Weirdo Chic: Sequins Are The New Black

It seems like sequins are all the rage nowadays. But not just your run-of-the-mill 1950’s retro glam sequins – no, these sequins are MUCH weirder. In fact, it seems like the uglier and weirder the piece of clothing is, the better. And by ugly and weird I mean outrageously cool. Ya follow?

You probably saw the VMA’s this year, and so you are well aware of Miley’s closing performance including her entourage of super rad drag queens. I found out later the designer she worked with for their costumes totally ripped off a pretty well known small Australian designer. When I saw the performance live I actually assumed it was Discount Universe, but found out later (via their instagram) that Miley worked with US designer Brad ‘BCalla’ Callahan, who obviously knocked them off. Lame.

Anyways, gossip aside, I really love this look. I have those Pared sunglasses, and I have to say they are FABULOUS.

What do you guys think of this trend? Love it or leave it?

xox

Brianna

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  1. Pu$$y Cat Crop Top – Discount Universe
  2. Mermaid Sequin Biker Jacket – Isolated Heroes
  3. Sheer Tears Sequin Dress – Isolated Heroes
  4. Eyes Bra – Discount Universe
  5. Chiara Ferragni Flirting Iphone 6 Case – available at Nasty Gal
  6. Kohls & Kaftans Rose Tinted Iridescent Rhinestone Sunnies – Pared Eyewear
  7. Nine To Five Crop Top & Skirt – Emma Mulholland
  8. Lipstick Patch – LilyLoveLock
  9. Smoking Lips Clutch – Luna On The Moon
  10. Cyclops Dress – Discount Universe

New Happy Pins Are Here!

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Excited to launch these fun little pieces of flair. I’ve been working with Bracket to make them, and I love how they turned out! Each design is hand drawn by me, and laser cut by Alivia using acrylic. I’ve been obsessed and have been wearing them every day. A few times I’ve worn two, and one day I wore three (which even for me was pushing it ha ha). They really do make me happy when I put one on in the morning. Whenever I wear them I get a ton of compliments and people seem to really like them! So I guess I named them appropriately. Let’s take a closer look,  shall we?

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Cat Lady! Originally I chose to use black but we were having some hiccups with the acrylic not cutting as nice as we wanted. I’m really happy I switched to white, although the color doesn’t “pop” on the packaging, it really stands out when you wear it. So far this one seems to be the most popular of them all.

 

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Donuts 4-Ever! I’ve worn this one the most out of all the designs, and it looks really cute with pretty much anything. This pin might be tied in popularity with the Cat Lady pin, but it’s too soon to really tell.

 

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Eye Heart U. This was the very first design that spurred the whole idea / collection. I’ve been loving the eyeball / evil eye trend that’s been happening, and it seemed like a no brainer to combine it with a ❤ and U. I think this is my second favorite.

 

read-my-lips-aRead My Lips! “Besos” is spanish for “kisses”. The red color is totally killer. Lips are also super hot right now – been seeing them everywhere. This design was originally from a card that I released for Valentine’s Day.

I had some fun designing the backer. Here is what the “instructions” say:

“Directions: to increase happiness and provide a general sense of well-being wear this pin on your blouse, sweater, tote bag, overalls, mu-mu, blazer or anywhere visible to others. Wear twice a week for maximum charm. Dependence may occur if worn more often than instructed. Behavior changes may include extreme optimism and being a total badass. Getting your hustle on is encouraged while wearing this pin.”

Pretty great, right? Shop the whole collection here.

Wishing you guys a super lovey happy crazy fun Valentine’s Day weekend!

xoxo

Brianna

 

 

Current Obsession: Lilac Hair

Ok, so I have to admit, the wacky bright colored-hair thing hasn’t really been my cup of tea. I guess I sorta feel like “been there, done that”. To explain, at 16 (eons ago) my hair had already been just about every color of the rainbow: clown red, dark purple, cobalt blue, hot pink, clover green etc. All very saturated colors. While brightly hued locks don’t really do it for me now, I definitely appreciate them on others mainly because it reminds me of the 90’s when I was growing up – it was the grunge/rave/goth trend, and errrbody was doing it (and if you weren’t, you just weren’t that cool).

