Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Tipsy Skipper and Sail to Sable

Tipsy Skipper and Sail to Sable are hosting a giveaway! Two American brands are collaborating to give a tunic and coordinating clutch to one lucky winner.

Jennifer launched Sail to Sable this Summer, and draws a nautical inspiration from growing up on the coast and uses bright colors in her designs. Read all about her here. The line includes placemats, napkins, tunics, and pillows.

Tipsy Skipper and Sail to Sable - the perfect coordinating combo this Summer! Accessorize your Sail to Sable tunic with Tipsy Skipper accessories.
 Enter to win today! Contest runs through midnight July 31.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

New York Times Feature...kinda

I'm excited to announce that Tipsy Skipper reached its two-year anniversary this month! It was back in 2010 when I founded the Tipsy Skipper brand and started designing and manufacturing products in the USA. The brand was originally created as a Senior Degree Project at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD).

 I majored in Graphic Design, but I ended up in the fashion end of graphic design. I was fortunate to have design internships with the amazing people at Vineyard Vines and Lilly Pulitzer. I created textile designs for Vineyard Vines, creating prints for ties, totes and their custom line. I later worked in the Print Design Department of Lilly, where I designed the Delta Zeta sorority print for the first sorority line of products.
Even earlier, I won a design contest hosted by CK Bradley to design a belt motif. This was the first time one of my designs was translated to an item of clothing. It's a great feeling to have your drawing transform from paper to a belt being sold in stores and being worn by strangers!

Yesterday, the New York Times featured an article 'Pledge Prep' - highlighting a company, Rushbiddies, which 'coaches' girls on how to rush a sorority. I turned to page 2, and there was my Delta Zeta Design for Lilly! I was so excited to have one of my designs featured in the NYTimes!

Granted, I'd rather a Tipsy Skipper print be featured in the New York Times, but there's time for that! Tipsy Skipper has made waves in the Greek world, designing custom prints and products for various sororities. Check out these Bid Day bags for Alpha Delta Pi at University of Florida

Plus, designing custom wedding products for ladies post-sorority life has been a blast! 

So, next stop: Tipsy Skipper in the New York Times!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012