September 19, 2009

Casual Suiting

I really like this photo in a basement record store, with all the posters, and the guy wearing a grey (check? gingham?) suit with a plaid shirt. Very appropriate for therine inspiration.

Vintage Boho

Super cool anti-war poster from the Baez sisters in 1968. Great colors, graphic type, and of course message (controversial at the time, both in regards to the war and feminism).

Zippers and Lace

There are so many different things going on in this seemingly simple outfit. I really love the color of the skirt, and the combination of dusty suede boots, exposed metal zippers, and black lace.  Inspired!
Image from the brand System, found via Le Fashion

Gold Dress

Image from French Vogue

Image from Russian Vogue
This Versace caught my eye b/c of its unique surface treatment. I'm not sure how the gold sequins/paillettes (?) are attached, but I really like the way they look, and that they're applied different at the top and bottom. Very glam/disco. Could be a cool shoulder piece on a guitar strap.

September 17, 2009

Shoe Shank

As far soles go, this one is simply beautiful. The subtle colors in the leather, next to the cream colored shank with letterpress-looking type, plus the tiny nail heads on the heel and finally the geometrically shaped black inset- it all looks a bit black tie affair, no? These pieces could definitely be used on one of my straps.

Madonna, Silk Bows

Love this behind-the-scenes pic from Madonna's Louis Vuitton ad campaign. The colors are good for some fall inspiration, and the huge silk bunny ears are great. Practical? Not at all, not even for guitar straps, but using a raw  silk for some big crinkled bows could be pretty interesting.
Image found at

September 16, 2009


I guess there isn't much point in denying that fall has snuck up on me. I despise cold weather, but at least this pre-winter season brings some new inspirations, and a likely return to therine, which has been mostly neglected during these past few months of warm weather in Seattle.
So, with fall in mind, today I found this image while looking up info on Julian Casablancas' new solo project. I believe this is the cover for the new album. Its a great picture, both clever and beautiful, and the saturated colors are really amazing. For being a crusty rocker, he looks pretty dandy in his maroon velvet blazer. Definitely an inspiration to get back to work on some new straps!

September 7, 2009

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