We are looking for people with a strong interest in M.I.S.S who are looking to be part of the “Crew.” We’re seeking marketing and graphic design interns.
-experience with social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, etc.
-organized and responsible
-knowledge of how to publish blog posts
-availability 1-3 days/week for a minimum of 2-3 hours per day
-enthusiastic and great attitude
–this is a “mobile” position – you can be anywhere – all assignments are given online
Graphic Design Intern
We are seeking a design intern with Photoshop and Illustrator skills such as:
-light photoshop skills – touch up, adding M.I.S.S. stamp
-this is a “mobile” position – you can be anywhere – all assignments are given online
The positions are unpaid but full of perks. A high school diploma is required and please send resume to MISSINTERNS@GMAIL.COM with MARKETING INTERN or GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERN as the subject AND answer the following questions:
1. How did you learn about M.I.S.S.?
2. Favorite fashion and non-fashion magazines?
3. Favorite websites?
4. Most recent music downloads?
5. Favorite brands?
6. What do you want to be when you grow up?
If you know someone that may be interested in these positions, please spread the word. We look forward to hearing from you!! Good luck!!
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“Paint Pens in Purses”, an all-female urban art collective, Book Release Party
Boston, MA, December 4, 2010 — Paint Pens in Purses, Boston’s all-female urban collective, is ready to release their first book to the public. This book is a visually stimulating collection of artwork and interviews with some of New England’s top female artists. Paint Pens in Purses has been a notable force in Boston urban art community and has been throwing art shows and live painting events around the city for over two years.
Author, Mykim Dang, and the group’s Founder, Shayna Yasuhara have thoughtfully selected photographs, illustrated works and paintings from sixteen artists of the Paint Pens in Purses lineup. The collection, which serves as a mini treasure trove of artwork, features work by Heather McGrath, Molly David, Ali Jersey, Silver Oris, Annie Park, Nineta, Destiny Palmer, Morgan Thomas, Genie B, Ashley Clark, Steph Love, Lichiban, Jessica Hess, Veronica Hubbard, Mykim Dang and Shayna Yasuhara.
On Saturday, December 4th, the ladies’ will be celebrating the release of their first book at Goodlife Bar, 28 Kingston Street, 18+, 9pm-2am. With the holidays just around the corner and good karma always in season, come have a drink and pick up a copy of the book for just $20. For more information, or to purchase a copy in advance, please visit myspace.com/paintpensinpurses.
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To kick off the holiday season, TOPSHOP will be celebrating Thanksgiving with special gifts, picks and treats, TOPSHOP style. Monday, November 22nd until Sunday, November 28, please visit us at Broadway/Broome for what marks the onset of a whirlwind of exciting holiday activity & shopping with friends and family.
WIN THE WINDOW!
Launching Monday, November 26th, TOPSHOP customers will have the opportunity to win the TOPSHOP holiday window, a selection of our favourite festive dresses, shoes and jewellery on display for the occasion! At a value of $500, this is one competition you must enter!
BLACK FRIDAY AT TOPSHOP
November 26th, set your alarms, store opens at 8 AM! Get your caffeine fix with a cup of English Breakfast tea and enjoy a traditional British breakfast; including savoury bacon butties and warm porridge with various sweet toppings. The first 450 Topshop customers spending $100 or more will receive a complimentary TOPSHOP headband perfect for your next holiday gala. Come quickly while stock lasts!
ALL HANDS ON DECK
December 2nd, 3rd and 4th, TOPSHOP Nail Bars will be offering customized nail art. Inspired by TOPSHOP trends, choose from 9 different designs produced exclusively for TOPSHOP by WAH.
HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS, A MOBILE SOUP KITCHEN, RECIPES AND MORE!
Along with the perfect holiday dress, scented candles, teeny stocking stuffers such as candies, slippers, hot water bottles, we offer memory keepers such as picture frames, diaries and more.
For something one of a kind, come join us at TOPSHOP Workshop! We will be offering Holiday Wrapping Paper, Make Your Own Holiday Decoration and Make Your Own Holiday Head Piece. In store from December 9th-11th, for a donation to Housing Works, take home a little something extra special for only the cost of something very meaningful.
