Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Need: Alexander McQueen Double-Buckle Western Belt

Despite the fact that McQueen could not be more hot right now, I have always had a lot of respect for the women who could wear McQueen without ostentatiously participating in a trend. This double-buckle Western belt is an amazingly intricate piece that I could see fitting seamlessly into my wardrobe. The tooled leather and embossed brass buckles give a traditional belt enough detail and excitement to make almost any outfit. I'm thinking that the belt and collar tips might be a bit much?

Alexander McQueen Double-Buckle Western Belt, $495, at neimanmarcus.com

Monday, May 23, 2011

Brimfield Find: Vintage Sterling Silver Collar Tips

With a little nudge by my friend Naomi, I pulled together a spontaneous trip to Brimfield for their annual spring antique show. Along with Mark and Tanya we piled into a Zipcar for our very own three hour tour to Massachusetts. My buying impulse didn't kick in early enough and thus I only came home with one item, but thankfully I am obsessed with that one item. I scored these amazing vintage sterling silver and brass collar tips by the Mexican artist Ricardo. The lady who sold them to me (also wearing collar tips) told me that if I polished them, the brass would shine like gold. Naturally my first reaction more along the lines of how very Balenciaga they could be. Alas, they will remain tarnished for now riding the line between my newfound love for authentic Western style and my longstanding love for high-fashion with a sense of humor.

Photos by Mark Iantosca

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Proenza Schouler Bow-ties

I came across photos of new bow-ties by Proenza Schouler yesterday. There is a lot to love here including the fact that they are by Proenza and that they are a lovely blend of masculine and feminine. I'm not sure if this is the next piece in what will be a full-fledged line of costume jewelry by Jack and Lazaro, but if it is we can expect great things to come. Expect to see these worn bow-tie style with button ups, but they'd be just as cute as a broach on a vintage sweater or cropped jacket.

Via View on Fashion

Monday, May 9, 2011

Neon Camping Bracelets- Batch 2

I've been a really terrible blogger of late because of a this little side project taking up all of my extra time. After our first successful batch of neon camping bracelets, Mark and I whipped up a couple of new styles. Some of these are already in the Etsy shop, some to come, and some are special one-offs.

Take a look at Etsy.com/shop/moveslightly and let me know what styles you'd like to see!

Photos by Mark Iantosca