Monday, June 28, 2010

Fashion + Art

I love when designers mix fashion with art! Here are some pictures that i've collected over the past couple of months that combine the two together.

Versace. This is an awesome looking body suit type thingy. I would love to wear this, it would defitnately turn some heads! I love the beaded part mixed with the spandex fabric. Its so tacky but you can't help but not look at it! Can ya feeeelll it?!??!!

This picture is beyond sick and I get the feeling of death and despair when I look at it. Ah, I love this picture.

Connie Lims depiction of Alexander McQueen. I read an article on these pictures in Dazed and Confused magazine ( and I really didn't know if she was making a negative or positive depiction. But either way i think the pictures are still pretty sweet. I think this picture gives a revealing look at Alexander McQueen ads. The models usually seem to be a little naked standing really close to each other, and they all smoke cigarettes right? :P
 I don't know what the whole naked models leaning in on each other supposed to mean to the public, maybe it gives off a feeling of empowerment...or something.

Christian Dior

One of my favorites, Hanna Bernhard! I see a couple of familiar pieces, and the shoes are killer.

Louis Vuitton ads. The colors in these ads go great together don't you think? It looks iconic 1950's. The girls look gorgeous in these photos!

Bar du Soleli
July 1961
Vogue Art Print

Norman Parkinson
Jeannie Patchett
Paris Vogue

more to come! I have more than plenty to share.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

June 22, 2010

"Why can't people just accept that people are complicated?"
-Paige Piccione

A nice quote from one of my best friends.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Feathery Friends

I think the fashion community is seriously lacking in feather jewelry. I can see little bits and pieces of feather jewelry coming up every now and then when I go out to shop. But i never see anything that I would wear. The things I'm seeing aren't extravagant enough! They're too boring, and too small!
So I decided to draw my own designs for feather jewelry and look around for some other feathery things that catch my eye.

I really enjoy feather jewelry. It reminds me of when I was younger my neighbor, me, and her mother used to go to antique stores that were all outside shops and they were run by real Indians. Each outside store had tons of feathery jewelry and other things that the Indians made.
We also would go antique shopping downtown and shop there too. I hope I get to do this again sometime! I'd love to go down there and take pictures and find neat little things.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Running Around

Thats what I've been doing for the past three days, running around. No time for blogging, no time for sketching, no time for me! But now all that is over and done with and im back to doing what I love. Did an interview with Natalie Bernhard from french-bakelite jewelry, aka Hanna Bernhard. Very excited to show you this!

When did you start designing?

                                      I have started to design jewelry about 20 years ago.

        Where did you come up with the idea to make jewelry like this? Any inspirations?

I have always loved jewelry, massive pieces. I am also an antique dealer and have once come accross a huge pinapple pin in a flea market. Seller asked me if I was interested to get more, that is how I met someone who was working for big names like Nina Ricci. He taught me what I know, also taught it to my husband who was a dental prothesis at that time.

We are both inspired by nature, we love animals, this has a lot to do with our childhoods.

                            What process do you go through to make your jewelry?

Our pieces are mostly tridimensional so we are have to make a sculpture first; if the sculpture is good, there is a good chance that the piece of jewelry will be too, of course there is still a lot to do after this 1st step, but it is the base. We use brass settings and elements, everything is soldered point by point. We include many vintage elements in our jewelry, most of the time we would not be able to make a duplicate, even if we were asked for it. We don't use any molds. Stones are prongset.

                                   Was it hard to get any recognition for your jewelry?

This comes little by little as we are not working hard to get this recognition, we are rather discrete.

Some people around the world collect our jewelry; with expansion of internet and blogs, even if they don't want to share, it is now more and more difficult to keep secrets :)

                                 About how long does it take to make your creations?

It is a difficult question as we always work on many different pieces at the same time, but each of them is generally a lot of work.

                                                 Whats your favorite piece? Why?

I love peacocks, probably also because of colors which are my favorites.
I thought about the fact that she wasn't working hard to get any recognition and I really liked that idea. If you create your own jewelry, and you know its good (cause Hanna Bernhard IS good), then why bother trying to get the recognition to come to you by force? If you're good at what you do, people will take notice. :)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


Here are some sketches for some necklaces that I've been working on since about Sept. 2009. It took me a while to organize them all into just one sketch book. I'm almost done and heres a little preview of whats to be shown!


 Alright, heres some necklaces that I've been creeping on recently. The first set is by far my favorite!

Hanna Bernhard
Can you believe someone actually came up with this stuff?! Wait, I actually can believe it...seriously, these necklaces are amazing, just take a look for yourself. I've never seen or even conjured up anything like this before.
They're made by a paris-based jewelry designer named Hanna Bernhard and you can visit her website to see so much more of her amazing jewelry.

This stingray is my favorite piece of hers. You probably can't read it but in this article it says that the stingray goes for $3200 at V.O.D (a boutique in Dallas, TX) and is 14 by 19 inches! I'd wear it, even if i'd need a neckbrace later on...

The rest of these pictures are straight off so thats why they say 'sold' on them.

This one I saw a while ago on Great blog btw!

This one is another great masterpiece!


These are all some really amazing pieces by Hanna Bernhard. They're not even far from what im into designing!

Heres some necklaces from a more antique/vintage line called Razza.


This is all for now!
I really didn't want to make this an extremely long post so another part will be coming soon! For now (the post named 'Sketches' will be showing you some of my own designs.

Photo Credit!
and Razza Jewelry pictures from Ruby Lane, Etsy, Antique & Collectible, GoAntiques all found through Google Images.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Born Wednesday June 2, 2010

A Quote by: Bryan Boy from the blog
"He said that there are two kinds of blogs. There's the type that come along and break news stories. Then there are the ones where people fall in love with you as a person and they come back day after day to find out what you've been up to. That's the difference between a [fashion] blog and a [fashion] magazine; with a blog you really get to have your own voice."

Exactly, is what I have to say. Anyway, my names Katie and i'm from St. Louis, Missouri. Im 18. And no, I dont live on a farm and no I don't live in the ghetto. I've actually never even touched a cow or heard a gun being shot in case you should no. I'm saying this because a lot of people that aren't from here seem to think that those two things are the only things around here, not everybody thinks that I'm sure but this is going by what i've witnessed when I tell people where I'm from. That being said, I live in the city, across the street from some auto repair place. Nice, huh? Well, I think its really boring here and so like most fashion bloggers that I've read about, try to bring a little more excitement to wherever they live by dressing up in whatever they feel like. I like to do that too. As well as create my own games and adventures with friends and the occasional party or too. I also like to sketch. Because I'd love to have a shoe and jewelry line out someday. I already know exactly what I want to do with my life and this blog is a record on how im getting to where I want to be. This blog is a fashion blog, a diary, whatever. Its mine and you'll be surprised with each post.
So enjoy.