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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Cole Haan Brown Leather Thigh High Boots!

I found these babies at Closet 1951 on Union Street!  The sales people Bryan and Tania are always a pleasure to do business with!  I love the feel of real Italian leather!  Dee-licious…  The heel height is perfect and there is enough room in the toe box to walk around the streets of SF in comfort.  Stop by the store on 1951 Union St. between Buchanan and Laguna for excellent service and affordable and unique fashion finds!! ❤ ❤ ❤

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Shoe Shopping in the Big Apple!

Hot muggy day in the Big Apple…  A total Carrie Bradshaw idea, but how about indoor shoe shopping in air conditioning?  I scoured at beautiful crystal sandals in several shops around Times Square, since my own pair of Valentino-style nude studded sandals broke!  Ugh.  My feet got so dirty walking close to 40 blocks back to the Port Authority Bus Terminal.  How I loved the scenery around me and the street runway laid out with people strutting along in their best looks!  Finally…  A city where people know the meaning of maintaining attractiveness.  The beautiful and the proud come out to play in this fun urban jungle!  Vive la mode a New York!  Where is Bill Cunningham to snap my photo? 🙂 🙂 🙂

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Ladies’ Night Out Event in Fanwood, NJ!

A fantastic event for supporting local retail businesses in Fanwood!  I showed up at 6 to register and received a nice goody bag!  I shopped around and got some rad discounts, plus a free pink vanilla cupcake at Mara’s Cafe and Bakery.  I enjoyed $1 pizza slices at Nick’s Pizza and Deli and continued onto the Wellness Center for a free massage, chair reiki session, and tarot card reading with gluten free chocolate rice crispies treats and chia seed cookies…  I later wandered over to a gyro tonic studio and enjoyed wine and a class demonstration, a wonderful dance with pullies!  The evening ended back at the original place where I registered for a champagne reception and raffle drawing.  I felt lucky simply showing up to the event, even though I didn’t win a gift basket!  More adventures coming soon! <3<3<3

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Grand Opening of Saks Off 5th Store on Market Street!

And it was only a week ago…  Saks Off 5th opened on Market Street near the Westfield Mall and Nordstrom Rack!  Soo exciting!  The DJ was spinning Snoop’s new hit “So Many Pros” outside the store.  I perused the racks and found a Saks Gray cashmere-like baseball tee with pink sleeves that said “Cupcakes, Champagne, and Chanel.”  I just had to get it!  The other purchase was a pair of nude studded flat sandals by Saks for only $25!  My eyes popped out of my head at the sight of the price tag.  Sure beats going on BART all the way to the Livermore Premium Outlets in Pleasanton!  Come one come all to the oh so fab Saks Off 5th store in SF! <3<3<3

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Jewel of a Purchase!

Vintage finds at Wasteland in the Haight!  I spotted a pair of white slide Marilyn/Betty Boop sandals by Jean-Paul Gaultier and they fit perfectly!  Plus, they only cost $55 and looked almost new.  I seem to work the magic eight ball and be directed towards the good designer fashion for a killer price.  It’s the imagination that gets me the ultimate deal.  I think of a fashion concept and pull the net in towards the right prospect.  Stay tuned for more golden fashion finds!

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Barbie Collection at Forever 21!!

I went shopping in downtown SF and happened upon the Barbie Collection at Forever 21!  I tried on a plush light pink varsity sweater with “Barbie” written on the front and a sexy pair of booty shorts with Barbie’s face all over it.  The collection includes sexy sheer black varsity jackets, hot pink body suits, iconic Barbie backpacks, make-up bags, and much more!  It is nice to see Mattel has made its mark on the high fashion-for-less market.  Float through a sea of black and pink in this one-of-a-kind gorgeous collection!  

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