You’ve heard of rags to riches and ‘one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.’ Well, the artists behind Cinderella Garbage have literally turned garbage into gems with their line of gorgeous jewels.
To be honest, I don’t entirely understand how it works, but the idea of taking waste and making it into something new and shiny appeals to me on so many levels. This graphic helps shed some light on the process (assuming you speak French – which I do).
I was fascinated to see the truly brilliant items at this year’s show, some of the most conversation-worthy pieces I’ve ever seen. Engagement ring anyone? Rat necklace?
For details on her process and more about her line of jewelery, visit: http://www.cinderellagarbage.com/CG_2_O5KT.html
Now for something completely different: Kiriki Press’ embroidery, by Michelle Galletta. Based in Toronto, Kiriki Press has a line of totally adorable embroidery starter kits and ready made embroidered items. Eeep, they sure are cute.
Visit them on the web at http://www.kirikipress.com/index.html
Still in the textiles department, Paula Gonzalez’s textile and home decor line – Phaulet.
Her online shop http://www.phaulet.com/ features some of the following, very cool items:
OOAK describes her work as, “old illustrations… mixed to create very unique and unconventional art-pieces to wear and decorate spaces.” I’m definitely going to be looking to add some of her work to my house next show!
A cool clutch is definitely within reach at Heather Scott’s booth for Rock & Roll Romantic. Here the reversible handbags, in a variety of colours, were hard to choose from. With so many finishes and colour combos, picking just one was a hard decision!
For more details, check out https://www.facebook.com/ROCKANDROLLROMANTIC
Last, butttttt certainly not least, get your behind into some of these supremely stylish leggings and ‘sweats’. At Skinny Sweats, the motto “Lazy, Sexy, Cool” makes perfect sense and who can’t get behind a line of crazy comfortable pants that make your buns look fantastic?
Check out all their collections and consider how good you’d look in all of them! http://www.skinnysweats.com/FW12-Collection-Page-4.html
The artist profiles will keep on coming for the foreseeable future. Support local and show these artists some love!