misfit toys.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

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Monday, April 14, 2014
“The (500) Days of Summer attitude of “He wants you so bad” seems attractive to some women and men, especially younger ones, but I would encourage anyone who has a crush on my character to watch it again and examine how selfish he is. He develops a mildly delusional obsession over a girl onto whom he projects all these fantasies. He thinks she’ll give his life meaning because he doesn’t care about much else going on in his life. A lot of boys and girls think their lives will have meaning if they find a partner who wants nothing else in life but them. That’s not healthy. That’s falling in love with the idea of a person, not the actual person.”
— Joseph Gordon-Levitt (x)(via mooretome)

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Monday, April 14, 2014

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Monday, April 14, 2014

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Monday, April 14, 2014
Monday, April 14, 2014
“She was bored. She loved, had capacity to love, for love, to give and accept love. Only she tried twice and failed twice to find somebody not just strong enough to deserve it, earn it, match it, but even brave enough to accept it.”

William Faulkner, The Town: A Novel of the Snopes Family   (via walkstrongmyfriends)

Is this for me? :o

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Monday, April 14, 2014
Monday, April 14, 2014
“When I was young I asked my priest how you can get to Heaven and still protect yourself from all the evil in the world. He told me what God said to His children, “You are sheep among wolves. Be wise as serpents, yet innocent as doves.””
— Gone Baby Gone (via writingsforwinter)

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Monday, April 14, 2014



Sometimes you need to remind yourself that you were the one who carried you through the heartache. You are the one who sits with the cold body on the shower floor, and picks it up. You are the one who feeds it, who clothes it, who tucks it into bed, and you should be proud of that. Having the strength to take care of yourself when everyone around you is trying to bleed you dry, that is the strongest thing in the universe.

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Monday, April 14, 2014
“And you tried to change, didn’t you? Closed your mouth more. Tried to be softer, prettier, less volatile, less awake… you can’t make homes out of human beings. Someone should have already told you that. And if he wants to leave, then let him leave. You are terrifying, and strange, and beautiful. Something not everyone knows how to love.”
— Warsan Shire, For Women Who Are Difficult To Love (via wanderlunds)

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Monday, April 14, 2014
Monday, April 14, 2014
“I already said too much. I already shared too much, and I want all my secrets back. I hate getting close to people these days, I always regret sharing too much, caring too much, doing too much, feeling too much.”
— Unknown (via felicefawn)

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Monday, April 14, 2014
“I wonder if you know yet that you’ll leave me. That you
are a child playing with matches and I have a paper body.
You will meet a girl with a softer voice and stronger arms and she
will not have violent secrets or an affection for red wine or eyes
that never stay dry. You will fall into her bed and I’ll go back
to spending Friday nights with boys who never learn my last name.

I have chased off every fool who has tried to sleep beside me
You think it’s romantic to fuck the girl who writes poems about you.
You think I’ll understand your sadness because I live inside my own.
But I will show up at your door at 2 am, wild-eyed and sleepless.
and try and find some semblance of peace in your breastbone
and you will not let me in. You will tell me to go home.”
— Clementine von Radics (via volatilebodies)


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Wednesday, March 5, 2014


The Urban Young Professional: Delivery One

"Forcing ourselves out the comfort zone" is an underlying theme for the Empire Team this year. We released a variation of shirts and sweaters since 2010 but, forcing ourselves out the comfort zone for 2014, we are introducing our first line of accessories.

The accessories include his&her bow tie— the males rock them with a sueded strap while the ladies do with a simple gold-colored chain.. We are also releasing wooden earring studs, which our good friend Ryan Donida produced for us.

What I am the proudest of is the amount of elbow grease used to produce this collection. I designed the patterns, ordered custom heavy cotton twill, then rekindled my relationship with an old flame: the sewing machine. (Thank goodness for clothing class in high school). As for the earrings, Ryan and I spent twice a week nearly for a month fighting for time with a laser cutter to get the design right. Thank you times infinity, Ryan!

The accessories will be on sale April 12th for a special release at our next event. More on that later but be sure to save the date, Bay Area folks, especially if you want first dibs. 

- ChiChai@Empire

 P.s. To see more pictures of the Urban Young Professional collection, click here

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Designed by Sam Paro.