Time's Up! Unless ofc You're Bryan Singer
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I've been rooting for Rami Malek since his oh-so-charming (and authentic) appearance as Egyptian pharaoh Ahkmenrah in Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian. As psyched as I was to find out he'd be leading the Freddie Mercury biopic, I was less psyched about who else happened to be involved with the picture.

While director Bryan Singer was booted from the project for conflicting with Rami (we knew we could trust you, boo) among other reasons, one of those reasons, surprisingly, was not his horrendous behavior in regards to multiple sexual harassment allegations. And, despite being replaced, Singer still retains a directing credit for the film... meaning that every award Bohemian Rhapsody wins this awards season, including Best Picture at the Golden Globes this weekend, also goes to him.

Hollywood has always been good at making grandiose pledges that they fail to follow through with as passionately as the fervor of their initial promise. The lack of accountability is one of the industry's greatest failings, and we see that in full force when attendees parade the red carpet in Time's Up merchandise, yet one of the biggest awards of the night is handed to a film spearheaded by someone with a notoriously shady reputation whose bad behavior has been an unchecked open secret for years.

Yes, we love Rami! Yes, we love Freddie! But why not simply give the award to Rami for acting, and let other (and lbr, much more deserving) pictures take the award of the year, such as If Beale Street Could Talk or The Favourite? Both of these films are excellent, beyond deserving and, amazingly, not directed by alleged rapists. If we can't hold Bryan Singer accountable, can we at the very least not reward him at one of the most prestigious ceremonies of the industry year?

Hollywood, I respect you, but you really need to get better at the follow through.

12 Days of Xmas
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We're always in the spirit of giving but, with the holiday season in full swing, we decided to do something extra special for the Collective. With our 12 DAYS OF XMAS promotion, we're giving away our favorite merch and resources for free, along with discounts on some of our best-selling branding services. All our sales and downloadables will be available until the new year, ending on 12.31.

Find all of the deals on instagram, or check them out here:

DAY ONE -- If you have a WIX website, you can sign up for our $50 Wix Blitz, a service available this month only. We'll revamp your site, sprinkle it with Lola love (see day 5 for translation) and Christmas magique, and get you all set to rock your business into the new year.

DAY TWO -- Launching a campaign soon? In the trenches and shouting into a non-responsive void? WE'VE BEEN THERE GIRL. We've also helped get campaigns back on track, and end successfully. Book our Crowdfunding Lifeline calls for only $50. This 45 minute session is $25 off, because we get it. Crowdfunding is hella hard. We're here to help.

DAY THREE -- A "give women their things." tee giveaway. Need that fresh feminist swag? Something that lets the men around know they can advocate for the devil all they want, as long as it's far away from you? This shirt is what you need. Giveaway ended on 12.5 (follow our IG so you never miss the free ish). But bonus, if you missed the giveaway, you can always buy one anytime in our store.

DAY FOUR -- What kind of holiday sale would it be without a discount on our most popular service? Get a 90-minute Creative Consultation with us for a sale-exclusive price of $100. Yes, that's a whole $50 off. Take advantage of it before we sober up from all the eggnog, aka the only reasonable explanation for such a steal.

DAY FIVE -- When building PT, we created a persona that embodies the spirit of the company. That persona–our bb girl Lola–informs all of our branding and social media. We're giving you the key to that same consistency with our signature LOLA branding form, downloadable for you to customize to your own aesthetic.

DAY SIX -- If you need to fix up your social media, you're gonna want to hit up our $25 social media audit. We cover up to three accounts, and within 24 hours of booking, get you back on track.

DAY SEVEN -- A "give women their things." mug giveaway. Did you know this is the most popular item in our store? Use it as a vase, a pencil holder, a caffeine fix, a decorative conversation piece. We're not here to tell you how to live your life. We're here to give you free stuff. Ended on 12.9, but always available for purchase in our store.

