Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Jim Hanley's Universe: Women in Comics Pre-MoCCA signing

Weeee! BIG NEWS! I'm invited to take part in a signing at Jim Hanley's Universe from 6-8 pm on Thursday April 8th for Women in Independent Comics as part of a little pre-MoCCA Fest shindig! Yeeeee! XD My first EVER SIGNING!! How exciting! I'll be bringing as much Paigey merch as I can carry, including artbooks, necklaces, prints and magnets and will be selling them in the store! So yeah, if you're in the NYC area swing on by and say hello to me and the other ladies!

For more info, click the flyer to be taken to JHU's homepage!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Let's go shopping!

Convention season is almost here! I'm so excited! Kicking it off for me will be MoCCA Fest on April 10-11 at the 69th Regiment Armory, 68 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY. I'll have a table and will be selling prints, jewelry, magnets, artbooks and (hopefully) Miss Mary Jane toys.

On more than one occasion I've been asked by a good portion of my female fans where I get the retro clothes that I wear while hanging at my artist alley booth. I always like to look my best when representing myself and my artwork. And for curvier girls such as myself, the retro pinup style is very complimentary to my figure.

NYCC '09

Well, me being the sweetheart I am, will share with you some of my favorite stores for retro clothing. Just promise we won't show up somewhere in the same outfit. ;)

Mode Merr makes awesome stuff. Of my 'dress up' clothes I'd say about 60% of it is Mode Merr. Their pencil skirts are a great foundation piece to build off of. Every girl should have at least one. Just be careful getting in and out of cars, if you're a tall, clumsy girl like me who tends to plop down where ever she's gonna sit, you'll run the risk of busting the back seam of a pencil skirt and run back in the house to emergency sew it back together. Their tops are also great, I love the peasant tops and the 'Everyone loves cleavage' blouse with the Mandarin keyhole. It definitely lives up to it's name. My boyfriend Phil has basically forbidden me from wearing that top anywhere he is not also present, as 'the girls' are very much on display.
I've actually have worn Mode Merr so much that I was asked to take part in the upcoming Mode Merr Fashion Spectacular in Brooklyn on April 25th! Sooo excited! If you can come out I highly suggest it- it's at the Bell House in Gowanus, Bk which is a great venue (with an awesome bar) and they have all their current stock on sale along with uber-cheap clearance items a fashion show for their upcoming new stuff and an AMAZING burlesque show featuring acts like The World Famous Pontani Sisters, Miss Delirium Tremens and Dirty Martini. Sooo excited!!

Other stores:

Babygirl Boutique - Unstoppable Quickening Retro, Rockabilly & Indie Clothing, Jewelry, Shoes & Accessories!

Babygirl Boutique has alot of cool jewelry and a wide variety to their stuff.

Stop Staring! is my go-to brand for when I've gotta get uber-dressy, like for weddings, dinners and various other fanciness.

Daddy O's was one of the first stores I went to for my retro-inspired shopping. Not only do they have alot of great dresses (some Stop Staring! dresses are cheaper here than on the actual SS! site) they also have alot of guy clothes, particularly lounge and work shirts. Phil gets stuff from here regularly.

Pin-up Girl clothing has some AWESOME STUFF. Great selection, a bunch of exclusives, one of the few stores I can shop at where I know stuff will usually fit me without getting it tailored to my hourglassy figure.

***** I have yet to actually buy anything from any of these stores, but I PLAN to: *****

GORGEOUS formal dresses from a variety of eras.

Where I plan on getting my wedding dress one day.

Suuuper cute swing dresses with very full skirts and crinolines. I've seen them in person and they're beautiful.

So wait! Now that you have all these uber-hot pin-up clothes, you gotta get the foundation garments to wear underneath to get that va-va-voom hourglass shape!

Girdlebound has some great selections on bullet bras, waist cinchers and girdles at totally decent prices. I know I rarely go out in pin-up style without my RAGO waist cincher.

There's also Secrets in Lace (who has a betty Page AND Dita Von Teese collection!) and Dirty Dolls Lingerie, who make excellent vintage style underthings that are a wee bit out of my price range at the moment. ;) But one day....

These are all the stores I can think of off the top of my head. If you have more to suggest by all means leave a comment!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Paigey! at the Oscars gift lounge

Hey! Remember when I sent all those Space Girl necklaces to Home of the Sampler to be put in Oscars gift bags? Well, the Oscars are done and I've got shots of people with my stuff!

Angelica Zambrana, an actress in Precious

Sara Underwood, Playmate of the Year 2007

You can see the rest of the shots here.

We'll see if anything comes of it. Maybe Tara Reid will get snapped by TMZ in my Spacegirl necklace. One can hope.

If you wanna snag a Spacegirl necklace of your own, or any other Paigey products- check out my etsy store!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

She's something.... Laika Phenomenon.

Hey everybody!! Laika Phenomenon is up for voting at PatchTogether.com!

Click the pic to get taken to her voting page!

laika phenomenon

As far as I know there's no other derby toys/action figures/figurines on the market, especially one not as authentic- I tried putting as much detail as I can into the figure, from her mouthguard to her padding to the bloody band-aids and bruises. For those of you just joining us, this is actually my second figure with PatchTogether, my first- Miss Mary Jane, is due to be shipped at the end of the month. She's currently out of stock, but on her page you can vote to have her restocked. You can also see the quality of work the sculptors do and and how good of a job they've done with interpreting a 2D illustration into a 3D figurine. I still need votes to get it made, and then once it gets enough votes it'll be available for a discounted pre-order sight unseen while they sculpt it. Once it hits 20 or so pre-orders then they start sculpting and offer it at full price and will work with me on getting it to look perfect. I know with Miss Mary Jane it took about 6 revisions so they are very serious about doing the artwork justice. Then it will be on sale for about a month or two and then the sales will be closed and it will go into full production and ship out to customers. I'm hoping with the final product Laika will be about 8.5" tall with some sort of base.
I'll be sure to let you know when it goes up for sale as an actual toy. It hasn't been up a full 24 hours yet and is already at a third of the votes it needs. Every vote helps though! If Laika does especially well I might have to make up some teammates for her. ;D

Friday, March 5, 2010

Miss Mary Jane boxart

Finished the box label art for my Miss Mary Jane figure with Patchtogether.com. Those of you who ordered her when she was available should see her in your mailbox sometime late March/ early April. Hopefully just in time for 4/20! If you didn't have a chance to order her, click here to register and vote for her to be restocked at Patchtogether.com! I do have a small surplus of figures that I bought to sell at conventions this year. I may also put one or two up on eBay.
I'm hoping the box design removes all doubt that she is a broccoli girl. I've had to point it out to soo many people that she's a weed girl. I kinda beat the pot motif to death on the design. You can't see it on most computer screens, but I also have white pot leaves all in the background behind her. What I love is the 'I Dream of Jeannie' influence on the logo.
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