OMG… can you believe how fast May is zipping by? I refuse to let this summer slip through my fingertips like last summer!! I have tentative plans for a trip in June and will be on the Vineyard for the 4th (maybe I will see you there?) … anyway, my summer wardrobe is officially boring so I’m definitely in the market for some fun new stuff.
I am painfully bad with my website e-mail… so I apologize that I am not giving the proper person credit for Popomomo (if it’s you, shoot me an email today and I promise I will include the fact that you suggested this awesome designer in the post!). Anyway, I am also sorry for all the unanswered emails. I really appreciate all the site suggestions and inquiries and I respond to all of them, I am just a bit behind. Ok enough rambling… more on today’s designer:
Popomomo stands for post-postmodern movement which designer Lizz Wasserman explores through clothing. Instead of floating in relative perspectives and endlessly reworking the past, her work focuses on the new and true.
Growing up in Milwaukee, Lizz started her design career at the age of six by passing her mom sketches of clothing for ‘production.’ She soon learned how to sew and let her mom get back to work. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in sociology, she received an industrial sewing machine and a dress form for graduation.
Lizz has been designing popomomo since 2002, when she started designing for Urban Outfitters and Free People in Philadelphia. Looking for something to balance her mass-market and consumption-heavy day gig, she found in popomomo the freedom to try any shape or idea.
Since then, the line has evolved into a full two-season collection while Lizz has moved to brooklyn and now LA. Popomomo was nominated for an New Garde LA gen arts award in early 2008 and was selected for the first Gen Art/soyjoy fashionably natural show which kicked off LA fashion week in October of 2008.
The Popomomo line is locally produced in LA using sustainable and/or organic fabrics and wash techniques and tries to work with other companies with similar beliefs whenever possible.
- If you are in the Boston area, the wonderful ladies at Black Cat Rescue just got a litter of adorable little black kittens that need loving homes (they rescue all sorts of cats from all sorts of situations, not just black cats!). Stop by Black Cat Rescue for more details!
- My friend from back in the day, Rebecca has an awesome website called OM Girl that you should definitely check out!
- If you are looking for a good workout, you can thank Kate for suggesting Core Fusion. Classes are run out of Exhale Spas but you can also buy the video at places like Amazon.com. Take it from someone who was subjected to torturous workouts while running D1 track & Field, this is probably the best workout I’ve ever done. Definitely worth checking out a class. The best part? If you buy the video, most come with a coupon for a free class!