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New Design Spotlight: Camel Toe

Posted on February 21, 2018 by Miriam Zelinsky | 0 Comments

Hey guys!

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!

Cheers, guys!

Miriam

Shop the tie here.

New Product Spotlight: The Re-Rack Four-Pleated Cummerbund

Posted on February 01, 2018 by Miriam Zelinsky | 0 Comments

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. 

Not anymore.

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!

Cheers!

Miriam

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. 

Custom Spotlight: Wildlife in Crisis

Posted on October 13, 2017 by Miriam Zelinsky | 0 Comments

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

Cheers, guys!

Miriam

Behind the Scenes: Website Photo Shoot

Posted on September 11, 2017 by Miriam Zelinsky | 0 Comments

Hey guys! 

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!

Cheers, guys!

Miriam

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!

Custom Spotlight: Coral Shark Week

Posted on August 10, 2017 by Miriam Zelinsky | 0 Comments

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.

Anyway, for this custom spotlight, our couple contacted me to recolor our Shark Week tie. They knew they wanted more of a coral color for their late summer wedding. I have to say – I LOVE the way the colors came out on this one! Sometimes with existing designs, I become so attached to the colors I have, but in this case, I'm also loving the coral.
What do you guys think?
We have three of these ties – should this color combo be here to stay? And if you're interested in shopping the tie, please click on this link!
Cheers, guys!
M
And a closeup: 

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