Saturday, November 28, 2009

sound silence


Saw this on the wall in the library.

Then Bird sent me an email with this Mociun shirt that I want SO bad.

Like REALLY bad. Is it worth it?

Friday, November 20, 2009

giveaway: jenni kayne clothing on shopbop!

jenni kayne clothing
None of you should say no to this $100 instant gift card, good towards anything in the store. How can you win it? Tell me which piece of Jenni Kayne clothing from is your favorite and why! The most creative comment wins, so be as outrageous as you want! (Hint: humor is a huge bonus.)

jenni kayne clothing
So who is Jenni Kayne? Well, I first started paying to attention to Jenni when I saw her Spring 2009 collection, though she's been around since 2003 when she was just 19! The blue & yellow outfit and the floor length floral dress from that collection have been burned into my brain! Her current offerings on have more of an edge, but are as effortless as ever. My favorite is probably the white roll sleeve tank.

Don't forget to tell me what your favorite item is and why. You have until Monday, November 30 to enter for the $100 gift card! Please include your email if I don't have a way of contacting you.

Really looking forward to reading your comments, KNOCK MY OXFORDS OFF!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

meet herbert

Thank you Marais for making hunter green canvas oxfords in my manini size. Pavement pounding for a week and minimal upper creases so far. So good!

P.S. Did you see that little flier over to the right? My reclaimed hardware necklaces are now sold at etown in Downtown Honolulu. Have a looksie then stuff your face with deliciousness at Otto Cake a few steps away!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

my favorite ever

Once again, the silver jewelry from the minorities of China never fail to amaze my brains. I mean, even the babies wear spiky headpieces and just look at that craftsmanship in the coiled necklaces! I'm always exploring, but I end up returning to the silver pieces from the minorities of China. The elaborateness of it all compared to their humble lifestyle; this is why I love ethnic jewelry.

Miao women, Shidong Village

Geija Miao

Li women, Hainan Island

Miao, Guizhou

Miao, Guizui Village

From The Art of Silver Jewellery: From the Minorities of China, The Golden Triangle, Mongolia and Tibet

(like my favorite book ever, if you didn't already notice)

Friday, November 13, 2009

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

tibetan treasures

Tobacco container made of bone with red coral and turquoise, 19th century.

Skull drinking bowl made of a human cranium and lined with silver, 18th century.

From The Art of Silver Jewellery: From the Minorities of China, The Golden Triangle, Mongolia and Tibet


Thank you Kristin, Holly, Allie, Grace and Nadine for coming!

You all are da best.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

first friday!

For those of you in Hawai'i (are you out there??), I'll be selling my reclaimed hardware jewelry this First Friday at the Plaza Club from 5:30-8:30 PM!

50% of all my sales from this night will go towards the Hawai'i Foodbank, on behalf of Jill, my first donor of old hardware. There will also be student designs on display, live poetry and an open bar. Come say hiiiii!

Monday, November 2, 2009

rodarte fall 2011

"And we have a lovely swatch of knitted ramen. Doesn't that look delicious?"

Rodarte's Fall 2011 collection will also feature intricately woven nori dresses.

(these are all lies)