Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Friends of Mario

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Last Friday Cath and I had an awesome time with the hawtest (mustached) guy (who wears overalls)-- Mario! Yes! Nintendo Mario. Well, not just Mario, some gorgeous friends, bubbly prosecco, and mini-pecan pies.
Okay. So what doesn't seem to belong?
You got it. The Nintendo bit.

Those that know Cath and I well know that we are ignorant about video games (we grew up without brothers and very artsy-- read, not techie--- parents). In fact, we derisively smile and roll our eyes when our boyfriends mention the words "computer" or "video" and "game" in one sentence. Well, the joke (or derisive eye roll) is on us!

Our fellow fashionista blogger and lovely friend Ashley (of Hiking in Stilettos) invited us to a Girls Night by Nintendo. Essentially Nintendo is trying to reach out to us (the ladies), and I have to say before Friday I was very skeptical. Just because you make something pink and have Liv Tyler in your ad campaign doesn't mean you get this demographic.

Well, 4 glasses of free prosecco, 3 hours of playing Brain Age and Guitar Hero, and receiving a free Nintendo DS and cute charm bracelet... well, I was sold. They had it down! Helpful Nintendo girls in Audrey-like LBDs taught us how to play different games available for the DS and gave us additional charms on our bracelets once we... errr... aced each game (my Brain Age is 65, but I can totally get behind Mariokart!).

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Our lovely ladies (recognize them from this?) and us breaking from a Guitar Hero to pose.

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Our Nintendo charm bracelets (something I'm surprisingly gleeful about owning). Who can spot my June Shin ring?

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Our outfit pic (sans Mario) taken by the gorgeous Becca and Ashley (really, go check out Ashley's blog!)
Lar (L): handband and tank by AA, old Gap cutoffs, shoes by Nine West, ring by June Shin
Cath (R): dress by AA, shoes by Vera Wang for Kohls


Now that my awesome bf bought me my very own MarioKart, I'm totally hooked! Do you guys play or are you secretly cringing inside (something I would have done had I not been plied by freebies and effervescent drinks)?


Mario backgrounds courtesy of files_nintendo.com and dan_dare.com.


LL

36 comments:

Wendy said...

I haven't played in a long time. I am an only child but my male cousins forced me to play with during our childhood.

Anyways, I love your guys' outfits, very fun and chic.

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-your gifts were awesome! A free ds and bracelet-I would be hooked up too!! When I was 13, I had a nintendo game and watch which played snoopy tennis!!

Lynn said...

Oh I totally know how you guys feels, I'm the only girl and my 2 brothers coerced me into Atari, Nintendo and now I play PS2 with my husband and boy. Mario and Luigi was where I started back in '84. Gawd, I feel old!

Love both pair of shoes!

saray said...

haha the pics with mario are so cute!
Guitar Hero is the best game ever!!!! I can play it all day long :)

Amie said...

Oh wow, you look so pretty! I love the bracelets:)

Love Amie<3<3

Kellie & Steve said...

You guys got hooked up!!!!! I LOVE mario kart but we don't own a nintendo at the moment. We have a bunch of old nintendo games downloaded on our mac and I am the current champion at Tetris.

luxelife said...

man, i've been playing brain age every day since we got those things!

also, i'm really sad because my mariokart charm (the heart with racing colors) broke off later that night! :( i really did kind of like that bracelet, too.

planning on scheduling our cakes & ale outing on facebook tonight! :)

<3
becca

Oh Lady E said...

we have a nintendo wii that i'm ADDICTED to.

the bracelets are so cute!

*~The World is My Catwalk~* said...

I got addicted to Mario back when I was 6, we had the Family Computer then, and then the parentals got me a Gameboy, then I got hooked on another game... and now hubby and I try playing Mario Games on Wii... and are hooked!

I love your outfits.... I really love the shoes!! I hope Nine West here has them.. but nope...sigh...

Katie said...

Oh my God! I'm so jealous! I'm linking this post to my Nintendo post :)

You MUST get the new Super Mario for the DS!

yiqin; said...

I love playing mario on my brother's DS! :D & the mario bracelets are so awesome!

NICOLE said...

i love those shorts lol

Cammila said...

This looks like it was so much fun! I'm a huge geek -- those bracelets are like the coolest things I've ever seen!

June Shin said...

That looked like so much fun! I love your pics with Mario too. Can I play too?

Nay'Chelle said...

Fun outfits, who doesn't love Mario? I used to have a super nintendo when I was younger. I really miss it now. I seriously can't understand all of the newer games (except the wii and guitar hero. They're extremely fun).

Cupcakes and Cashmere said...

ooh love the nine wests in that nude color, they make your legs look miles long! i own them in dark brown, but now i'm second-guessing my purchase!

Fashion Ivy said...

Cute Mario pics. Love guitar hero

kyutie said...

hi! omg.. im so inlove with your super mario photos.. they look great!

take care,
kyutie

Secretista said...

Oh how I miss my gamer days. Videos are a sick obsession. I remeber beign 8 and spending whole dyas couped up in our game room playing nintendo from the crack of dawn til nightfall. GOODTIMES, GOOD TIMES.

Fashion Is Poison said...

haha that's so cute! love the bracelet pic

just_alex said...

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i like your jewellery so much:)

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Danz said...

I haven't played Nintendo in a while but that sounds like SO much fun! You guys look really cute, love the charm bracelets..I want one too!

angie goff said...

what a grand time! i still have my original nintendo and use to be obsessed with wanting to host a nintendo costume party! come as your favorite character!

btw: love the nine west kicks- i'm gonna go find them!

yanny said...

i love your shoes so much, i feel like crying everytime i see it! *sobs*

and you girls are gorgeous!!!!!!

coco said...

I adore the pencil skirt with the white tee
it is so simple but so good!

Times of Glory said...

The pictures are soooooo cute! And the bracelet is just awesome!

What a great time and outfits xxxxxxx

She's Dressing Up said...

you both look great! I wish I had a DS, my boyf was going to buy me one at xmas but they sold out :(

STYLE DU MONDE said...

Your outfits are so cute :-)

Liz Blair said...

Looks like you and your friends are having a great time! I really love the David Bowie pillow! Where did you get it? I would love to have a t-shirt with that graphic design on it!

prettygeeky.com said...

lol, I remember the first video games I played was a mario brothers one...and I haven't gamed since, that is until I met my current bf who plays world of warcraft...now I have a sweet rogue that I'm quite fond of. ahah

You girls look great!

Dana (pron. like Donna) said...

cute headband and bracelets!! I can't pull of a headband..
and I love Mario! Just bought a tshirt with him on it.. I TOTALLY ruled the gameboy version of the game in my past

Diana said...

Very cute bracelets

Ediot said...

you gals look so cute! and a great headband!want it!

pammish said...

the bracelets are fun! i missed mario.. :)

WendyB said...

Who forgot to invite me?

Knight Cat said...

wow at those shoes, the nude beige colored ones! beautiful!


xxx
knightcat