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hopeless? not quite

sexy and strappy, hopeless lingerie is designed and handmade in melbourne, australia by gabrielle adamidis. victoria’s what? child, please.

the hopeless lingerie studio offers a wide array of pieces from bodysuits to suspenders and harnesses to bras, bralettes and knickers. go on and get yo’ sexy back, ma.

evaharnessfronteva harness

dionneknickersfrontdionne strap knickers

dionneknickersbackdionne knickers (back)

suzybralettesuzy bralette

carrieknickerscarrie knickers

christinaknickerschristina knickers

suzybraletteblacksuzy bralette cage frame

suzybraletteblackbacksuzy bralette (back)

bag it

could it be that the handbag, clutch, purse, pocketbook (pockey-book) is the most important accessory in a woman’s wardrobe? i think so. the badder the better and cleobella has an amazing collection whether you need just a little something to carry your dough and necessary cards or if you need a bag big enough to toss your life inside, they’ve got the goods.

1.-Nomadic-SOUL-1024x787

August_clutch_black_1_largeaugust clutch, $246

6.-LOLITA-arrow

Emerson-Fringe-Army_large

emerson fringe, $412

 

Mahala_Clutch_Black_1_largemahala clutch, $448

8.-STUD-tote-truck

Serene_sitting_largeserene hobo, $347

Willow_tote_Vintage_bronze_3_largewillow tote, $481

9.-ANAI-truck

scarves, skirts and more…oh my!

as i’m sure you know, etsy is a great place to find awesome. sometimes it takes a little digging, but it’s there. and barkdecor is chock full of awesome. they offer everything from clothing and jewelry to art prints and home decor.

here are a few of my faves from their offerings.

impalatankimpala tank

mountainkaleidoscopemountain kaleidoscope cowl scarf

nazcalinesnazca lines

nyalahighwaistedskirtyaaaaaasssss!!! this one’s my ultimate favorite. nyala high waisted skirt

throughthesewoodsinfinityscarfthrough these words infinity scarf

for love and lemons skivves

i’ll never forget years ago when i was in college in nyc and my cousin tasia came to visit. we caught the train down to century 21. we strolled around the store being our normal extra silly selves and landed in the lingerie section. we were joking around, picking up thongs and bras like, “oooooo…girl, do you like this ling-er-eeeee??” and this older white woman stopped near us and said, “it’s pronounced lohn/zhu/ray.” ummmmm. okay. we fell out laughing!! did she really think we didn’t know? haha!! two snaps to the old chick trynna school two young black girls.

but anyhoo, that brings me to this post. ultra girly, ultra fem, for love and lemons skivves is super sexy and fab ling-er-eeeeeeee!!

let the dream wave continue.

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metalin’ with vanessa mooney

steps up to the mic *tap tap tap* hellooooooo, is anyone out there??

ahem… i know i’ve been gone quite some time. well, life happens and sometimes those happenings drain all of your inspiration and creativity and willingness to do any daggone thang.

but…

i’m back. back-er than back. now usually during this time of year i’m busy making stuff to give folk for Christmas, but i just don’t have it in me to eek it out this year. so instead, i’m compiling a dream list of thangs. maybe it’ll inspire you and give an idea or two for that special someone in your life! or you can ride along with me on the dream wave. either/or.

so here to kick off the dream wave is vanessa mooney‘s lovely jewelry. i’ve been a fan of her work for quite some time because her creations are just soooo dope. no other way to describe it.

aloversembracebodychain2a lover’s embrace bodychain

supernova-04

inyourheartnecklace2_edited-1in your heart necklace

supernova-06

ridinghighcuff2riding high cuff

spellonyoucuff2spell on you cuff

supernova-07

thejanisring2the janis ring

whereveryouwandernecklace2wherever you wander necklace

supernova-09

dusted off my sewing machine

actually, i didn’t.

i was so geeked off of my idea to make a denim clutch that i didn’t even bother to dust the thing off. i was also so geeked that i didn’t bother to use the zipper foot for my sewing machine to put in the zipper.

can i just say here that i hate hate hate sewing in zippers for some reason? they were the most painful thing for me to do in school when i studied fashion design 50 million years ago.

but that wasn’t the end of my geeked-ness. nope, sure wasn’t. i also didn’t realize my interfacing was double-sided adhesive before i ironed the thing down. that meant that my lining was sticking to the inside of the bag, which just wasn’t going to work. i worked around it, but it turned out a little errrrrr…bulkier than i had planned.

see, sometimes i get so stoked about an idea that i just jump right on in.

yes, i goes in, honey.

full throttle all like, “today is clutch day!!!!!”

handmade denim clutch

handmade denim clutch

handmade denim clutch

it’s pretty needless to add here that my clutch had some bumps along the way, but i think it came out rather snazzy for my first go at it.