Mobile Soup Kitchen
That’s not all! Travelling around NYC, the TOPSHOP Mobile Soup Kitchen will make its way around town, offering a warming soup or drink for a charitable donation to Housing Works. Each cup of soup or drink comes with a recipe card to take away, as well as a special token, which when brought to TOPSHOP can be used to enter a competition to win the ultimate Holiday wardrobe. Check out TOPSHOP Twitter to find out where the van will be!
Stir It Up
Love to cook? Visit the TOPSHOP Recipe Wall. Recipe Wall features 12 recipes from collaboration designers, Ashish, Emma Cook, Meadham Kirchoff, Michael Van Der Ham as well as from the TOPSHOP buying, creative and marketing teams. All delightfully British and tasty, these are recipes tried, tested and top-notch.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
While shopping in store, be sure to pick up holiday treats to give to a friend, stuff in a stocking, make a someone smile. All proceeds will be donated to Housing Works.
Popular Artists from Around the World Small Gift Los Angeles November 12 – 21, 2010
Barker Hangar, Santa Monica, CA www.sanrio.com/smallgift
It’s Sanrio’s 50th Anniversary, and to celebrate, the iconic company has invited popular artists from around the world to collaborate in two standout art exhibitions: Small Gift Los Angeles and Small Gift Miami, during Art Basel.
Inspired by their “small gift, big smile” philosophy, Sanrio’s Small Gift eventsoffer a multi-dimensional experience for fans of all ages. For both Small Giftexhibitions, artists will transform their favorite Sanrio characters such as Hello Kitty®, Little Twin Stars®, My Melody®, Patty & Jimmy™, Tuxedosam™, Keroppi®, Badtz-Maru®, Chococat® and many more into stunning original works that will be available for sale to the public. Small Gift Los Angeles andSmall Gift Miami exhibitions will feature different artists as well as incorporate charitable components specific to each city.
Small Gift Los Angeles will open on November 12 at Barker Hangar as part of Sanrio’s 50th Anniversary celebration events, featuring a character product retrospective, pop-up shop, interactive activities and special event programming, in a carnival style theme. Curated by Jamie Rivadeneira, owner of JapanLA,Small Gift Los Angeles will showcase works by 50 artists as well as eleven uniqueinstallation rooms designed by 64 Colors, Anna Chambers, Buff Monster, Crowded Teeth, Dan Goodsell, Joe Ledbetter, Neivz, Peekaboo Monster, Plasticgod, Sharktoof, and Tim Diet.
In December,Small Gift travels toMiami as part of its national mobile pop-up tour. Curated by Roger Gastman, Small Gift Miami will inhabit an 8,000-square foot space in the Wynwood Arts District during Art Basel. Artists, exhibition highlights and special surprises will be announced soon.
Featured artists in Small Gift Los Angeles include:
Audrey Kawasaki is a Japanese-American artist, born and raised in Los Angeles, where she currently lives and works. Kawasaki’s creative influences include eastern as well as western traditions such as Art Nouveau and Japanese Manga comics. She is known for her ethereal female subjects whose grace and mystery populate her delicate tableaus. Kawasaki’s highly sought-after works have been featured in numerous publications, including the Los Angeles Times, Juxtapoz, NotCot, and Vogue Australia. And the artist has collaborated on a number of products from jewelry and apparel to album art and laptop skins.
Brandi Milne grew up in Southern California surrounded by a wealth of inspiration as a child, taking pleasure in classic cartoons, crayons and coloring books, toys, candies and the kitschy fabrics and notions of the times. Self-taught and emotionally driven, Milne’s work speaks of love, loss, pain and heartbreak in the first person. She decorates it oddly with a wink of humor and a delicious candied-coat finish – a combination that can be considered highly addictive to viewers around the world. In 2008, she published her first book So Good For Little Bunnies with Baby Tattoo Books, and 944 Magazine recently spotlighted Milne as one of Orange County’s rising art stars.
