"I'm a little bit [desert], and I'm a little bit rock 'n' roll"

Although New Orleans is a little too rainy to fully channel the desert, the last few days have had me thinking (wishing?) of Santa Fe, Burning Man, and Jim Morrison fueled nightmares (in a good way). Tribal has been in all spring and summer, but bringing a good mix of Navajo designs, "runway  tribal", and maybe a leather accessory (or two) will make you feel like you aren't dripping in a swamp.

wish list
Osbon/Shoes- Black Candela Jazzie ( $98.00) 
3.  Topshop Necklace ($210) &  Bangles- Diane Von Furstenberg  ($40-$60)
5. French Connection knit Dress ($170)
6. Mosley Tribes Sunglasses hand-beaded by Jenny Dayco ($695) -amazing-  , Shoes-Mosley Tribe Lookbook

Now, if the items above are too expensive for you (me!)- here are some less expensive replacements

1. Zalo High Leather Boots Etsy ($96)
2. Zoe & Zac for Payless Agave Ring Sandles ($9)
3. Need Supply Co. Dotted Pattern Tank Dress($42)
4. Vintage Jewelry at eCrater ($25) 
As for my insatiable love for the beaded Mosley Sunglasses--I'm thinking I could buy this pair and glue an old friendship bracelet on the sides. 

Another DIY idea is to screenprint some zig-zags on a dress, - and spray paint the design on these adorable forever 21 yellow boat shoes

Fashion sidenote-
DO NOT OVER DO THIS LOOK. You will look like a hipster-halloween party. And you can't pull this off-- Andre Benjamin barely did.



If you do want to overdo it-- email Jen and ask if you can make this into a shirt
to wear at the same time.

"I don't know if its good or bad, but I know i love it so" (The Osmonds)



So after-work, or after a bike ride, or before spending long amounts of time outside during a New Orleans summer-- I like to get a sno-ball. You may think you have had a sno-ball (I'm talking to you, my dear-east-coast-friends), but you have probably had a sno-cone.

A sno-ball is made with shaved ice...not crushed
 ( image from Kathy Price I believe)

 and comes with gummy bears, or condensed milk, or soft serve, or just by its glorious self.
The other day, I stopped at Snoballs on Piety,

 before going swimming at the Country Club (that fun is a whole other post). 
and I thought I would share the delicious sno-balls, wonderful Airstream trailer, and snoball-color-matching-graffiti with you ~


don't ask me why


yes please

d a c e Spring 2010 videolook from André Pinces on Vimeo.

Mafiosos and greenery

At the Preservation Resource Center's Renovators' Happy hour in Central City...look

I showed a few minutes to late to be one of the lucky ones with a gift bag ~
 but I am going to have to buy one of these for my phone

 at Miss Malaprop's store

and these, hopefully as earrings! and in emerald green!

all in all, it was an inspirational afternoon


i want to send a polaroid postcard too

psst..and i want this camera~~~

this just sold

and if i had bought it, i would live here

in an open, warehouse floor plan
with rugs like this
hung from the ceiling as room dividers
    and furniture like this and

and my room would be right behind the sign


sewing project

I am preparing a outfit (maybe two if I get my act together) for a Worn Again competition- where you are given a bag of clothes-- the dregs of the thrift stores-- and use the fabric (and zippers, and thread!) to make a new, fashionable outfit.

So, I have been clipping away at websites for the last few weeks planning my outfit, as I carefully took apart horrible multi-print shirts. Here are some of the things that are inspiring me as I begin to sew...

 from i love wildfox  

so i am thinking a layered victorian-esque/ steampunky mini dress with a lace bustle made like the great red dress above. what do you think?

maybe some southern gothic inspired screenprinted fabric?

i apologize for all un-linked images, i have been evernote-ing them without thinking

Isn't this beautiful?

baltimore mapcut by studiokmo on Etsy
and how she did it here

bird cages

i love this! (found here)

It reminds me of this

that I made on polyvore awhile ago,

from this fantastic image