Thursday, February 18, 2010

How is the economy changing fashion?

“In difficult times fashion is always outrageous.” Elsa Schiaparelli

Outrageous fashion is definitely developing. I'm seeing unconventional materials and really far out designs. I was just reading an article on Ecouterre about Emma Kaywin, a designer who makes dresses out of expired condoms. The dresses look really interesting. I'm loving the texture created by the layered condoms. Emma said some people find them interesting while others are disgusted by them.

Due to the challenging times we're encountering fashion is definitely changing along with everything else. Customers are more thrifty, but it's also making customers smarter with their purchases. Each purchase is a vote for what you support. For example, if you choose to go see a movie in the theater - that's a vote. More movies like that film could be made because of that experience.

My advice is to designers is be bold, go for it! My advice to customers - choose wisely. Did you know that shopping locally can help boost your local economy? Say no to chain stores and restaurants.

Monday, February 15, 2010

2010 Upcycled Hair Adornment Headband - Nouveaux Antique Style - Silk Charmeuse

Looking for something special to wear? This handmade headband will bring all eyes on you. I wore one of these headbands out with some friends and everyone thought it was my birthday. The headband really made the night special. Whether it's a school dance, your birthday, a wedding, or an evening that needs a little something special this headband will help to make your night stand out. Hair accessories are all the rage right now (check out photos from New York fashion week). A hair clip or a headband is a great way to make your outfit unique.

***Unique, hand dyed silk adornment hairband*** Hand stitching, upcycled jewelry, vintage lace, bridal veil illusion. Perfect for weddings, proms, birthdays, or wear it when you just want to have fun! This accessory will surely make any event special.

* Colors: turquoise (the fashion color for 2010) silk flower, antique ivory lace, terra cota silk element, white bridal veil illusion

* Measuring roughly 7" wide 4.5" high

* Made in USA

All designs are handmade; each item is unique wearable art. The inspiration for this piece was old hollywood - flappers, vintage, pearls, weddings, elegance, glamour.

***Please contact us if you would like multiple hair adornments made for your bridesmaids. Each one is unique and one of a kind. You can choose other colors if you would like it for your bridal party or prom. We can make hair adornments with a comb, pin, clip or all three. Just ask!***

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Monday, February 1, 2010

Think Spring

Ah yes! We survived the brutal month of January. Soon spring will be around the corner. We, rice rafferty, are working on new spring accessories. Our inspiration comes from old hollywood, vintage, flappers, eco-fashions, dance wear, and elegance. Above, is our version of the bib necklace. The necklace is made of up cycled materials - hand dyed silk, beads, lace, and a double chain necklace. Our accessories are perfect for weddings, proms, birthdays, or any special occasion.