Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Corner View: White

Breaking the Blog Moratorium temporarily to participate in Natsumi's theme for this week's Corner View: White.

I immediately think of Krzysztof Kieslowski's film of the same name from the Trois Couleurs Trilogy. Although White was probably my least favorite of the three movies, they are some my all-time favorite films.

I hardly ever wear white, as I am very sloppy. That, and I think I was traumatized by having to wear my white cotton-poly uniform in nursing school for an entire year!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Blogging Moratorium

Well, Summer has been officially over now for a few days, and Fall is here (at least technically..we are in the midst of another heatwave here in SoCal). My summer was full of sewing, knitting, printing. BBQ-ing. Children. Growing veggies in our garden and eating them.
We sadly only made it to the beach once during the season.

I'm taking a break from my blog to prepare for the opening of my store. And starting my new job. And taking a little break up the Central Coast (hopefully there will be some beach time involved). I may join in the Corner View in the interim...but I may not. Email me if you'd like to chat...I'll still be checking out other people blogs. I'll see you in about a month from now...near the end of October!

** Oh, I know you have all probably seen the "Monster" triangle print before here, & here...I put another shot of it up because I'm super excited about using it on a brown linen dress I'll be adding to the shop!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

FO: Slouch Cowl in Oatmeal & New Art Class Smock


New finished objects that will be added to the shop. More images here, and here.
I'm going to be taking a little break soon from blogging so I can get the shop ready to open on 10/31/09. So much to do. At least one more dress style I'm really excited about, one more cowl,
and hopefully I'll have time to make multiples of the Art Class Smock and Constellation Dress.

Stripes & Circles, Dots & Diagonals

Top: Sunshine & Shadow Dress via Bird

Bottom: Sonia Rykiel gloves also courtesy of Bird
Check out Garance's recent post on Sonia Rykiel here!

Above: Linen Tape (image) from Uguisu Shoten

Bottom: Necklace by Astrid Björk Sweden via Linda Ferrol Studio.
(image courtesy of Linda Ferrol)

APC Winter & Madras Winter

I like. (All images ) From A.P.C. / A.P.C. Madras.
How can some of these items be sold out already? Sheesh.
I'd wear the cape with the folkloric print dress for day, and the black & gold dress with the leopard print coat for evening.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Corner View: Out the Car Window

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Monday, September 21, 2009

Out Takes

From the Corner View assignment for this Wednesday: "Out the Car Window."
I had such a fun time with this theme, since here in L.A. -we spend so much time in our cars- one may as well take advantage of it and make something beautiful.
I'll show you more on Tuesday or Wednesday with the Corner View Post.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Cole, Rood & Haan (& Gram)

Above: All photos courtesy of Cole, Rood, Haan.
Below: Images courtesy of A&M Records.

I think I'm under the influence of my friend Amber, who is a shoe fiend (and I mean that in the best possible way, Amber!). I came across this new line, a branch of Cole Haan, Cole, Rood & Haan via the Oh, Joy! blog.
I love all of these shoes. I think there is something a little rock 'n' roll about them. A little Flying Burrito Bros. A little Gram Parsons (that's him, above, for those of you who don't know, in the pink pants, and above again in the white Nudie suit with the red cross...I think he was under the influence of his friend Keith Richards at the time, style-wise, and er, uh, otherwise. He's my dead rock star crush).

Check out Cole, Rood, & Haan's site. It's beautiful- gorgeous photography & styling- and be prepared to buy shoes.

Saturday, September 19, 2009