Not to get too punny here, but we’ve been hounding Jen Beeman to bring her line, Hound, to Dose pretty much since we started. Fortunately, the stars aligned this month and she’s making a grand entrance with the debut of her spring/summer 2012 collection. We’re stoked, and you will be, too, after taking a look at a few pages from her ridiculously fun look book. It’s no surprise the Chicago-based designer has a BFA in photography; the images are as striking and dynamic as the collection. Have fun and give her a warm Dose welcome this Sunday! (Photos by Julia Stoltz and Brian Guido)
We’ve been giving you hints about what’s inside the goodie bags at this weekend’s Dose. It’s time for the big reveal.
What’s in store (times two): a hand-dyed Janice scarf
a sweet sterling silver necklace and charm by M&B Vintage to start your own charm collection
and in foodstuffs, Quince + Apple tart grenadine syrup, debuting at Dose
All moms are eligible to enter to win one of the two gift baskets for free on Sunday. You’ll grab a raffle ticket at the market, names will be announced by the following day and baskets ready for pickup at lovely Doser storefront Sprout Home.
Missy Elliot once told you to get your hair did. And you did it. So it would make sense that you’d be similarly malleable when we tell you to get your nails did.
Not convinced? Meet our nail guru, Astrowifey.
Tomorrow, the wifey herself will set up under the stairs and deck out one fine fingernail per customer. For FREE. She can do anything under the sun — literally. Keith Haring (above). Customized (below).
Is she insane or what?! The best part is that she works with Shellac, so designs will stay on your nails for weeks (vetted by yours truly).
Do what Dose tells you: Get your nails did on Sunday, May 13!
We’ll make no bones about it. We want you to shop at Dose, and we’re pretty confident that after buzzing on a Do-Rite Donuts and Jeni’s ice cream sugar high (yep, you’re allowed to eat ice cream at 10am), you’ll be buying up a storm.
But given that it’s Mother’s Day and that you probably want to put your personal touch on that gift for Mom, we’re providing three sweet options to make (or get) on site:
First, get goofy in the photo booth. In addition to bringing a slew of vintage cameras for sale from their Oak Park storefront A&A Studios, c0-owners Andrea and Anthony Vizzari are setting up a vintage-style photo booth. Strike a pose. Photo strips are free!
Then take last weekend’s Derby hat and throw it in the ring for this weekend’s raffle. Only mamas are eligible to win one of the two free goodie baskets packed chock-full of May Doser’s tasty bites and stylish wares. More details to come this week.
And before you go, get matching manis with nail artist extraordinaire AstroWifey. Keep it simple and stripey or go all out with some wild Warholian bananas. Did we mention the manis are free, too??