Bantam Businesses: Jordandené

Hello Beautiful!
I hope you are having a swell day! If not, you will after I share this awesome store with you!! Allow me to introduce you to Jordan of Jordandené. I met Jordan on Instagram, like most of my friends lately. I saw her fantastic shirts and knew I needed to have one, or maybe all of them. She basically had a top to correspond with all of my different geeky joys. You can feel the love in each and every item she makes. The combination of her love for pop-culture and practicality combine to make something really special. Now, let’s meet Jordan!
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Q: Tell me a little bit about yourself?
A: I’m Jordan Dené Ellis, and I run Jordandené (now you can see where the name came from!). I’ve been bouncing around Brooklyn for the last six years and am now settled in a cute little apartment above a bakery. I worked as a nanny when I first moved to New York, and I really needed a creative outlet to fit in with all of my artsy friends. I learned how to sew in middle school, so I got a cheap sewing machine from Amazon and a few patterns and opened an Etsy shop. I was lucky enough to marry a really great designer who has helped me with every bit of branding, web development, and design along the way.
Q: What has been most rewarding about owning your own business?
A: The most rewarding part of the business so far has been meeting and working with so many amazing people. I’ve gotten involved with such great communities online and in person, and I’ve made a ton of lifelong friends who are doing really cool things.
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Q: What is your favorite part of making your products?
A: My favorite part of making products is seeing my customers’ reactions when they find something they truly love. The messages and comments I get from people who are so excited to take home something I’ve made is so rewarding. Other than that, I love choosing the color combinations for all of my screen printing projects.
Q: When not making super sweet nerd-related clothing for the entire family, how do you spend your time?
A: When I’m not working, I’m probably binge watching every TV show or throwing awesome themed parties. I also really love playing board games and drinking craft beer.
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Q: What is your favorite dessert?
A: I’d have to say my favorite dessert is strawberry shortcake.
I had so much fun getting to know Jordan and I hope you did too! Jordan is so excited to meet you that she is providing a 25% off coupon for all of you!! WHAAAT? I know! She is so wonderful! Use code CUTIECAMERAS25 for 25% off everything on her site! The coupon is good through the rest of 2015!
Thank you to Jordan for making amazing products and being so stinkin’ lovely. I can’t wait to see what else you do with your spectacular store!
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Looking Snazzy for Emerald City Comicon

Hello Lovelies,

I wanted to share the outfit I wore to Emerald City Comicon this weekend! I went with a comfy yet cute look. I also used my amazing new backpack from TOMS!! It is so cute and versatile. Do you know about TOMS’ new bag line? For each bag you purchase TOMS will help provide a safe birth for a mother and baby in need. That is pretty darn cool!!! It fit all of my cute new art prints perfectly!!

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More to come about my goodies soon! What would you wear to a comic book convention? Do you ever cosplay?

Outfit DetailsNEWDress: Hot Topic
Cardigan: ModCloth
Backpack: c/o TOMS
Shoes: ALDO

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The Doctor, Daleks, and Tardis’.. Oh My!!

This week’s outfit post is Doctor Who themed! *applause*

In honor of Emerald City Comicon (coming up in a few weeks) I wanted to share one of my outfit options. So here goes!!

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This is an adorable Dalek themed dress from Her Universe. I paired it with a cute little backpack (to keep all of my goodies that I purchase in, some cute Tardis themed bows, and of course my awesome sonic screwdriver!

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Tardis Bow

What do you think of my outfit? Do you have a fandom that you belong to? Tell me about it!

Outfit DetailsNEWDress: Her Universe 
Hair Bow: Hot Topic
Sonic Screwdriver: Hot Topic

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A Few of My Favorite Things Vol. 2

I am a nerd. I admit that. I love Doctor Who and one of my favorite items in my apartment is my sonic screwdriver. I bought it for my Halloween costume last year. I was the 11th Doctor.

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I used it again when I went to Emerald City Comicon this year.

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Why do I love it? Well, it makes me happy! I love having it on display along with my other Doctor Who items. It is an item that I was reluctant to purchase at first, due to the cost, but now I know it was worth it.

sonic screwdriver Do you have any catchy items that you maybe don’t need but love anyway?

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My Emerald City Comicon Fun!

Hello Lovelies,

Fletch and I had a wonderful time at Emerald City Comicon this year! We spent most of the day standing in lines but had a great time chatting and leaning on one another for physical support. My feet were killing me by the end of the day!

We stood in line to get a photo with Karen Gillan, also known as Amy Pond to my fellow Whovians, and it was amazing meeting her! She was very nice and extremely tall. I mean she is an entire head taller than me.

Here is what I picked up from the con this year.

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I bought a super cute drawing of the 10th Doctor being all sad. It pulls at my heartstrings but perfectly captures my love for him so I just had to get it.

I got two pieces of art from Dean Trippe, an artist I recently discovered and fell in love with. He wrote an amazing and brave story titled, Something Terrible. I recommend you check it out. The story is about childhood sexual abuse and tells the story of a young boy that finds solitude in the comic characters he knows and loves. I commend Dean for being so brave and sharing such a difficult story. It was wonderful meeting him on Sunday and I gave him a big hug.

I also bought this awesome card of a cute old couple staring off over the water. How cute are they? I told Fletch that would be us someday. He told me it would but hopefully he would have more hair.

Lastly I met Claudio Sanchez from Coheed and Cambria! He signed my program! He was just about to leave his signing and stayed a few moments more to sign my program. It made me very very happy.

Overall it was an incredible day! I met two people I admire and spent the ENTIRE day with Fletch. He works every day and we never get to take time off together. The best part of the day was being able to spend it with Fletch. He is amazing.

Here are a few photos from our day at Comicon!

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tardis!

I hope you enjoyed our photos and maybe we will see you next year at the con!

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