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I cry for power

tina fey

“Some people say, “Never let them see you cry.” I say, if you’re so mad you could just cry, then cry. It terrifies everyone.”

― Tina FeyBossypants



As a mad crier, I love this. When I am so mad & screaming  & then…. the tears start to flow, ugh. It is probably one of the most frustrating things about myself that I have NO control over. The absolute last thing I want to show at that moment and I am blubbering like a goddamn baby. I hate being the crying female that can’t handle her emotions. So now I will think of it as less as I am the crazy, hysterical woman; I will now be the woman who is crying in order to confuse & terrify my enemies. Thanks Tina.


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The beginning- Guest blog series from SPL Intern Josie Peipert

Let me start with how I acquired the position of Sara P. Boyd’s intern at Sara P. Lovejoy. I

had been looking for a marketing internship but nothing was quite what I was hoping for. I wanted to

experience an internship where I could be very involved and creative and make a difference. Most of the

internships available to me through my college were through large corporations who, while I’m sure they

do have great internship programs, I felt like I would get lost in them and that any difference I could make

as an intern would be small. I chose to look through new avenues to find a designer or company that was

small or new and truly needed the help. I was fortunate to come across Sara P. Boyd’s internship and after

doing some research I realized that both her and her work really resonated with me so I sent her an e-
mail and crossed my fingers. She was very honest and told me she was on the fence about taking me on

as an intern and that if there was ever a time to prove myself it was now. So, of course, I filled her inbox

with multiple e-mails about how ardently I wanted to work for her and attachments to my writing and

marketing portfolio. Thankfully Sara recognized this as enthusiasm and not insanity and now here I am.

My job as Sara’s intern is an interesting one. I’m not entirely sure if I really knew what I was

getting myself into. Sara, as an independent designer, is so new that she really doesn’t have a lot of

marketing for her brand or products nor does she have much of a team behind her yet. Basically, I am

the marketing team. My job is to get her name out there through the cacophony of every other fashion

designer out there as well as research way to market her work and make her job easier and more efficient.

Not at all intimidating, right? Nonetheless, it made me all the more excited. So far, I have proposed my

thoughts on how to improve her web and social media presence as well as a list of 50 ridiculous ideas,

one of which was this very intern blog. The point of a list of 50 ridiculous ideas was quite simply to come

up with a bunch of ideas no matter how bad or absurd they seemed and chances are a couple of them

might actually be good ideas. I also suggested the idea of posting a quote every Monday because nobody

likes Mondays and sometimes we need a little help getting through them. She seemed to like that idea as

well so I’ve also created a list of possible Monday quotes.

In our last phone meeting we discussed the press kit and any changes that needed to be made to

the website. Sara brought up that her Bio page needed to be rewritten, which I completely agreed. There

wasn’t anything particularly bad about her Bio page but it just wasn’t her. I was actually really shocked at

our first phone meeting because although I could tell she was a very dedicated and hard working person,

I had no clue she had so much personality. Her Bio page was just too flat in comparison. This woman is

so courageous and vivacious and funny and it really needed to be seen in her bio. Thus, I’ve rewritten it

about three or four times. Hopefully the end result does her justice. I’ve also been researching a better

way to do hang tags. Hang tags are EXPENSIVE especially if you’re a small designer and not mass

producing one single product. You’d think that this part of the process would be simple but it really isn’t.

As of now, I still don’t think I’ve come up with a good answer.

So, here lies my first post to the intern blog. The plan so far is to post every week so make sure to

check back in on the progress. Comment below if you have any suggestions for hang tags or in general.

Crazy ideas are always welcome.

-Josie Peipert


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There’s only one way to make me do something

so i did

Found this on Pinterest and started following the wise  words of

Sometimes motivation comes from unexpected sources. The best way to motivate myself is to tell a bunch of people what I’m going to do, then I HAVE to do it or I’m gonna be a liar. Want me to accomplish something? Tell me I can’t. It doesn’t mean I don’t fail but at least I can’t be accused of not trying.

“Somebody said it couldn’t be done.

But he with a chuckle replied,

That maybe it couldn’t, but he would be one
Who wouldn’t say so ’till he’d tried.So he buckled right in with a trace of a grin
On his face. If he worried, he hid it.
He started to sing as he tackled the thing
That couldn’t be done. And he did.

Somebody scoffed, “Oh, you’ll never do that
At least no one ever has done it.”
But he took off his coat, and he took off his hat,
And the first thing we know, he’d begun it.

With a lift of his chin and a bit of a grin,
Without any doubting or “quit-it”.
He started to sing as he tackled the thing
That couldn’t done. And he did it.

There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done.
There are thousands to prophesy failure.
There are thousands to point out to you, one by one,
>The dangers that wait to assail you

But just buckle in, with a bit of a grin;
Just take off your coat and go to it.
Just start in to sing as you tackle the thing
That cannot be done–and you’ll do it!” 
― Edgar A. Guest

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More kick ass Mondays


“I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.”

Maya Angelou

via Pinterest.

It just has everything good in a quote- Inspiration, Dreams, Maya Angelou, the word “lapels” & swearing. Perfection. A great way to commence my quotable posts aka “because Mondays suck” coined by Josie -my favorite intern.


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History in color

29 Incredible Colorized Historical Photos. I am obsessed. These are so fantastic & beautiful. What a different context history gets with a little color. I love 3. 9 almost unexpected. Seeing people you know, you love. 18,19, 20. 23 wow 23. Fantastic. 


3. Japanese Archers circa 1860


Colorized by Jordan J. Lloyd (photojacker on Reddit) | Photo Chopshop on Facebook
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Winter is over

I mean it. I decided. No more winter. No more polar vortex. I’m done.

I am closing orders for Winter 2013-the debut of Sara P. Lovejoy. Hopefully to be followed by many more. Spring/Summer will be on it’s way soon. Thanks for all the support.   This season has brought about many lessons and led me to working with & meeting great people. Thank you all.