Summer was a bit of a bust here in NY, rain seemed to plague my planned beach trips and my freckles barely even surfaced…however as summer comes to a close (take your time Mother Nature…) the one good thing is that new seasons goods are now up and Summer is on sale. Find them HERE
With the Fall/Winter season I wanted to focus on providing that much needed punch-in-the-face of colour when January rolls around and it seems Spring is NEVER ever coming back. Tone on tone and colour blocking were my main focus. Even just sewing brighter hues are more fun let alone wearing them!
I introduced a couple of new styles, along with old favourites Crystal/Roxanne/Katie.
Meet Sierra who in real life is a petite pixie of a lady and big bags overwhelm her. Sierra even in the depths of crazy coldness continues to cycle to work so a cross body bag that was big enough to fit the essentials that could be slung over her mountainess jacket was a factor.
major cuteness, much like my friend that I designed it for
And then the J.A.G which is for Jessica who is equal parts my PR (The Shiny Squirrel) and close friend requested a large portfolio clutch. That was really fun to make and surprising her at Brunch with it was even better. She wanted those beautiful jewel tones of wine and red and then I took it pop further and made orange and aqua which feels almost nautical to me, a nice memory of summer when the snow is falling.
For all your ipad holding needs
And finally I am pretty sure I’ve mentioned this one before but the Barbara which is made for my mother. She needed an upgrade to the one I made her some 3 years ago I think. This is a woman that carries the world around so she needed something that had many pockets to allow for all the different parts of her life that absolutely have to leave the house with her.
kitchen sink not included
I picked up a sprinkle of additions for the vintage annex of reid.damnit and learnt a ton of stuff along the way. I like to research a little about where a particular item came from or find fun facts about the label. Well, let me tell you – I learned all about the design inspiration behind “pussy bow blouses” or “secretary blouses”, the founder of The Girl Scouts and the good people behind Wrangler.
So these have been a long time coming, but aprons are up and ready for your buying pleasure…Red, Ikat, Denim, Floral, Yellow, Cream and naturally – leather. Cotton and cotton blend with brass plated eyelets holding the ties in place. Check ‘em out here in my STORE. UPDATE: Also now available at Marlow & Sons in Willimasburg, Brooklyn.
You get the picture…
I totes finished up another batch of totes and already there are only three left – what are you waiting for??
Hmmm, that would be an oxymoron right?? All English Language issues aside, I’ve opened up a vintage store on Etsy that has some of my favourite pieces that I’ve been collecting but haven’t been quite right for me. But may be just perfect for you! As you’ll see, I kind of have a thing for sportswear right now…
I’ll be adding things as I find them, leaving them be or modifying them into something even better!
Here are some of the bags you’ll wish you had…but don’t worry you can! Just added them to the store.
First off, Sergio took a handful of photos of me making a belt which I’d held off posting until I actually had some in the store – finally, they are THERE! Along with some new colours of the current ss2012 bag collection. Ooof they look so good…if I do say so myself.
Skiving a place for the buckle and keeper
Popping out the buckle slot
Matching thread to secure buckle to belt
And voila! one electric blue belt
why limit yourself to just wearing one??
I have finally loaded the new bags to the store. New belts will be added soon enough as well, a few new colours and a little behind the scenes shoot Sergio did with me the day of the shoot to show you how some of it is done.
Today is the official reid.damnit birthday – my good friend Rudj pointed me in the direction of Etsy all those years ago and I thought, hey, why not. It’s been a fun ride ever since! Quote BIRTHDAY at checkout for a 25% storewide saving, including already discounted items! Yeah!!