Junkyard Jewelry

December 3rd, 2014

 

“Imogene” Earrings

You read correctly!   Yes jewelry from vintage cars and trucks.  It’s a magnificent idea for using old vehicles.  I’m always about using what you have rather than waste so I love the idea.   My earrings and bracelet are from a 1960’s ford truck.  I was hoping to get a year and vehicle and name that had significance.  Rather it had none,  just beautiful unique pieces of artwork you can’t find anywhere.   I came upon this jewelry artist at the Austin Art Fair in April of 2014.    You Got Mojo Jewelry

 

“LAVONNE” bracelet

 

 

 

Rent the Runway Adds Plus-Size Rental Designer Clothing

July 9th, 2014

Matthew Williamson Designer Dress Retail: $1165 RTR Rental: $88

 

Rent the Runway now offers rental designer clothing for up to a size 22  They have exclusive collections that you can’t rent for a fraction of the cost.  You’re able to reserve a date for the rentals you choose.    You can rent jewelry, handbags,  clothing and purchase. Shapewear and intimates are for sale on RTR website. Rent The Runway

 

 

 

 

 

What does Your Wardrobe Say about your Psyche?

January 29th, 2014

Yahoo Shine

I wanted to share this fun article by Yahoo Shine…  What Your Wardrobe Says About Your Psyche

Watching makeover shows can be amusing — if occasionally cringe-inducing, particularly when people are forced to throw away that sweater they’ve had forever or favorite old pair of shoes. “That can be traumatizing,” Dawnn Karen, New York-based fashion psychologist, tells Yahoo Shine, “because people are attached to their clothes.” That’s where Karen and others in the relatively new but growing field of fashion-psychology step in — by helping folks who want to reboot their wardrobes figure out a little more about themselves first. a way to get to the heart of the matter for folks wanting to reboot their wardrobes.  

“I use counseling to assess where they’re at and why,” explains Karen, who uses her background in psychology, design, modeling, and performance to counsel clients ranging from CEOs to entertainers. “That way, the changes tend to stick.”

This week, the Australian publication Daily Life wrote about the rise of Karen’s field, noting, “This niche group of professionals applies psychological theories to what we wear, understanding that our clothing choices impact not only our own thoughts and emotions, but also those of the people we come in contact with 

It works the other way too, of course, with emotions, psyches, and underlying issues driving people to wear what they wear. And that aspect — what your clothes really say about you — is pretty fascinating. So Yahoo Shine checked in with Karen for a little insider info about what tight pants, too-high heels, dated clothing, and other looks reveal about the mindsets of those who wear them.

If you wear very high heels often
“You stand on solid ground with your shoes, and they carry you through life, so they do say a lot. Wearing very high heels might mean she feels rather inept and cannot look at people at eye level, and uses the shoes to elevate her, both physically and in her mind.”
 

If your wardrobe is trapped in the ’90s (or ’80s, or any other time)
“No updating means they’re stuck in a time period. The clothing could be from and symbolize a time when they were at their best. So they’re stuck in a mold from when they were most confident, when they were younger and hip and in their heyday, instead of thinking: How am I evolving?”

If you are slavishly, hyper-trendy
“I love these people because they are very expressive, but it’s like, who are you? Yes, you look awesome and I see all your Instagram pictures, but you’re constantly changing. Are you ever slowing down to settle in and to ask, ‘Who am I?’ Are you hiding from something?”


If you refuse to ever dress up — or down
“It’s cliché to say, but this goes back to your comfort level and when you feel your best. I had a client once who purposefully would not dress up for anything — he didn’t know how to dress up, it was a comfort-level thing — but he would literally do it to piss people off. Then there are the others who wear a fur and stilettos and it’s like, ‘We’re just going for brunch!’ They want all eyes on them. Both cases are seeking validation. Perhaps they’re not getting it somewhere else in their lives.”

If you cling to too-tight clothing
“It could simply be ignorance of not knowing how to dress for one’s body type.  Or, culturally, and in an urban world, it’s very cool and va-va-voom for clothes to be tight — it gets a lot of attention.  So it could be a way for women to feel sexy, and that they just don’t know how to portray sexy without clothes that are tight.”

If your outfits are too baggy
“Perhaps they don’t like their body, and don’t want the world to see it. They could have low self-esteem, and don’t know how to feel comfortable in their own skin. Or maybe something traumatic happened; a woman who has been sexually abused may want to shield her body from the world.” 

Of course there is always a person’s mood of the day to take into account, Karen notes. “Mood enhancement is a term I’ve coined about dressing your mood,” she says, explaining that dressing up when you’re feeling down — or down when you’re feeling down, whatever helps — can go a long way. “It can be very therapeutic,” she says.

 

Made In America

August 29th, 2012

With Labor Day coming I like to devote my blog to a company who designs and makes clothing in America.  Thank you Three Dots for providing jobs for the American people AND for creating QUALITY, STYLISH clothing for men and women!

The Three Dots Story

Southern California, 1995, Sharon Lebon is creating the first tee shirt made for a woman in a high quality fabric.The initial prototype took six months to perfect the fit, fabric and construction. With $4000 and a sewing machine, Sharon went to work designing the “essentials”, that are the foundation of Three Dots (the name meaning “more to follow…”).

Within a few short years, Three Dots became synonymous with luxury, American-made, contemporary knitwear for women. Sharon continued adding silhouettes to these essentials building the Three Dots brand, while staying true to her original vision of Pure, American, Luxury. As the company grew, Sharon added the Three Dots Men and Three Dots Red Collections, using the same sumptuous fabrics, attention to detail and perfected fit.

Sharon’s company has grown to employ over 200 people in the U.S., sold in over 2,000 specialty retail and luxury department stores throughout the United States as well as internationally.

In 2010, Sharon traded her Laguna Beach home for a horse ranch in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana, her sedan for a pick-up, and her Louboutin’s for Lucchese’s.

Sixteen years after cutting her first shirt, Sharon has chosen to live her life the rich simplicity that is reflected in all of the Three Dots Collections.  THREE DOTS

 

“Three Dots” for the 4th of July

June 29th, 2011

In honor of our National Holidays I enjoy giving attention to clothing manufactured in the USA.

On Memorial Day I blogged about John and Mary bags and since Independence Day is only a few days around the corner, I decided to search my own closet for USA made items.

After finding “Made in” either in China, India or Egypt, I took the easy way out and went to Zappo’s website and conducted a search.  The one I found that’s actually in my closet is Three Dots a company out of Garden Grove, California.  They design and manufacture knitwear, cashmere, and wovens for men and women.  The clothing is so comfortable and has a fantastic fit.  I love the fabric quality.  I’ve had my tees for almost 3 years and I’ve washed them over and over and they continue to look brand new.

A big thank you and salute goes to Three Dots for giving people in the USA jobs and superior products.

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Three Dots Clothing

 

 
 

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