Monday, May 3, 2010

#25 Florida here we come!

Florida here we come! My BF is taking me on vacation to sunny Florida. I'm thinking of taking this silk number with me. Honestly, I don't think I'll be hitting the town on this trip. All I want to do is lay on the beach and soak up the sun. Now I hear there's an oil spill headed for the coast! Let's face the facts, now that sunbathing is becoming taboo, I suppose I've not much to celebrate with regards to our upcoming excursion. Other than the fact that A) I'm alive and B) I'll be off work for a few days. That in itself is celebration enough for me. As you can see, I'm quite easy to please.

(Newport News silk wrap shirt and skirt; BCBG platform sandals, Gigi Vandal-Pop leather cuff, Vintage Jack McConnell hat)

Saturday, May 1, 2010

#24 Houndstooth Topper

I made this bracelet to match my topper. I have hoards of black cuffs, but needed something that would pop right along with the pattern in this topper. I suppose it works well enough. I notice it! So I've turned my living room into my studio (for the moment) and behind me is my late friend's, mother's sewing machine (did I get all the commas right?). It is from the 1940's, I believe, probably older. It's a beast and I'm ashamed to say that I don't know how to use it. I fear that I do all my sewing by hand. Always have. I recently joined a Couture Sewing group and I'm hoping to go even further with my hand sewing. Oh the possibilities...
AND, who knows, perhaps one of my class mates will take pity on me and show me how to work this contraption as well. That is my wish...
(WilliWear houndstooth topper, Victoria's Secret silk tie neck blouse, Newport News knit pants, Stuart Weitzman suede knee boots, Gigi Vandal-Pop Italian lambskin & freshwater pearl leather cuff)

Friday, April 30, 2010

#23 Leather Mama

I know I've been out of the loop for a while, but I've been busy trying to be somebody. I tell you, the cares one loses when they decide to be someone instead of something! It's quite fun actually. So, on the express advice of a few great friends, I decided to take my love of crafting leather accessories to the streets. What I mean is, I started making handbags, jewelry, etc. to go with my various "get-ups!" The cool thing is, other women like them too. I sold my first bag in a restaurant right off my arm! How cool is that?

(Cashmere turtleneck, Bloomingdales leather dress, Nordstrom's hoisery, knee socks from a trip to Amsterdam, Stuart Weitzman suede knee boots, Gigi Vandal-Pop Italian lambskin & freshwater pearl bracelet, Lyric Culture leather bangles)

(Gigi Vandal-Pop "Rocking Clutch")

(GVP "Yin/Yang" Reversible handbag)

(GVP: Yin/Yang con't)

(GVP: "Her Bloody Bones" Reversible purse)

(close up of Bloody Bones)