When I think of the decades that have made the most impact on my own personal style, I immediately think “Vintage” but more specifically I would say that the style of my Grandmother’s youth, the 40’s and the 50’s have the most impact on what I determine to be both ladylike and exuberant. Today’s designers agree because I can find so much “modern” fashion that has taken it’s cue from these two decades. Lovely feminine details with classic hemlines is more my style than flashy flash and super short.
Obvi Lady Gaga gets attention for her outrageous outfits, Katy Perry brings up the rear with a different kind of fantastical outfitting and now Florence Welch (of Florence and the Machine fame) is being dressed in Gucci (which I would pay to see but unfortunately was sold out in my area)… this makes me feel not so silly for liking to step out of the box sometimes. By no means am I wearing a hat made out of human hair (seeing as I already have human hair on my head) buuuuuuuuuut these ladies are breaking the mold and making it accepted if not OK to be a little weird. I like being weird. Weird is better than boring, am I right?
|Gucci Designs for Florence and the Machine|
So I have always loved the look of this necklaces with fabric beads or beads covered in fabric, however they are made. I did a little research online and found that there were quite a few tutorials for different kinds of variations on the beaded fabric jewelry. Here is my go at it using some left over fabric from a dress I am making, some beads from a necklace that met its demise in Boston and a couple other little notions hangin’ around.
I am totally digging the star themed things floating around the designers’ new collections. Obvi, I have some favorites, ALL of which are far too expensive for this girl to buy, but it doesn’t mean I don’t want to share with you some of my favorites! The following are honorable mentions in the race to be my favorite star themed item ever:
But my all time favorite? I don’t even know how much this is, because you have to request the price, that’s how expensive it is… but it doesn’t mean I love it any less.
After seeing him for awhile, we started talking about what our dreams of all dreams were. I told him I had always dreamed of being a Fashion Designer and he a Game Designer… I mean, before telling him, I really didn’t tell anyone what my interests were except for my roommate… She did see me doing it afterall, my crafty stuff that is. Anyhoo… yeah so my boyfriend listened to me talk about all the things that I liked to do and not only thought it was cool but pushed me to take it further.
He told me that I should start blogging about it and to really hunker down and invest in what was an underdeveloped hobby and could be more in the future. So that’s what I did. In the very beginning, it was just the man who read my blog. I didn’t want to share with friends or even family what I was doing because I mean, I was still embarrassed and sort of scared of what people would think.
But as the months went on, my man kept on encouraging me, encouraging me to share my projects, get out there and throw myself into the creative community, which I did. He bought me a new sewing machine and dress form but more importantly he listened to my ideas even though sometimes they seem really stupid to me. He reads every blog post that I write. He even created a nook for me in our master bedroom so that I have my own space to create. He told me that others would think what I was doing was cool too, if I just gave them the chance to see it. He was right. To make a long story sort of shortish, this guy is my biggest fan.
Also, do yourself a favor and check out my partner in posting crime today, Brandi from Brandigirlblog!