Those of you who are friends with me on Facebook already know this, but for those of you who don’t - I obviously have a gift for destroying cars. That’s the only thing that could explain this really.
I got the opportunity (which you’ll hear MUCH more about later) to meet with Agave designers Jeff and Lauren Shafer down in Ridgefield, WA yesterday. I can tell you right now – you guys are going to be seriously, SERIOUSLY impressed with their Fall 2011 collection. I got to try on a couple of pieces and I practically died. Look out for some amazing cords, a to-die-for velvet legging (sounds strange, I know, but it works perfectly) and the best Bomber Jacket you’ve ever seen. No joke.
After I saw the collection, Jeff and I headed down to Portland where we got to spend some time at Blake (with the namesake himself). The store was positively amazing and Blake was everything I was told he’d be… I might have even learned a thing or two about denim fitting! It was a perfect first introduction to the city, so a big thanks to Jeff and Blake for that one.
Then, on my way back, I decided to do this to my car:
While I have been basking in the irony that my headlight still works (it’s kind of magical, really), I found out this afternoon that the car is absolutely shot. It’s totaled, once again proving that I am exactly as graceful as I say. Seriously, you guys should have believed me by now.
Thanks to all of you who sent your well wishes over on Facebook – you’re the best. I promise that I’m totally fine physically (hey, a car wreck isn’t going to fix all that emotional crap. Be more patient…. patienter? Ugh, who knows!) and the website won’t be all traumatized because I am a crappy driver.
Really though, I honestly thought I was just a crappy parker. Maybe that’s what I’m saddest about – my newfound lack of driving skills. Maybe ignorance – and less broken car – is bliss.
So, yeah. Big thanks to all who come here for denim-y bits and are willing to read this kind of stuff instead. Doubly big thanks to those who read and buy stuff through the site – you’ll be helping me pay for my new (most definitely used) car. In the interrim, I’m willing to pretty much do whatever you’d like – within some pretty realistic reasons, guys – to help get this rolling.
Always wanted to see me in a pair of tie-dyed denim? Hoping I’d wear a pair of harem pants? Want to watch a video of me singing “My Heart Will Go On” PERFECTLY ON KEY? Let’s make this happen.
Because shame is for wussies.