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!
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.
So hard to find my way
Now that I’m all on my own.
I saw you just the other day,
My, how you have grown!
Cast my memory back there, Lord,
Sometime I’m overcome thinking about
Making love in the green grass
Behind the stadium
With you, my brown-eyed girl,
You, my brown-eyed girl.
Vintage Style Clothes Allow You to Wear Your Favorite Paintings
Shanghai-based boutiquePurple Fish Bowlspecializes 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 theirEtsy shop.