CROOKLYN TEE

7 Sep

If you haven’t been to our website lately, we have about six new tees that we’ve added to our line. The tee above is one of my favorites. Although I have zero tattoos,  I’ve always found finger tattoos fascinating. This fascination coupled with the belief that those with this “Crooklyn” aka above the law mentality (Lindsey Lohan, T.I., DMX, Paris Hilton) always seem to compromise their freedom is what brought on this design…

Click here to check out this tee at our store.

Purple hearts to all,

Renaissance Girl,

“Saving the world, one “EPIC” tee at a time”

FREE SHIPPING ON ALL TEES

28 Jun

Hey Folks,

Just wanted to announce that for “THIS WEEK ONLY” we’re offering free shipping on our tee-shirts. So whether you buy one or twenty the shipping is on us :-).

Purple hearts to all,

Renaissance Girl

“Saving the world, one “EPIC” tee at a time”

THE LAST AIRBENDER MOVIE REVIEW

24 Jun

For the first pop-culture entry on the OMC Tees blog, I’ve decided to post my review of M. Night Shayamalan’s upcoming film “The Last Airbender.” Last week, a friend of mine invited me to attend a special screening of the film. Despite never seeing the cartoon, I thought the trailer looked really cool and since I’m a BIG fan of martial arts films, I figured it would be a fun evening out. Plus, I wanted to give Mr. Shayamalan one last chance to impress me since he’s had a pretty spotty record since “The Sixth Sense.” Note: SPOILERS begin in paragraph four and they are announced.

First, let’s talk casting.  Judging by the previews, I assumed the movie was going to be a martial arts film set in Asia and was totally expecting to see a huge cast of Asian actors. Boy was I wrong! The first scene of the movie plays (after some really cool 3-D credits I might add) and to my surprise the main two characters Katara (Nicola Peltz) and Sokka (Jackson Rathbone) are white. A few moments later, the star of the film, Aang (Noah Ringer), is introduced and I found myself leaning over to my friend to whisper “is that kid Asian?” She replied, “I don’t know, maybe he’s mixed.” As the film progressed, and Ringer’s southern accent presented itself, I realized two things. One, the casting for this movie is way off and two, my hopes and dreams for a kid martial artist on the same level as Hung Man Ting (Miu Tse) from Jet Li’s “New Legend of Shaolin” (click here) were dashed.

On to the movie…Overall, I thought film was mediocre and all of the acting was pretty lousy across the board. The way the actors delivered each line of dialogue made me cringe and the people behind me sigh. It felt like the actors had spent so much time learning their lines that they had no time to work on making their characters believable. However, this may not have been all their fault since nearly every line of dialogue was so on the nose. Usually movies like this meticulously reveal just enough information about each character and the story to keep us intrigued…not this movie. If you want to know why Princess Yue has blue eyes, she’s going to tell you in a two minute dissertation EXACTLY why her eyes are blue. This struck me as odd since Mr. Shayamalan is known for his “twist” endings and was famously able to keep all of us in the dark with the big reveal in the “Sixth Sense.” I thought how could there be such mystery to those characters (from his other movies), yet these characters in Airbender are singing like canary’s every time they appear on the screen.

SPOILERS BEGIN HERE…

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OFF MY CHEST TEES MAKES THE NEWS

24 Jun

 

Soooo, the Raleigh News & Observer recently did a write-up about our new line of tees (yipeeee!). It’s a really cute article that I think perfectly outlines how this tee-shirt line came into existence.

Click the photo above to check out the article.

Purple Hearts to All,

Renaissance Girl
“Saving the world, one “EPIC” tee at a time”

TOO PRETTY FOR PLASTIC SURGERY

24 Jun

With botox, boob jobs, butt injections, rhinoplasty, liposuction, and face lifts seemingly becoming a way of life in today’s society, I felt that something needed to be said for those of us who are happy just the way we are. From that ideology came this design, “Too Pretty for Plastic Surgery.”

The tee is not meant to knock those who have plastic surgery but instead aims to celebrate those of us who are just fine with our small boobs, full nose,  big hips, normal sized butt, and extra padding in all the right places.

Purple Hearts to All,

 

 Renaissance Girl
“Saving the world, one “EPIC” tee at a time”

BOOM FINGER GUN

21 Jun

Who doesn’t love a cool finger gun?

Inspiration struck for this design while I was working on the comic book backdrop for the Off My Chest Tees website. As you know, in the comic book world, BOOM! and POW! and KAPOW! are references to some major action happening in particular sequences. A fan of all things comic book related, I wanted to create a t-shirt that had some major in-yo -face type of action happening and from that this BOOM! design was created. To me,  this tee has that retro 80’s “Goonies” vibe to it.

So, if there’s anybody out there who wants to show the world that they are all about action, this tee is for you!

Purple Hearts to All,

Renaissance Girl
“Saving the world, one “EPIC” tee at a time”

THE REAL DEATH PANEL

18 Jun

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s HEALTHCARE!

This tee was of course inspired by all of the hoopla surrounding the American health-care debate that continues to be a hot button topic. Watching and reading all of the backlash to President Obama attempting to make history by actually giving all Americans a free trip to the doctor has to be one of the most perplexing things I’ve ever experienced.

I mean this guy here, (President Obama), is offering to cut out these gangsters aka insurance companies who take all of your money and then deny you and your family coverage and you’re…against him? And they say America is the land of the free…yeah right!

So, from all of this confusion came the idea for this shirt. The way I see it, throughout this entire health-care debate, the insurance companies are and always will be the villains who get away with murder (literally) while a bunch of unsuspecting victims are on the other side of the machete awaiting certain death. Click on the pic below for a closer view of the fine details of what’s on the tee.

Purple Hearts to All,

Renaissance Girl
“Saving the world one “EPIC” tee at a time!”