Tuesday, April 15

Cloak Hoodie and Earth Charm Necklace

It feels so satisfying to have finally completed these.

This is a custom-made hoodie that I designed along with a necklace that I made from scratch as well. For the shirt, it was a fun opportunity to create something with traditional lines and silhouettes, but still modern enough to feel at ease. I was drawn to the color and the texture of the cotton too; as it reminded me of a cloak (it was very kind of my mother to let me have the fabric from her collection). Overall, it took me about a week to make. That of which included the original design, drafting patterns, and machine sewing.

As for the necklace, it was all crafted from found objects: A franc, a glass shard, a stone, a twig, and soft-grey feathers. Even the chain was found; I got quite lucky indeed and that made it even more special. I used silver 20 gauge wire to hold the charms in place, twisting them with needle-nose pliers to create swirls and loops where desired, and the feathers were wrapped together using string.

Lastly, I'm wearing one of my Fran wigs that I'll eventually harvest into wefts. I wanted to take the opportunity to wear it at least once before then, and it was just the thing for this photo shoot!

Monday, April 14

Look of the Month :: Spring 2014 :: April

For this digital face chart I wanted to break down the makeup look that I did for my cloak hoodie and earth charm necklace photo shoot. I knew that I wanted to do something very mystical and mysterious because I was going to be shrouded by the hood. Dark smoky eyes and a soft artistic lip would definitely give a witchy look, but still be soft enough to be gently alluring. Give it a try! I know it's bold, but it's sure fun to wear.

The current look is:
A P R I L  2 0 1 4


Color inspiration:
Sage green, warm grey, hazel, white, and iron

Current motivation for the look:
 My cloak hoodie and earth charm necklace


Previous Looks this Year:

J A N U A R Y  2 0 1 4

F E B R U A R Y  2 0 1 4

M A R C H  2 0 1 4

Please feel free to express yourself as well! Share links, tips, or any other suggestions in the comments. I would love to hear from you.

 xoxo,
~Claudia

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