A few decadent things in black, garnished with gold. This is how i'll celebrate the new year. Happy, happy!
I've had quite a few sartorial sugar plums dancing around in my mind's eye recently...
Maybe you already know *Ahem* that I reserve a special, cozy, cuddly place in my heart for the strange, the darling, and the macabre. So without further ado let's take a moment to focus on that handcuffed bear...
A thorough combination of the adorable, the delicate, and the very dark. You can even see his little teeth!
Designed by Momocreatura, a jewelry brand created by a Japanese, Central Saint Martins graduate called Momo. She has a delightfully twisted sense of humor, and designs for those who are "curious enough to glance into another world". Don't miss her other clever talismans as well, particularly those from the "Nearly Dead" collection.
No, these darlings are not cheap - unless you are looking for an absolute treasure and future heirloom. (The gold bear is $522.50, and prices run between $100 and $600) They are also not fast fashion, and are not clumsily made. Massive understatement right there.
Lastly, I'd like to draw your attention to this:
Pretty much the sentiment that I ought to go ahead and get engraved across my forehead, as I tend to be a nervous nellie when it comes to doing things, as opposed to thinking things. Appropriately placed dead center on a (really delicious) Smythson leather agenda.Oh god, that reminds me. The new year is fast approaching.
Wait - scratch everything on your To-Do list...
COCKTAIL PARTY FIRST.
1 / "Cleopatra's Curtains" Ring / 2 / Chloe Leather ankle boot / 3 / Chloe glossed leather knee boots / 4 / Levin stripe clutch / 5 / Smythson "Now or Never" Notebook / 6 / Jil Sander hazelnut leather wedge booties / 7 / Momocreatura hand-cuffed bear necklace / 8 / "Rive Gauche Craft "Unearthed" iPhone 5 case / layout made with Polyvore
Forgive me for my absence. I have been quite the bedraggled, caffeinated artist, holed up in my (very tiny) studio, creating some new things like this:
How eccentric would it be to have friends over for tea, served in these strange and dainty ceramics? A conversation starter, for sure. Fear not - I couldn't stop myself from incorporating a good dose of classic flora into the mix.
For spring's Unearthed collection of housewares, stationery, and personal accessories, I drew inspiration from nature, particularly the regal silhouettes and elegant minimalist spartan nature of what some might call "grotesque" creatures.
I can't help but appreciate their physical beauty, their strange little lives, and their handsome built-in weaponry. I find them thoroughly enigmatic, to say the least. They both terrify and fascinate me at the same time. What's more, they become strangely feminine when re-colored in refreshing hues of fog and sea foam, and invigorated by a splash of masterful lapis lazuli blue.
These items are really just a peek at what's to come for spring, but I did put a little sampling of them in the Rive Gauche Craft BOUTIQUE.
Have a gander at the Anastasia & Friends Gallery on Main St (Columbia, SC) this month- my original illustrations will be on display, and available for sale! Everything will be reasonably priced, especially for holiday gifting.
These illustrations are now available in the Print Shop and on a variety of decorative items in the Boutique.
Oh, yes. It's gift giving time!