T-Shirt of the Week #22

Donut Worry TeeTiny Whales – Donut Worry Be Happy, Natural Hi Lo Tee (size 6m-8yrs) $25.00 www.tinywhalestore.com

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I Love You Keith Haring

Since our latest “T-Shirt of the Week” is a Keith Haring tee, I thought it was only fitting to repost this tribute I wrote 2 years ago dedicated to one of my all-time favorite artists. xo, Jilly 

Back in my high school days, I was a funky new wave chick with a mad passion for art, music and fashion. To paint a clearer picture, I would have been the perfect casting choice for “the best friend” of Molly Ringwald & Duckie in the movie “Pretty in Pink”.

I remember wearing my Keith Haring pins on my denim jacket, and a limited edition Keith Haring Swatch Watch that I got as a birthday present from my grandma. I literally wore that watch everyday until it fell apart. Pop art always had a special place in my heart. The bright colors and whimsical attitude just seemed to fit in perfectly with my lifestyle. Andy Warhol was the master and Roy Lichtenstein was a genius, but growing up in the 80’s nobody could come close to Keith Haring. He was the Andy Warhol of my generation.

Throughout his career, Haring devoted much of his time to public works of art including hundreds of white chalk drawings in subway stations and painted murals throughout New York City. He also collaborated on numerous projects with the likes of Madonna, Grace Jones, Yoko Ono and his own mentor Andy Warhol. Though his images had a childlike quality, the messages behind them were anything but. They were deep and relevant to modern day issues. Touching on subjects as serious as drug abuse and AIDS.

Sadly, Haring died way too young of AIDS related complications at 31. His legacy will forever be immortalized through his art.

Last weekend I went with my husband and Max to see the Keith Haring exhibition at The Brooklyn Museum. The exhibit chronicles Haring’s earlier work in NYC including personal sketchbooks and preserved subway chalk drawings. It was amazing to see in person stuff I had only previously seen in books. Plus it was great to watch Max’s reactions to some of the art. Even when he pointed to one painting and started to shout “I see a penis! I see a penis!”  In his defense, he did! Plus I’m pretty sure Keith Haring would have been okay with it. – Jill Topol

Brooklyn Museum

Keith Haring: 1978-1982

March 16 through July 8, 2012

www.brooklynmuseum.org

Keith Haring 1958-1990                                               My High School Swatch Watch

Posing with Brooke Shields 1986

“Crack is Wack” 1986  Handball Court Murals on Harlem River Drive and East 128th Street,  NYC

Untitled, 1981  Enamel on fiberboard

Down in the Subway

The exact moment Max realized Keith Haring was cooler than Justin Bieber

SOME COOL KEITH HARING ITEMS YOU CAN PURCHASE:

Keith Haring Rocker $260.00 www.openingceremony.us

Keith Haring Bumpkins Superbib 3 Pack $19.95 www.diapers.com

Keith Haring IPad Case $64.00 www.patriciafield.com


T-Shirt of the Week #21

Uniqlo Keith Haring Tee T-ShirtUniqlo – Keith Haring SPRZ NY Graphic T-Shirt (size 3-11yrs) $12.90 www.uniqlo.com 


The Caped Crusader

Kids Capes & PonchosRapunzel, your dreams of becoming fashion’s next “it girl” have just been crushed. Little Red Riding Hood takes her “on my way to Grandma’s house” style to the runway as capes and ponchos become a top trend for fall. In warm earth tones and plaids, this sleeveless coverall classic is the perfect must-have for a fairytale happy ending. – Jill Topolcaped crusader kids poncho & cape1. Tommy Hilfiger – Tommy Mini Wool Cape (size 1-7yrs) £125.00 uk.tommy.com
2. Dolce & Gabbana – Girls Animal & Flower Print Cape (size 4-6yrs) $1615.00 www.saksfifthavenue.com
3. H&M – All For the Children, Jacquard-knit Poncho (size 2-10yrs) $34.95 www.hm.com
4. Aquascutum – Reversible Cape Red (size 4-12yrs) $473.44 www.designerchildrenswear.com
5. Stella McCartney Kids – Florence Cape (size 4-10yrs) $280.00 www.stellamccartney.com
6. Old Navy – Girls Hooded Performance Fleece Cape (size xs-xxl) $40.00 www.oldnavy.com


My Muse Max 32

PuertoRico2Top – Karen Walker for Uniqlo, Pants – Bitz Kids, Sunglasses – RUUM, Hat – H&M, Sandals – Salt Water Sandals


Pineapple Express

pineapple_express2All aboard the Pineapple Express! Join us for a tropical journey through your child’s closet, as we explore one of mother nature’s yummiest and oddest looking fruits, the pineapple. – Jill Topol

1. La Miniatura – Boys Pineapple Pullover http://www.laminiaturakids.com
2. Pineapple Knit Beanie – available at http://www.felissimo.co.jp
3. Mini Rodini – Blue Pineapple Print Sweatshirt (size 1-11yrs) $64.00 www.alexandalexa.com
4. The Children’s Place – Pineapple Graphic Tee (size 4-12yrs) $4.99 www.childrensplace.com
5. Scotch Shrunk – Allover Printed Swim Shorts (size 4-16yrs) $62.00 www.scotch-shrunk.com
6. Zara Kids – Pineapple T-Shirt (size 3-14yrs) $15.90 www.zara.com
7. Dabs Myla – Island Blue Kids Tee (size 6m-10yrs) $28.00 www.tinywhalestore.com
8. Crewcuts – Girls Glitter Pineapple Purse $59.50 www.jcrew.com
9. Forever 21 – Pineapple Print Kids Tank Top (xs-l) $8.80 www.forever21.com
10. Tucker & Tate – Girls Pineapple Leggings (size 2t-7yrs) $16.00 www.nordstrom.com
11. Munster Kids – Pineapple Print Shorts (4-14yrs) $60.50 www.alexandalexa.com


Happy 4th of July!

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Happy Birthday, America! 

From all of us at Super Goody Bag.

xo