Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Do It in the Dark

I am joining Rufus Wainwright in his "Blackout Sabbath". He wants to save the world by unplugging and turning off the lights to live in darkness from noon to midnight June 21st, the summer solstice. I am going to join him. I encourage and even challenge everyone to do the same!

Why Not!

How badly could it hurt. It is after all the longest day of the year. I think it is a great exercise and challenge. So it is settled, Mergirl will be open that Sat. June 21st, but it will be dark. Bring your checkbook because the credit card machine won't be working. This is going to be fun.
One of his other wishes is to get The Empire State Building to be Dark until Midnight that night as well. Write them, call them and email them to encourage the almighty powers that be, to keep the lights off at least until midnight.

Friday, February 22, 2008

darling trish playing in the snow!

Hi all,

I love the snow and I love playing in the snow! I thought I would share these pictures with you. Check out the coat. It is my lovely Una Wax Canvas Coat from Laura Dawson. It is soooooooooooo totally cute with my black tights and boots (there is a mini dress underneath the coat, but I will save that for another day). The Una Coat is amazing and I love it. I wear it EVERY where. Go to Laura's online store to take a peak at and purchase. Make sure you look at all of her other items while you are there. I can honestly tell you that her clothing has great subtle details and is finished beautifully.





Photos by Laura Williams of Whosiepie

The same coat on a Model, Courtesy of Laura Dawson

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Caught! With no bottoms on!

Made ya look!
Photo credit Laura Williams(whosiepie)

I love the new student smash up tee!
Just posted for Smashing Darling's 1st B-Day!

Happy Birthday
Smashing Darling!

The Studio

Showing off my friend Laura's (of Whosiepie) new Studio! I am so jealous It is so clean!
I can't wait to see what it looks like in 14 years! I bet it will look a lot more like mine!
Let's Just enjoy the newness with her!
From Laura:
Moved my studio this weekend. I love it. I am pretty sure it will NEVER be this clean again. Of course, I have not even transported all of my fabric and "inspirations" yet. I will do my best to stay organized.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

DIYthing highlights MerGirl

DIY City mag News:
We will feature a new desinger from the community weekly on DIYthing - today is Mergirl that sells over at Smashing Darling! From dressed up to dressed down and throw in a little fun - Mergirl has the outfit sure to please. So if you up for a little shopping and you are in Chester, Connecticut stop by Mergirl....read more

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Sweet Heart

My lovely friend Pricilla made this for me.
I thought it perfect to share this today.
Another lovely friend, Laura Williams, of Whosiepie
took the photo.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Podcast Interview with Julie and I at The Mashable Open Web Awards

Podcast: A Conversation with Smashing Darling’s Julie Rorrer and Trisha Ginter

January 30, 2008 — 02:30 AM PST — by Mark 'Rizzn' Hopkins


Smashing Darling is ‘an indie fashion site that features independent designers and their products’ founded by Julie Rorrer and Trisha Ginter, both guests and finalists at this year’s Open Web Awards. It is a social network/catalogue site that allows you to join as a designer (or as they say, ‘get smashed’) or to shop as a consumer, thereby either sampling or creating fashion designers that fall outside the mainstream design lines you’ll see at the major department stores.

It’s an interesting idea, and something that has clearly been well executed, something someone like me who isn’t a fashion aficionado can plainly see. In the interview, the founders express how the site went from idea to reality and what their motivation behind the site was

This interview is another in a video series taken by Brad Hunstable from the Open Web Awards that we’ll be broadcasting here at the blog and in our podcast over the next several days.

The embed is available below, or you can download the MP4 file directly here.

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You can check out Smashing Darling here.

Friday, February 01, 2008

WOO HOO! We are proud to announce that Smashing Darling - Your House for Indie Fashion - is going to be a year old Feb. 20th 2008! We cannot believe that it has only been a year! The site is over 300 indie designers strong and getting stronger every moment!

We want to celebrate our 1st year with you! For the month of Feb. we would like to give you 20% off any and all items in the Student Smash Up Store. We have some beautifully screen printed and fun items in the store. All screen prints on these items were designed by different students from various art schools across the country. All items are exclusive and limited edition. Stay tuned for a special edition birthday SMASH UP that will go up for sale on our big day!

Student SMASH UP

Here is your unique promo code DRSZVL. It will be active from Feb. 1st - Feb. 29th 2008
use this code to receive 20% off any item in Student Smash Up Store only. There will be a place at check out to enter the code to get your 20% off!



SMASH UP VIII - Mystic Metallic Mermaids




SMASH UP VI - Tears of Cerberus


SMASH UP II - Get on Like a House on Fire!


These are just a few of the fabulous items in this store! Go check out the rest and don't forget to use your promo code at the time of check out!