Friday, October 14, 2011

Inklings t-shirt collab designs

Here are some more t-shirt designs for the Inklings/Lily of the Valley t-shirt collab!   These are just sketches and the one(s) picked will be inked and digitally edited for the screen printing process.

Basic bow, will be printed slightly off center 

Crown: another typical lolita motif.

Cute cake as requested by Charlotte.  Please excuse the "fading" of the doily on the bottom

"Fawnasol" with removed horns as requested.  I've also shaded in the parts that are likely to be solid.

Art Nouveau mermaid, this one is the least obviously lolita.

The chosen design will be printed in Either white or black on a women's fitted tee.   This is the tee shirt I am looking to use:

The tee comes in many colors like:

  • white
  • black
  • pink
  • bright pink 
  • red
  • royal blue
  • baby blue
  • sky blue
  • green
  • grass green
  • purple
  • lilac
  • navy
  • light brown

We haven't worked out the specifics of the pricing yet, but I'm thinking about $20

So please let me know if you are interested in the t-shirts and which designs you like!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Vintage Treasures

A while ago (quite a while ago) was my birthday, and some of my friends; knowing my love of vintage accessories so fit to generously shower me with some!

They are just so pretty and neat that I can't but share them here!

First is this beautiful blossom demi-parure that my Mom and I found at a Vintage shop in Philly.  I liked it so much that it ended up as an early birthday present!  

When I got home  I decided to check the makers mark and found out that it is a Lisner; a popular costume jewelry company from the 50's.  They are most famous for their "oak leaf" necklaces, but most of the pieces are fairly collectible.  The name sounded familiar so I check my other jewelry and found that the leaf pin I found a while ago is also a Lisner.

What really peaked my interest with the set was that with some careful pinning I could wear the necklace as a tiara of sorts!

I'm not sure what I'm going to do with the earrings as I don't wear clips then they are a tad large for my tastes.  Either make them into posts or hair pins.

There is also a brooch to the set, so I'll just have to keep my eye out for it!

This crochet collar came to me through a friend from ebay.  It's just so dainty and pretty.  

Vintage collars are such a versatile accessory.  I've already worn it several times already.

This vintage hat is just ridiculously precious and sweet!  I don't have anything to wear it with yet, so I'll just have to make something!  I received this from Kristina of the impeccable taste!

One of the most delightful presents was a small shopping spree at some local antiques mall.  I just love poking around through there and seeing what is to be found!

Another hat!  I had actually seen this hat and tried it on several times before.  It's so cute and a really classic shape.  Since it's probably from the 80's or 90's judging by the tag inside I'm going to exchange the dark dark blue ribbon for a bit more of a brighter hue of navy; while still feeling guilt free!

I think these might have been the find of the trip!  Beautiful white kid gloves with exquisite cut-work embroidery.  That Fit My Hands!  I've wanted some vintage gloves for a while, but I have rather long fingers.  

And finally a little scrap of tatted lace.  Tatted lace is really hard to find any examples of so I was sure to snatch this up!  I'm guessing it's rather old as it's just rings connected with crochet (and embellished with some whitework "bullseyes" in the center).  

Not exactly sure what I'll do with this, it's just so interesting and pretty!

Look for some of these peices in some future coords of course!

Do any of you dear readers have a favorite vintage peice in your wardrobe?