Monday, February 13, 2012

Joy Division

Today my coworker told me that the print on my dress looked like the Joy Division album cover.
I said "Cool!", scrunchy forehead, then came home and wiki-googled it.  Damn she's good.
The album cover was created by English graphic designer/art director Peter Saville who has also worked with fashion designers such as Jil Sander, Christian Dior, Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, and Givenchy. 

Fashion designer meets graphic designer equals design destiny.

 I thrifted this wrap dress by Margarita Saplala for $1.99 after racking up enough points at Goodwill to get a $10 rebate.  That's a $1 for every point, 100 points gets a rebate, you do the math.

The dress is 100% silk with a built in mesh slip. The colorful electric pattern gives it daytime sass but the black background makes it easy to transition for night.  I layered on my thrifted vintage cherry red blazer labeled "Marce original" to class it up for work.  The blazer fits snuggly at the waist and gives a peplum effect. Judy prefers the mesh-slip-only look. Go figure.
100% Thrifted Silk Dress and Thirfted Vintage Blazer
While I do enjoy a classy outfit, I care less about dressing sensible for work and more about distracting myself with overly stimulating tactile ensembles. 

I'm fairly proud of this necklace I crafted with a thrifted gold chain (that originally came with a horrible pendant) and a thrifted large pink quartz pendant.  Not much intricate skill involved but yes, I'll still refer to it as crafting.  The weight of the quartz keeps the chain from looking too delicate and the weave of the chain makes it seem fancier than a $5 project. To this I say...BAM!

I thrifted the bubble-gum pink heart shaped rabbit fur purse on a thrifting-roadtrip at a Salvation Army in Wisconsin. I'm obssesed. How random? How wonderful? It was love at first sight. Paired with my thrifted bordeaux rabbit fur jacket it's a dash personal style and a wee bit of The Beckerman Sisters....specifically Callianne in this post with a twist of Samantha here.  The best part? It's 100% thrifted!

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  1. Very cute. I love both looks and would wear the blazer look to work but the fur is more me.

  2. @Poofy Fly - I love me some fur!


  3. Amazing Margarita dress---I love her and her designs, can't believe you found it for such a good price!

  4. Thanks Tiffany! Too funny that you left a comment, I was JUST looking at your blog for updates.


  5. Wow!! The fur coat, the dress and the bag! It looks amazing! I love it!



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