DAY EIGHT -- 50% off photoshoots? Yes, pls. Collaborate with our amazing Collective of female creatives in LA, NYC and Philly to get the best branding photos. Product shots? We got you. Social media content? Done. Fully styled editorial? Our specialty. We'll coordinate a full-scale photo shoot just for you to use for ecomm, editorial, or for your portfolio. We know coordinating is a headache from locations, to sourcing talent, to legalities, and to delivering final images. We'll take care of it all, start to finish, and hire all women, obvi. WUT UP.

DAY NINE -- Remember how we mentioned you could buy our "give women their things." merch directly from our store if you missed out on the giveaway? Well, as always, we got you. You can get 10% off of any item in the collection with the special code HOLIDAZE.

DAY TEN -- Photoshoots aren't the only thing we're doing for 50% off. Our branded video shoots are 50% off too, because we never do anything by halves-- except sometimes our prices. We'll coordinate a branded video just for you for ecomm, brand stories, editorial, any of that good stuff. Same as our photoshoots, we do all the work. All you have to do is lay back and relax with some hot chocolate and ridiculous Hallmark Christmas specials.

DAY ELEVEN -- Our biggest giveaway ever? Yep. Will it happen again? Probably not. We gifted one of our IG followers with a free 1 hour indie production consultation call. Got a script or a concept that you want to produce, but don’t know where to start? This giveaway ended on 12.13, but you can still book this service here and we’ll break it down from development to post-production and promo.

DAY TWELVE -- Our final day and final giveaway. We gave away our "give women their things." tote so you can carry your laptop, all those books you've been meaning to start since last January, or even your groceries, because you care about the environment (and you hate paying that extra fee for shopping bags). Ended 12.14, but literally secure the bag with 10% off HOLIDAZE discount in our store.

We weren't kidding when we said we were feeling the holiday spirit this year. P sure we're giving Santa a run for his money. But like all good things, the sales will come to an end eventually. Make sure you don't miss out!

xo

Pretty Thing x Lyft
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Hollywood, CA (August 10th, 2018) -- Pretty Thing, a female-driven creative studio in Los Angeles, announced today that Lyft, the fastest growing rideshare company in the U.S., will be the Presenting Sponsor for their inaugural Los Angeles event on Friday, August 17th, at Boulevard3, entitled The Pretty Collective.

“It’s important for women to understand that the success that they are working towards is attainable,” says Pretty Thing Co-Founder, Myah Hollis. “This event is not intended to just be another source of inspiration. We want to empower women with the tools, knowledge and community they need to feel confident and competent in any room that they enter and with everything that they create.”

The format of the evening will consist of keynote speakers featuring Nicole Swartz of Sprout Law, Maya Washington (aka Shameless Maya), and Erin May of 20th Century Fox Television, followed by a Q&A panel moderated by filmmaker Adrienne Rose White. Lyft will provide $10 credits for rides home from the event, and members of Lyft’s UpLyft program will be in attendance.

“UpLyft [Lyft] echoes everything we are as a community. We [Pretty Thing] embody diversity. Our world is nonbinary, multicultural, and inclusive. By owning who we are as individuals, we break through limitations to build something better. Everyone wants to feel like they're part of a community. We give them a place to belong.” says Pretty Thing Co-Founder, Sarah Hawkins.

Tickets for The Pretty Collective are available on Eventbrite at: tinyurl.com/tpc817. General admission ticket seating is first come, first served. Tickets will not be available at the door.

About Lyft:

Lyft was founded in June 2012 by Logan Green and John Zimmer to improve people’s lives with the world’s best transportation. Lyft is the fastest growing rideshare company in the U.S. and is available to 95 percent of the US population as well as in Ontario, Canada. Lyft is preferred by drivers and passengers for its safe and friendly experience and its commitment to effecting positive change for the future of our cities.

About Pretty Thing:

Pretty Thing is a creative studio run by women who believe in two things: making art that matters and finding your people. Founded by Sarah Hawkins and Myah Hollis, the creative studio focuses on empowering women through community and the production of female-driven content.