Evoking Outerwear

I. Love. Coats. A simple fact.  I’ve been stalking the immense collection of Top Shop outerwear for a good 6 years now.  I can’t get enough of funnel neck collars, deep lappels, ruched sleeves, side pockets, tweed wool blends, sculpted hoods, empire silhouettes and wooden toggles.  I simply adore it all.  The better the tailoring, the more I love it. … Continue reading Evoking Outerwear


This is a pencil/marker case I’ve been hand stitching (so, she isn’t perfect, but her imperfections are charming, aren’t they?).  I took the Tre Vero felt drawstring sack I received when I bought my purse from them.  It’s a great purse, but what am I to do with a giant felt sack sitting around?  I … Continue reading Re-purposing

Architecture of a Shoe

I have been inspired, as of late, to discuss my appreciation of Jeffrey Campbell’s innovative, sometimes sculptured, sometimes strange, shoe designs.  Thinking about his trademark platforms, I suddenly found myself drifting back to my childhood. When I was in fifth or sixth grade, I became engrossed with drawing shoes.  It was about the same time … Continue reading Architecture of a Shoe