Monday, July 14, 2014

totally random style inspiration!


customized leather jackets by christian benner. Love the one with the writing on it...


Stevie Nicks in the 70s & 80s....

remind you of something we've seen recently??


Schiaparelli's recent first couture show in 60 years? Love the "witch hat"... the rest of the show was pretty amazing too...


this woman.




If you're not familiar with her work, then check out this recent interview...also, I just discovered Style Like U ...it's very inspiring especially their "What's Underneath" project...how did I not know about this??!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

personal style - 'cloak and dagger'

Back in May, I won second prize in one of the Asos Fashion Finder competitions, and the prize was pretty sweet...a gift certificate from Boticca, one of the coolest jewelry and accessory stores on the 'net.

The only problem was I couldn't figure out what to get, the site is really impressive and they showcase designers from all over the world.  After much deliberation, asking my friends, etc., I finally narrowed it down to this dagger piece from LeiVanKash (from the "Damocles" Collection).  It had the perfect balance of elegance and bad-ass-ery that I was looking for, and I wear rings all the time, so it won't end up sitting on my dresser in the necklace and bracelet graveyard....



I decided to style it with some equally elegant/badass tattoos from Sprit Ink...being afraid of going under the needles, it's my only option.  But I've actually received compliments on my faux ink before, and a waitress asked to photograph my sacred heart "tattoo" to show to her tattooist...



And finally, the nail polish is "Ripley" from Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, which is perfectly described as a "blackened antique olive-gold metallic"...


 I really love this piece, and feel very lucky to own it.  I feel like it's going to become a staple, it's such a nice extra touch.  My hands are probably my favorite body part so I like to accessorize and pay a lot of attention to styling them...from nails to rings to body art.  What do you think? Let me know and as always, thanks for reading
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