Thursday, May 27, 2010

LEATHER + WOOD

I love the juxtaposition of hard & soft materials. It can turn an outfit from dressy to daytime or sweet to night. I recently stumbledupon a finnish born designer and trendsetter that knows the beauty of this contrast. Introducing: FINSK by Julia Lundsten. She's been around since 2004 and has steadily planted her footsteps bringing light to her brave designs. She takes the combo of leather & wood to a whole new level (and new heights). The heels are crafted from sustainable exotic hardwood and made in a small atelier in Brazil.

Julia paired up with Ports 1961 and Basso & Brooke for their S/S 2010 collections to create sculptural geometric dream wedges and gossip worthy heels. Believe it or not, there were even a few practical shoes in the collection *yawn* BUT since it's not as fun being practical and also for my personal amusement, have fun gazing at these butes below...AND If you can imagine or even handle it, the A/W 10/11 PORTS 1961 collabo and the A/W 10/11 Basso & Brooke collabo gets even sexier!

Julia Lundsten for PORTS 1961 S/S 2010. Photos: Finsk.com
Julie Lundsten for Basso&Brook S/S 2010. Photos: Finsk.com
ONCE AGAIN the style bubble TRUMPS ALL when she unveiled her Jil Sander SS 2010 cream and wood delights which are basically FINSK shoes gone organic and wild. They also sort remind me of thick bent fish bones meets rustic italian farm door - anyone else think so?  
Photo: StyleBubble. Jill Sander S/S 2010 patent leather and wooden wedge. 5" inches of pure joy.

Couldn't sleep this weekend so I thought what better time for my first nighttime photo shoot. A little bit sexy, a little bit home-made.

Just doin' my thing - spinnin on the one's and two's


The hott model is my sister. The shoes are a wee bit on the small side. The location: my deck. Go figure.
Style.Spot.Run. WOOD + LEATHER. Aldo cream patent leather pumps with wood heel;Vintage Bequizo international chain strap raffia purse (my new summer go-to), leather pencil skirt, vintage sheer red top, and random wood ring.


Thursday, May 6, 2010

History Repeating

For an extra-sensory experience, let the music play while you look at the pictures and read my ramblins'...


Not the smooth jazz music you expected? Sorry to disappoint.
Thrifting is about what we notice and why we notice it. Heck, that's what all shopping is about. That's also why there's magazines (or "glossies" if you want to be cute) so that we are cued in on what we should buy. You see how this whole media marketing thing works? I'm not trying to be clever this is just what makes the world go round.

Frankly, the point to take in after looking through the pictures is summed up in the lyrics of the song that you should still have playing at an appropriate sound level in the background:

"The newspapers shout a new style is growing,
but it don't know if it's coming or going,
there is fashion, there is fad
some is good, some is bad
and the joke is rather sad,
that its all just a little bit of history repeating."

Photo. InStyle March 2010. Style. nOir rhodium plated studded cuff $250 Spot: Silver stud cuff Run. $4


Photo. InStyle March 2010. Style. Tous Fleur earrings of pink and blue opals set in 18kt gold $719 Spot. Mother of pearl fleur earrings Run. $6


Photo. InStyle March 2010. Style. Suede Loafers, Tod's $395 Spot. Guidabene BERNARDO Moccasin Shoes Run. $7.50

Photo. Urban Outfitters May 2010 Catalog Style. UO Beaded Collar $38 Spot. Pearl collar Run. $6

Photo. Nylon Magazine May 2010 Style. "Cat Power" Norma Kamali Eyewear $250 Spot. Ray Ban toirtoise Cat Eye Run. $1.60

"Yes I've seen it before...
and I'll see it again...
just little bits of history repeating"
(Propellerheads ft. Shirley Bassey - History Repeating)
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