she made these earrings by cutting up an old fur coat! rad.
what’s goin’ on in here?
it’s our assistant stylist dying book pages with tea! how cool is that? it’s so easy to do- just fill up a plastic container like this with water, drop in some tea bags, and then rip out pages from a book and soak them in it! the result are really cool antique-looking pages that you can use for pretty much whatever you want- you could cover an entire wall with them, or they’d look really cool as backing for a photo album or scrap book!
i can’t tell you what we’re doing with them, but you’ll find out soon enough…
right now we’re really loving patchwork prints– colorful, nostalgic and perfect for a sweet summer picnic. which patchwork print is your favorite?
the paisley floral skirt:
or the patchwork paisley necklace dress:
the winner of our stripes poll was the we the free lace & stripe short sleeve top, with 44% of the vote!
how timely…if you’re in the area, stop by space 15 twenty in los angeles and check out their americana pop-up that runs through the 4th of july! in addition to shopping americana themed goods like the ones pictured below, you can check out one-of-a-kind customized denim jackets on display from the levi’s archives (above).
a couple of weeks ago our highland park, illinois store had an event celebrating their first birthday, and they raffled off a personal styling session at their store. the winner was one of their favorite customers, hannah, who came in for an hour of collaborative styling with the girls of highland park. check out some of the great outfits they put together!
she looks great! which outfit is your favorite??
for the documerica project, the EPA hired freelance photographers to take pictures of subjects relating to environmental problems, EPA activities, and everyday life in america in the 1970s. the resulting photographs are fascinating to look through, and many of them are quite beautiful. i love the old, grainy quality of the photos…they make me long for a simpler time. here are some of my favorites…
view all of the photos here.
Lately I’ve been obsessing over Indiana Jones style hats. I recently saw Risko from src783
Looking might fine in one and it just made me WANT one even more. I’m thinking here a perfect shindig outfit or
a look I would wear late afternoon drinking in a local dive bar. The hat, an oversized denim wrangler shirt with bike shorts underneath of course and
these lovely little clogs.
All I need now is for Friday to hurry up and get here!!!!!!
i’ve never really been one for clothing with the american flag on it…but i would totally love to do this with my shorts and if they came out looking half as good as valerie’s from bleach black i would rock them all the time!
what you need:
a pair of denim shorts
paint pens- she recommends two white and two red
x-acto knife, pencil and ruler
one piece of hard posterboard for stencil (she used the hangtag from the shorts)
and here are her instructions:
begin by practicing with your white paint pen, on the inside of your shorts, so you can get used to how the pen works. once you are ready, prepare your stencil for your shorts. my star is 1.25″ at the widest point. cut out star with x-acto knife, and place on shorts. use stencil to draw the outline of your shorts. remove stencil, and fill in star with paint pen. place next star approx 2″ away from next star. if you end at a seam, draw a small part of the next star, to continue the pattern repeat. once you are ready with your stripes, begin on the far left seam, using the seam as a ruler. my red stripes are 1/2″ wide, and approx 3/4″ apart. continue stripes up to waistband, and on coin pocket, but not on waistband.
sweet! you’re set for the 4th of july, too.