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And for the big college rivals in Oregon, the Ducks and Beavers.
As well as some sporty favorites for those fans that like to get in the thick of it themselves!
We are back from sunny California and the extravaganza eleganza-filled weekend of the 2nd annual RuPaul’s DragCon at the Los Angeles Convention Center. What a wonderful and unique celebration of diversity, acceptance, equality, and flat-out fun! We couldn’t be happier that we were asked to be a part of it!
Friday evening, VIP Preview Night kicked off with the one, the only, King of Queens, RuPaul, taking the time to stop by each and every vendor booth for a personal welcome. How cool is that? Pretty much right at the top of the cool-o-meter! Our turn came just as we were putting the finishing touches on our space.
On Saturday, attendee Max (not drag queen Max, who was also spotted throughout the weekend), picked up a pair of our Sock Dreams exclusive Queer Pride socks by Gumball Poodle, and came by the next day proudly displaying fantastically rainbow legs. An endless sea of glitz and glamour, ball gowns and shiny crowns, glitter beards and platform heels overtook the exhibit hall. The most delightful sensory overload one could ask for!
Sunday found another fabulous day with RuPaul opening the morning by roller skating circuits around the show floor. We loved the opportunity to meet some iconic figures in the drag world and enjoyed a weekend of unity.
Dreamer Rose was wide-eyed and giddy over getting to meet the ever glamorous Chad Michaels.
Dreamer Nina enthusiastically seized an eleventh hour opportunity to say “Hey Qween” to comedian, talk host, and all-around entertainer Johnny McGovern.
Then, in a flash, 4 PM rolled around, the floor lights turned off, and the fabulous Miss Kennedy Davenport made the final sock purchase of the weekend, before we all sashayed away. Because everybody knows, with the dancing feet on that girl, comfy and cozy socks are a must!
We wish we had more pictures to share, but such a busy weekend it was! If you’d like to see more, hop on over to RuPaul’s DragCon Facebook or Instagram. And if you’d like to get your share of charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent…plans are already in the works for next year’s 3rd annual gathering!
Your Birthday is right around the corner Gemini, and we’ve got some great collections of socks that may be just what you need to treat yourself this year. As amateur astrologists, we’ve taken the time to find the perfect socks to match your personality and your needs.
The zodiac symbol for Gemini is, of course, the Twins; but rather than being two separate people with many similarities, we’re speaking of a single person with two (or sometimes more) different versions of themselves. Sort of like a coin with two sides, both heads and tails.
This seeming contradiction of temperament may, at times, confuse those around you, as they’re never quite sure which version of a Gemini they might encounter at any given moment. However, this dichotomy serves a greater purpose for a Gemini, and makes you some of the most unique and creative people on the planet! Geminis love the experience of life, and your dualistic nature allows you to experience the world in many different ways. It also gives you the ability to express yourself in ways that most of us could not even imagine. It is in fact your great imagination that sets you apart from the rest of the zodiac.
It is true that Twins don’t always get along, however. It may seem, to outsiders at least, that a Gemini’s many personalities may clash with one another. Of course Geminis know that some of the best partnerships are born in opposition. One cannot grow without conflict, after all. Where others see foes, a Gemini sees the possibility for a beautiful friendship!
There may be moments when you find that you simply cannot choose a side to stand on. Well Gemini, we’re here to tell you that sometimes, you don’t have to choose!
So there you have it Gemini, so many socks to fit all of the many different yous. And don’t forget to ask for a limited edition Gemini Sticker when you check out (in your Order Notes). Happy Birthday Gemini; may your feet stay as unique, creative and colorful as you are!
Here at Sock Dreams, we’re big fans of bikes and the people who ride them—being Portlanders, it’s practically required! In past years we’ve participated in a local bike festival, Filmed by Bike, and we support the Bicycle Transportation Alliance (our shop even offers a special promotion for members). We gave you a lot of recommendations for Bike to Work Day a few years ago, but we’re always getting new products, and we thought it was time we highlighted some current favorites for cyclists.
First, we have a few styles to help show off your bike pride with bright colors and charming gears.
We’ve also got a great selection of novelty socks for any taste. Tie back your skirt or roll up your jeans to reveal a flash of fashionable socks, as well as protect your clothing from splashes of dirt and the nasty bite of the bike chain.
For those of you riding at night, or during the treacherous early hours of the morning, you may feel a bit better on the road with a pop of neon. Stay safe, stay visible!
You may also want to utilize some tights or leggings to help keep off the wind-chill, especially in the colder months of the year. Fleece-lined tights and leggings are great for this, and can be layered under pants in the winter for extra warmth.
If you bike daily, you may want to invest in some socks to help protect against calluses and blisters. We’ve got a few socks aimed at athletic individuals (whether you prefer pedaling, hiking, or running on a treadmill), and we’ve also got some compression socks to keep your legs healthy during your static work day.
The truly waterproof socks by Showers Pass would also be a good investment for riders in the Pacific Northwest. It can get pretty wet here, and even the loveliest days have been known to go from fair to a downpour at the drop of a helmet.
Remember, whenever you’re biking, it’s important to stay hydrated! Grab a trusty water bottle to fight thirst on the road. Happy cycling!