Monday, March 30, 2009

Podunk Goes Hollywood

I went to high school (in a little podunk town called Reedley) with this guy, Chris Jarecki. I just found out he is married to Alicia Silverstone and is the lead singer in a band called Stun. I'll have to check them out on iTunes.

Wow. Who knew??

The picture above is from 2006. The one below is more recent, August 2008. He and Alicia apparently switched hair colors.


Friday, March 27, 2009

More Fantastic, Feminista Media Coverage

You gotta love spring and those impending spring showers. During spring, it seems we are also showered with lots of great exposure in various magazines.

Here are the latest:

Both People Style Watch and iVillage feature our Feminista rain boots.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Ain't No Joke

This year the ultimate April Fool's prank is no joke.

As of April 1st California sales tax is increasing 1% thanks to the recently signed state budget.

Do you think they chose that date on purpose?

Cuz there ain't nothing funny about it AT ALL.

According to Wikipedia the jokes are only supposed to last until noon on that day.

Ya think???!!! either.



Monday, March 23, 2009

Chooka Peace Love Boots

We've been getting a lot of emails asking if we will be getting more of the Peace Love boots by Chooka.

We will indeed. They are a big seller and we are having a hard time keeping them in stock. The website is updated now with all sizes so get your order in quickly!


Thursday, March 19, 2009

What the Hell is that Smell?

Those spring showers are in full force and you’re new stylish rain boots have just been delivered to your door. You are SO excited!! You tear into the package, open the shoe box and WHAM! You are hit with a left hook by a smell that could K.O. Mike Tyson.

Could it be…? Nnnnooooooooooooo! The smell is coming from your fabulously stylish new rain boots. How can you be hip and happening when Pepe Le Pew will be all over you like white on rice?

So here’s the thing. Rain boots are made out of rubber. Duh, we all know that. But did you know that rubber is not naturally waterproof? In fact it can get all sticky and lose its shape when wet and gets brittle when cold.

To make the rubber waterproof and hold its shape, it has to be vulcanized. This is a process of curing the rubber which uses, among other things, sulfur. And we all know how stinky that stuff can be….

Now, not all boots will have an odor. In fact, the majority destinkify long before we get them in our warehouse. But sometimes newly manufactured rain boots produce an off-gas that is pretty potent. Like eye wateringly strong. Pepe will soon-be-proposing-marriage-strong.

“Hello, cheri. Where did you get your lovely perfume?”

So, how do you get rid of the smell? Ultimately it will fade with time but if you want to speed up the process, here is what I recommend.

The two F’s. Fresh air and FaBreeze ™.

Spray the insides of the boots a couple of times a day with FaBreeze and put them outside in a shady spot to air out. Preferably not someplace that gets too warm or too cold. Or where the real Pepe can get to them and run away to the Kasbah.

And give them a bit of time. Soon enough you will be Puddle Stomping in Style with your stylishly unstinky rain boots. And Pepe will once again be courting poor Penelope pussycat.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Discovery Channel's "How Its Made"--Rubber Boots

This quick clip shows how rubber rain boots are made. It is actually quite fascinating so I thought I'd share for those of you who have never seen this episode before.

The boots being made are Kamik brand.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

DLL Rainwear Products on GMA Tomorrow!

Glamour Magazine is doing a "Rainwear Under $50" feature on Good Morning America tomorrow March 18th. DLL Rainwear will have some of our ballet rain flats in the fashion show!

Be sure to tune in....


Monday, March 16, 2009

DLL Is Giving Away Boots So You, Too, Can Be InStyle!

DLL Rainwear is participating in's Deals and Steals for March and we are giving away three pairs of DLL Private Label women's rain boots.

That's like a chance to totally win stuff. FREE! STUFF!

If you are interested in entering, click away. Rules and regs are on the entry form.

Good luck!


Thursday, March 12, 2009

Ross Gellar Lives On....

I LOVE the show Friends. I really miss it not being on TV anymore. It is like I Love Lucy and Seinfeld, funny no matter how often you see them or how 'old' the episodes are.

One of the best episodes is the one where Ross buys a new couch. He is too cheap to pay to have it delivered so he forces Rachel and Chandler to help him get it upstairs to his apartment.

The stairs have all of these switchbacks and Ross keeps yelling Pi-VOT! Pi-VOT! more aggressively each time they have to go round a corner.

Fade to me driving down the freeway the other day and seeing a company van. It was called:

Pivot Furniture Moving

Their logo looked like this:

Ross lives on in infamy. Here is a clip of that pivot episode. Hope it makes you laugh out loud.

Here is the URL as well in the event the video gets mucked up like last time.

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Friday, March 6, 2009

New Women's Short Trench Coats

Here are two new styles of Point Zero short trench coats we will soon have in stock.

Both are double breasted with belted waists, lapel collars and bold button closures. The white and silver pattern is subtle yet fashionable and easy to mix and match with many of our bright, patterned boots, like the Western Chief Botanic Pink boots topped off with Tote's Micro-Mini Silver Circles umbrella.

The plaid coat makes a bold statement and would look fantastic with the Chooka Olive or Black Double Buckle rain boots and the Totes Black Gold Sparkle umbrella.

Talk about Puddle Stomping in Style!

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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Become a Facebook Fan!

DLL Rainwear is on Facebook. We would love it if you would become a fan!

There are product and customer photos, links to various articles written about DLL and our products and of course snarky comments posted by yours truly.

And there just might be the occasional coupon code listed as well...

But you will have to become a fan to find out!

Either clink on the link above or when in Facebook, search for DLL Rainwear.


Monday, March 2, 2009

New DLL Rainwear Website Look

While I was away at Disneyland a few weeks ago, the DLL Rainwear website home page got a bit of a facelift. Or maybe just Botox....but either way it is looking good.

Just goes to show that a little change every so often never hurts.

Unless you go to far....

Oh Barry...I see you pay way, WAY too many visits to Sean McNamara and Christian Troy from Nip/Tuck.

I think this calls for an updated version of Oh Mandy:

Well you nipped and you tucked and you lipo'ed

I should have sent you away, oh Christian

Well you anesthetized and stopped me from aging

And I need you today, oh Sean

To administer more of my Botox

To keep the crows feet at bay, oh baby...

I know. I'm bad.

But right now? I am so LMAO.

Um, what was this blog about again?

Oh yea. The new DLL website look. Let this be a warning to the webmaster.

Less is more, man. Less is more! (Although obviously all of my inputs need incorporated.)

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