Here are some very sweet photos featuring Ale of Rosapina Vintage and her new handmade vintage collection. And speaking of sweet, the pieces were all designed by Ale and hand sewn by her mother, using fabric from her grandmother's archives! That's one sweet collaboration. Ale's been a blogger friend for about as long as I've been doing this so it's especially nice to see her accomplish such an undertaking. Congratulations Ale and I hope we see more of this in the future!
10 May 2013
09 May 2013
I'm still on my jewelry kick and have been enjoying wearing it more and more. My new obsession is Dream Collective by Kathryn Bentley, especially the enameled pieces. I feel like that evil eye cuff would give me some serious Super Woman powers!
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06 May 2013
Model: Marlene Avelino, Photography: Charise Marie, Art Direction/Styling: Sarah Radcliff
This lookbook from Yo Vintage has me craving warm days and cool nights spent in the desert. It was shot on location in Phoenix, AZ - a city I have never visited. But we have spent quite a bit of time in the California desert and plan to go back to Joshua Tree National Forest again next summer. I love the planning stages of a vacation and have already started day dreaming about our trip.
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01 May 2013
30 April 2013
One of the reasons I haven't been around to blog as much lately is I've been taking a pottery class. I've never worked with clay before, much less thrown anything on a wheel, so it was quite an adventure. Much harder than I expected it to be, but I also find it very therapeutic. The class consisted of five studio sessions and one glazing session and I managed to come out with five finished pieces. They're not perfect by any stretch of the imagination, but I was pretty excited to bring them home with me!
The glazing class was so much fun! I had no idea what I was doing or how any of the pieces would turn out so I tried a little bit of everything. In the end I like the white glaze and the lighter colors with a matte finish better than the darker colors or the glossy finished. So next time, I'm going to concentrate on using more of those. The glazes are all food grade so we can use them for... I don't know. Serving bowls for snacks? I'm in my second class now and my goal is to come away with a set of tumblers. I'll be sure to show you how those turn out too!
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29 April 2013
Have you seen this lookbook for Milena Silvano's spring/summer 2013 collection? The designer started her eponymous line in 2010 but I am just discovering her work. She is based in rural England, grows and forages dye plant to use on her fabrics and takes field trips to faraway places such as India to work with local artisans on techniques like block printing. The result is a collection that truly has a worldly, artisanal feel. You can follow her adventures on her blog. I loved seeing the process of a large swath of fabric from its beginnings being printed, dyed and finally turned into a wearable dress.
See More: S/S Collections