Friday, November 30, 2012

Shopdates:: Society 6 Re-Opening!

I've gotten my Soc6 account back up and running! It now has a few prints and photos, but rest assured that there are some awesome pieces still heading that way. I'm really excited! There's a widget on my blog that can direct you to my store.

This decision has come along with a plan for some major changes in the look and design of The Little Willow Shop. I think I have finally decided which direction I want to go in, in terms of crochet items, so it's just a matter of getting the work done. I have also decided (for now) to keep my art prints solely on Society6, until I can figure out how to print high quality without as much of the cost. More details on the changes to come, but for now just know that I'm working hard and the shop will (hopefully) be back soon on Etsy!

In the meantime here's a sneak preview of a print I'm working on right now...
Adorable, right? I love drawing horses, I learned how to draw them in 4th grade! I can't seem to think of what to put in the background right now... Maybe I'll just be boring and plunk them into a pasture!

Finally creating again,
<3 Linda

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Stylespiration: Agyness Deyn

Agyness Deyn is a model who knows how to dress. I love her choices of bold colors and patterns, and her ability to wear crazy things but somehow make them look subdued and graceful. She's the epitome of quirky and colorful when it comes to the clothes she wears, and she has one of the most recognizable hairdos to boot. Her style is androgynous and strong as well. Check out some photos:

L to R from top:: 1//2//3//4.

Lovely and yet not too overdone! And now for my own collection (thank you Polyvore for existing!), inspired by her fashion:
Agyness Deyn Inspired Look

All choices, as always, are under $50 so that you can get the look for less. Click on this link for more details if you're interested in purchasing anything! For day looks, Agyness chooses a few pieces that are bold and bright while keeping others understated and basic. She has a penchant for strange bags, so I couldn't resist including this one! If you want to do makeup, keep the lips nude and stick to only mascara and eyebrow work for the top. If you want to dress it up, add a bit of colored eyeliner. Wear sneakers to highlight the tomboyish look. And there you have it!

<3 Linda

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

TiLT:: It's All Black and White

I've been saving a lot of black and white items in my favorites on Etsy, so I thought I'd share a few with you:

1. These tarot cards are awesome, the intricacy of this pack is amazing. I love tarot cards even though I don't believe in them and I have a deck as well. I like the idea of an artist creating their own, though.
2. Glass beads with black and white swirls! They're really mesmerizing, for some reason. My sister is a glassblower so she probably knows how to make these.
3. Check out this ring by MisanthropyCreations. This store is one of my favorites and I highly recommend that you go check out their stuff! I might do a TiLT specializing in this store soon, because so many of their items are my favorite!
4. This is a wedding gown and I do know that. However look at it! The black and white stand out so perfectly against each other.
5. I've been ogling this coat for a long time, but I don't think I'll ever be able to afford it. The lace underneath is so cute. You could probably wear this alone as a dress, even! High fashion but low effort, that's my style.
6. This is another store that often has cute things. This collar is awesome and can be thrown on top of anything! So much versatility.
7. More wedding things... I have no clue why I often find myself in the wedding section of Etsy. They're save the date invites in a comic style! Perfect use of black and white.
8. Finally, I present the number one favorite. This blazer is so cool, but not my size. How I wish it was! The black cuffs are really what make it for me. And you can wear it on top of practically anything and look effortlessly put together. Props to the person who modeled it for wearing a Jane Birkin shirt, too.

I haven't done this for a while! I forgot how much I loved to put together collections. Black and white looks great for an all neutral look, with other black and white patterns, or even with a couple of pops of color! I like it because it can be worn in 21908983 different ways. You could style the same black dress with sneakers and go to school, with flats and go to work, with heels and go out, with cowboy boots and go on a picnic... the possibilities are endless if you have a good set of accessories at hand!
<3 Linda