Monday, December 30, 2013

Fabric & Frockery from Fabulous Friends, 2013

Without further ado, so you can oooo and ahhhh as I did, here's the fantastical lady things, found and made by my gal pals.  Ready? 

~ My new-to-me Opera Coat courtesy of V. ~
(Ah yes, pay no attention to that hulking artwork behind me.  It's called Samurai from my Kimono Series where I recycled my older artworks and remade them into Kimono forms.)


 lightened-up to see velvet collar and beading detail

modeled with S's refashioned vintage scarf and E's handmade fingerless gloves

E's handmade fingerless gloves + mirrored image

(Again, just ignore the ceramic sculpture below.  It's called Zen Bones and consists of a replica set of human vertebrae I made.  Part of a series on Reliquaries. The bones were placed in a snake-like form in a shallow wooden tray filled with fine black sand.  But then, the cats really, really liked it.  So the sand was quick to go.  And the cats still play with the bones now and then, so they're scattered about in whatever form they land.  yeah.)

Do I luv these or what?!

vintage velvet & gold embroidered handbag from S.
Is it not like everything goes together or what?!


and Le Piece de Resistance from S.


plus some stupendous sari fabric from V.


close up of me wearing vintage scarf refashion from S.

(Perhaps a bit camouflaged by the snake-skin print top I'm wearing and the fabric beads I've been making, oh and that Samurai painting over my shoulder...)

My Opera Coat and I are going on over to join Patti's Visibles.  See you there!



14 comments:

  1. ah, everything is so awesome. the coat, the gloves... the artwork?!?! Way too awesome hard to ignore!

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    1. I realized that after the photo was taken, but really it was too much work to crop it all out. And after all I live with the stuff all the time + my true love's artwork.

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  2. I cannot ignore your art - and the cat story is pretty hilarious (I have several creatures too). Your opera coat is stunning! Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday.

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    1. I know, aren't cats cute? Thanks for hosting our Visibility Party, Patti.

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  3. I can't ignore the art either, although that opera coat is totally amazing. Love the bags and the fabric bundle and those amazing armlets but giggling over the cats...sand, tray, that is asking for trouble! Happy new Year, Pao! xxx

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    1. Actually, Zen Bones was made prior to cats, if that can be imagined. They soon set things straight though.

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  4. I'm passing out from the complete awesomeness of the cape and gloves... all others are lovely, but doesn't it feel good to be dashing enough woman to wear these pieces with such aplomb. That's you; dashing. Happy New Year, lovely lady. Let us all hope that we have a better year than last. To a brilliant 2014 ... *clink*!

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    1. But of course, I'll drink to that, clink. Happy New Year, Jan.

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  5. The opera coat and the gloves are absolutely stunning. What an amazing array of presents you received.
    I hope 2014 goes really well for you. xxx

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    1. ahh, too bad opera tickets are out of reach these days. But then wearing it grocery shopping will be just as smashing. To good new years!

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  6. That opera coat is amazing! Great gloves too!

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    1. Now that's something we would both wear, right?!

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  7. Oh, I my heart just skipped a beat over those arm warmers - I have quite a collection, but none that are that wonderful. And I will not ignore the amazing samurai warrior coat art work - that is freaking fabulous!!

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    1. Oh, wait til you see - I've starting making fingerless gloves now and am on my 3rd pair. I was so blown away by E's gift and always impressed by Jean's, that I finally got right down to it. They're so easy to make out of scrap fabric. And the embellishments take it over the edge...

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