Comfort & Coffee

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We live in Orlando, where it’s perpetually sunny and warm, but we do realize that the vast majority of you live in much more seasonal climates where fall is already making itself known. This morning, temperatures here went as low as the mid 70s (gasp!), so we are slowly beginning to see, and feel, the changes as well. Even with our tropical weather, we still look forward to the autumnal season just as so many of you do, because it means so many exciting things!

Even in the Florida it can get cool early in the mornings and into the evenings. Putting on layers is a wonderful way to surrender to fall. Sweaters, flannels, light cotton jackets… and, luckily, we have the perfect basics to layer on top of. There’s nothing like a cozy sweater, and there’s nothing like a well-worn T-shirt to fit snugly underneath it. We are a big fan of the basic tee, because they pair nicely with everything, literally, and they are exceedingly easy to wear. We love a statement tee that, although simple in style, is a sartorial extension of your personality.

Fall also means coffee. We would be bonafide liars if we didn’t admit to being loyal followers of the caffeine all-year-round. Autumn, however, means spicier, warmer flavors, while spring and summer lend to fruitier teas, lemonades, and iced coffees. There is definitely a theme in our T-shirt designs: coffee and comfort, which is exactly what fall calls for.

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Award Season Favorites: Emmys

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Remember the epic royal blue Atelier Versace gown January Jones wore in 2010? It was, for me, the most striking look on the red carpet that year. The dress was bold and her hair and makeup were so simple, ah it just made so much sense. This Prabal Gurung look certainly fits that formula, as well. January has somehow managed to make the most overwhelming looks seem so put together, as if how she’s wearing it is just how the designer imagined.

Matthew McConaughey is one lucky man for many reasons, but seeing as he calls Woody Harrelson a friend and Camila Alves his wife is almost unfair. Camila is beyond stunning in her Zuhair Murad white cutout gown, and she easily outshines her husband (as she should). Woody and Matthew on the other hand, I kind of dig it. It seemed like every “fashion critic” thought they should be wearing traditional black tuxedos, but I think their color and style choice shows that they’ve paid their dues, proven themselves, and can, basically, do whatever they want at this point. Did you guys catch Jimmy Kimmel’s 2 minute roast of McConaughey? It was probably the funniest part of the entire show. “You beautiful sonofabitch.” 

It was a huge night for American Horror Story: Coven. Both Queen Jessica Lange and Kathy Bates (who haunted my dreams for weeks after the first episode aired) took home Emmys. Jessica was elegant as ever in her black J. Mendel gown. The woman is flawless, and I would gladly listen to her read the phone book. Let us not ignore Sarah Paulson who always delivers on the red carpet, simply because she isn’t afraid of less traditional designs. Her Armani Prive gown is beautiful, and frankly, it’s just fun to look at.

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I keep a running list of “people I don’t know personally, but wish I did” in my head, and Amy Poehler remains my number one. She is the living embodiment of everything I want to be as a woman. She is, of course, geniusly smart and funny, but she seems like one of the most genuine people you could meet. We normally see Amy in more muted colors, so I love that she chose a brilliantly silver v-neck Theia gown.

Sarah Hyland and Lena Dunham – similar look, wildly different in the details. Both are wearing neutral structured tops and voluminous corally pink skirts, but do so in ways that speak to their personalities. Sarah’s Christian Siriano two-piece gown is the perfect combination of fresh and smart, a beautiful representation of how young actresses should dress. Lena in this Giambattista Valli Haute Couture gown just makes sense, doesn’t it? One of the many reasons I look forward to award season is to see what Lena wears. She always finds pieces that speak to her boldness.

I often feel like I’m the only person left who doesn’t watch Orange is the New Black. It’s not that I don’t want to, it’s just that I haven’t had the opportunity to. I have a hard time separating Taylor Schilling from her role in that movie with Zac Efron, but I digress. One of my favorite looks is understated elegance, and Taylor is just that in this ivory Zuhair Murad halter gown. It’s so intricate, yet simple. Uzo Aduba does quite the opposite in Christian Siriano. WOW. The cut of the dress is perfect for her body shape, and the color emanates power. I could stare at her for hours.

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Lizzy Caplan in Donna Karan Atelier is breathtaking. The black portion would’ve been beautiful on its own, but the addition of the white train elevates it to a new level of gorgeous. It’s simple color-wise, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. I just love this look, it’s classicly beautiful. It reminds me of Grace Kelly.

