Sunday, December 14, 2008
Labor of love
I wore this for some bar-hopping, and to a date with Mr. Absinthe and Mr. Tequila. Friends remarked that it looked like I had no pants on underneath, and therefore looked sexy. I guess I shouldn't worry too much about forgetting to put on pants before leaving the house, nobody seems to mind.
The bag I am carrying is one I made myself. Its inspired by the Collette x Gap collection, and originally started as a clutch. I had leftover denim from my last fight with a pair of light wash denim, which are now a pair of amazing shorts, and so I used what I had and just started cutting and sewing by hand, with no real idea of how I was going to turn it into an actual bow. It was also my first time installing a zipper and I did a little victory dance as soon as I figured it out. Then I had some leftover thick knit from a catastrophic project in which i cut up a benetton knit top, which was too small for me, and glue gunned it onto an old wallet. [That actually turned out fine, except I found a vintage wallet for 20pesos [about $.50] in Baguio, so the new wallet was never used] I used that bit of knit left as lining, which out of laziness, I just glued in. The buttons I added in the end, there is one on each side, so that I can loosen it for more bag space. In the end I added a chain that i stole from a furry shoulder bag that I also purchased in Baguio, which makes it easier for me to carry because lord knows I need my hands for my booze and cigarettes. But i still have plans on sanding off the fringy edges, when find the energy. So all in all it was a pretty successful little operation!
Collette X Gap
PS: On the table the bag looks a little wonky because its empty. And I'm still surprised at how much i can actually fit in it!
PPS: Also, what are those flame boogers shooting out of my nose? lol