Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Surfers Soulies Skinheads & Skaters- The Library

One of my favorite fashion inspiration books!

Blurb from the inside cover reads that the book "...goes back to the source, charting the circle of street style from the forties to the nineties, and featuring nearly 200 authentic outfits... A fascinating dimension is added as the authors place examples of street fashion alongside the high fashion creations they have influenced, illustrating how these fashions 'trickled up' to inspire top designers including Calvin Klein, Versace, Chanel, and Yves Saint Laurent."  There is info about the original designers, the owners of the outfits (who once wore them and put them on display at the exhibit) and the times the outfits were changing.  But don't take our word for it... here are a couple of images from this book that changed my life!

Need I say more?

*photography by Danny McGrath

Museum of Neon Art- DTLA

I think I found the site for my Trouble Line shoot, exploring ArtWalk November last week.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Before I was sewing...

...or designing patterns, I was making jewelry.  These are a few talismans I made to protect my energy while I was going through a rough patch in San Francisco.  All with an eastern flair-

Jade dragon.

A mix between the qi bracelets everyone was wearing, made of precious stones, and my desire for something like a strand of pearls, but with a twist.  The grey was protection, the red was energy.

Painted Porcelain Tile.

Chorus Girl- Marie Elena from Vicky Christina Barcelona

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Obsession- Ruben Toledo Illustrations

I collect them from every September Issue vogue, and everywhere else I can find them!



Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Sweater Leggings- An Epic Tale

This place has the most interesting wallpaper- I had to feature it.  Anyhow, the leggings are super warm, great for a night out eating truffle fries and careening around Downtown Lost Angels in brassy steel colored HHBoots.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

The big 20-something!

Had a lovely birthday yesterday, with good food (which was fancy drinks) good friends (E3rd event, the Association Bar, and my darling pal Gina of Rebellionheirs,) and good graphics. 

Or at least, my quick little b-day present to myself; a graphic print dress.

Um... we were a bit distracted taking the photos.  I'll have to style a shoot.  I should have asked for a tripod... anywho, meet the first member of my new line- Graphic!  (or at least, meet a blurry pic of most of it.)  Created, of courses, from a badly scarred remnant in the murkiest crevices of the Condo, it was a piece of birthday cake to throw together.  Here's to a productive year!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

"I very well may be knitting a ranch house!"

One floor-length black sleeveless dress and a fistful of Mardi Gras pearl beads later, I was a real phony!

Nothing like some nice blue people to help fight away the Mean Reds.

I had a blast on Halloween, and everything in the costume was recycled.  The dress I whipped together from a very forgiving, very elastic cotton blend that I bought in remnant pieces at the cardboard condo, my favorite place to shop.  Took all of two hours, and although it was hardly a Audrey HepburnGivenchy, I still felt chic, appropriate, and warm.  I even borrowed a orange stuffed tabby for a few pics!

Audrey Hepburn Little Black Dress