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Art Colors Life

“Art is unquestionably one of the purest and highest elements in human happiness. It trains the mind through the eye, and the eye through the mind. As the sun colors flowers, so does art color life.” -John Lubbock

Art is a tricky thing to put into words. It's incredibly objective, and deeply personal. There is no blanket statement that can entirely encapsulate what art means to humanity, because it changes dramatically from one person to the next. I began this blog post with the idea of writing about what art means to our world, as a whole. I scrapped it. I realized I wasn't writing about the impact art has on our society, but the impact it has on me, personally. Really, that's all I can know for sure. How beautiful is that!

I believe art has the wonderful, paradoxical power of celebrating individuality while uniting individuals. Who we are, at the core, is not defined by what we do, who we know, or how much money we make. We are creators, thinkers, and dreamers. To me, art is a reflection of these parts of us. Art is the expression of that pull deep within to understand the inexplicable. Art can celebrate and recognize. It can excite and reveal. The best part? Art isn't limited to just paint on canvas or pencil on paper. One of my favorite ways to celebrate art is by wearing it. The first time I realized I could find clothes that double as artistic expression was the first time I really gave a damn about fashion. 

When I look at these Molly Virginia Made products, I see art. The new moonstone pattern is no exception. Their title is fitting, as moonstone is believed to promote inspiration. These bags, clutches, wallets, and coasters are composed of patterns that make me feel inspired. Inspired to create, to think, and to do. That may sound silly, but that's what art means to me. The marbled design is intriguing and unique. Each product is made-to-order and one of a kind! 

In the end, I see art as one of my greatest teachers. In creating it, I learn more about myself. In absorbing it, I learn more about others. And in choosing which bits of it I want to wear, I get to display how I think, feel, and relate to this crazy pale blue dot. Art colors life, my dudes.

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Written by Macy Atkinson, QFD Content Writer

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Ya Heard?

We're giving the my mommy is a badass tea set some extra love today because we really dig it, and Vogue does, too! Queen For Dinner is featured in this article about the best mother's day gifts for the feminist mom.

We're honored to be mentioned alongside the other brands and products that "have a positive message or benefit women's charities". There's no better way to honor your mother than by thanking her for making you the woman you are today. 

Happy mothers day!

Read the Vogue article here 

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Pin-cessorizing Crisis Averted

I've lost track of how many times I've filled up my Etsy shopping cart with pins to put on my beloved denim jacket, then ended up buying none of them. I get to checkout, see the bizarre conglomeration of pins I have collected there, and have an existential crisis. Do these pins even go together? What do they say about me?? Why don't they have more of my favorite celebrities/politicians/food groups on them??? Butt'n Booty cut out all of the (admittedly unnecessary on my part) stress associated with pin shopping by creating these sick pin sets. You're guaranteed to get pins that compliment one another, are high quality, and tell the world whether you're more of a Yeezy or french-freezie kind of person.

If you know the woes of swerving up to the Mickey D's drive through with a McFlurry craving only to hear that the ice cream machine is broken and/or turned off, you've earned the right wear these pins as a badge of honor. Wear them as an act of brand loyalty, or to display your love for burgers and fries. It's ok, we love them, too. 

If Amy Schumer pretended to fall in front of you on a red carpet, would you think it's funny? No? This is the pin set for you. Everyone acts like they're only interested in the Kardashians ironically, but I call bullshit. Everyone's at least a little bit genuinely interested in the most outrageous and talked about family on planet earth.

"In recent years I'm, like, too cool for duck face" -Kim (very relatable)

Does the image of that time Bill Clinton was enamored by balloons at the DNC ever just pop up, unsolicited, to the forefront of your mind? It's the best. Wearing these pins shows you're a round-the-clock lady boss who's not afraid to enjoy the little things. Get the set here, ya nasty woman!

The perfect pin set for someone whose team so good, they don't really need a mascot. Wear them to keep you motivated during your 24 hour champagne diet. Also a really great accessory for a sweatpants, hair tied, chillin' with no makeup on kind of day. 

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5 Ways to Wear Your Favorite Tee This Summer

We’re obsessed with the new Daisy Natives tees, and not just because they’re flirty and adorable. Anyone who creates something this stylish and comfortable knows where it’s at. The best tees can be dressed up or down, and allow you to wear a sports bra (!important!) whenever you want. Not to mention they are truly the most comfortable item of clothing to ever grace this earth with their presence. Here’s some inspiration on ways to wear your favorite tee, using the cutest little ta-ta tees there ever were. Also, did we mention they're comfortable?

The "classic with an edge"

The perfect outfit for gettin' shit done. Sneakers and your tee will keep you a comfy girl, and a bucket bag allows you to carry everything you need (plus anything you pick up along the way).

The "meeting a friend of a friend for brunch"

Oh shoot, she cute! Wear that tee you love with a flowy skirt, matching sandals, and simple accessories. Ideal for catching up and drinking rosé.

The "Donna from That 70's Show"

For the days you you feel like getting a lil' funky. Donna would wear this with clogs, duh.

The "recess rugrat"

It's the kind of outfit that people see and think, "that gal looks like she'd be a fun time." Throw on your overalls, put the essentials in your wallet, and head out the door. Where to? You can go anywhere you want! You're in overalls for crying out loud!

The "cute/comfy commute"

Perfect for wearing on on a warm day (jacket tied around waist. Cute.) that ends with you at the movies (jacket on because it's always cold in theaters. Also cute). 

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Better Shape Up

Remember when you were a kid and some days all you had to worry about what determining exactly what shape a cloud in the sky was? Bottle that feeling, put it into a print, and you get these Ann Finkel products. The playful 80's retro design adds a lively touch to any room or outfit, but can also offer endless entertainment to the creative mind. Channel your inner cloud-watcher and decide what you see in each of the unique shapes comprising this rad pattern. Here's what we've got so far:

 

- A cashew

- Half of a cheerio

- Piece of gum stuck under a table

- A kidney

- Macaroni noodle

- Hello Kitty bowtie

- Crushed Goldfish cracker

- Sticky boobs

Fun Fact Alert: The act of seeking and finding shapes in clouds is called nephelococcygia

- Gorilla

- Thumb Thumb from Spy Kids

- These shoes (I can't stop laughing)

- A rose taking a nap on it's side

This is a falcon and you know it. Case closed.

Shopping Ann Finkel = Shopping fun

 

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