I'm particularly excited about our newest design: Camel Toe!
This one has been rolling around inside of my head for some time – I just couldn't quite picture the exact design. On my last Disney trip, I was on the ride, "It's a Small World" and there a couple of animatronics I've loved since I was a kid and always look for – one of them is a pink, furry camel with beautiful eyelashes (another favorite is the hula dancers in Hawaii – love them!) As soon as I saw the pink camel and its expression – I knew exactly what I wanted the tie to look like.
Now, when you have a tie called "Camel Toe," you have to try extra hard to make the design elegant in order to balance out the extra cheeky name. Plus, who doesn't love a critter tie? Below is my first sketch of the camel. As you can see, the eyelashes followed me back from Disney.
The finished tie came from Italy a few days ago and I just can't stop looking at it! I can't wait to be at a pop up or trade show and see people laugh when I tell them the name of the seemingly innocent camel tie is "Camel Toe" – though at this point, I don't think anyone should be *too* surprised!
It's almost wedding season, which means one thing: ample opportunities to dust off your tux and that pre-tied black bow tie that you thinkkkk may be silk or was at some point in its last life. Time to put on your wedding uniform that looks just like everyone else's.
Enter Lazyjack Press. Shaking up weddings and formal events and making them fun again! Ladies shouldn't be the only one's excited about what they're wearing at an event.
My sorority sister, Whitney, who is the Queen of Prep (no, really – she is!) first suggested yearsss ago that I look into making cummerbunds. I didn't really think much about it because the mill in Italy was sort of confused by the whole thing. But years later, with many a request later, I persisted and am so proud of the finished product. The cummerbund is our signature Re-Rack pattern (red party cups) on the same 21 momme Italian silk just like our ties and it is fabulous, if I do say so myself!
What's nice about the cummerbund is that you have options. It pairs with either of our reversible Mullet bow ties in blue or pink– so the wearer can choose either a solid bow tie with the party cups peeking out or obviously, full party cup mode. Of course, there's always just the Re-Rack bow tie – a classic, but winning combination.
So, crack open that beer and accessorize your way to a wild time!
Ps. We'd love to see your wedding looks so please send us picts :)
Our Re-Rack Italian silk four-pleated cummerbund. Shop the look here.
The Mullet bow tie in blue. Shop the look here.
The Mullet bow tie in pink. Shop the look here.
The Re-Rack bow tie. Shop the look here.
Happy Friday, guys!
One of my favorite customers I met while at the Grand Central pop up market approached me about doing custom for a foundation she volunteers at. I always get excited about a new custom job since it's a chance to be creative and design something completely new from my line. But this project was extra special because the proceeds from the sale of the items will go to benefit animals in need – a cause I'm personally passionate about!
I think the logo is so cute! It has a feather, a leaf and a paw – covers all the wildlife bases and sort of reminds me of the circle of life!
So for men, we did navy ties with the logo.
For women, we did our Belvedere scarf in light blue with the logo.
I think it's going to be a winner! To learn more about the Wildlife in Crisis Foundation, click here.
Hope you all had a great weekend!
We just did a photo shoot yesterday and it was so much fun! I was so happy that Nick modeled for us again (www.nickpeciaro.com + @NickPeciaro). He's such a natural and obviously, quiiiite handsome! And this time, we were lucky enough to have the truly talented Matt Hayek take our photos! (Mhayekphoto@gmail.com + @matthattanyc). Working with the two of them was such a breeze and it was so special to see the ties essentially come to life at some of NYC's most iconic spots.
Because we had such a dynamic duo on board, I wanted to share some behind the scenes shots. The shots below were taken on my iPhone while both Nick and Matt worked their magic, but hopefully, it shows some of the energy and fun we had while shooting!
Can't wait for everyone to see the finished photos!
Getting ready for the shoot!
Nick tying his first look at the Plaza w/ the help of a red Ferrari: The Re-Rack tie!
Lookin' good, Nick!
Matt + Nick in action!
Nick wearing the Tie One On tie!
Matt adjusting Nick's bow tie!
Nick in our reversible Blue Balls bow tie!!
Look 4: The Buckwild tie in green!
This is where a bird pooped on me, but think this series of Nick wearing the orange Mullet tie + Matt capturing him crossing this busy NYC street will be amazing!
Love this one!
Look 5: The Lazyjack the Knife bow tie! Also, how cute are our new shopping bags?!
First taste of fall!
Loved seeing Matt's vision come to life on his camera!
Blue Mullet time!
Getting ready to shoot some more magic!
Final look: Three Sheets to the Wind tie!
Jaws, Sharknado, Shark Week on the Discovery Channel or even Bruce from Finding Nemo – most people have a reason why they love sharks (or at least are fascinated by them!) Plus, they’re just cool and totally bad ass.
Fun fact: did you know that you can find a bull shark in seawater AND freshwater and that they can even swim upstream? Scary! Definitely not a shark you want to run into in the water.