Sunday, January 31, 2010
here are some photos taken while my mom was visiting this weekend. most are taken at my favorite little town on the outskirts of Savannah called Isle of Hope. It is one of the most beautiful sights to see. I found it accidentally one day while driving around aimlessly and I passed through with my mouth wide open with amazement. It is one of those neighborhoods that you imagine that you could spend the rest of your life there.
Saturday, January 30, 2010
let's just say over the past two years, thrifting has become very important to me. this weekend i went to my first 'southern' flea market (although the real days werent til saturday and sunday and we showed up on a friday) and found out that one of my main 'happy places' is being surrounded by old antiques, jewelry, art, furniture in a dusty old setting. Um I think I already knew this, but attending Keller's Flea Market in GA really re-assured it for me. I just love old things so much. It's the only way I can describe it. The older, the better. All objects have a history to it, but not the objects found at a Jennifer's Convertible, Ethan Allen or Ikea (NOT hatin' on that though) I just love finding hidden treasures. I even spotted a Civil War uniform framed with a bullet hole where the heart was.
Sometimes I think maybe I chose the wrong major, maybe I should be an interior design major, blah blah blah. But the more I am at an art school, I realize that all of it feeds off of eachother, especially something like fashion and interior design. It is all related. How you dress a body, how you dress a home..it's all the same realm. I have realized that this 'realm' of decorating is where I want to be for the rest of my life. Whether it is decorating a room in a home, decorating a human body, decorating the neck of a human with jewelry, decorating for a party/event, decorating for a print ad....all of it makes me have butterflies in my stomach.
Today my friends and I went to all of my favorite thrifting spots in South Carolina and it was so fun. I found three scarves (one cashmere, one alpaca, one silk), a dress, a sweater and a pair of men's loafers for myself (small men's loafers..) It was a nice day but each time I go to a thrift store/vintage store/antique store, I realize a new "collection" i need. For instance? my new idea is collecting old old old books, with the pages all crusty and the covers decrepit but beautiful. This, along with all of my other 'collection' ideas, will make me a prime candidate for the show Hoarders in about..um...give me 5-10 years. By that time I will most likely be the proud collector of a bunch of shit & will most likely drive every man/person out of my life because of that. This is the part where the cats and weird hobbies enter into my life, such as scrap booking or ceramics. Ugh. I think I'm getting ahead of myself..
What is the purpose of this blog entry? I really have no fucking idea. This is the 5.99 "Leaping Horse" red wine talking I think. It's better that I drunk blog than drunk text or drunk facebook. Bottom line, I love old things & being surrounded by them. If you don't, then get into it. It's cheaper, more interesting and fun. Or better yet, don't get into it. So you don't find any cool items before I do. Alright, I'm going to throw in the towel. Enough drunk antique talking.
Friday, January 29, 2010
my mom visited me in savannah for the past couple of days so i have been a very busy girl spending lots of time with her & accomplishing a lot. I had such a nice time and I'm sad she has to leave. we were all over & she got the true savannah experience without rushing to target/helping me move in/doing things like that. very relaxing.
today we stumbled into a fabric store downtown called Fabrika that i've always wanted to go in and I signed up for sewing classes. I am.so.excited. I know how to sew a straight line and that's basically it. The more my eyes are being opened here at SCAD and my creativity is expanding, I really want to learn how to properly sew. That is just the natural next step.
I'm currently taking a textiles class and although it is at 8am and there is a LOT to memorize for tests, i am really enjoying it. It's a lot information at once and it's almost like science but I am now noticing tiny things that I would have otherwise overlooked. This school is making my eyes open in so many ways and I havent even been here a whole year. I'm truly excited to see how my eye develops over the next 2 years.
For homework this weekend, I got to dye & design my own fabric which was so much fun. I worked on it this afternoon with my mom and it's something that I want to do again on my own for fun. I'm proud of how each piece came out, maybe i'll upload photos of them on here. My assignments for each class the next couple of weeks are piling up and it will be very busy. The best part of this? 95% of what I have to do has something to do with what I love. That is fucking great, I really have to admit.
Back to the sewing -Fabrika is so beautiful and really seems like a nice environment to learn & feel inspired so I will take two classes on a Saturday and Sunday afternoon and finally learn! yay! If you're in downtown Savannah, stop by this little shop to see how adorable it is for yourself.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
these are dream dresses. the type of dress every girl wants to wear when fantasies come alive or beautiful events occur. does that make sense? i hope it does. either way, these are fantastic flawless, glowing creations that proves once again that Chanel will never let me, or the female gender, down. Complete works of art.
Monday, January 25, 2010
lovez the original song by kid cudi/mgmt/ratatat, but also love this little ditty cover of it. I literally dream of being able to play some type of guitar/banjo/ukelele/anything and being able to sing. WAH. i'll just add that to my little "Diane Lane 'Finding Myself as a Woman' Movie" list that I have goin a couple posts below..
last week I was given my grandma madeline's ring that was once her mother's, and now it is mine. It is over 100 years old. i just love staring at it thinking about how many memorable events that this ring saw while being worn by my great grandmother & grandmother and now it is on my hand.
it is made with diamonds & sapphires and fits perfectly. it needs to get cleaned a bit but i feel very lucky to have this special piece in my life now. Here are some bad quality macbook pics of it. Don't pay attention to me, i look like a pug dog in every one but I needed to capture the ring.