Posted on 5 August 2014 | 4:45 pm
Last Saturday night, I took Yummy You! to San Francisco’s first Kawaii Land , a cute shopping event and fashion show, at Ruby Skye. I debuted our new Bibi character in the form of t-shirts, tank tops, and a plushy pillow!
I’m still not sure what to officially refer to Bibi’s cartoon character as! She looks like a scoop of vanilla ice cream with hot fudge dumped on her head! I’ve been calling her Bibi the Ice Cream Pup or Bibi the Sundae Pup, but if you have any cute suggestions, I am all ears!
My buddy Elysse came to help me in the booth, and she wore one of the squishy donut & pompom head bands I made the night before. Donut princess power! I ended up having to experiment and use 3 different adhesives on one headband, cuz certain things don’t want to stick to other certain things, and it took 3 different glues to get it all working.
We ran around a little bit to take photos in the DoooDolls photo booth.
Tiny Tangerines (cutest crocheted headbands & more!), moi, XanaduJulie (yummy custom decoden!), their friend who is a photographer but I totally forgot her name because I am a terrible person, and Kiki (Bay Area tattoo artist!)! What a powerhouse of cuteness, niceness, supportiveness, and wondermentness!
My buddy Guapo came and bought his friend’s daughter a Hello Kitty ring, and I thought it was funny that he wore it around that night on his pinky, like Joe Pesci. I kept going, “Pose like Joe Pesci!” But I don’t know that that really means anything to anybody…
Here’s me and Tiffany. We hardly ever take photos together, so I forced her! I am not even going to tell you who she thinks she looks like when she smiles… This is my face when I have run out of smile-juice.
Here are a few snaps that I stole from Instagram!
Everyone is the cutest and the sweetest!! Sometimes people come to say hi at events and apologize for appearing stalkery or fangirly, and I’m like, it’s the internet, we all stalk each other and fangirl over each other, so it’s all good! That’s the point! I love when you guys say hi!
Here is a photo that Guapo snapped of the table. I don’t think that I was originally visible, but I could see him taking a photo through the gaps in my grid wall, and then I popped my head out.
Okay, here’s some video! Sorry it’s kinda dark, cuz, well, it was dark in the venue :P. Also, I realized, my point-and-shoot is on its last legs, and doesn’t focus that well for video anymore, plus it blows out everything, so it’s hard to see the fashion show in any kind of detail, and I completely left out the bikini designer (sorry!). BUT, you still get an idea of what it was like. Plus, watch for the kilts… you’ll like it, I promise. (p.s. I uploaded this to Vimeo for now instead of YouTube, because I feel like I promised YouTube that my next video would be a tutorial, and I need to work on that this week! Which means: new free pattern here on the blog, too!)
Oh, I will include my outfit deets, too, in case anyone asks!
Posted on 15 July 2014 | 5:08 pm
Two weeks after I vend at Renegade Craft Fair this weekend, I will be selling Yummy You! merch at the first KawaiiLand San Francisco! There’s going to be live music, a fashion show, and tons of cute vendors! You can see some video from KawaiiLand LA on the website. Let’s make the SF event even more cute, colorful, and fun! I’m putting together and will be bringing some brand spankin’ new stuff, including the debut of a brand new member/character in the Yummy You Crew, plus all of our cute scarves! (I’ll reveal more details about the new member as the new merch rolls in…)
I know I have personally kvetched about how we don’t have as many kawaii/J-fashion events here in SF as compared to LA, so here is our chance to make it happen!! It’s also 4 days before my birthday, so you can come and wish me a happy one! You can purchase your $15 ticket now, from me, at this link right here! If you or your friends buy the ticket through my unique link, your ticket sale will go toward the cost of my table, so you would not only be supporting kawaii culture in our city, but also really directly supporting me, which I would so appreciate! I’ll see you there! (21+!)
Posted on 25 June 2014 | 1:44 am
Hey, pizza-lovers! The Pizza Scarf at YummyYou.com is waiting for you! It is super soft and super tasty-looking with bright yellow cheese, a bubbly crust, and tons of pepperonis!
We also released our new BFF (PFF?) Pizza Heart Necklaces for you and your pizza-best friend-forever! These amazing mini heart pizzas are another collab with jewelry artist Fatally Feminine Designs! You each get half of the heart-pizza, and when you get together, you can combine your pizza-heart-powers!
The “Partay! Pizza Partay!” song from the Pizza Party board game commercial back in the 80s is TOTALLY STUCK IN MY HEAD!!!!!!!
Posted on 2 April 2014 | 4:23 pm
We received so many requests to produce this Tako Scarf, and now it’s finally here! WOOHOO!
We had a whirlwind day of some super-fast ninja-style photoshooting with model Shannie Bee and photog/MUAH Crazy Spork I Am. Dance studio Dance Boulevard in San Jose was nice enough to let us invade one of their rooms for a little bit!
These ladies are so amazing. I just showed up with a suitcase full of stuff, and they did all the rest (okay, I did the driving, I helped!). At first we were going for a nautical/sailor theme, and then we also wanted to throw in a little mermaid magic. All the photos (to me) told the story of a mermaid dreaming of things she would do if she were human, like attending a human party, having a picnic on the grass, or learning how to dance.
I think we’ll be posting the full sets from these photos on the Yummy You! Facebook page throughout the week.
Until then, sea you at the mermaid picnic! RSVP ASAP at YummyYou.com
Posted on 17 March 2014 | 4:20 pm
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! In the spirit of luck and magic, I’m so excited to announce our super sweet collaboration with handmade artist Fatally Feminine Designs, whom I met because she was one of my blog sponsors! She hand makes and sells cute polymer clay jewelry, so you should definitely check out more of her work!
These are really limited edition, so scoop one while you can! We are also working on more yummy jewelry surprises!