August 30, 2008

Hirst & Koons Kids T-Shirts I Can't Get Too Excited About, Frankly

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Was it only last year that I actually looked into making a bootleg version of Damien Hirst's diamond-encrusted skull printed on a black Onesie? Because now I can't think of anything more played out and boring.

Though if your kid is gonna be obsessed with butterflies, you could still do worse by her than a Hirst butterfly painting-style t-shirt. And Jeff Koons's balloon dog is alright. The real problem here is that the smallest available size is an American Apparel kid's small, which is a 6-8. Years, not months. If you want to buy that far ahead, I've got some Salvador Dali
sleepers to sell you, never been worn!

Koons and Hirst kids t-shirts, 25 pounds each (at least the Koons proceeds go to charity) at Hirst's store, Other Criteria [othercriteria.com]

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Yeah, but don't American Apparel sizes run tiny? My 2-y.o. wears a 4 in AA shirts.

Obsessed with butterflies? Try these items by IVANAHelsinki.

http://www.nordickids.co.uk/acatalog/ivanahelsinki.html

Check out the company's own website for the full experience.

http://www.ivanahelsinki.com/

(The intro movie does have some butterfly stuff if you wait long enough. Navigate to Collections > Archive > Kids or Dead Butterflies.)

huh. the first link has some kids clothes, but their own site's dead butterflies section looks like only women's clothes.

I think I like the Hirst better, actually. Never thought I'd say that. Also, it's immature, I know, but IvanaHelsinki sounds like a name Bart Simpson would use in a crank call.

Hmmm...I have found that American Apparel Baby clothes run pretty accurate when it comes to sizing. In fact, that's all I use for my clothing line . I don't do diamond encrusted skull onesies, but I am guilty as charged when it comes to hand-appliqued skulls. I have tried Appliqueing on some other brands of onesies, but if you are familiar with the process, it requires 1,000's of stitches. I cut out the applique shape, use Wonder Under to stick it to the onesie, then back it with Tear Easy Stabilizer, then sew. I found the American Apparel garments stand up to the production process, and have long-term wearability. Diamond encrusted anything on a baby garment sounds like it'll end in tears.

the t-shirt's not encrusted with anything; it's silkscreened. The image is of a skull that's encrusted with diamonds. Hirst made it, it was on sale for $100 million last summer. Caused a bit of frenzy in London.

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