Buff Monster cites heavy metal music, ice cream and Japanese culture as his major influences. His signature Pepto pink palette is a symbol of confidence, individuality and happiness and can be found in all of his works, including fine art paintings, design projects and toy collaborations. Buff Monster’s paintingHappy Pink Explosion hangs in the permanent collection of Bristol’s City Museum and Art Gallery in the UK, and he is featured in Banksy’s film Exit Through the Gift Shop. The artist has been showcased in numerous publications from Juxtapoz to The New York Times and most recently, he appeared on Last Call with Carson Daly. Buff Monster works tirelessly day and night to spread happiness, joy and a love of pink.
Crowded Teeth founder Michelle Romo is a self-taught illustrator and designer who is fueled by cookies and naps. Her influences include Mid-Century, Japanese, and Scandinavian design and all things cute. Based in Los Angeles, Michelle created her line, Crowded Teeth, in 2004 and continues to produce characters and products under that name as well as for popular apparel brand Loungefly. Romo is the creatively crafty author of Paper Wonderland: 32 Terribly Cute Toys Ready to Cut, Fold & Build and she is also featured in Print & Patternby Bowie Style.
Eric Joyner is known worldwide for his signature paintings that reveal the secret life of robots and donuts. Filled with a delicious assortment of glazed imagery and android culture, his work has been featured in numerous media from Wired to KCRW’s Good Food radio program, and he has shown in galleries and cultural institutions worldwide, including the National Museum of American Illustration and San Jose Museum of Art’s exhibition “Robots: Evolution of a Cultural Icon”. Joyner has been an instructor and speaker at San Francisco’s Academy of Art University and California College of the Arts, and he is the author of Robots and Donuts.
Gary Baseman personifies Pervasive Art. As an internationally-known artist, Baseman has blown away vast audiences and their diverse tastes with his exceptional forays into toy culture, fashion design, magazine illustration, whimsical performance art and experiential gallery exhibitions. Among his most recent projects are “La Noche de la Fusión,” a mythical festival that brought various favorite Baseman characters to life, and the musically vibrant performance piece, “Giggle and Pop!” which debuted at LACMA in June 2010. Baseman is the three-time Emmy award-winning creator of the animated series and film Teacher’s Pet, designer of the best-selling game Cranium, as well as a fine artist with gallery and museum shows the world over.
Joe Ledbetter graduated from Humboldt State University with a BA in Sociology. However, art was his secret passion. Ledbetter immersed himself in Los Angeles’ underground art scene and by the summer of 2004, he had honed his trademark visual style into a fulltime career. With international appeal, he has had numerous solo exhibitions in Los Angeles, Tokyo, London, Paris, Rome, Toronto, Taipei, Istanbul, and Amsterdam, including his Amalgamation European Tour in 2009, consisting of five cities and five unique solo art exhibitions. Ledbetter’s incredible cast of creatures has been emblazoned on over 100 designer vinyl toys, as well as apparel and lifestyle brands, and he has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, People Magazine, Juxtapoz, Hi-Fructose, Playtimes Magazine, DPI magazine, Techmag, and XL Magazine.
Junko Mizuno is a painter, illustrator and comic artist who is recognized for her unique style of powerful and erotic female imagery. A Tokyo native, Junko’s work is highly-influenced by Japanese cute culture such as Manga, animation and toys. She was featured on the BBC’s acclaimed documentary seriesJapanorama, and her work has been exhibited in galleries worldwide. She is also the author of art book Hell Babies and has created several graphic novels, in addition to collaborating on numerous toy and clothing projects.
Natalia Fabia is known for her signature glitter veneer oil paintings of sultry seductive women and modern day Belle de Jours. The Los Angeles artist cites Toulouse-Lautrec, ornate interiors, wild animals, punk rock music and sparkles among her inspirations, and she is renowned for masterfully creating thematic environments for her shows. Her custom jewelry line, HookerFeathers, adorns celebrities and fans alike. A media darling, Fabia is featured in LA Weekly’s2010 People Issue and her work has been published in Italian Vogue, Riviera Magazine, Los Angeles Times, Juxtapoz, Inked, and New York Arts. Fabia has also appeared on television series Miami Ink as well as on NBC News and Fox 11.
