Thursday, December 30, 2010

Limited Edition Rainbow Sneakers





limited edition New Balance sneakers - in rainbow - for $99 - nothing else needs to be said :)

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Paper Goods





This dress is made of all recycled materials (mostly grocery store garbage). I found an article about the dress from here: http://www.ecofriend.org. The dress was designed by Denise Van Outen and Gary Harvey a few years ago, but still looks cool. Gotta love those colors!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Geek Chic

Geekery is becoming very mainstream and has no doubt started hacking its way into the fashion world. These examples are just the tip of the iceberg- hopefully!




http://craziestgadgets.com



http://www.thinkgeek.com



http://www.etsy.com

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Fluffies by TheSkyWasPink




I love the fluffies from TheSkyWasPink (link here), an Etsy seller based out of Denver CO. I got a pair of the aqua glittery ones in October - they're very soft and warm! I'm thinking of getting a rainbow pair (as seen above). If anything, they're fun costume pieces that can fit people of a variety of sizes (there's elastic at the top to keep them from falling down). They also come in a ton of colors - check them out!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Paper Chase Mag Rack by Nathan Young



I was looking at display design on Google and found this. The Paper Chase magazine rack by Nathan Yong uses such basic technology, it's weird we don't see it in more places. It allows for an organized chaos of fashion mags (or maybe even plates of food?). Anyway it looks really cool and would be a fun piece at a party or showroom. View Nathan Yong's other furniture and homeware designs at his site http://www.nathanyongdesign.com.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Sushi Slippers by sushibooties



Sushibooties (Etsy link here), based in Portland, Oregon, specializes in Japanese-inspired crafts such as these slippers. Available in a variety of colors representing different types of fish, you can choose from:

- Sake/Salmon (Orange)
- Toro/Fatty Tuna (Red-Orange)
- Maguro/Tuna (red)
- Spicy Maguro/Spicy Tuna (Pink)
- Tamago/Egg Omelet (Yellow-Orange)
- Hirame/Flounder (Pale Pink)
- Hamachi/Yellow Tail (Pink Stripe)
- Ebi/Shrimp (Shrimp guy) - has eyes!

They're adorable, soft and don't smell like fish! (I think...)

Friday, December 3, 2010

Heavy Metal Laundry





Heavy Metal Laundry is an awesome, hard-edge, fashion accessory seller on Etsy (link here). Run by the Canadian duo Jackie Slaughter and Sharon Toxic, Heavy Metal Laundry offers stylized, in-your-face flares of fashion. Learn more about these metalheads here:

- Interview with Jackie Slaughter the guitarist & vocalist of Skull Fist (link here)

- Pix from Sharon Toxic's fashion show of her line Toxic Vision (link here)

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Victoria Secret Fashion Show 2010



Hey guys - the Victoria Secret Fashion Show 2010 is tonight at 10/9 Central. See all the pretty ladies in their extra fancy undies on CBS!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Are These Jeans Worth $1,000?



This article from the Wall Street Journal blog explains the details and manufacturing process behind these ultra luxury pants. Link here.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Heart Pendant by BillyBlue22



BillyBlue22 on Etsy (link to store here) knows how to show someone you care. It's beautifully crafted and anatomically correct!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Karmelidesigns



Even though it's not her specialty, this beautiful Victorian collar created by Karmelidesigns caught my eye. It is available for a look and/or purchase on Etsy (link here). Check out more of her fantastical designs - especially her glass earrings!!!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Moonstone Necklace by CircesHouse



I think there's a fairy living in it! More beautiful jewelry from CircesHouse (link here).

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Afro Pumpkin





These beautiful handmade, leather bags are created and sold by Afropumpkin. Based in London, Sacha Allen, is the brains behind these intricate designs. More of her work can be found at Etsy (link here) and Myspace (link here).

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Carasan Wearable Art





These delicate, durable and wearable art pieces are created by the family company: Carasan. Their widely successful and innovative work has been noted in numerous publications including Allure, Living and the New York Post. Look out for their new creations at their website (link here - check out accessories), Etsy page (link here) and on twitter (link here).

The following is a company description borrowed from their facebook page:

"If a sheer work of art is what comes to mind upon viewing any of the designs of Carasan, then you have called to mind a comparison that is not far from the truth, as the designers are inspired by art and nature in all that they create for their line. Staying true to their commitment of providing quality not quantity, Carasan will never be a mass-market company. Says Cassandra, "It is like buying art. Does your client buy original art, a limited edition lithograph or does she buy a mass-produced print? Our line is for free-spirited and self-assured women who are youthful at any age and want to wear high quality, one-of-a-kind designs." Their inspiration dates back to 1920's designers Erte and Fortuny. Offers Terri, "The Carasan line is one that transcends time. These are items you will want to pass down to your daughter. The Carasan woman is the soul of a Victorian socialite born into the body of an urban artist. She is a woman of today who wants fun, exciting clothing that will last season after season."

"Carasan epitomizes today's young American Couture, transcending time with its authentic creations and looking back into history for inspiration, not just for their designs, but also how we all impact the world in which we live forever.

