Hi everyone - a busy day is planned around here, but I thought I'd post a few of my inspirations, fashion-wise, today. Fortunately the "Kurt Cobain Hair" that everyone seems to be raging about is something I already have, since I haven't had a haircut since August. Actually, when you have hair like mine, you really can't have anything BUT Cobain hair.
Apologies in advance for the monster post. But what kind of entrepreneur would I be if I didn't mention my business right before the holidays kick in? Anyway, it's been a fabulous year, and I'm really looking forward to the Holiday Season. The icing on the cake!
Today, I'm very happy to announce my Hip, Hip Holiday Hooray Sale which runs through Black Friday 11/26 to Cyber Monday 11/29
I'm sure you're feeling the competition for your holiday gift-giving attention...and it HAS been rather nuts and rabid this year. BUT. Just in case you need further convincing, here are three very rational reasons to hop over to pick up some goodies:
1. Our items are made in the USA 2. Our items are eco friendly 3. We offer free shipping on orders over $50 oh, and 4. We have tons of cute and unique stuff for under ten dollars!
Oh, I just love Carl Kleiner's work. I originally posted about him way back here, and I was so excited to see some new work up at his site....Wouldn't it be interesting if all of our recipe cards looked like this instead?
I like the idea he's playing with below, too... an interesting take on His and Hers!
Logical me: The thing I love about this work by Studio Fludd is that it's so considered. The color-blocked style that is so hip right now usually looks either flat, or like Candyland. I really like the way they are using the colors to create gentle illusions.
Above, Magnets, pins, and pendants. I also love their lines of paper garlands. Lovely.
And if you are feeling either implusive or rational, I recommend the following:
In conclusion, I might take this moment to request a see-through raincoat with the word love written over and over on it, as if in permanent marker...don't make me try this at home. Because I will, and then my raincoat will end up giving me a fume-induced migraine. Matching boots too while we are at it. Why hasn't anyone made see-through Wellingtons yet?????
A funny fact about my early childhood: I would not leave the house without a belt. I was desperate to create the illusion of a waist. Well, that hasn't changed much. I still don't have a waist, and I still like to wear belts.
Here are a few ideas for fall/winter skinny belts to add to your collection- easy wardrobe staples that make old clothes feel brand new. These are also nice ways to bring in the latest trends without investing in a whole new wardrobe. And, a nice way, if you're over 22, to look stylish...but not too juniors dept. Note - there are some other links in here that are not shown above!
This weekend, I had the opportunity to indulge myself in some fashion stalking... albeit it is well after the S/S 2011 Shows. Now I'm indulging myself again with a mini review of my favorite one, A Détacher.
The miracle of these clothes, that is so hard to pull off convincingly, is that they look mature, which is VASTLY different from looking old. The collection starts off with a few looks that I consider a nod to younger styles and styling, but blooms into a gorgeous variety of loose-yet-body conscious blouses, skirts, and dresses, in solids and bold-yet-controlled prints.
I love the harder accent of raw accessories– suggestively shaped leather belts and neckpieces– in subtly matched colors. The shoes also interest me. There was a great mix of elongating platforms paired with boldly patterned ensembles, wooden platforms paired with day dresses, and sexy strappy sandals (not platforms) paired with pantsuits.
The drape of the clothing is flattering, generous, and glamorous...the lines are light-weight, but not overly afloat. Things intensify when metallic patterns start shimmering across the various fabrics. To me, this whole collection says, in a wonderfully fluid way... "I am totally in control."
It's wonderful to see this attitude in a collection. The image of the designer, Mona Kowalska, bottom right, says it all.
A Détacher Site: Here (not to be missed if you like pantsuits!) A Détacher S/S 2011: Slideshow and read about the collection Here
Just popping in for a moment. I've finally re-entered the creative headspace I've been mooning over for the past...errr....seven to ten months? It feels good but I wish there were eight of me. For me, that is how it feels to be in the creative mindset. Like I want to explode and run every idea I have out to it's conclusion. Exhaust it.
I'm in the process of re-staging some photos for my website, and making some little updates to the product listings... and designing some new products...annnnd working on some new patterns which I would really love to share, but I'm going to exercise restraint and hold off for now.
Anyway, I am so happy to be back in a place where I can work creatively. It's exciting and long overdue.