Paul Frank is a world famous graphic and fashion designer. Renowned for his funky designs, which have been adored by smiling fans for over a decade, Frank’s characters include Julius The Monkey, Worry Bear, Clancy (a small Giraffe) and Ellie (an Elephant). Defining a generation of pop culture, his iconic graphics have been featured on a variety of products from apparel and accessories to bicycles and eyewear. Inspired by everyday objects such as desks, school buildings, office furniture and various other industrial design, Frank’s creations are as vibrant as the Southern California skies where he is from.
Plasticgod is an internationally recognized Los Angeles artist who has been dubbed the “The 21st Century Warhol”. Plasticgod’s iconic “Heads” collection features over 900 pop and political icons sporting his signature caricature twist, and the series has caught the eye of celebrities, musicians and politicians who collect his work. The artist has collaborated with numerous brands to create limited-edition products and vinyl toys that have been featured in the media worldwide from Italian Vogue and Elle to Entertainment Weekly, MTV and theNew York Times.
Simone Legno is the Italian artist behind the highly popular tokidoki brand. Growing up in the punk scene in Rome, Simone likes to mix the edginess of girls with tattoos and brightly colored hair with his Japanese inspired illustrations. Legno’s iconic imagery has been featured on numerous apparel and product collaborations, and most recently, the tokidoki creative director teamed up with leading beauty retailer Sephora to launch a brand new line of custom tokidoki cosmetics and accessories. Recognized worldwide, tokidoki has been featured in publications from W, Paper and Vogue to The New York Times, Variety, andVanity Fair.
Small Gift Los Angeles
Next Stop on Sanrio’s 50th Anniversary Celebratory Tour
Sanrio, Inc. continues their 50th Anniversary celebration with the upcomingSmall Gift anchor event inLos Angeles. Small Gift Los Angeles is a 10 day carnival-style event open to the public Friday, November 12 – Sunday, November 21 at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. Small Gift Miami is the East Coast anchor event and will take place December 2 – 5, during Art Basel.
Inspired by the brand’s “small gift, big smile” philosophy, Small Gift Los Angeles will have a nostalgic fair/midway theme and offer fans of all ages a chance to immerse themselves in the whimsical world of Sanrio. Interactive games and rides, art exhibit and installations, product retrospective, pop-up shop, food trucks, dress-up photo booths, character appearances, workshops and special theme days combine to make this event a one-of-a kind experience. Entry to the venue is free of charge and tickets for games and activities will be available for purchase.
Small Gift Los Angeles will include:
Midway Carnival — a game booth area featuring classic characters will includeHello Kitty’s Spilled Milk Bottle Toss, Little Twin Stars Shooting Stars, Tuxedosam Bowtie Bounce, Chocopanda Dough Toss, Hangyodon Ring Fling, Landry Lucky Duckies, and Sanrio Friends Spin ‘n’ Win Wheel, a Japanese activity corner, a retro videogame arcade, photo booths and a ferris wheel with multiple characters represented on the cars. Two 9-hole miniature golf courses celebrating Sanrio’s legacy of characters will round out the midway fun!
Art Exhibition — curated by Jamie Rivadeneira, owner of JapanLA, Small Gift Los Angeles will showcase artist works as well as eleven unique installation rooms that transform favorite Sanrio characters into original works. Fifty top artists will participate including Buff Monster, Gary Baseman, Paul Frank, Crowded Teeth, Natalia Fabia, Simone Legno, and many others. Artwork will be for sale; with a portion of the proceeds going to Los Angeles based L.A. Works. L.A. Worksis a non-profit, volunteer action center that creates and implements hands-on community service projects throughout the greater Los Angeles area. Contact us for a more detailed listing of artists on display, works and artist bios.
