3.1 Phillip Lim suede lace-up mixed media top available at Tootsies Houston or in navy/grey/black color way here / 3.1 Phillip Lim ivory wool blazer / Citizens of Humanaity 'Arielle' grey jeans / Furla hand painted grey tote / Zara fringe leather booties / Elizabeth & James ear crawlers / Elizabeth & James white crystal and gold bangle bracelet / Elizabeth & James three-finger-ring / Forever 21 fedora / wardrobe courtesy of Tootsies houston / shot by Traci Ling
Because skies are still grey. Even with winter exiting, gloomy grey skies can be inspiration for an outfit color palate, down to some rays of sun with this Jackson Pollock-esque splatter painted tote. Each one of those bags is hand painted and therefore one of a kind, which lead me to thinking of individuality, even if it is via handbag.
Lets talk warm-fuzzies and feeling special, like special-edition special. Limited editions and knowing you got something landing in the hands of a select few are a way into the exclusivity appealing section of my heart. But it's not from snobbery that I'm into unusual things, I like to think that I am in theory supporting an artist's work, and freeing the artist to move onto their next masterpiece. I'm not an expert on originality from being an artist (I'm just a craft-er) but from just being different. In school I was the only one who's fifth-grade class took a field trip to watch their family get citizenships. As an adult, I'm the only one I know who doesn't like ice-cream, and as a getting-married-person, I'm the only one i know who got an engagement bangle, and is hyphenating their name along with thier S.O. Some call it weird, different, unique, etc. but it's how I do things, like splatter painted totes.
Life is too short to be a sheep in a herd, so go ahead and get a limited editition.