RetroSpective Exhibit at The Museum at FIT

The Museum at FIT is currently showing an exhibition that examines the relationship between fashion and its own history. The exhibit is called RetroSpective, and it is on view at The Museum of FIT in New York City until November 16, 2013.

RetroSpective features examples from revivals of 1940s fashion, particularly from the 1970s, as well as designer adaptions of the styles popular in the 1950s and 1960s. The exhibition concludes with fashions that reference the last two decades of the twentieth century.

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Olive Oyl as “Overly Attached Girlfriend”!

Thanks to the enthusiastic response from fans on Facebook who loved when my man, Popeye, channeled Dos Equis’ “Most Interesting Man in the World,” today I got in on the fun and was drawn into the style of the popular meme “Overly Attached Girlfriend:”

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Of course, who wouldn’t be an overly attached girlfriend when you have the world’s most famous sailor as your man?!

What other memes would you like to see me drawn as? Put your ideas in the comments after you check out some more “Overly Attached Girlfriend” scenes below! And don’t forget to follow me on Facebook and Twitter so you don’t miss any of the fun.

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Olive Loves: philoSophie’s®

“You can’t create something huge without starting small,” says Joanna Alberti, founder and creator of the custom line of cards, stationery and social expressions called philoSophie’s®.

philoSophie’s® is a line of stylish illustrations featuring the character Sophie and her inspirational thoughts on friendship, love & confidence. What began as a love for drawing the fun and whimsical character of Sophie has grown into a lifestyle and ever-growing business for Joanna.

Alberti hand embellishes every card she designs, from everyday occasions, birthdays, weddings and baby announcements to holiday cards and personal stationery, with a touch of glitter and a stroke of blush. Joanna expresses pride in saying that all her designs are made in the USA with love…and it shows.

Meet the enterprising Joanna Alberti, who launched her own small business in her mid-twenties, and find out what she has to say about launching a small business and building a brand.

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