Saturday, July 17, 2010

A Leather Bow and a Cameo by Little Bee

Outfit Details:
Blouse- Handmade
Shorts- French Connection
Vintage Knee Socks- Venus & Mars
Brown Mary-Jane Heels- Red or Dead
Buckle Flats- Dolce Vita
Leather Bow Band- Handmade

Last night I was rummaging through some sewing baskets and came across piles and piles of leather scraps my Mother bought in San Francisco a few years back. Left alone until we figured out what to do with them, I pulled a few out and started to make some bows. I then attached a few to headbands, made some pins with others, and am thinking of doing some hair clips as well. I can't wait to show you all the leather. Some of the pieces are just so beautiful, with floral motifs, patent detailing, and soft supple metallic suedes. I'm planning on (finally) updating my Etsy with some of these within the next few days!

Last week I made this lovely little puff sleeved bow blouse as a nudge to get myself back into some sewing (i've been an awful non-motivated lump when it comes to designing this summer I'm afraid). I'm very happy with the way it turned out, and even wore it last Monday as well...alas there was no one around to take some photos so I put it back on today! And I'm very very pleased to introduce my dear Little Bee, who decided to make an appearance in today's photos! He is my charming little cat (one of three), who is a bit of a wild child. His favorite post is to sit right in the middle of our dining room table (he attempts to do so at meal times as scandalous!).

On my way out the door I changed out of my heels since I was going into work, and my Mother said she liked these buckle flats better with this outfit, so she snapped some photos of them as well. What do you think?

I wish I wasn't working all day, but I'm glad I get out at 5 because I'm going to hop over to Katy K's to go to the soft opening of Closet Case Vintage. Our very own beloved Lauren Winter of Blooming Leopold will also be selling her lovely vintage wares as well!

Hope everyone is having a lovely weekend!

Oh PS: I have created a Tumblr, where I have been posting random bits and bobs..visit it here!


Amy said...

I absolutely love that look! Wow you made that blouse yourself! Kudos!

Colleen said...

Adoring this whole look, and your pretty self.

jeremy77 said...

hey! this is a super style! i love it very much! the socks are really a nice touch too! thank you! :)