Thursday, March 12, 2009

Gettin Crafty

I consider myself a very creative being. I am constantly inspired by things I see in the various forms of media as well as when I'm just walking down the street. I foster this side of myself often and of course it doesn't hurt to work in an amazingly creative work environment as I do at PARIS. Everyone there is an artist in one form or another in their own right outside of their 9-5. A huge benefit of working with a designer and artists in this type of environment is that I never feel creatively stifled. I'm am consciously aware of current fashion trends since it's literally my job and also a because I'm a huge fan of pop culture.

Lately my devotion is to the handmade. I love the look of Anthropologie where everything from clothing to homegoods is a beautiful work of art. If you haven't been to Anthropologie you are surely missing out on some of the most unique handcrafted goodies I've ever seen! But goodluck affording it, you'll be blown away a the price point! I make regular trips to Anthropologie simply for inspiration. I've sold myself the idea that I can make some of these stunning items with my own two hands. So today I made a brooch out of recycled sweaters and felt during little Quinn's nap. It isn't perfect but I love it so much I've been wearing it all day. It was sooo easy and it's mostly out of old clothing that had a one-way ticket to Goodwill. I'm loving this repurpose/upcycle thing I got going on. Now off to find out how to apply this to the other areas of my life:) Without further adieu: