Workin it at Charleston International Film Fest ’11

posted by on 05.25.2011, under Animation, Film, Film Festivals, Independent

Joy and I are the proud parents of this year's festival poster

We’ve been attending the Charleston International Film Festival since it was born in 2008 { see recap from 2008 and 2010 } and it gets better and better every year.  The weather was perfect for bike rides to screenings, enjoying yummy summer drinks, watching great films and staying up super late only to do it all again the next day.  This festival is fun in the sun.  Some highlights!

the lovely Tina McCard and Kelly Sharp { who wrote the script to our film }

2 for 1 margaritas for bike gangs

Jameson + margaritas at Taco Boy

iced coffees at our new favorite Charleston spot, KUDU

AND we won Best Animation for our little film Place Stamp Here.  This made us smile as the films in the Animation Block were amazing and to be chosen as the best among them is surprising and wonderful.

Place Stamp Here wins the Best Animation Audience Award

Thanks Charleston!  Work it baby.


Wedding Giveaway from Bean and Apple

posted by on 05.24.2011, under Weddings

I am a big fan of edible wedding favors.  I love yummy snacks and find them to be even more memorable than any other keepsake.

Winifred Bean just announced a gift giveaway from Bean & Apple – 50 bags of their Sea Salt Toffee.

Just look at that.  Wouldn’t this make a unique and DELICIOUS favor?

It’s really easy and fun to enter.  Pop over to WB to find out the details on this sweet contest.


First rule of shake weight …

posted by on 05.15.2011, under Random

… six inches from the face!

Hilarious live KTLA telecast.  Mark at KTLA has a small white one and would like to know if that makes a difference.

How about a quick work out?  Come on.


Wedding Hairpieces: Guest Post by Angie of Winifred Bean!

posted by on 05.12.2011, under Fashion, Weddings

Oh well hello again!

Our good friend Angie of Winifred Bean has written a guest post for us today on one of our favorite wedding accessories – hairpieces!  I adore her style and love all of her choices so I’ll stop talking now and let her get to it!

First off I have to say I am a huge fan of Hello Again Girls.  I’ve always been a fan of the twins, but have really enjoyed reading their blog and staying on top of all the creative and amazing things they are working on.  When Noelle got married last year, she began to do a series of inspirational posts about weddings – and she has great taste.  I’ve featured numerous posts about her wedding (which was fab) and thus wanted to come up with a blog that I knew would appeal to her sense of style. So here goes!

I’m designing wedding dresses, but I am also obsessed with all the elements you put together to create “the look”.   And I love hairpieces.  You can get so creative and find some amazing vintage and homemade pieces to accent a great hairstyle.   Here are some of my favorites along with where to find them.



Angela (aka Winifred Bean)

The Veil:

Veils can be classic or non-traditional but are always lovely.  To spice them up there are many options available with beautiful texture such as polka dots or lace.  And as you can see, they compliment any hairstyle.

Clockwise from left: Twigs and Honey, Twigs and Honey, BHLDN , Anna-be

The Headband:

Headbands have made a big comeback.  They have been around since the beginning of time, but they first made a big fashion splash in the 20’s, again in the 70’s and now the options are endless to make this hairpiece fun, classic or whimsical.  In fact, Noelle chose headbands for herself and for Joy.

Clockwise from left: Untamed petals, Twigs and Honey, Which Goose, BHLDN, Feathers and FrillsWhich Goose

Hairpins and Flowers:

My favorites.  So many options to choose from I had trouble selecting a few for this post.  Vintage pins with a low bun are my favorite, but lovely flowers to hold back the hair is always a nice touch.  And of course the flower wreath…something so innocent and beautiful…

Clockwise from left: Anna-be, one of a kind – collaboration between bride and florist, Untamed petals, Bride’s own, BHLDN, Anna-be

The Birdcage:

The birdcage is another classic that has made a comeback and in such a lovely way.   It can be worn with any type of dress, with any hairstyle and instantly add elegance and sophistication.

Clockwise from left: Anna-be, Lo Boheme, Bottom row are brides own – but similar styles can also be found at BHLDN

Noelle again – These are all so gorgeous!  I’m so happy to learn about these some of these designers that I didn’t know about and am now, of course, obsessed with.  I will be saving my favorites for all of your future weddings that I secretly plan daily.

ALSO!  I just can’t wait to see all the style and inspiration boards Angie has been working on for her dresses.  I know they will be stunning!


our mom

posted by on 05.08.2011, under Holiday wishes, Love

we love you!  happy mother’s day

noey + joy