weekend distraction: upcycled neckties

On February 24, 2013 by theseventhsphinx

I got the idea for this weekend inspiration series from Garance Doré’s site, the layout and content of which I really admire. It’s basically an excuse to post anything I think beautiful or interesting.

[Which I am supposed to be doing on tumblr, but I only just started it, so I keep forgetting it exists.]

Check out these upcycled necktie accents by buffalo blue designs.

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How neat? These strike me as wonderfully versatile in that way statement pieces can sometimes be. They can be as voluminous and colorful as your tie supply allows.

I am absolutely inspired to try to make one of these, and have been collecting ties.

winter chic: faux fur collar

On February 13, 2013 by theseventhsphinx

IMG_1352I have an extremely warm pimp-style coat for winter, with a broad shearling collar and wrist + hem accents but, for the most part, it hasn’t been cold enough to warrant it. My wool coat serves…does this mean I don’t get to have a massive fur collar?

Happily, it does not.

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This one was solidly inexpensive and just what I was looking for. Like the idea of wearing it over a motorcycle jacket, too, but I haven’t found the right one yet.

Added monster pearl drop earrings for a look that is says… Anna Karenina.

Faux fur collar: eBay, pearl dangles: eBay, wool coat: Kenneth Cole, Celtic patterned acrylic scarf: gifted, leggings: Topshop (thrifted), boots: Sorel, legwarmers: who knows, gloves: Bon-Ton, alpaca muff: eBay, on the lips: Korres lip butter glaze in wild rose.

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P.S. Thanks to CPL for taking these shots.