29.10.12

magic rookie ponycats


A few weeks ago I got this hilarious disposable camera that superimposes cat motifs over the pictures. It turns out that it is a pretty terrible camera! The viewfinder is tiny, so you never know what you’re taking a photo of, the frames are all off, only three motifs showed up although the box had six on it, and the pictures themselves are grainy and dark and awful. You could totally layer on your own cat motifs in editing if you wanted to, but that’s not as much fun. Even though the camera sucks I did love that I had no idea what to expect when the film was developed. Also: cats!

I took it to the Rookie party at Magic Pony on Saturday, thinking it was appropriate, and it was. I think “cat” was the most popular costume (other notables: Suzy & Sam from Moonrise Kingdom, Frida Kahlo). Also the collage quality of the pictures is pretty Rookie-esque (okay, maybe that’s a stretch).

It was such a fun party! So many amazing, life-affirming happy vibes, and so many excellent costumes.



Bunny & fern.


Teen dance party!



Candy/tarot/cake spread (Diana from Magic Pony made the cake and it was incredible! It was multi-coloured on the inside, covered in flowers, and it took her a week to make).


Tavi! With Julia from Drawn & Quarterly.


Oh and this is what happens when you use the camera vertically.


Tavi and Petra Collins (dressed as the twins from The Shining) cutting the cake. Just like a wedding.


Me and Kristin (meow!). I have bangs again, sigh.

31 comments:

  1. haaaaa i love these!

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    1. Thanks! The laughing is the appropriate reaction, I think.

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  2. These are too great! I think its funny how well the paw prints border some of the photos! Plus, cute bangs :)

    xoxo missdottidee.blogspot.com

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  3. I think this camera is quite magical AND I'M ALREADY GETTING A BUNCH FOR STOCKING STUFFERS!!!

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  4. Oooh that looks like so much fun! I love the cat motifs. And your hair looks fabulous.

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  5. This is so awesome! :)

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  6. this camera IS magical!!!!

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  7. Ah! I just made a post about this exact same camera. Mine turned out really good, though — although some of my frames were a *little* off and I also only had three designs. I wonder why. Anyway, I used it for my going away party. Good timing!

    Mini Penny Blog // Cat Camera

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    1. Oh MAN! Yours did come out really nicely! It's almost enough to make me order another one, but I can't do it (shipping to Canada is ridiculous and I don't know if they still have them in the store)!

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  8. Ahahahahaaa!
    I looooove this so much, A!
    I need to get one! ;D

    xoxo

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  9. That cameras bitchin. Want.

    I often think about uskng disposibles to shoot film rather than fiddle with my nikon. Is that strange?

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    1. Nope! I love disposable cameras. They're so fun.

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  10. Tiffany30.10.12

    I think the pictures are awesome! Sometimes grainy and dark photos are the most interesting of all!

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  11. I've peeked these cameras before and its nice to see how they turn out without actually having to buy one (ha!). The kitty motif / graininess to make for a really nice contrast with the Rookie vibes. A++ on getting the fringe again and I'm really swooning over that Beth Hoeckel poster!

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    1. I know, I want that poster! Thanks!

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  12. ahahahh this camera is hilarious. hope you had crazy bananas catlady fun with tavi <3

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    1. I talked to Tavi a little bit, and she was the sweetest. I super love her!

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  13. Chanced upon your blog and enjoy reading it!

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  14. That is an awesome, but slightly ridiculous camera. Kitties for all!

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    1. Not slightly, totally ridiculous.

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  15. pretty brilliant!

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  16. Dang, I wish I'd had that at our wedding. Although in hindsight seeing as we haven't actually developed any film yet it would have probably been another waste!

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  17. Sometimes the more ridiculous and unnecessary a thing is, the more I must have it in my life. And as you say, it actually seems to work with the aesthetic of the evening. Looks like a riot of a party!

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