Apr 30, 2012

DIY Inspiration: Venessa Arizaga's Woven Jewelry Line

After graduating from Parsons, Vanessa Arizaga worked as a designer at Tuleh, Carolina Herrera and mostly recently at Zac Posen. Her inspiration comes from everything, but her travels play the most important part. Her Spring/Summer 2012 collection includes gummy bears, rhinestones, smiley faces, oreos, fluorescent crochet, donuts, crutches, peace signs, and tiny silver arms and legs. Entitled "The Far Side," the collection, which ranges from knitted collars to gunmetal charm bracelets, explores the magical power of charms. And the designer leaves no cultural reference unturned, combining nu-rave knickknacks with shamanic medicine pouches and Mexican milagros—the little limb-shaped tokens left at altars and carried for good luck. You can see the entire collection from here. Her collection is also available at Net-a-porter and Opening Ceremony.
I really like a mix of crochet and chains. I recently made a woven chain necklace by inspiring from another designer. However, Vanessa Arizaga's woven jewelry line includes not only chain and crochet but the other materials as well. Therefore, I found it more inspiring. I think some of the pieces are very DIYable, especially that neon necklace (8th picture above). It's gonna be my new DIY challenge! :)

Apr 27, 2012


Love Acne S/S 12 Capsule Collection.

Apr 26, 2012

Love Story

Lindsay Ellingson by Guy Aroch for Interview Russia May 2012

Apr 24, 2012

Latest DIY Challenges

Marni for H&M Inspired White Sequin Collar Necklace

Isabel Marant Inspired Tie Dye Jeans via Stylebykling

Acne Scully Denim via afterdrk

Apr 13, 2012

Apr 11, 2012

The Greatest Light

Amber Anderson by John Akehurst for Elle UK, April 2012

Apr 5, 2012

Apr 3, 2012

The Bowie

These Maurie & Eve Celine inspired The Bowie Pants/Shorts are from its autumn 2012 collection. I think they are definite must haves for the summer! I also love Wasson Singlet Dress. In fact, I'm in love with the entire collection!

Apr 2, 2012

For The Love Of Luv Aj!

"Luv Aj Designer Amanda Thomas started her accessories line in 2005 once her after-school obsession parlayed into her own line of accessories. The 23 year old designer still continues to combine a worn and torn edginess with a hint of femininity in her line of jewelry, that ranges from bodychains to handpieces and everything in between." To see entire collection click here.