When you were doing something naughty and a grownup asked you what exactly you were planning on doing with your life, did you say: I plan on running my own business, selling pink roller skates with pom poms and stuffed unicorns? And just maybe some rhinestone-studded cat eye sunglasses and baby doll t-shirts with burlesque dancers on them, from out of the cutest store on the boardwalk just a stone’s throw away from the Wonder Wheel? Oh and also as a side biz… a roller rink might be fun.
What a coincidence. So did we!
Which is why we’ve fallen in love with Lola Star, because let’s admit it, girlfriend did it first.
And in the process, fought with a rather nasty landlord, lost her lease to both her boardwalk shop and her roller rink more times than you can shake a fuzzy leopard-print magic wand at, usually just for speaking up for the neighborhood and similarly situated retailers. At this time, Lola Star is still looking for a new home for the skating but still has a home in Coney Island for the shopping as well as a pop-up location in Soho. Now, if you’re from Brooklyn like we are, this makes her a hometown hero… and we haven’t even gotten into her fabulous tee shirt designs yet. Yeah… this chick designs cute clothes too. So check her out here (www.lolastar.com)
And you’re welcome.
wow,her clothes make me feel like at a ferris wheel trade !! I really like the t-shirts !! I desperately need some cotton candy now !
what a great little story & great illustration. x
hey girl:) first of all, thanks for putting so much effort to answer some questions I raised:) you rock. so true what you're saying.. some of them really do put together awesome outfits that you normally wouldn't think of. and sometimes a designer item gives that extra oompfh to it.. although not necessary. haha and lol to 'save the pictures of you and your friends drinking barefoot bubbly' :p and I do get what you mean with feeling kind of quilty in a way not following people back. Though, you must be an awesome person so people probably won't mind;) and yep, also, the internet is a huge place of lots of blogs and other stuff.. I don't mind people having 'commericialized' blogs, I just sometimes wonder what people really think of these blogs who really like following them. Though, I'm not really sure about people saying they're a 'full-time' blogger, and still, they don't keep up with stuff. I don't know, I just don't like the whole feel when people say they blog fulltime. I don't even do a 'fashion' study, but love having my blog as my 'fashion' outlet, am always in school, work and have lots of other activities that I do.. and usually have an outfit post every 2 days.. ahh well:) thanks again for your feedback!
i really love your blog!
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Very cool! I hope to own my own business someday as well 🙂
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I love your writing style. Gorgeous photo!
Such a good drawing!
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Awesome designs, i wanna know more!
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Love your work! Just checked out a few of your illustration and they are all fabulous. 🙂
hmmmm im so interested to check her designs! I also want to live in NY…=)thanks for the white comment…but it's all possible in many ways right=)
ha:) I like how you wrote this. this is awesome.
ahhh this makes me want to live in New York!
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Wow, great stuff! Very nice feature. I used to tell people that I was going to run my own business/work for myself (which I do now!) but not the roller skates part, lol!
this is fun! love this! im a new follower!!
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Wow her stuff is great! Thanks for posting up this link, I'm really glad I know of her stuff now, it's wonderful!
OMG I LOVE HER STUFF