Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Mad Genius

When I was growing up there were two women in fashion who I thought were awesome. (Besides my mom, that is. But that will be for another time )
Linda Evangelista - the chameleon with the cat eyes. Linda was a model though and that is too easy. The other was Isabella Blow. I would pour over Vogue magazine and spy this Mad Genius wearing a chain mail hood to some chi-chi party and think, she knows where it's at. This is a woman who is not afraid to be herself.
And so it remains. I may be the laziest fashion creator there is right now but I make hats too not nearly as cool as Philip Treacy's creations were but this woman was and is my inspiration. So long live the memory of Isabella Blow. May she continue to inspire future generations of misfit girls who just want to be themselves - a whole new gaggle of mad geniuses!

( thanks Sister Wolf for inspiring my post)

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

We have a problem

I swear shoes are now following me. I can't help myself. I am going to have to go to shoe rehab. Just found these today. Steve Madden, platforms, 5 inches with a wicker base. Like a platform basket. I am obsessed with platforms right now. That makes me trendy right ?? forget shame they were 10 bucks. actually $9.25 . I couldn't resist... really really. The woman doth protest too much. Rehab, yeah...

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


To be absolutely modern means to be the ally of one's gravediggers - Milan Kundera

Sunday, July 11, 2010

For Anne Sexton

I also have been Her Kind – for Anne Sexton

Should be avoided,
At all costs
Use it
For shock value
To become
A liar
If you must
To see
How far astray
You can lead another
Submit yourself
To the whims
Of those
That claim
To know
About souls and brains
Nor should you
Make their couch
Your confessional
You will find
Broken and smashed
Diagnosed and defeated
And they will brand you
Patient X or Y or Z
No matter
Your fragility
Is nothing more
Than a manila folder
Or a case study
After you have been
They will pat each other
On the back
For the job well done

When you accidentally kill someone,
No one cares

Saturday, July 3, 2010

In the lab

This is my messy lab aka my apartment. Sitting down to some work here. The Craftsman tool chest is a great help containing all of my tools and jewlery supplies. Organization is not my strong point.

The finished products - Sold the lion necklace to a friend. Got these pieces from a nice man on Valencia street. They are gorgeous. Three more I can sell and I get to keep one. Already anticipating missing them when they are gone.

More finished product. The green crystal necklace is gorgeous gorgeous. Sold that one last night at the Art walk event ( pictures to come soon ). the lady who bought it loved it. It's always pleasing to sell the things I make to people who really appreciate it.
I absolutely love these rings. I think I am keeping the blue one on the left. It's too beautiful. I can't part with it. The thing about stones is they are all unique. I tend to fall in love with a lot of them. I created the wire wrapping on the rings myself by just doing it and it has worked out well. I love when that happens. YAY!