Jacket Customization

I’ve been off in another corner of the universe for a long while working on my music with my boyfriend, a blend of folk, rock, pop, and psychedelic flavors.  The current artistic project of mine is jacket customization with patches.  I bought these two big patches at a killer fabric store in the Mission in SF, which had discounts on materials.  I got the dry cleaning lady up the street to sew on the snake and roses patch, as she had to open up the inner lining of the leather jacket.  I was able to sew the tiger patch on the denim jacket, seeming as there was no lining to open up.  Floral designs are in for spring.  I was inspired by the Guns N’ Roses theme with the snake and roses patch (Slash’s snakepit), which turns the faux leather jacket into a true one of a kind rock n’ roll piece, including the pink Playboy bunny patch sewed on the arm of the jacket by the same woman.  The tiger patch on the denim jacket is a tribute to my Chinese zodiac sign.  I’m an 86′ baby all the way.  Experimentation with patches on articles of clothing or accessories is a fun undertaking.  It all harkens back to when I used to sew band patches onto my bags and clothes in high school.  More posts coming soon!

 

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Britney Denim Kind of Halloween!

Britney Denim

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Happy Halloween!!  My inspiration is Britney Spears and the denim outfit she work with JT on the Red Carpet.  I visited Closet 1951 on Union Street after lunch at the Rotunda at Neiman’s and talked to the fabulous store owner who certainly has New York Vogue taste!  He showed me a Marc Jacobs denim bustier that laces up in back.  I fell in love instantly!  Next, I found a denim stretchy mini skirt to match.  It was meant to be.  Like dating, you know when you’ve found a supreme match.  Nothing in life is perfect, but you get close!  I found a gold chain rhinestone necklace to match at Jest Jewels, the best accessories store in town!  To complete the look, I’m thinking of denim pumps, a denim purse, and a rhinestone cuff bracelet.  It really is the best day of the year!!!