Tee shirts — done BLU style!

Well, we have finally caved in to the tee shirt craze.  We have had so many requests for a shirt, we just decided to jump in — lock, stock, and barrel. They are being printed right now. You wouldn't believe the process we had to go through to find someone that remotely spoke our language. Finally, we found Justin and he is almost as crazy as we are! For a little preview... the shirt will have a *flocked* damask pattern, our own handwriting, a classic photo of CoCo's grandparents, and puff paint. Yep...puff paint.  

So, the concept came about after we knew that we wanted to use a picture from OWN family. So, we started digging in some old photos. Several stood out, but the one that will be on our first design is one of CoCo's grandparents on vacation with several friends.  They are in one of the old photo booths that is set up like a saloon. No, we are not promoting drunkenness or underage drinking.  Don't send us any mad, angry emails, for goodness sake.

It's a super great black-and-white photo. WE LOVE IT. It represents a group of friends being carefree on vacation, relaxing, having fun and getting a little crazy.  

Most of you know we cannot just leave well enough alone. So, our girl, Roxanne is going to get ahold of the traditional shirts with her scissors. Uh huh. And she's going to make them a little "un" traditional.  

We hope this has whetted your appetite a bit for what's coming. Here's a sneak peek of the image...

I know, it's fabulous. Thanks. They will be available end of next week. Sizes S — 3XL.

Meet Gertrude

Gertrude's FriendsI am Gertrude. Not Trudy or Gurtie or Gurt or any other silly half name, but Gertrude. I am a professional. I deserve a professional name. While the name is a little old fashioned, make no mistake, there is nothing old fashioned about me. I've always been ahead of my time.  I know all the latest trends and fashion....

I'm getting ahead of myself.  You probably have a thousand questions.  I come from a long line of fabulous women. My great grandmother danced the can-can at the Moulin Rouge. Oh the lace, the petticoats, the ribbons......I swoon just thinking about it. My grandmother was in vaudeville and not just on any old stage but Ziegfield's Follies right along side Fanny Brice (and was Fanny ever a Funny Girl). Granny was using feathers in fashion long before Sally Rand ever thought about fan dancing!  

Then we get to my mother. French she was and fabulous!  She was so fond of pearls and sequins. Anything that glittered. I never saw her without gorgeous earrings, bracelets, lots of necklaces - the height of fashion.

And me.....I'm some of all of this, but American to the core. My love of cowboy hats I got from my Mississippi daddy but I can't have just ordinary anything. I must have the glitter, the glam, the feathers, and the flowers!!  New, vintage...I love it all.
Where did the Blu come from you ask?  Just cause I like it. Don't need a reason for everything. Just need the feeling.

Come see me again.  I'll always have new secrets to tell, new fashion ideas, and beautiful pictures to share.