October 30, 2014

Salute Niita!

It was 12 years ago that I met Niita the cat in a vet in my home town.  I brought him to my mom and dad and since then we loved him as the youngest brother in my family. Especially my mom and his bond became special after my dad passed away and also both of her daughters left to the US. What made their bond the tightest was the disaster happened in japan 3 years ago. i had to say thank him that he supported my mom well during the days but I missed the chance to tell him that forever. He passed away in my mom's arms on a warm sunny day last spring, which was shortly after my mom found that he had a cancer.  He was a well behaved, very smart, tiny gentleman.  We were always joking that Niita would be really handsome in a well made tailored tweed jacket and pants...

The night I completed this wool jacket collection, I was staring at these 3 coats/jacket and found myself thinking, in my exhausted brain, Niita would pull them off very well and that eventually led me to the memory of the days that I was reading poems of the Beat Generation sitting by Niita at home and my eyes went wet a bit. I was going to name the very last jacket simply "hobo" but I named it  "Niita" as an appreciation that i couldn’t tell,thinking of our tiny existentialist philosopher, Niita the cat.

thank you for reading. --- squirrel :oB

October 28, 2014

snacku's hobo symbols

Do you guys know what "hobo symbols" are?   Hobos left some symbols to share useful information for other hobos such as "kind lady lives here. ask food!" "doctor is here!".  It was just so fun for me to watch those symbols and find out a meaning that each symbol has.  In those symbols, i came across a symbol of 2 crossing circles, which means "Don't give up!".  It is interesting to know that hobos were trying to encourage and help someone who they never seen but someone who definitely could be in the same situation as them.   So I decided to create my own hobo symbols to encourage other "hobos" out there who I never seen but are definitely like me...      
Each jacket has it's own name and symbols and also in the previous collection, I think you remember the caveman was in there as "Saint Caveman".  This time you can see the caveman again as one of the symbols.  Check out what the caveman sign means.

Thank you for reading.  ------ squirrel :oB

October 15, 2014

squirrel's preparation for winter

The winter is coming!!  It's the season everybody needs warm jackets. Here snacku have 3 new styles.

We had a photoshoot for this new tiny collection and now I am super busy editing these photos.  you guys will get a new catalog soon.
 it was a super busy 2 weeks but fun!

Brandy styling Veronica's hair.

Taylor  is checking the lighting etc.

Amazing Veronica!

after this studio shoot, I suddenly decided to have an editorial shoot! how crazy! :oB

Luckly, they said they can do it! 
Unfortunately Brandy already had a plan, so I asked Sovantha.  He's an amazing MUA, too!

checking angle

shssh!! found a poor dead crow!!!

 such a beautiful Saturday morning to hang out in the park

after the busy days,  had a break with my sister...having some yummy brunch at caffe delucchi.

their pulled pork is always the best.

to avoid the heat of indian summer, which was even still hot at night,
we ran to bar tartine to hide.

great food and great vino!
nothing can make us this happy especially after the hard work!

it is already getting chilly tonight.  How can the indian summer go this quick? 
The squirrel gotta hurry to deliver you the jackets!

thank you,
Veronica Boyer for modeling,  
Brandy Mcafee
(Brandy Mcafee Makeup)
Sovantha Bun 
for hair/make up


Taylor Reyes.
( Tylershoot Photography)