A bunch of my friends are back in our hometown this summer, stuck in a period of transition. We decided to make it worthwhile by creating an epic bucket list for Summer 2011. So far it has been amazingly productive. Follow us at: http://accidentaltownie.tumblr.com/
My friend Maggie is getting married on New Year's Eve 2010 and had her bridal shower today. I think the date of the wedding is PERFECT because it gives your family and friends somewhere to have a party, and then you can have something extra to celebrate every year!
Maggie and I have been friends since middle school, when she moved from Kansas and smelled of Victoria's Secret Garden perfume, which I thought was so sexy and womanly in 7th grade. She has always been a crazy good friend of mine, even though we don't see each other as often as we'd like.
I wanted to give something personal, yet something that they could share and enjoy as a couple.
This project was partially inspired by Staci and Kayd's repackaged personalized gifts that you can see here and here.
My wine bottle packaging turned into a fun little project that she loved and was a hit at her shower!
Congratulations Maggie and Peter!
My concept was to create a lingerie brand and line that was both sexy, mature, and cheeky. The brand name "Smack!" alludes to a playful kiss, love tap, or spank. Thus, the packaging reflects the sassy nature of the wearer, prompting tongue-in-cheek wit on the tags.
The packaging is sustainable, as it is attached with reusable ribbon rather than disposable plastic hang tags. The front design also doubles as a sticker, so the consumer can choose to reuse the brand however they wish.
For more, go HERE. (My AIGA Portfolio)
In the midst of this hustle and bustle yesterday, I had MISPLACED MY GROCERY BAG OF LINGERIE!
So I was running around APPA like a crazy (and idiotic person for being irresponsible about my belongings) asking people if they had found a grocery bag with a project inside, a project involving ladies underwear and I'm sure everyone thought I was either a pervert or crazy.
Well, I figured it would turn up, and if anyone found it, they wouldn't steal it and return it to the art offices. So I was all sweaty when I arrived at the AIGA meeting, and really nervous about my missing (but documented!) project floating around.
Luckily, my friend Derek sent me a text saying, "I have your undie bag."
Which was awesome and a relief. Thanks Derek.
Phil Jones came to speak to AIGA, and it was really interesting for the first 15 minutes of the presentation, but the poor guy was rudely interupted by a fire alarm, and we were outside the building for 20+ minutes.