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Happy Birthday, John Hughes!

Sunday, February 17th, 2013


In honor of our 80’s inspired Flash Knit Top and Daredevil Pant, some die-hard John Hughes fans here at the office offered up their favorite moments from his films:

Weird Science was my favorite. I was very much a book and video game nerd growing up. Every scene was magical! “Two nerdish boys attempt to create the perfect woman, but she turns out to be more than that”…the tag line says it all. -Josh


Maybe not my favorite, but the most poignant Hughes scene for me is at the end of Pretty in Pink where you think Molly Ringwald is going to go for Duckie (the good guy), but instead chooses rich, pretty boy Andrew McCarthy. That pretty much encapsulated high school for me. -Teddy

My nickname was Molly in high school and college because I used to dress like her.  My favorite scene is from Pretty in Pink (all time favorite movie), when Molly is all ready for the prom and standing in front of her dad. I believe her dad says something to the affect of, “Your guy is gonna fall through the floor when he sees you” and she then goes on to explain how he really won’t, he’s not coming, and she wants to go to show they didn’t break her. I just like the single father/misfit daughter dynamic of the scene and how proud he is of her. -Jill


This is a painfully hard question however I would have to say Emilio Estevez weeping about Larry Lester’s buns is my favorite scene from The Breakfast Club. Seeing a sensitive bro melts my heart. Also I get told fairly frequently that I am reminiscent of Ally Sheedy which always makes me happy. -Eva


In Pretty in Pink, when Andie is up in her room sewing that crazy pink dress for prom, so determined to solve her boy problems in a creative way, yet all alone with her feelings, I was like “I get you, girl!” I definitely didn’t have a Duckie to fall back on, though. -Julie


Seven Movies That Scare Us – And Look Good While Doing It

Friday, October 28th, 2011

There’s nothing better than a good, scary movie for Halloween weekend – with the exception of scary movies that look good and become inspirations for our designs. Here are the design team’s seven favorite frighteningly beautiful movies.

Suspiria- Dario Argento, 1977

This movie isn’t really that scary by today’s standards but it does look a lot cooler! I love the color, atmosphere, the sexy glamour, and the sets and costumes are awe-inspiring! Who knew a ballet school run by witches could be so much fun. I also we want this woman’s hairdo. -Dale

Rosemary’s Baby – Roman Polanski, 1967

This film pulls off creepy with consummate style – think Breakfast at Tiffany’s meets The Exorcist. A must watch for fashionable ladies thinking about having a (demon) child. We also love Mia Farrow’s Vidal Sassoon pixie cut – what is it about horror movies and great hairstyles? -Teddy

Nightmare Before Christmas – Tim Burton, Henry Selick, 1993

A Classic. I watch this every Halloween. Burton twists the idea of Suburban Christmas into a haunting and quirky scene.  I am pretty sure this movie (first seen during my formative years) impacted me enough to want to put a morbidly humorous and slightly subversive spin on everything I create. Plus, there’s something about those singing and dancing puppets that still makes me feel like a candy-fueled trick-or-treater. -Meagan

The Hunger – Tony Scott, 1983

This is one of my favorite vampire-themed movies. Set in the 80’s, it has a quintessential 80′s ending, complete with blowing chiffon. Also, Bauhaus performs in the opening scene! -Aaron

Let The Right One In – John Ajvide Lindqvist, 2004

If you only need to watch one other vampire movie besides The Hunger – this should be the one. I love how the whites, grays, and blacks make this movie feel so cold and terrifying, and the little droplets of blood on the pure, white snow are particularly poignant and beautiful. -Teddy

Don’t Look Now – Nicolas Roeg, 1973

Rather than straight up gore, the director cleverly uses strong colors and unusual textures in combination with the ominously lit canals of Venice to create the feeling of dread and confusion that the characters in the movie are experiencing. The result is visually stunning and disturbing at the same time. – Nancy

The Virgin Suicides – Sofia Coppola, 1999

Sophia Coppola’s adaptation isn’t technically a horror movie, but it’s equally eerie and horrifying. The mysterious bunch of sisters and the dream-like quality of the film creates some pretty haunting imagery. -Nikki

Movie Review hits T-Shirt-Return of the Planet of the Apes

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

Monkeys on t-shirts with headphones has got to bring out the inner cyborgian thought in all of us.  Animal meets machine as an analogy for human is exactly the theme of the recent movie Return of the Planet of the Apes. Caeser, the Ape protagonist, who bears a distant resemblance to the star in the BKI shirt, is injected with a super drug in a test to cure Alzheimer’s.  He does indeed become super intelligent and leads a Che Guevara style Guerilla revolt to free his fellow guerillas to the red woods outside San Francisco.  The pretty amazing special effects from the same studio that brought us Avatar, masks a fairly good story of father/son, quest for the betterment of mankind, mixed in with evil empire corporation.  Amusing.