Friday, December 29, 2006

Brief Respite

We hope you had a great holiday and you got everything you wished for. Unsung's little elves worked their fingers to the bones for you this season (but it was a happy sweatshop full of sugarplums and gumdrops) so we're giving them a little vacay. We figure you'll be busy staying true to your New Year's resolutions anyway, so you won't mind if Unsung is closed from January 1-14. Yes, we'll miss you, but as we like to say: a tired elf a dowdy outfit makes.

As a special gift to you who can't stay away, we'll give you free shipping on orders placed during January 1-14, which we will ship to you on the 15th. As we like to say: all things come to him who waits.

To those local to DC, we will be open briefly on Saturday, December 30th from 11 to 2 and closed on January 6th. Unsung Offline Saturdays will resume on January 13th at our regular time - 12 to 6.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Love the Look: Heroine Chic

Not to be confused with "Heroin Chic": dark bags under the eyes, bed-head, oversized clothing, and dark sunglasses are some of the telltale signs that the subject may be 'heroin-chic'. Despite looking like a bit of a slob, these individuals give off an air of confidence and glamor, a certain haughtiness amidst their substance abusing, crucifix wearing, and generally unhealthy appearance. Kate Moss and Johnny Depp are both heroin chic. (from Urban Dictionary)

We're talking about the heroine: a mythological or legendary woman having the qualities of a hero. : a woman admired and emulated for her achievements and qualities. Our heroine wears a Liza Rietz Balloon Sleeve Top, AngelRox Pencil Skirt and requisite faraway look in her eyes.

Other herione looks we love: tenacious Lois Lane, androgynous Joan of Arc, activist Princess Di, glamorous and witty Katherine Hepburn.

Friday, December 15, 2006

The Divine Miss M, Bette Midler, performing on the Today Show in ANGeLRoX's houndstooth pencil skirt

We're always excited to share great press on our beloved unsung designers. ANGeLRoX is a personal fave (I bought a rainbow array of angel wing tees for the 5 gals in my family this Christmas), so I'm thrilled about this post! We got the alert that Bette had purchased both the houndstooth and satin versions of ANGeLRoX's pencil skirt a few weeks ago, and behold, she wore it for her recent Today Show performance!

Ladies, I want to take this opportunity to make a comment. I've heard many of you
gorgeous women with great curves say you could "never wear a pencil skirt." I hope this post encourages you to try out something new. The Divine Miss M is a curvaceous lady, and the pencil skirt (paired with a fitted jacket and boots) makes her look svelte and slim.

Midler on NBC's Today Show from December 6th.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Unsung Sho Know How to Partay

Our holiday party was a huge success... too bad we don't remember any of it. Good thing our friends were kind enough to capture some of it on film for us (blackmail-able photos have been removed).

Did the invites say "Prison Theme"?

Greatest DJ duo on earth/Best nostril shot, Sean and KC

Our Big Wiener! Terri Holtz wins the Unsung Bag O' Goods

Unsung Co-Owners Grace & Alishia: always first to the bar, always last to leave