That said, I think the pastel version happening lately can be effing GORGEOUS – when done right of course. I searched high & low and found A TON of really bad versions, as well as models with purple hair that had been photoshopped in (annoying). I did come across a few that I’m pretty sure are the real thing (not photoshopped) and wanted to share with you my favorites.

I love how modern these feel – from crisp pastels to smokey, pale hues that look multi-dimensional, like quartz – the result is fresh, complex and maybe even slightly sophisticated.

Now that I’m platinum it would be relatively easy to go pastel (seriously, listen to me, as if I know what I’m talking about) but to be honest I’m a little hesitant to take the jump for fear of how hard it would be to switch back to blonde. My hair is pretty fragile in its current state, I’d be worried that once I got sick of the lilac (which I know would probably happen fairly fast) it would fade to an ugly drab color and then whilst bleaching said drab color out, it wouldn’t lift evenly, or worse, my hair would melt off. ACK.

Would you ever dye your hair a fun color? My trade lies in the creative field, so people almost expect me to look a bit cray, but I totally get that some of you wouldn’t be able to show up for work one day with mint hair – your boss be like, “so fired”.

Whether or not we take the leap into the realm of My Little Pony, we can always gaze dreamily at these beauties. Enjoy.

xoxo

Brianna

ps: thanks to the black holes of pinterest and tumblr, I couldn’t find a few of the sources. If you happen to know, please leave in the comments so I can give proper credit. Thx!

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1. Sheer neon lilac. Might be a wig but I love the hue.   2. Smokey lilacy-rose quartz, & 5. smokey grape, both from In The F Row.   3. Ultra pale lilac (couldn’t find the original source).   4. Messy lilac with streaks of blonde (sorry, another missing source).    6. Platinum with lilac tips.

2014 Fall Fashion Roundup

Autumn in Oregon is frikking spectacular. You can’t go wrong with sunny blue skies, cooler breezes and of course the trees turning to bright fiery hues. This time of year I find myself craving salted carmel lattes and a whole new wardrobe. Something about the oncoming winter makes me feel like new coats, boots and sweaters are a necessity. The bankroll doesn’t quite cover the want list but every year I find a way to pick up at least 2 or 3.

This year my fall fashion list seems to comprise of casual basics, which is no surprise given my practicality. It appears I am over dresses and skirts, which definitely wore out their welcome (pun intended) over the summer.   //6//  As a dressy replacement I’d love to get my hands on a romper that isn’t ill-fitting.   //1//  I’m loving the understated black leather coat by Madewell – the camouflaged black hardware is perfect for those who wear gobs of jewelry (I’m guilty) for fear of looking too flashy.   //9//  I’m also digging the Iron Ranger Red Wing boots – made for men but luckily they have youth sizes which fit us gals!   //10//  I’ll continue to wear my turquoise + silver rings (mine are vintage, but you can find similar here).   //11//  I adore the drape and color of Almond’s Silk Shibori Cape. I believe I can pick one up locally at Heritage Dry Goods – heard a rumor she just started carrying that line.   //8//  Cut-out boots are a great option for transitioning from summer into fall – really like the braided straps on these Trenza boots from Moorea Seal.   //4//  Speaking of shoes, I desperately need some new black flats – really like the d’Orsay style on these little numbers.   //2//  And currently leopard seems to be the go-to print for kicks, love this Jcrew pair of flats, looks perfect with her whole wall-of-denim ensemble.   //7//  I wear my Current + Elliott railroad stripe boyfriend jeans nonstop, so it probably couldn’t hurt to invest in another pair, in darker denim.   //5//  I could use more blousey shirts and I love how this one dips down in the back.   3//  Last but not least, a good lightweight scarf is the perfect lazy-girl accessory – easiest way to finish an outfit. Really loving the eyeball trend that’s happening right now, and I just purchased this from Moorea Seal. I’ve already worn it a dozen times – people don’t see the pattern right away and it’s funny when they finally notice, hehe.

I’m curious what everyone else is craving for fall? What wardrobe staples will you be acquiring to get you through the season?

xo – B

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