I'm still boggled that I picked up a real Geoffrey Beene designer suit at the last vintage fair I attended, and paid only $40.00 for both pieces.
The skirt is quite long (but I wouldn't dare touch a designer item!) and the sleeveless jacket/vest is boxy.
It just looks better that way.
With the jacket/vest off.
I'll definitely split up the two pieces for separate outfits at some point, although I love them together.
- Mask - by Mom
It's rather chilly in the mornings now, warming up to the low 20s during the day. I love this time of year.
- Pashmina - Portolano, thrifted
The shoes are rather spectacular, aren't they? The pink parts are thick, fuzzy velvet, and the brocade sections are woven (not printed), and the lacing panels and heels are gold leather. Snazzy!
I didn't need much with all this pattern, just some rings, earrings and a crocodile. Or is it an alligator?
- Brooch - vintage mall
- Silver/amethyst ring - vintage mall
- Gold/amethyst ring - Frances Jewelers, c. 1965, Dad's
- Earrings - handmade/gift from Sherri
- Belt - vintage 80s, thrifted
I was speaking with my colleague Sherri recently - she made these earrings for me. Aw, I miss my coworkers.
Snake Jacket Art Project, Sleeves, Part II
Sleeves, Part I is here if you missed it. I've finished the shoulder/upper arm section of the first sleeve - this is the lower arm/cuff area. I decided I wanted to do all of the black on the arm before I leap into the colour. Colour is quick.
I just free-handed this, using an odd number of roses (the 5th rose is on the backside). Always use odd numbers in compositions, for visual interest. That's one of those "art rules" I learned early, probably from Mom.
The opposite side - there's the 5th rose.
This is the front of the sleeve, i.e. what most people would see looking at it face-on.
This will be the back of my lower arm when wearing the jacket.
All the darkening/edging done.