Closed…Alena Hennessy Organic T-shirt Or Scarf Review and Giveaway
Congratulations to the winner: Melissa Comment #25
I can safely admit that I am all about comfort but not at the cost of style. Do I mean I dress up everyday? Absolutely not but I do think that you can be stylish in comfort by dressing in a nice fitting t-shirt and jeans; it’s all about the fit and how you accessorize the look.
I received the “Tiny Garden” organic t-shirt from Alena Hennessy for my review. First of all I noticed the design of the graphic on the front of the t-shirt immediately; with the use of all vegetable based inks it just popped off the fabric. The second thing I noticed was the packaging; it was neatly wrapped in a clear celophane bag. From the quaintly designed hang tag, saftey pined to the shirt, to the added touch of a personal note card I was more than impressed. Even the notecard was hand designed and very nicely, I must add. This t-shirt is made of a soft organic cotton and comes in vintage black. Tiny birds and wildflowers grow on this pale pink print made with earth friendly inks. Printed locally. I found this shirt to fit me very nicely, it was a longer length which I love; I hate shirts that show my belly if I lean over or bend down. The fabric is very light-weight, paired with a tank underneath I felt comfortable all day. I had numerous compliments while wearing this t-shirt. If I had my way I would wear this everyday, I like it that much, but my kids would probably tell me that I need to wear something clean everyday, afterall this is what I teach them. Due to the organic fabric, this item should be hung to dry or at a minimum on the air fluff setting of your dryer after it’s been hung to dry otherwise the fabric will likely shrink.
It started long ago, this fascination that Alena had for all the little things that she could find outside. She and her childhood friends would romp around from sunrise to sunset, creating little worlds of creatures that would come to life through their illustrations. After art school came an independent study in Florence, Italy, where Alena began to get down to what she loved in art and in life: simplicity, stillness and a sense of little things relating to one another, all peaceful and quiet. So it has continued to evolve, and now Alena is doing what she loves best, making art and thoughtfully designed products available to people everywhere, everyday. Outside the studio Alena enjoys singing off tune, relaxing near the sea, speaking broken Italiano, and cozying up with her pup Mimi Simone.
Alena’s designs and work can be found throughout the US and abroad. She has exhibited her paintings in such places as New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Portland, Chicago, Berkeley, Raleigh, Asheville, Chapel Hill, Atlanta and Rochester, NH.
Alena also offers custom art and designs for both individuals and business entities. Some current and past clients include: Target, Urban Outfitters, ABC Studios, Galison/Mudpuppy, Papyrus, Monique Lllulier, Lark & Loon, the City of Chapel Hill, plus personal wedding invitations/announcements, various public and private installations, design consultations, and more.
Win It: Open to US and Canada Residents…One lucky winner is going to win 1 t-shirt OR scarf of their choice.
Mandatory Entry: Visit Alena Hennessy and tell me which t-shirt or scarf is your favorite. The item you list would be the item you’ll receive if you win (granted that it’s in stock). **You must be a Google Friend Connect Follower of this blog to participate**
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**Giveaway ends 11:59 pm CST on September 22nd, 2010. Open to US and Canada!**
Rules of the giveaway:
*Each comment counts as 1 entry so if it says 2 entries you must comment 2 times (for example, Comment #1 would read: “I subscribed to your mailing list #1”, Comment #2 would read: “I subscribed to your mailing list #2”. I will check so please make sure before commenting below otherwise your entry will be disqualified. Enter once or more; other than the Twitter tweet entry (once per day) you can enter a maximum of once per entry details specified. You must leave a comment below to enter the contest; the winner will be chosen using random.org from the comments below only.
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Disclaimer: The product mentioned above has been provided free of charge from the company for the purposes of this review. Opinions expressed belong solely to This Lil Piglet and are NOT influenced in any way. Other than the review sample product This Lil Piglet has not received any form of compensation for the review of this product.