jDUCT: The Koi is not only a beautiful fish, but is also a powerful Chinese symbol. It represents perseverance in the face of adversity and strength of character or purpose. It can also represent wisdom, knowledge, longevity, and loyalty.
This classic billfold wallet has a large pocket for your cash, 4 card slots, and 2 “behind the scenes” pockets.
Each of our wallets is hand-made with 100% duct tape. That’s right, no cloth, cardboard or animals were harmed during the construction of these products. These are not your “hey look at this duct tape wallet that my 12-year-old brother threw together!” Oh no, jDUCT combines meticulous engineering, high style and detailed craftmanship to create pieces with fashion and function. Designed for the maximum amount of storage with minimum “bulge”. Each seam is reinforced to eliminate sticky stuff associated with other duct tape wallets.
Two cultural happenings strangely began during the same week this year: the Olympics, and New York Fashion Week. In honor of both events, I’ve found a few fashion and accessories designers located in the Olympics host city, Vancouver, BC. One of my favorite cities in the world, I was thrilled to have a chance to virtually explore Vancouver for local designers and their beautiful creations.
The first designer, Mehran, has so many great things I had a hard time choosing just one to feature. I settled on this pleated bag because I love her story behind it–after she made a custom bag for someone, she was so happy with how it turned out she decided to make more. I can see why she was happy– this bag is a perfect way to accessorize any fashion you choose to sport.
See this top? Well it may not be available for long because I just might have to pick it up myself it’s so perfect for me and by post-two-babies-body. This design, by Christintina, is a perfect example of how jersey can be really flattering, when it’s gathered. The fabric this designer uses also happens to be organic bamboo, which is incredibly soft and comfortable.
This red jacket by Littlehouses [previously featured] is the perfect thing for this post about Vancouver and New York. This Vancouver designer has a New York eye–the model could definitely work it on the runway. Red lips, pixie hair, and totally fab red jacket–red is definitely not my color, but this is very tempting. The fabric of the jacket is a thick, soft cotton, my favorite because it’s seasonless, so you can wear it anytime–whether you’re in Vancouver, New York, or (hopefully) somewhere much warmer.
SpunkySister: “Jewelry to inspire. Art to wear.”
I have Design ADD. I can’t make anything twice… so everything is one of a kind. I view my designs as art. I have so many ideas, that I usually have about three projects going at once.
I get inspired by fashion, nature, the vintage brooches I use, even soap bar wrappers. Maybe my pieces can inspire you… Enjoy!
It’s been on the handmade radar for years now, organic fabrics. I remember when finding them was like digging for gold and just as expensive. But with more and more market demand for eco friendly, organically made fabrics they are finally easier to source, come in nicer colors and patterns and penetrating the high fashion markets.
New York Fashion Weeks Spring 2010 Trends by Stylelist actually had organic fabrication as one of the top trends. When I first opened my shop on etsy you could find organic tote bags and t-shirts pretty easily, that was in 2007. As etsy sellers have become more fashion forward the designs have become more sophisticated too. Pretty Birdie’s Stephanie Teague really wowed me with this great trench coat.
Isabel Amyo: Women fashion designer for almost 10 years now.
I had an unusual career. After having been Assistant Director, I wanted to realize my childhood dream by becoming a fashion designer.
Full of motivation and energy I have taken training to hone my skills as an autodidact.
I worked in several fashion house in Paris, and now after having two beautiful boys I decided to run only in creating my own brand.
Let my creations enchant you and I would be most happy.