Thursday, March 29, 2012

One of a Kind show Toronto March 2012

Today we visited the One of a Kind Show Toronto for the first time...I had always been meaning to go but never got around it - it was well worth the trip. The amount of talent in one room is overwhelming - some pretty cool stuff - art, craft, fashion and food - all nicely separated into specific zones in one large room.

There was one jewellery maker who just blew me away - BIKO Jewellery. I am not drawn to pretty things - in fact I like them ugly, industrial and edgy, and her pieces were just the right combination. Each piece was better than the next....I hope she didn't see me drooling on her display cases. Here are some pics from her website and blog. The chain with the multiple vertical rods in the second pic is the one I wanted the most among everything else I pined for.

The next One of a Kind show is in November 2012 for Christmas and I am considering participating as a vendor - BIG dream but one can dream right? !!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

My original Skull Illustration on Tee

Original Skull Illustration by Lynda D`Souza on Cowl Neck Tee
Original Skull Illustration by Lynda D`Souza on cut out Tee
I have been working hard on creating illustrations for the screen printing run we did a couple of days ago. I was very pleased with the way the gold paint looks on both black & white. I just love metallic colors and you will be seeing a lot more gold in the shop. What do you think of the tee - let me know your thoughts.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Cassandra Kellogs Home

Home of stylist and designer Cassandra Kellogg

I really love homes that feel open and white..............and of course the ram skulls everywhere - love it!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Isabel Marant A/W 2012/13

Here I go again talking about one of my favorite designers....I mentioned her previous collection here and the latest Autumn / Winter collection is no less. This lady sure has her finger on our pulse !! definitely mine!

These are some of my favorite pieces from the Isabel Marant runway - which are yours?

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Trend spotting: Bolo Tie

I am starting a new feature called 'Trend Spotting' and will feature what I notice as upcoming trends. Today I want to mention the 'BOLO TIE'. I have spotted it in several blogs and on the runways. My favorite Fashion babe Ashley makes it look so cool...

via Purse n Boots blog 

So of course I have been on the look out for one. Last Saturday we went Goodwill Hunting and I spotted this Bolo Tie - I swear I nearly died............of course I picked it up !ONE - it was a design I didn't expect to find in Goodwill but more in Planet Blue or Spanish Moss and TWO it was for CAD 3/- only. I mean seriously what are the odds.

Me so happy with my Bolo Tie. I love that its got a tan leather cord - it matches my tan boots. Am wearing it around the house today............

Hop over to Giselle's blog to read her blog post on the Bolo Tie trend.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Navajo Nook

via Lots of Jade
Books and cozy nooks are my thing! Being the crab (Cancerian) that I am, I will be posting a series of the cozies nooks I would love to crawl into..........a good Medical Thriller book and a cup of hot cocoa............will you join me there.....

Currently reading James Patterson's collection. Its a quick read - not too descriptive and a fast plot.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Karlie Kloss

Seriously how cute is this dress and how cute is Karlie............

Karlie Kloss via Bare Style Blog