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Blood Wounded Flowers S/S 10

(photos by Bella)
(Inspirational Board)

One of many reasons I love Blue Onion Marketplace luxury boutique is the tremendous versatility each piece invokes when you least expect it. Sifting through the dynamics of experimentation and innovative design, alongside the webbing art of styling/accessorizing, it's comes down to the blueprint details. So, it's no surprise that when owner, Michele Syre, contacted me, I was thrilled with the opportunity to collaborate and reconstruct the Dulken & Derrick Flower Pins she'd sent over. The only obvious answer was yes, but with vertiginous elation, I assure you.
After studying each piece and drawing from personal inspiration, Alex and I spent the afternoon immersed in our little craft vessel. Entranced. Moody. Entertained.
Ultimately, the decision to integrate some of the ominously-evocative elements of designer Carol Christian Poell as well as Dior Homme S/S 02 Boys Don't Cry/RED Collection solved all those contemplative expressions. Delving into the etherealization of Dulken & Derrick, haunting rock, wounded love, classic Chanel, pretty vs. painstakingly dirty, and a menswear slim-fit silhouette, we counterbalanced our own interpretations against such a list of exquisite designers.
We couldn't be happier with the end results. Thank you Michele... you're amazing!!!


(Colin Stewart studded ankle boots w/ flower pin courtesy of Blue Onion Marketplace, Vintage clutch w/ DIY feather flower pin. On Alex: Express Men shirt and tie w/DIY Flower Pin  featuring draped chains/spiked centered/blood spattered double rose tie clip, Edwin Jeans, Dior Homme belt and boots)

Comments

marissa said…
LOVE this post..very different form your others and wish I could have seen more of you and your clothes collection but I like the menswear inspirations so much. Stellar idea. You are an inspiration Bella.


Will you show tutorial on this?'
I want all of it!

what gave you the idea?
You should sell these!

Kisses
Casual Trousers said…
Great pictures! love your blog
Anonymous said…
Wow, cool pics. Bella's branching out!
Alex said…
I love the way you formatted everything...normal photos followed by the groups of polaroids. There's a wonderful dark romanticism to all of it. Your shoe shots look great. Of course the feather flower... And you finished it off with a smile! :D The inspiration board is great, too! Wonderful work, love!!!!!!!!!
Tyler said…
The A-Team!

xoxo
Tyler said…
The A-Team!

xoxo
VERY BEAUTIFULL SERIE, STÉPHANE FROM LUXE-ET-VANITES.BLOGSPOT.COM
Anonymous said…
Inspiring, love the photgraphy and all the designs (DIY)!!
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Anonymous said…
These pics are so inspiring, yaaaaay !!!!
Anonymous said…
wow bella..great photos!!!

are those your curtains...

I am at awe...

take care

much love,
Sweet
http://pensandlens.wordpress.com
MELISSA Z. said…
I've just discovered your blog and I love it so much! Great pics and style! <3

www.abitoffashion.com
Prad Savania said…
Hello, Interesting Post!

Why not check out my new high heel shoe design blog!

Louboutininthemaking.blogspot.com

All my designs are hand-drawn! Take care

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