Monday, March 8, 2010
That is me leaving the temple after I found Jin and the others. I reversed the black smoke and helped Jack find his true purpose. My dilusional appearance on LOST. Really now duckies! The photo above is from View Textile Journal. I am summoning Army Green, Hurt Locker and fragile textures mixed with rugged edges.
One word: Adventurer. I love the white next to the Army Green. That is on fire if you ask me! Yesterday it rained all day so I sewed like all day long. Yes, even in my spare time, I sew. I cannot turn it off. Ever. I hit the ground running Sunday morning. I didn't have a clue what I was going to do. I wanted something weird, cool and different. I wanted something artful like what I saw at Barneys on Friday. If I could have brought
This is what I touched and held at Barneys last Friday accept in a green that looked like my old drafting board table cover kind of puky greenish but in a "i could learn to love this" kind of way. This is Alexander Wang. The strap is made of these slinky metal chains. I am so inspired! The Lanvin bags were gorgeous too. Oh yeah, back to hitting the ground running.
I went round and round with ideas, then I spotted some Army Green out of the corner of my Army Green eye. Jeffrey left his Old Navy pants with a million pockets in my work room. This meant, do what you want with them. Check out what I did!
This was one of those "looked easier on paper projects". I made a pencil skirt with Army Green cut outs. I love the mix of militant meets fragile. It really works!
She's crafty, and she's just my type. Who sang that?
I actually made this entire outfit in the course of one day! With lining might I add. I whipped out the tee while watching the Academy Awards. I must say Robert Downey Jr. looked square and cute in his blue blow tie and blue tinted shades. The jacket is real Army surplus. Yes, the one I bought from Uncle Sam's in New York. I know, I know I said I ordered the vest but this is what they sent. I called them up and and I'm like what is the deal with the coat, "What happened to my vest?" They were like "Ehhhhh buttaphuko - Yo, you just cut da sleeves capich - Ehhhh!" I can't cut the sleeves off. I don't know. What do you think? The skirt could be shorter. I am so modest.
I want to find more Army surplus stuff. I am close to Luke Airforce Base. You can't see the detail I know. The top photo I love. I want that Army tee with the hole in it and the bullet belt. Semper Fi dudes! More good news keeps flowing. I opened the box that arrived today to see my darling hardware prototypes for the toggle and grommet. They say SAM HARVEY! I also bought some orange leather today. It is so Hermes! It is gorgeous! Now I am going to make a clutchy out of leather. I will be in Sedona tomorrow to see my friend Kelly at Mii amo. I will pick up a kokopelli key chain for you.
Posted by Sam Harvey at 7:02 PM