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Vans Girls at Camp Gritty
It’s Do or DIY: Button Bar

Embroidering our backpacks just wasn’t enough, so we upped the decorative ante with a button bar for campers to add some more flair to their Realm Backpacks. We saw everything from funny phrases and matching cabin crew names (shoutout to “Brandon’s B5 Babes”) to intricate handprinted watercolor buttons. You better bet we collected buttons from all of these talented campers to pin on our own backpacks!

Shout out to these campers for letting us repost their rad photos: Photo 1: Buttons/Backpack by Skye Bronte & photo by Caroline Kolbe Photo 5: Buttons by Ashlie Chandler & photo by Jazzy.


Vans Girls at Camp Gritty
Own Your Craft: Danielle Perry

“Hi, I’m Danielle!” she said in the most energetic bubbly voice as she strutted into the Camp Gritty check-in area. This warm and friendly ray of sunshine has something special about her, and it’s not just the fact that she’s a professional model. She has this delightfully welcoming presence that makes everyone feel important and included. All week long we could hear her sweet voice checking in on campers during her free time to make sure they were having a good time. After teaching four sessions of “branch weaving” at camp gritty, we found a moment to catch up with this California native to talk camp, crafts, and positive vibes.

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Vintage Style Clothes Allow You to Wear Your Favorite Paintings

Shanghai-based boutique Purple Fish Bowl specializes in crafting unique vintage dresses and skirts with an old world glamour. By adding images of famous paintings from Claude Monet, Gustav Klimt and Vincent van Gogh among other masters, they redefine style with intelligence and fine art. Among our favorites are Van Gogh’s Starry Night, Monet’s famous Water Lilies and the legendary The Great Wave off Kanagawa by Hokusai.

The inclusion of the world’s most famous pieces into 50s style baby doll garments adds a whimsical, yet extraordinarily elegant element. The presence of timeless works of art transform an ordinary dress into a classical piece of art. You can find more of their work at their Etsy shop.

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