"Terri and Cassandra Rosenthal are the mother-daughter design duo who are the faces behind this small, but internationally known label. When she could not find a job in New York City, after moving there to attend college, Cassandra asked her mother to go into business with her. They started Carasan Designs LLC when Cassandra was only 18 years old and had just begun attending classes at the Fashion Institute of Design in New York City. She has since graduated from F.I.T with honors, receiving her Bachelor's of Science degree. While attending college she fell in love with New York and made it not only her home but also, the home for Carasan, which is now based in Brooklyn. Terri holds down their studio at her southern home base at the family's small farm in Purcellville, Virginia. You may also run into her while she commutes from Virginia via the train to New York a few times a month."

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Cyberoptix TieLab - Ties That Don't Suck





These ties are freakin awesome! The following information is from the creator and seller: toybreaker's Etsy profile:

"The Cyberoptix TieLab was a featured Etsy seller on 5.26.08 – please click the following link to read: http://www.etsy.com/featured_seller.php?featured_user_id=58778

"Holding an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art, New York area native Bethany Shorb has dabbled and excelled in disciplines ranging from sculpture, to fashion and graphic design, to photography, to multimedia and music. She has performed around the country as Toybreaker and as half of Dethlab. As founder of Cyberoptix, she has designed a vast catalog of innovative couture, including the costumes for Skinny Puppy’s 2004 world tour.

"The TieLab was started in 2006 after noticing a void in creative yet sophisticated neckwear.

"The TieLab has been featured on the Martha Stewart Show; various design blogs such as io9, notcot, thrillist, indiefixx, indieobsession, Fabulist, The Consumerist, Uncrate and print publications such as The New York Times, The New York Times Style Magazine, Details, Fiberarts, Bust, Adorn, URB, BPM, and Industrial Nation."

Monday, October 25, 2010

Shark Week!



The shark hat, created by Josh Freeman (AKA ObeyMyBrain on Etsy) playfully bites on your scull and keeps your head warm! This soft and scary creature will provide a not-so-menacing underwater experience and will keep those ears from freezing during the winter. And don't forget to check out shark hat's friend - the squid hat (link here)!

Josh also has a blog (link here), facebook fan page (link here), and a photography site (link here).

Friday, October 22, 2010

Gothically Yours


Another logo redesign. I based the ornamented "G" off of a picture of a spider web stitch I found at www.victorian-embroidery-and-crafts.com

Gothically Yours (website link here) is a shortcut to finding your favorite gothic findings on eBay. Below is some information about the company from their site:

"Gothically Yours is not a traditional eBay auction store and we don't sell gothic fashions ourselves. We have worked hard to bring together all the gothic fashion related eBay offers. These offers are updated hourly and arranged on an easy to navigate web site. Gothically Yours has taken care of the most boring part for you so now you can concentrate on the easy part, SHOPPING!

The auctions listed on our site feature those items ending soonest first - that way you don't miss out on any great bargains. Search results are in REAL TIME, so if you stay on the site or come back for a return visit, refresh your browser to get the newest listings. You can browse the various auctions or you can buy it now."


You can also follow Gothically Yours on Twitter (link here) for new arrivals and great deals!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Logo Redesigns

Some logo redesigns I did---


-www.infectiousthreads.com-


-www.rivithead.com-

Octopus-Inspired Home Decor



I know this isn't really fashion-related - but I'm in a nautical mood.

This suction cupped sculpture was made by ArtAkimbo (found on Etsy here) from Redding, Connecticut. ArtAkimbo makes a variety of surreal, anthropomorphic figures that may remind you of some of Dada's work. With a focus on creatures of the sea and human noses, any one of their pieces would make an excellent conversation piece!

ArtAkimbo is also a member of the EtsyDarkTeam. Link here: www.etsydarkteam.webs.com

Blog link here: http://artakimbo.com

Dress Sculptures






My friend Reena posted this link on facebook. The tree dresses look very uncomfortable!

-Link: Artist creates themed dress sculptures in all 50 states-

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

TDF - Theatre Development Fund







A coworker of mine directed me to this site. The Theatre Development Fund (TDF) rents out costumes used in professional shows for special events and smaller productions. They look pretty cool - not like I'm putting on a show any time soon. But if you're in Manhattan it may be worth a look around. Their address is: TDF Costume Collection, 601 West 26th Street, Suite 325, NY NY.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Cyberlox and Dreadfalls

I've been wanting to post about these awesome kinds of hair extensions called cyberlox and dreadfalls. They're a voluminous, colorful and (above all) fun way to enhance your hair without dyeing it (although lots of people dye their hair and wear extensions). Below are 3 of my favorite cyberlox/dreadfall designers:



Sarah Giaconi of I Kick Shins - Website - Facebook - Etsy



Jessica Gore of Candy Toxin Hair Designs - Facebook - Deviantart 1 Deviantart 2



Mel of Doctored Locks - Website - Youtube - Twitter

*These girls have some other links to their work - I just provided 3 for each*

Monday, October 18, 2010

EnlightenedPlatypus







These amazing sweater coats are made by EnlightenedPlatypus (Lisa Marie) in Colorado. I'm not even a huge fan of the patchwork look, but these are outstanding pieces! She has her work up for viewing and sale here: on deviantart and etsy. Lisa only started selling her work on etsy in the spring and already has nearly 50 sales! Her style is beautiful and original, and definitely at least worth a look!