Sunday, January 13, 2008

Justice Prevails

this is not Lean but this is how she looked
Is there any Justice in a society that values material objects over everything else? Yes, there is. And plenty of it.

Did someone say children's party? These are intriguing questions to which I answer, I'm there, baby!

Lean was invited to a birthday party at Justice. Was this to be a party where girls dress as lawyers and try pretend cases? No, Justice is a girl's clothing boutique. interesting

The marketing department for Justice must be made of the most bloodless, materialistic, geniuses in the country. THEY....ARE....GOOD.

We first arrived at the store greeted by Hannah Montana music and bright, shiny girlie things as far as the eye could see. Tween Mecca. We were instructed to just look around the store and try things out while we wait for the other guests. Sweeet. Of course every girl found numerous objects of lust they could just not live without. "Pleeeease, Mama, pleeeease" could be heard from every corner. I resisted but several other moms were not as war torn by six year old pleading as I was. The glint of credit cards was nearly blinding.

Finally two adorable teen girls called the girls together and gave the girls shopping bags to go shopping with. They were allowed to choose six trinkets and five pieces of candy. As these were not the biggest and best to be found, uh, purchased in the store there was much ogling and feeling of other, better booty (available for immediate purchase).

Then the girls were given Rock Idol hair and makeup and instructed to choose a purse, sunglasses and feather boa from the store shelves. They preened and bopped and strutted their stuff in a run way show while cameras flashed all around them.

Of course the boa, purse and glasses were not part of the party package but sold separately and available for immediate purchase. Lucky for me they were given a cupcake after the items were returned to the shelves or purchased. Lean is all about the cupcake, who needs girlie fluff you have to beg your mom for when there is a mouth watering confection at your disposal? That's my girl.

Against my better judgement I will have to say the girls looked adorable and had a blast. Maybe justice really is available for the right price.

25 comments:

No Cool Story said...

We visited Justice in Medford Oregon and I LOVED IT. My Fashionista thought it was for younger girls (and not her) so whatever.

But I thought it was so fun and then I felt let down because there weer no such stores when I was little :(

NO fair Jean Knee.

No Cool Story said...

Ah, and also we visited the one in Las Vegas :)

'Cause I'm cool like that.

Dapoppins said...

Interesting name for a store, great marketing tool, and fun party idea. Again...great marketing tool.

Millie said...

Justice sounds like every feminist's nightmare. I might have to hunt one down. :)

We took Bella and her friends to the beauty school for her birthday party one year - they all had their hair and fingernails done. I love girly-girliness.

elasticwaistbandlady said...

I prefer Justice to the "ProstiTot" nightmare of Libby Lu. There's a Justice down the street from us. My second oldest daughter loves it because they carry a wide variety of Monkey Wear.

elasticwaistbandlady said...

So when we have the next bloggy get-together and you come along(you WILL come along, right?) we should have a party at Justice.

We can catfight on the catwalk over who gets the purple boa, jean knee.
It's Mine!!

Lisa said...

I've never heard of Justice, but we have Girl Mania here. Sounds like the same thing. We have never been to a party there. A friend of ours owned a store like this in the bay area. (she recently closed it and moved down here) They are the very cool.

Bee said...

I accidentally went into either a Justice or Libby Lu Who one at Woodfield Mall and I almost didn't get out of there alive! Remember I'm the person that is no good with kids.
I was looking for something for my niece, then 12, and ran out of there like a scared little... well, girl.
GUESS WHAT JEAN KNEE???
My momma comes home tomorrow!

Brian o Vretanos said...

And you were having such a good time that you forgot to get a picture of yourself in a feather boa?

I'm glad everyone enjoyed themselves.

Bee said...

I'm sure she did take a picture of herself with a boa.
PICTURE PICTURE PICTURE!
Even if it is with green goop on your face.

No Cool Story said...

PICTURE PICTURE PICTURE!

NCS's friend said...

PICTURE PICTURE PICTURE!

ncs's other friend said...

PICTURE PICTURE PICTURE!

super happy girl said...

PICTURE PICTURE PICTURE!

super happy girl's friend said...

PICTURE PICTURE PICTURE!

picture monster said...

No no no, pictures of Jean Knee!

Millie said...

You absolutely are coming next time, we will not take "no" for an answer.

That girl's wearing a big pink stripey sock on her hand. Is that the latest fashion craze???

Jean Knee said...

oh yeah it's like a fingerless glove, thing.

elasticwaistbandlady said...

Bee said WOODFIELD MALL!!!!!

We always ate at a place there called John'S garage. Well......one day my mom and aunt were talking and didn't notice a very young elastic drinking the sangria which she thought was fruit punch.

Long story short. Young elastic slept for two days straight AFTER giggling and bouncing back and forth between the walls of the mall and having to be carried out.

elasticwaistbandlady said...

I was 6. Doesn't that sound like more fun than a party at Justice?

Melissa said...

$25 per girl... hmmm... I am afraid I'd be too cheap to spend that kind of money... no matter how many feather boas they have!

Bee said...

Elastic! Johns Garage is still there! I've had these parmasean fries, because I'm a healthy eater like that, that are scrumdidilyumpcious!!
Jean Knee my mom's home!

Millie said...

$25 a kid? Holy poop!

Annie said...

You are making this small town girls head spin. I've never heard of that store.

Right now, Mini Me's mission in life is figuring out how she can get me back into Claires.

BTW, Hannah Montana is my hero!

K- said...

Note to Annie: Claire's is more fun without kids. They have fun earrings for holidays.

So glad we don't have inJustice around here. Do you know how many boas I can buy at Doll@r Tree with $25?! I am so much more thrifty than those "other" places.