Bryant Park fantastic.

So… it is the time of year again.  Fashion Week (that last for the month) started in New York.  Of course I am addicted to Style.com right now because of it.  So I have never really liked Tracy Reece before but DAMN I just want one of each from her fall09 rtw. 

Great high waist!

Great high waist!

Simple and very wearable.

Simple and very wearable.

Yummy pants, great silouette

Yummy pants, great silhouette

 

I also like the Diesel Black and Gold show…. of course, it fits right in my not so prim and proper aesthetic.

I love the layering!!!!

I love the layering!!!!

A litttle steampunk for your enjoyment.

slightly steampunk for your enjoyment.Again, great layering.

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM,MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM, good!

Stay tuned for more… or don’t, whateves!

…these are a few of my favorite things.

So this week’s Favorite Things have sort of a antiquated, androgynous, pirate flavor to them:

 

Serious Jewlery right here folks!

Serious Jewlery right here folks!

1) It starts with… well… a little purchase off of Etsy , what else.  It is this ingenious recycled cuff that I have had my eye on for a while.  After selling a few things, I can really justify anything …and that is very dangerous.

 

yummy!!

yummy!!

 

2) I have been looking at this picture for the last six months.   I really love it.  I know nothing about Poiret… but when my boss gave me this I found the jacket vest combo was inspiring.  It has been at the top of historical file of inspiration (kind of like I have for fashion)… I keep stuff in there for research and for interesting shapes and details.  I was going to enter a make it in wool back in like October, with a motorcycle jacket/ vest peeking out the bottom a la the picture but … just not so good with dead lines.  I could not find the right zippers in time for the contest (damn zippers).  Well, I have been making good process this last week.

bomberjacket1

gedc0494linning

3) Here is a close-to-finished motor cycle jacket (not pressed or top stitched).  It is made out of a B. Black wool from a couple of years ago.   My favorite part is the AWESOME skull printed silk charmeuse lining!   I (think) I like the shorter length of this jacket and I really don’t think I would go peplem like in the picture, so it is got a 21st century up date.  That nice big collar is yummy.  My own look has a more steampunk feel to in then the Poiret picture*

gedc0485vest

 

4)  Here is the vest I did.  I really wanted a vest that looked good open or shut.  And had the length of the vest in Poiret picture.   The result is rad and now I want to make it in a couple of different fabrics as well as create a graded pattern for it to sell.  Vest are really simple to make and don’t take a lot of fabric…. NICE.  My friend Jessica said that the vest reminded her of a gun holster…. So I guess it’s my gun holster vest.  I wanted it to feel like it a tank top that dipped under my arms when opened and then looked like a fitted vest when closed. *

I am stronger then this slip!

I am stronger then this slip!

5) I am going to end with something that I did NOT buy on etsy.  I think that balance is good… and so is refraining.  Although this cute slip make me evoke Veruca Salt: “don’t care how, I want it now!”  I don’ t need it.  I am happy with out it.  Actually, I am happier with out it.

  

*These pics are just sneak peeks.  I want to try to recreate the Poiret picture when I am done with the clothing so better pics will follow.  So stay tuned…. or don’t whateves.

…a few of my favorite things- a fashion declaration.

So I am getting all excited about selling on Etsy and realize that I would like to take my blog more in a fashion direction.  In theory (or maybe fantasy)I feel like Esty allows the rouge designer (me) to basically to buy 6-10 yards of fabric that I like, make something to fit me or friends, take photos (which have also fallin’ into place magically), and then sell the design built to order based on a basic set of measurements from the customer.  THIS COULD BE GLOBALIZATION CHANGING, PEOPLE.  Which give me hope for fashion and sustainablity.

In order to celebrate this more fashionable direction I will try taking, I am composing a list of a few of my favorite fashion things… for the week:

 

Look mom, I'm in my knickers!

Look mom, I'm in my knickers!

#1~I love long underwear in the winter time.  Here is a pair that I made (and am selling on Etsy).  The thing that I like about long underwear it that they fit well in to my layering style.  They are a great alternative to tights and leggings and a little less lady- like.  Lady- like never made it into the history books, pansy ass!  I own long undies in a variety of fiber mixes- these are cotton, I LOVE silk long undies but they never come in fun prints (hint hint REI) so they mostly come out for snowboarding and if I am really channelling Grunge (silk and grunge… oh, yes I did).

 

Alishan (sp?) oolong from Taiwan- "the good stuff"

Alishan (sp?) oolong from Taiwan- "the good stuff"

 

#2~I love Green Tea.  I drink it every day and usually more then one cup.  THIS IS fashion related because this and the Sandusky Massage (scroll down) are the closest this I really get to in Beauty Treatments.  I could get all geeked out on tea and describe why some times I like a dark roast ti kuan yin (not green) over a sencha or how I really binge out on Pheonix Dragon Pearl but your eye would glaze so I will spare you.

I touch myself, I want you to touch me.

hand-made in september.

 

 

I made this skirt years ago, both shirts and slip are second hand.

I made this skirt years ago, both shirts and slip are second hand.

#3~I have been enjoying throwing snap shots of my everyday style on a Flickr group called wardrobe remix.  Here are some of my ‘fits over the last few months and here is my photo stream.

Yummy red lace

Yummy red lace

#4~This piece of lace has kept me quite tickled over the last week.   It is a vintage piece that I picked up at work.  I finally committed to putting on a skirt and a dress that I will be selling on Esty in a couple of weeks.

Welcome!!

Welcome!!

#5~I heart welcoming people to the crack like addiction to sewing.  I love when one of my good friends wants to sew something…. especially when that thing is recycling some of there old clothes it to new clothes.  Recycling is very hot and sexy fashion, don’cha know.  This is my friend Hannah at my house making a pair of jeans into a skirt.

I'm too sexy for this song.

I'm too sexy for this song.

#6~I love hand me down (a.k.a. free) designer clothing paired with half price  skinny jeans.  This is a Michael Kors blazer and Moto jeans.  I usually don’t like Michael Kors- to prim, pampered, snotty, proper for my tastes.  But free is a real good price and I definitely worked this Blazer right into my style.

my best corpse face.

my best corpse face.

#7~THE Sandusky Massage- This woman (Terri Sandusky) is in such high demand that The Wall Street Journal did an article on her…. and I love trading for massage.  I have never had any other professional massage so I don’t really know what you payed for but this shit it PURE heaven.  I would give you her digits but then I would have to kill you (I gave you her name what more could you want from me).

the dead animal on my head.

the dead animal on my head.

#8~And I love my beloved thrift store hat.  It goes every wear with me.  Yes, that is real fur, and I usually get all wigged out but I have come to love and appreciate the way that this hat has weathered many a storm with me.  I don’t think that faux fur would have made it through the rough and tumble.  It is like my comfort blanket with built in ear muffs that you can just throw your ear buds in and roll.

 

 

Stay tuned for more…. or don’t whateves!