From cupid to Sagittarius, arrows are in. From left to right, top to bottom: 1. sterling silver arrow studs by datter 2. sterling silver cupid's arrow ring by ringringring 3. archer messenger bag by ObjetAdapte 4. arrow to love mug by betwixxt 5. shot through the heart ring by lsueszabo 6. 7. arrow light by mwest0425 8. straight shooter pillowcase by kinshippress 9. sterling silver arrow heart necklace by lunahoo
A part of me is really into victorian fashion with a gothic, dark twist. Think spats, fingerless gloves, leather, lace, feathers, studs... you get the idea. I tend to wind up on etsy when I'm looking for unusual accessories or anything really over the top. I was searching for a feather collar and came across Metamorph-- a shop full of handmade gothic fabulousness. I'm especially in love with this feather shrug, that can be worn like wings, in a criss-cross harness style, or as a collar:
I'm ashamed to admit I just discovered SITE Design- a store very near to my apartment. I absolutely love everything they have to offer- from home decor to jewelry, and gifts for friends, newlyweds, baby showers and kids. If you're not a train ride away from Astoria, you can also shop online. Here are some of my faves:
1. interoffice envelope laptop sleeve - $45
2. husbands I had and liked notebook - $11.95
3. skeleton key earrings - $33
4. re-stickable chalkboard panel - $38
5. carnival clock - $145
6. paris map tote - $16.95
7. queens pillows - $45
8. tea strainer mug - $8.95
9. edgar allan poe library candle - $28
Thirteen-year-old Hart Main doesn't like girly-scented candles. With the help of his mum (and $100 of his savings he earned from his newspaper route), he has started his own business, making and selling candles for dudes. Sure it's been done, but not with aw-inducing scents like New Mitt and Grandpa's Pipe. Adorbs. He calls them Man-Cans and sells 'em for $9.50 apiece. They're mixed and poured by hand into recycled soup cans.
I have always had an entrepreneurial spirit and love hearing stories like this about kids turning small ideas into huge successes! Think I'll get my dad a man-can or two for Father's Day.
I was getting my makeup done for a photoshoot at my friend's studio and Jessica kept telling me to "look up". I had only just met her 5 minutes before, and she was already frustrated with me. Weilding an arsenal of brushes, powders, glosses and sparkles that any sephora fan would die for, I was stuck on her shoes. After pulling my chin up for the third time, I finally spoke up- "Where did you get those shoes?!" She kicked one off and pushed it towards my bare foot. "They're by Iron Fist." Um... want!
Jessica's shoes- the Oh No Platform Pump - $45
Limited Edition Moonshine Zombie Stomper (they glow in the dark!!) - $45
Bloody Mess Platform - $50
Sugar Witch Platform - $45
Muerte Punk Platform - $45
Their shoes are like graffiti for your feet... I love them! And they're super affordable- I'm so getting a pair (or three).