Monday, December 1, 2008

Re-purposed Purpose-fuls IV--Pajamas!

30's Vintage Art Deco Pajamas

Hand-Made Organic Bamboo and Cotton PJ Set

The most beautiful dress I've ever seen!!!

This gorgeous Edwardian dress sold on Dorothea's Closet for $650. It may very well be the most beautiful piece of clothing I've ever laid my eyes on. Not that I have anywhere to wear it...but the thought of how it would sit on my body and how I would feel inside of it is almost overwhelming. Should clothing make me this emotional?

Friday, November 28, 2008

Skeleton Chic

I fell in love with these pieces while perusing spring fashion shows and can't for the life of me remember who the designer is. They're fantastic and I feel the need to recreate them or scavenge something similar. But first things first...does anyone know who fabricated these works of wearable art?


Sunday, November 23, 2008

Re-purposed Purpose-fuls III--Winter/Rain Boots

60's Vintage Rain Boots

Vegan-Recycled Materials-Water Resistant

Vegan-Fabric with Rubber Soles


This Runs On Blood
DJ Inti

Monday 11/24

LoBot Gallery
1800 Campbell St.
West Oakland,CA

doors 7
show 8

7 bux

Hand-Made & Vintage. My Finds.

Mutton Sleeve Jacket:Vintage Jessica McClintick-Buffalo Exchange

Tank:Forever 21 (shhh!)

Pussy Willow Skirt:Self-made from vintage fabric and buttons

Purple 80's Boots:Buffalo Exchange

Envelope Necklace:Gift--Letter inside reads "I love you"

Ear Tusks: 7/16" Hardwood

Designer Vintage!!

I've come across some really grand designer vintage lately! That's not to say that the internet isn't an amazing resource for designer vintage--because it is!--but these pieces are just CHOICE! If I had the money to spend, I would grab all three. That is, if they were in my size...oh, the trouble with vintage!

Vintage Poloma Picasso

70's Oscar de la Renta

70's Lanvin

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Re-purposed Purpose-fuls II--Light (Fall) Jacket!

These jackets are PERFECT for the weather right now where I live--the Bay Area. It's been 8o degrees and sunny out all weekend with cool evenings. Perfect jacket weather. I think I may snag the 80's Avant Garde jacket. I just love it!

Don't forget to CLICK the PIC!

100% organic cotton

vintage 80's

hand-made from recycled fabrics

The Franklin Fountain

My Friend Jon turned me onto this amazing soda fountain, The Franklin Fountain, in Philadelphia! Even though I've never even been there it seems pretty amazing and beautiful. I wish I were in Philly so that I could become a regular!

When I was a kid there was a soda fountain right down the street from my house, a real old school one, and I would ride my bike down the few blocks and get cherry vanilla phosphates and penny candy. I miss that place. The Franklin Fountain not only seems as though it could bring back that nostalgic feeling for me, but also fill me with a joy I haven't felt in a long while. The joy of innocence.

The soda fountain in general is an ephemeral thing. Most of us don't even know what one is. But I remember--and I crave one close to home. I guess I'll have to take a trip to Philly to get that taste of the past I desire!

"Eat to please yourself, but dress to please others" -Ben Franklin

Saturday, November 15, 2008

layers, shape, pattern, texture, black, color, quirk, and sass.

These are the things that I look for when I'm checking out the runway shows, as inspiration, from fashion week. Here are a few of my favorite looks from the Fall/Winter '08 Ready-to-Wear shows.