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Shout out to Julia Roberts for being one of the only actresses to wear a mini dress. To me, this choice says “I helped this movie get made, but really I’m just happy to be a part of its success.” The Normal Heart is an important movie, that probably should’ve won more awards. I think if Julia wore a statement gown it would’ve played off like she’s the shining star of the film, when really the shining star is the message of the film. In that sense, the Elie Saab mini is perfect. Plus, who are we kidding? It’s Julia Roberts, she looks excellent in anything.

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And last, but never least, for your viewing pleasure, the gorgeous Kit Harington. Twitter exploded when he arrived on the red carpet rocking Emporio Armani and a “man bun” (a phrase I just can’t on board with). In my humble opinion, he looks great. It comes back to that whole idea of being polished, but not too polished. That’s the secret, that’s what makes an actor or actress on a red carpet look like they know what they’re doing. Going off  subject, it always surprises me that Game of Thrones doesn’t get more award acknowledgment considering its complexity and the immense challenges just to film it. But what do I know?

Now, let us know! Who were your favorites? Watch this space for even more red carpet favorites as award season continues. (All photos are from style.com)

Exclusive Harry Potter Collection

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LeakyCon is less than a month way. LESS THAN A MONTH. We can hardly believe it’s finally happening, as we applied to be vendors back when snow was on the ground. SNOW. Now, we live in the beautiful, sunny state of Florida (where snow is simply a memory), just minutes from the Orange County Convention Center, where this year’s festivities will be held, July 30 – August 3.

It’s been a longtime dream of ours to be a part of LeakyCon in some way, but it’s also been a dream to one day design apparel inspired by the Harry Potter series. We are wholeheartedly, unashamedly, passionately dedicated to the series, so having the opportunity to put together an exclusive collection of T-shirts solely for LeakyCon is a dream come true. Over the last few months we have perfected five designs that we are so proud of. All the shirts will be sold at our booth, along with several other fandom-inspired items, and our trademark vintage denim. You can also purchase the shirts early on our website!

Each design is printed in black ink on super-soft white T-shirts. Sizing ranges from Small to XLarge. You can visit the LeakyCon section of our store site to get a better look at each of the designs. Remember, all shipping is free to those who live in the United States! To everyone outside the U.S., we ship worldwide, so shop away!

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Which design is your favorite? We, of course, can’t decide. We’re obsessed with them all! We had the opportunity to attend opening day of the Diagon Alley expansion at Universal Studios on Monday the 8th, so keep an eye out for a blog dedicated to just that! It was pure madness, only in the best way.

**UPDATE:  The official programming schedule for LeakyCon 2014 has been released! Go check it out now!

Two Big Announcements!

This winter has been a significant one for us. We moved our company from Indianapolis and set up a brand new office in Orlando, and we used that transition to really plan and brainstorm what Fellow Threads is all about. It may seem like we’ve been somewhat quiet these past few months, when really we have been tirelessly developing brand new products and finalizing our upcoming spring and summer adventures. Well, it’s finally time to start bringing all of our hard work to life! On Friday night, we took to Twitter with two, huge announcements:

slideshow_2On March 14, we are releasing ALL NEW beautiful products for spring and summer. We have new styles of denim customization, and we plan on keeping our most popular T-shirt designs in stock (possibly updating a few). Most excitingly, however, we are introducing, for the first time, a selection of bags. All of the bags are hand-stitched by us and the fabric is personally selected by our head designer and founder, Lauren. Futhermore, and what you don’t see from the preview image above, is that there will be multiple versions of these bags to choose from that are aimed to fit each of your individual styles. We truly believe you guys will love the bags just as much as we do. Be sure to visit fellowthreads.com to get your hands on them!

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Many of you guessed it! We are officially back on Vans Warped Tour this summer! We had such an amazing time last summer that we just couldn’t pass up the chance to experience it all again. We were completely taken aback by how supportive and enthusiastic and lovely you guys were in person, and we want to see you all again, and meet even more of you this time around. Like last time, we are opting for select dates of the tour rather than the entire shabang, so when we have the dates and locations locked down we will post them ASAP. We can’t wait to be back on the road! You can check out our adventures from Warped Tour 2013 on our main website!

We are thrilled with how our summer is turning out so far, and it hasn’t even happened yet. Make sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook to receive updates and information about everything mentioned above. This is just the tip of the iceberg, people. We have even more planned for you guys, but we’re just going to let all of this simmer for now. Get ready. Things are about to get exciting and, should I say, magical around here.