Food Extravaganza — the “mobile food court” of food trucks will be a centerpiece of Small Gift Los Angeles,with many different trucks visiting over the 10 days, including The Grilled Cheese Truck. In addition, cream puff gurus Beard Papa’s will have a booth for the duration of Small Gift Los Angeles and have developed a special Hello Kitty flavor – a yummy strawberry flavored cream puff with sprinkles. Also on sale, an eco-friendly, co-branded Beard Papa’s/Hello Kitty tote created by Beard Papa’s to commemorate the event. Yogurtland will also staff a booth throughout Small Gift Los Angeles, offering a variety of special yogurt flavors and toppings tied back to Hello Kitty®, My Melody®, Keroppi®, and Chococat®.
Pop Up Shop — in addition to playing, participating and previewing, guests of Sanrio will also have the opportunity to purchase specially created and selected commemorative product in the Small Gift Los Angeles pop-up shop. Sanrio’s 50th Anniversary marks the first time that so many of the characters have appeared together and there are a variety of must-have, collectible pieces including iPhone cases and laptop cases, t-shirts, tin lunch boxes, tote bags, bobbleheads, plush, a commemorative 50th Anniversary book and much, much more.
Events Within the Main Event — special parties and events will abound over the 10 days of Small Gift Los Angeles. The themed “I Heart Nerds” party hosted by Sanrio and Loungefly and “Kitty in Pink – Retro 80s Prom Party” offer fans a chance to dress up, have fun and compete for ‘best-dressed’ prizes. Workshops will include Sushi Bento Box making, Sunae (Japanese sand art), cupcake decorating, jewelry and craft making with participating artists, and an intro to Hello Kitty Beauty by Sephora. Tickets will be available for purchase prior to events and workshops on brownpapertickets.com. Sanrio will also host groups of children with L.A. Works throughout Small Gift Los Angeles.
Special Partnerships — many special partners will be on hand throughoutSmall Gift Los Angeles to participate in this massive celebration. Various models of the newly launched Hello Kitty Smart Cars will be on display, inviting fans to hop inside, explore, and snap pictures. New partner Sephora will give fans a sneak peek of their soon-to-launch “Hello Kitty Beauty” collection featuring a luxurious line of cosmetics and collectible accessories.
Stay up to date on Sanrio’s 50th Anniversary and all Small Gift events online atsanrio.com/smallgift <http://sanrio.com/smallgift> , on Twitter (twitter.com/sanrio) and at Sanrio and Hello Kitty’s Facebook pages (facebook.com/Sanrio<http://www.facebook.com/Sanrio> and facebook.com/hellokitty<http://www.facebook.com/hellokitty> ).
About SANRIO SANRIO, best known for global icon Hello Kitty® and home to many more endearing characters including Chococat®, My Melody®, and Keroppi®, is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year. August 2010 marks the golden anniversary for the worldwide lifestyle brand that was founded on the “small gift, big smile®” philosophy — that a small gift can bring a big smile to people of all ages. Today, over 50,000 Sanrio-branded items are sold in over 70 countries around the world. In the Western Hemisphere SANRIO character-branded products are sold in upwards of 12,000 locations including department, specialty, national chain stores and over 95 Sanrio boutiques. For more information, please visit www.sanrio.com.
Jerrod Blandino, Co-Founder/Creative Director of Too Faced Cosmetics
To Appear Exclusively at Sephora to Celebrate the
Enchanted Glamourland Holiday 2010 Collection
WHO: Jerrod Blandino, Co-Founder/Creative Director of Too Faced Cosmetics and the
Enchanted Glamourland Holiday 2010 Collection
WHAT:§ one-on-one consultation with Jerrod
§ personalized face chart with Jarrod’s expert recommendations for creating a perfect look.
§ The first 75 customers to purchase the exclusive-to-Sephora Enchanted Glamourland 19-piece gift set while Jerrod is in the store will receive a full sized Too Faced Lava Gloss black eyeliner.
§ Too Faced fans can enjoy this unique opportunity to have him autograph their limited-edition Holiday pieces.
Customers can book a complimentary makeover with the Too Faced artistry team by calling Sephora at 714-429-9130.
WHEN: Saturday, November 13, 2010Jerrod will be at Sephora from 2 to 5 pm
Consultations can be booked from 12:00-6:00pm
WHERE: Sephora, South Coast Plaza
3333 Bristol StreetCosta Mesa, CA 92626714/429-9130
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