Thursday, November 27, 2008

A million thanks...

As if I don't already have enough to be thankful for this Thanksgiving Day, the universe, god ( and whatever higher power is out there ) blessed me with an email from another blogger that my work was posted on the Alabama Chanin blog and website.

For those of you who don't know Alabama Chanin, this company was founded by Natalie Chanin who is the pioneer of the process we use in our recycled couture pieces at Revolution Malibu.
Natalie has won many awards for her designing and was a 2005 CFDA Vogue Fashion Award finalist.

To have our work reviewed and actually posted on her blog is a huge honor.

Check out her post here

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

We're Agitated

Revolution Malibu recently received accolades from the trend forecasting blog Trend Agitator.

We have been so overwhelmed with construction and production it has been hard to see through our mess! Apparently our peers had tunnel vision and saw through the mayhem :) 

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Just Asking...

Learning life lessons is hard sometimes. Especially when you are right smack in the middle of being "schooled".

Earlier this week I was having a conversation with some friends and we were discussing relationships and how people handle their respective partners/spouses.  

One of my friends asked me this question: "Do you give everything ( your spouse/partner needs ) in your relationship?"

Since I am a 110% girl with everything I do, I confidently responded " yes " without any reservation.

Then he asked me " Do you get everything ( you need ) in your relationship?"

I won't share the answer to that, but I will tell you that those two questions affected me profoundly.

Ask yourself the same question.
If the answer is yes - then you are truly blessed.
If the answer is no - then is that fair?

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Six ( unimportant ) Things That Make Me Happy

Yesterday gave me the honor of being tagged. For those of you who don't know, tagging is a good thing. 

I was asked to do a post on "Six Unimportant Things That Make Me Happy". As I stated in my previous post, if it makes me happy, it must be important. 

So hang on, cause here I go...

1. Ma famille ( "My Family"  in french - which I am - full blooded ). I'm sure you saw that coming ;)

2. Malibu.  I have been a Zuma Beach rat since childhood, only taking a break here and there to be a mom and wife. I became a full time Malibu resident Sept. 6, 2006. I wouldn't live anywhere else in the world. I don't even like to leave here to run errands in the city - seriously.

3. Revolution Malibu. My baby, my shop - and my logo - beautifully designed by a brilliant kid named Craig who left this world too early. Everytime I walk into my store and look at that logo I think of him. It makes me happy and I know he'd be happy too. 

4. Making Stuff. I'm all D.I.Y., all the time. I don't care what it is, if it can be made, I will be making it. Especially if I want it - bad.

5. Mornings. I am a morning girl. When I drive down the hill in the morning, I see the sun rise over the Pacific Ocean. It's breathtaking everytime. It really makes you happy to be alive and around so much beauty.

6. Music. Food for the soul. Especially Incubus, Lifehouse, and John Mayer...throw in a little Audioslave and I am all yours!  ;)

Rules are rules - and in the blogging world "tagging" is serious business.

I am tagging my fave blogs to name their six unimportant things that make them happy.

( my hot little neighbor boys and girls next door at Zuma Beach Plaza. If you want to see some surf and skate action check out their videos )
I*Heart*You  ( Funnier than s%#t! I love her! )
Design Nomad ( Great design blog - we are now friends outside blogging too. )
Ruby Press ( These guys are insanely creative - one of my all time fave blogs )
Brooke Ahana Daily ( us artists have to stick together !)

I will be tagging more blogs, but I want to find something really juicy to make them tag about first - throw in a little shame too maybe :0

Stay tuned!

Blush. Blush.

Update: 7:41 a.m.
My Mac at the shop is by far more capable than the one I have at home... Here are the links to the blogs I mentioned below... ENJOY!!!

Pretty.Little.World. ( - I just converted to MAC and there is no hyperlink - WTF? )  just voted me one of her fave blogs...she was tagged and tagged me along with her asking me to post " six unimportant thing that make me happy "...

That's alot to think about...
If something makes me happy, doesn't that mean it's important?

Nevertheless, this makes me feel especially good since I have been exhausted getting the shop together for the grand opening in time for Christmas, and haven't had the time to post.
I am definitely motivated to post more now - especially by this very sweet jesture -  even though I may have to start posting at 4 a.m. !

Also - another shout out to Elisa over at Design Nomad ( ) - she was worried about me since I hadn't posted since election day.

Don't worry about me my little pretties - I am surrounded by beauty - check out the neighbor boys at ( click on the blog link and go through all of the pages - there are only four but you don't want to miss anyone of these guys ;) - muy caliente - and will most certainly make my top six list!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

it's on

Election day is excited. I have my "Ba Rock it" t-shirt on ( spied it on A Cup Of Jo ) and I am voting this morning as soon as the doors open.

You best believe I will have my trusty camera with me in case of an inpromptu sightings.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Getting there...

Even with the minor hiccup ( permits that weren't filed by the landlord ), there is progress. I finally finished the logo on the wall and the cash desk. The cash desk was actually a bar made out of wood from an old fishing boat. I painted it light blue and stained it with a moss green color to give it the look of being taken out of the ocean. I called around looking for a fishnet but they are sooooo expensive ( $80 for the size I was looking for! ) I bought a bunch of cheesecloth to drape from the ceiling and so I used some of it ( dyed it with leftover coffee ) and used the "Stiffy" fabric stiffener to keep the "draping" in place. Then I glued a few sea shells and rhinestones to give it the full effect.

So glad I trusted my husband's instincts when he called me and described this bar he found because it is now the focal point in the store.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

I will be posting regularly...

SOON. Taking more pics of the shop today. We hit a minor bump when we found out the landlord didn't file some of the permits for the work he did for the space to make it ready for us to move in. So  of course, I have to take care of it ( for him ). Until then I can't even drive a nail into the wall. Most of the work is finished except for moving in the display cases ( and building the others - which is being left for last - when the permits are filed this next week - hopefully ).

I am working on these...

Recycled wool hats with a leather skull...

and Project Ecoart coasters...

And lots of other goodies iwill be sharing with you soon!


Project Ecoart