Saturday, April 11, 2009


I have two favorite models; Sassoon coifed, Rudi Gernreich clad icon Peggy Moffitt, and the heavily tattooed, teal haired alt. model Raquel Reed! At just 21 years old as of today, this gal's already a force to be reckoned with. She's a makeup artist for M.A.C. cosmetics, an alt. model who often art directs and styles her own shoots, co-owner of the t-shirt line Alumni NYC, and is now branching out into fashion design - her first client being Sarah Hudson of Ultraviolet Sound. I really love her use of bright colors, and Harajuku-esque take on high fashion. Raquel is a star on the make. Mark my words!

Photo: Frizzycube MUA: Joel Tutu: Kensey Claire

Happy birthday Raquel!

Someone should buy her a Stoopidgerl necklace, me thinks.
xoxo, SarahJayne @ Knockout Clothing


Kim Ripley is a 28 year old Michigan based artist who graduated in '05 with a BFA in fine arts and photography. Armed with an education and plenty of inspiration from her childhood, she began making and selling hand crafted jewelry on Etsy, under her high school nickname StoopidGerl. 2100+ satisfied customers later, StoopidGerl is a full fledged business, and we couldn't be happier about that.

Her designs are whimsical, colorful, highly original, and very well presented. If Hello Kitty and Jack Skellington had babies in the midst of a Dia de los Muertos parade (or candy store), they'd look something like this:

She sells prints of her original photos too, but that's another story for another time!
So which of these do you like best? Tough call, but I wanna say the teal glitter heart with the skull is my fave....
xoxo, SarahJayne @ Knockout Clothing