I just bought this birds & bees & flowers bunting for my mantel at home. I know, more bunting. More beautiful, hand-painted bunting. Some trends are worth pursuing. This is by Olivia Mew at Shop Feverfew. The bees match my tattoos!
I think I first saw Olivia Mew on tumblr but now that my best friend owns a store with a big focus on Canadian fashion I tend to want to support artists who are near-ish to me. This store is based in Montreal & so is Nea:
I am sitting beside a huge display of Nea’s jewellery right now & I know it won’t be long before I take some of it home. It is so well-made and high impact, which is important to me. I love mixed metals & metal with neon.
Drawn to illustrations of eyes & also full moons. Who knows why.
I think I go visit these rings online almost weekly. They are not actually diamonds – they’re quartz. I love their oversized edges & the texture inside the stones.
I was organizing our record collection the other day and we have THREE copies of Kate Bush’s “Hounds of Love”, including one on marbled pink vinyl that Nick bought me for my 25th birthday. Fieldguided is a Toronto brand & the person behind it is a friend-of-a-friend-of-a-friend, I am pretty sure. One day I want to meet her & we can nerd out about Kate Bush stuff like this amazing papercut-style animation for “Eider Falls at Lake Tahoe”:
I remember making seed bead necklaces like this in high school. Stringing beads is such a relaxing thing to do.
Chartreuse and brass. I’m so down. My jewellery, nail polish, and lipstick is usually the only colour I wear so it’s gotta be bright!
Cycling is such a bro-centric activity – I love that this shop is making practical-yet-femme bike accessories. I kinda don’t own a bike helmet (I know!) but I am going to get one and then I am going to get a bike bow.
I know I’ve said before that I don’t want to be a shopping blog.
& yet I do like creating entries like this one. When I sit down and ask myself why that is, I come to these conclusions:
1) Indie artists have bills to pay too. People who make things often need to sell them just to be able to afford supplies, so art/crafts often appear in a store setting, even online. Lots of my friends make their money this way! Buying handmade is a great thing to do if you are able.
2) I like having a record of my personal style inspiration, as well as a record of what I actually wore. Both are important to me for different reasons, you know?