Friday, May 28, 2010

Trendy Friday

Trend forecast

Traditional matching/sets
there is just something so sexy about sets.....

Matching of colors

how to follow: 
3 colors worn in outfit or under
shoes match the hand bag (the more accessories matching the better)

matching of prints
 how to follow:
The most successful are matching similar genre prints 
ex: different floras in same color range see below:

The necklace earrings bracelet and rings
how to follow: 
It is nearly impossible to find a vintage set or modern set of jewelry.  Instead I suggest choose like items
for example all glittery geometrical jewels
all insect jewelry
all floral jewelry

imagine in the photo below nature inspired cocktail ring(s)

dream sets
Enlarged Image Haskell Seed Bead Daisies "Dog Collar" Necklace & Earrings Set
The hat the bowtie/collar that match the set of jewelry or the clothing worn

How to follow:
for example if you wear a floral printed outfit please wear textural hat or collar/bowtie

The many cocktail rings with bracelet combo are mandatory for this trend



How to follow:
an excellent choice, whether traditional (a real suit) or modern (any clothing with a matching fabric in seperates)

The most modern approach would be a button up shirt in the same fabric as a pair of shorts
or a jumpsuit


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

kindered spirits

Musical Inspiration


I love the way jack white thinks
I love how he is constantly building a character
living a story
each album is packed with stories.

I love the ecclectic mixture
he pulls from just the right genres and historical goodies

He and I are always on the same wavelength

Everything I love written by one man:
Pre punk 60s
saloon piano
blue grass

 Jack White

Each album shows what I was about when I was listening to it
I always happend to be influenced/on the same wavelength

White Stripes 1999
First time I fell in love with Jack: st James Infirmary blues

working in an antique store with corset equipment

loved saloon everything
saloon girls

movies: Dead Man

De Stijl (2000)

Living in Europe, especially when I was visiting Amsterdam

tulip colors

sheer ruffle dress over floral

Fuits (Japan)

actual fruits



White Blood cells 2001

really deeply into Literature

19th c russia

Obsession withe french revolution

Egyptian and Roman interests

realizing written Imagery wasn't enough, and I needed something tangible, wearable

Dropped Literature and went into fashion


Elephant 2003

Deeply researched the French Revolutioin and Napoleans empire

Very obsessed with the details of Napolean's life

Visited Marie antoinets house and life frequently

started doing photoshoots with my sister


Get behind me Satan 2005

All about haunting colonial inspirations

movies that show the feelings of the moment:  The villiage, Sleepy hollow, the piano

objects of the moment: carved wood, ghosts barns, big tables, walpaper, deer, dark jewel tones with pastels, ghost towns

designers of the moment: Viktor and rolf 

embracing my red hair:

making cool necklaces for etsy:

It was also during the album I actually met Jack

Icky Thump 2007

Loved that it had both of my main heritages

Spanish and Scottish

There were bagpipes and bull scenes (Conquest)
I was fully influenced by both parts of my ancestry and visited both countried over that summer

Dead Weather
Recently (especially last year) I was heavily influenced by this
and went through  punk and rock times
alochol cigarettes partying sister with a punk boyfriend black hair

I could go on...but I will stop

So I think Ive come up with a schedual for every day 
Tell what you guys think

monday   Books from my giant book collectioin
tuesday  influencial artist/designer/musican/blogger/movies
wednesday What I would take with me to the end of the world (items from my closet)
thursday  Outfits
friday  Trend forcasting (trends that are bound to be big very soon)
saturday magazine spreads I love
sunday  Outfits


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