, super cool.
Kelly gave me a sample last winter, which I wore to the Sundance festival in Park City. That jacket got lots of action and plenty of compliments. It is stylee and technical with all kinds of bells and whistles including "ear toaster panels", water proofing and an interior pocket for an ipod shuffle. See the white dots in 2 of the photos pictured above? Those are controls for the shuffle.
We don't collect these things but if we did, we'd be in piggy heaven at our local flea markets. Crackle and Pop have a crazy look in their eyes, no? The bobble heads are featured in our Valentine's Day post, where you can see them kiss thanks to little magnets in their lips. Lastly, Snoopy. He's always been the cutest character of all comics to me. Snoopy is also the best ghetto nickname, second to Baby Juice.
I saw these little ladies getting off the bus on Valentine's Day. They were both carrying shopping bags, had scarves on their heads and were sort of holding hands. They couldn't have been more than 5 feet tall. Cuteness Burgers! When I asked for a photo they demurred, saying in Spanish that they were old and ugly. I pleaded that they were super cute, also in Spanish and once my camera was out they agreed. The lady in red pants ripped the scarf off her head before I could get the shot but this does the trick, doesn't it?
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
We have been back and forth about Valentine's Day here at Cuteness Burger. While we hate the mega-marketing that began in January in the states, we love love. After all, what's wrong with a holiday that is celebrated by chocolate, saucy knickers, champagne and sex? What's wrong with a day we are reminded to tell the people we love how we feel?
Cuteness Burger Loves You!!!
Monday, February 12, 2007
Cuteness Burger loves flea markets. We wonder at the grab bag of goods and characters buying/selling them. Our hunting and gathering in flea markets accross the globe has provided many gems throughout the years.
Mister Cutie Pie (above) was drinking warm gin at 10 in the morning. He insisted on having his photo taken with that little bottle. We love his pork pie hat and tasseled loafers.
The porcelain doll parts (middle) came from Germany. It seems the old factory where the dolls were made is being sifted through for the castaways. Cal Goddard was selling them at the Alameda flea market last week. He has an awesome Ebay store specializing in antique prints.
Thursday, February 8, 2007
LG released the Prada KE850 model 8 days after the iphone as, "the world’s first completely touch screen mobile phone", a true statement as the phone is now available in Europe and later, Asia. It is said that PRADA’s involvement extends beyond sleek, black body. According to the the LG press release, Patrizio Bertelli, President and CEO of PRADA along with Miuccia Prada worked with LG's designers to infuse the phone with straight up Prada character, both in content and design. Users should expect more from the mobile such as touch interface, Prada ring tones, pre-loaded content, accessories and the exclusive cross-hatch leather case, that screams "I AM PRADA!". Ga-ga!
• Capacitive Touch Screen
• Music Player (MP3, ACC, ACC+, WMA, RA)
• Music Multitasking (Messaging)
• Video Player (MPEG4, H.263, H.264)
• Macromedia Flash UI
• Document Viewer (ppt, doc, xls, pdf, txt )
• EDGE Tri-Band (900/1800/1900)
• 98.8 × 54 × 12 mm
• 2M CMOS Camera / LED Flash
• External Memory Slot (Micro SD)
• Innerpack Battery 800mAh
• Bluetooth 2.0, USB 2.0, USB Mass storage
Alas, as a stateside dwelling American there is no foreseeable future with this sexy little beast. Once again the US has been passed by in the uber hip phone market for the EU and Asia. Dangit!
Wednesday, February 7, 2007
Sars On Mars is a brilliant name for a young Angelino jewelry designer. The giant puffy gold diamond has my heart all a'bling. The 3 inch double unicorn-lightening bolt-crowned with a heart covers all the key elements of 80's cuteness. Lastly the heart with "i love you" typed out could be a sweet little Valentine to be worn year round. The gold plated pieces found on Stars and Infinite Darkness are $9o each.
We caught this handsome young man was walking across the street in Union Square. We love his hipster intellectual look and the way his shoes are the same color as his hair. He could go almost anywhere in this outfit without being over or under dressed. Isn't that the goal?
Tuesday, February 6, 2007
Thank you Jeremy Scott for addressing swimwear. Thank you for mixing the frivolous business of frock hocking with a message of freedom. These pieces are some of the best we've ever seen come down your runways. (Of course we are still obsessing over that ice cream dress.) We love you!
Monday, February 5, 2007
Lela Rose is seriously rocking the socialite scene. Her line is solid season after season. She is making pretty, comfortable classic pieces that won't fall out of style when the mighty tomes declair the end of the trapeeze. She showed in the tents at Bryant Park today and the new looks are just as classic. These are our picks for spring/summer.