The Seeds of Trends
Just before Fashion Week kicked off, I guess you could say I did a bit of designing myself. No, I wasn’t up until 3am sitting at a sewing machine creating pieces for a runway show, but I waaaaaas collaborating with Trendseeder — a site that finds new, lesser-known designers and helps spread the word of awesome by selling their products on their site. In other words, a place where you find the cool before the rest of the world does.
I was honored to collaborate with three of Trendseeder’s designers: Mona, 34th Street, and Sahar Dada, the last of whom I got to go behind-the-scenes with to chat about how she made the blouse inspired by my style, her future plans as an up and coming designer, and why I don’t live in the furry vest she made (seriously, peep that precious wonder in the photo below. Ahh-maaahhh-zzzing, right!?)
Sahar talking me through the intricate stitchings of my cape-blouse at ABC Beer
Sahar designed one of those ideal day-to-night blouses that can easily transition from a busy day at work to a boogie oogie shake down party. When paired with a blazer this high-neck blouse looks ready for a board meeting, but once you take it off that low-back is ready for a couple martinis; kind of like a mullet. And if you’re like me and tend to indulge on carbs before a night out on the town, let me just say that the triangular cape-like silhouette is excellent for hiding the feast.
The Mona bird blouse that is so ready for spring barbecues it hurts just thinking about it
There are certain pieces of clothing that have a particular season written all over it, which happens to be the case with the piece Mona designed for me. Done up in a lightweight fabric complete with a pussy bow, this blouse is practically chirping spring and it’s not just because there are birds all over it. Though I’ve already paired it with leather leggings and a fur vest, all I can think about is when I’ll have the chance to wear it with some denim cutoffs and ketchup stains on my face.
These circular 34th Street rings have become such a staple in my everyday wear it’s hard to imagine my life before them
And last but certainly not least, I introduce you to these two 34th Street rings that sing to me like hungry sparrows calling for their mom — not only will I feed you with all my love but I will never let you out of my sight. When the circular beauties arrived on my doorstep there was not a moments hesitation before I slipped them onto my fingers. Feel free to ask me if I’ve taken them off since because I’m more than prepared to tell you that the answer is, no. And I plan to keep it that way.
Thank you to Trendseeder, Sahar, Mona, and 34th Street for this incredible opportunity! Now excuse me while I wear all of my pieces at once.