Outfit of the Day: Faux Des Garcons

So excited to blog about this jacket! My good friend Summer is an expert seamstress. I recently asked her to recreate the Comme Des Garcons blanket coat from Fall 2009. I have been obsessed with the blanket coat for many years and have never seen one in real life. They sold out immediately and frankly, were out of my price range even at a discount on ebay. When I met Summer I knew that was the first thing I wanted. I used an old (about 5 years old) Banana Republic utility coat and a wool blanket from the Tibetan market in India. I know that this was a challenging project but Summer executed it perfectly. I love love love it!

Here is the Comme version on the runway –

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AND mine –

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I am also wearing my Hitchcock Madrona sterling and brown leather cuff.  This is an original design that everyone must own! We are working on a post all about this classic piece and how we developed it (it wasn’t easy!). I layered my 18k gold skulls and cross bones necklace (he has diamond eyes!) with my lapis, bronze and sterling spike necklace by Pamela Love. As you can see, I am trying to grow my hair out – not cute!

The Toyota Tacoma behind me is the official Hitchcock Madrona-mobile. So glamorous. It is amazing that a jewelry store needs a pick up truck but, we do!

I am getting very excited for the Surplus trunk show on Thursday evening.  Come toast one of our favorite artists!

XOXO

Erica


Outfit of the Day: Tribal Wildnerness

I was wearing this necklace combination last Saturday in the store and everyone that walked in had a comment!  I know, I am wearing lot of jewels!  It is my job, right?  I wouldn’t recommend this for a non-blogging day.  It might be TOO MUCH!  Would you wear this bedazzled combo?

I am representing the “hi/low” trend by wearing my $6 craft fair beaded bracelet with Xenia’s pyrite layers (details below).  Summer is when I bring out the tribal elements in my wardrobe.  I believe fall is reserved for wool and sophistication.  Que the Hitchcock leading ladies!

Necklaces (top to bottom): 1) Lapis and gold fill by Maria Carter.  2) Lapis (look at that AMAZING stone!) and brass eye pins by Xenia Mara.  3) Sterling silver and brass breast plate by Pamela Love.

Twisted pyrite and vintage brass bracelet by Xenia Mara.  I can’t stop wearing this!  It is the perfect layering bracelet.

XOXO

Erica