This über-feminine collection from Marchesa seems so refreshing to me right now after what’s been in fashion for the past few seasons. Despite the fact that my own tastes are definitely more on the masculine side at the moment as well, I find that I’m really inspired by these frothy, intricate gowns for fall.
I hope you ushered in 2012 in style. I made a little last minute janky fluorescent paper crown for myself, and was glad I did! There’s nothing like a silly accessory to make you feel more in the spirit of the holiday.
Made with: fluorescent orange paint; a plastic headband, rubber cement, construction paper; a variety of Formaline tapes.
May your 2012 be better than your 2011!
Did you all see this photo of Miranda July on Jak & Jil? Gorgeous.
Tommy gets the best shots.
Perhaps you’ve already heard about Pacific Standard Time, especially if you’re a Southern California resident. If not, check out their site and start planning what events and exhibitions you want to go to!
“Pacific Standard Time is an unprecedented collaboration of cultural institutions across Southern California coming together to celebrate the birth of the L.A. art scene. Beginning October 2011, over 60 cultural institutions will make their contributions to this region-wide initiative encompassing every major L.A. art movement from 1945 to 1980.”
I’m super excited about these upcoming shows and events in and around LA. I suppose I should also mention that my jewelry line is going to be featured in the Orange County Museum of Art’s shop in conjunction with their Two Schools of Cool exhibit and State of Mind: New California Art Circa 1970, which is their contribution to Pacific Standard Time. I’m currently working on a batch of one-of-a-kind pieces for them, mainly with vintage materials.
Well tomorrow is my birthday. This has been an especially rough year, hence the sparse posts, but it’s only getting better. Anyway, I found this ring on Etsy and found myself thinking about it way too much… and then I bought it as a birthday present for myself. This seller is so nice, by the way! I thought it’d be a nice way to celebrate another year of life, despite the fact that it’s a mourning ring.
It’s a Civil War era mourning ring that is etched with a little daisy chain and zig-zag border on a round yellow gold disk mounted to the rose gold band. I really love how sweet and simple it is- and I like the way it looks with my signet ring (which I never take off). There is a place in back where a lock of hair would have been kept behind a protective covering, but which has worn away with time. I’ve been obsessed with antique mourning jewelry for a very long time, but this is my first purchase, as most of it is not attainable for me ($$$!), nor is most of it practical for frequent wear.