& still shooting...
A sharp-eyed twitter angel spotted a shoulderpiece of mine on Trey Songz's reality show, "My Moment". I only know one of Trey's songs (that sounds funny), and had no clue he had a reality show however I had made a couple of custom pieces for super-stylists Becca Alexis & Hachy Mendez (they made the incredible Harper's/Milla shoot happen) to try out for one of his shows a while back. I knew the piece had not ended up being worn, which I accepted and assumed the pieces were never to surface again. WRONG! If you cue up to around 1:25 of the clip at the bottom of this post, you will see Trey being harnessed! He might put up a tough front, but if you read between the lines I think what he truly means is that really wants to be photographed in it. Thank you Becca for believing in my work, and to Mr Songz - if you ever want anything photoshoot-worthy, you know where to find me.
Becca presents the shoulderpiece...
You see? Zana Bayne leather = instant bliss
You can see the alternate harness in the hands of the woman to the right...
A few days ago, I asked my mom about her leather Ann Demeulemeester jacket, which I had
seen her wear before but never knew the brand (you can tell that her clothing is nice, but she is never flashy about the labels that she wears). It turns out that the jacket is from the fall 2000 collection, and has a sweet story to go along with it. My mom told me that she had spotted the jacket in an issue of Vogue styled with a skirt and tall boots and immediately fell in love with the entire look. In an out-of-character move she called up every Barneys to see if they had it, only to find out that Barneys had not ordered any of that style. Slightly heartbroken, she accepted the defeat that the jacket was just not meant to be. Fast forward a few months later, and my mom is on a business trip in London. While snooping around Browns, she bumped into...you got it, THE JACKET!
Small skull found at a San Francisco flea market for $10
A very long watersnake skin, found at my leather source. I see it as table-runner in the future...
I bought these antlers at the Alameda flea market over 3 years ago, and they have been sitting at my parents' place waiting for me! I have some serious revamp plans for these once I return home. I feel like antlers as decor are so overdone these days that I almost need to disguise them as something completely different...
I saw this clutch-buddy at Wasteland and knew I could not leave without it. Kind of perverse? Yes. Very interesting? Absolutely. And I will say this - at least it is utilizing more of the critter than simply the skin.
Not live, but lovely. Strange fork & spoon set with horse heads found at the flea market for $10. When buying vintage, I try to buy things that I find a little odd, or feel like I have never seen before. The horse figures remind me of chess pieces, and I love how the rings through their noses move freely.
My beautiful best friend wearing her birthday harness
Delicious snacks at Out The Door
This is my secret leather heaven in SF. I order all of my hides from here...
I have a few matters of very serious business to attend to.
2. I am flying out to San Francisco tomorrow (Sunday) morning at 7am for a 5 day vacation!!!
3. The main reason I am putting out this PSA is really because I can't express how much I appreciate everyone who has followed, visited, and just discovered my blog. I have been doing this online thing for quite a large chunk of my adolescence and young adult life and so many of you have been with me for the ride! I am so incredibly moved beyond words to meet and interact with my readers, whether its through a comment or email, or those of you who are ballsy enough to introduce yourself in person. I am so touched and so lucky to have you all and please know that I read every response and could not do this without all of you. So thank you, and you, and you, and all of you. Thank you.
DO NOT ADD ME TO YOUR PR LIST, THANK YOU.
Custom sigil design (below) by Todd Pendu
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