Thursday, August 27, 2009

Encapsulated: Part I

I have a fantasy about a capsule wardrobe. I do throw a lot of things out/sell them to Beacon's Closet/Ebay them because I generally believe less is more ... however I cannot seem to tell myself that when I am actually IN A STORE. I am a long way from having just five or ten things, but I am always trying to pare down.

This may be a sartorial cliché, but it should certainly be in the capsule:

Image credits (from top): Paraniv, Le Fashion, Vogue France via TFS, Capuccino Bar.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Keep Keep Beading, Luv

Today I went up to midtown NYC and checked out the bead stores (rows and rows of semi- and precious stone beads hanging on about 1 ft. long strings). I could spend hours wandering around weird areas of midtown: the fur blocks, the trim/ribbon blocks, the diamond district...

I have some necklace ideas based around
curb link chains, but I couldn't find any that weren't apparently made of tin with a gold spray paint coating. So I changed paths and now I'm thinking of making some "fine" versions of cheap beaded junk you find in a bin at a thrift store (pony beads, etc.). I think it would be cool to use a "plastic" color palette, but the green is jade, the pink is coral, etc.
One of these days I'll show ya'll what becomes of this little inspiration!

Image sources (top to bottom): Cobrasnake, David Joseph Perez