Originally fabric taken from an '80s monstrosity a few years ago I had designed this little jacket for an Eco-fashion event and charity show. Afterward, I then hand-cut old leather pieces to be attached in the back for another project collaboration that I was doing with an artist friend.
As far as I knew all items from each event were stored carefully, and placed in the treasure chest of fashion goodies, a.k.a. the art studio.
Like many other pieces produced I thought I had the jacket stowed away in my archives until I desired to wear it recently. Then, a model friend of mine sent it to me, stating with an apology that she thought she'd already given it back to me. Isn't timing a funny thing?
It wasn't a huge deal, as these things happen—fortunately, the jacket was in a safe and stylish home, however I was certainly excited to be reunited with it again! It's one of my earlier lace pieces created, and also an item that I feel bonded to, since making its rounds in the spotlight.
I feel as if I have been on a style trance of bringing back the old to new more than usual! I do love bits of sparkle in my daily fashion fix, so I decided to wear this little sequins and lace jacket over a sporty tunic. This jacket could be interpreted as having a slight bells and whistles aesthetic, as this random guy at a cafe said to me.
Random Guy: "There's so much going on in that (jacket) ... you've got the bells and whistles 'eh?" Me: "Right ... not, exactly the whistles, but perhaps a few bells I suppose. Thank you!" (cleverly grinning) Needless to say, I took it as a compliment. I love the mixture of elements in this outfit and wear them proudly!
With a matte finish on the jacket's outer shell (although sparkling sequins) the key in creating this matte jacket was using the opposite side of varied sequins and beads in some areas. I also had to alter a few things since I originally created this piece for someone else, but everything worked out fine.
The goods: Lace jacket and Black underskirt-Ladyofashion, Ruffle tunic-H&M, Glam brooch-DIY, Collar Boots-eBay (similar), Clutch-F21, Wearing leather, sequins, lace, and a puffed shoulder all in one ensemble=priceless!