Monday, March 22, 2010

Hair comes the bride...

My next big project!

No, I'm not getting married. No, no, no, no, no, no, no. No. No. But I did say "I do." when my sister asked me to make the tuttifruiti accessories for their wedding. But a lot can happen in 10 months... recession, a change in theme, an aversion to hair froufrou or mad cow disease. It's the classic chick lit formula.

I'm so excited over all the possibilities for my "something new". Like everything Bend & Snap related, this will provide me laughter, escapism, amusement and as much bliss as the finale kiss in the chapel. And I hope to do the same for the entourage.

For better, or for worse. :)

Oh Tavi

By now, you guys are probably already fans of Sea of Shoes, but have you heard about Style Rookie?

When I first read Sea of Shoes in 2008, I wished I was as stylish as Jane Aldridge was when I was 16. Fast forward to January 2010 -- this time I found out about Tavi Gevinson from Style Rookie. Far from her blog's name, she makes me wish I was as fashion forward as she is when I was 13!

To think she started her blog in 2008!

When I was 13 I already knew that I loved clothes and dressing up, but at that time I had very little knowledge of the fashion industry. Unlike Nissy who did Vogue back then
(see her Glossy post), sadly, what I knew was limited to what I saw on TV and local fashion/teen magazines. Candy mag, anyone? :p

So I just find it amazing that someone at 13 is already making waves in the fashion world. Blogging, sitting front row at the shows of some of the biggest names in the industry, getting featured in Paris Vogue, and even giving her perspective on the whole bloggers vs. journalists issue (which I didn't even know 'til I read about it in her blog).

all photos are from Style Rookie

Her style probably won't appeal to everyone, but I love her take on layering and piling on articles of clothing when I'm in the mood for texture in my outfits. She's a great source of inspiration on how to throw on stuff in a new way especially on days when shopping for new stuff is not an option, and when I have already run out of ideas on how to maximize my closet.

View her blog here (if you haven't seen it yet!)

By Cheska for Bend & Snap