Friday, June 26, 2009

Item of the Week: Linde Tank Top in Organic Cotton/Soybean jersey

It's SUMMER! Well, at least its supposed to be, but here in the Pacific Northwest you never can be so sure what season it is, since I saw people walking around yesterday wearing fleece. On June 25th, POLAR FLEECE! Wtf? Anyways, for those of you in other parts of the country blessed with the summertime sunshine, let me tell you about the Linde Tank Top.

This is a really great top. It's comfy, stylish, and great for layering. It's made from organic cotton/soy jersey, which if you haven't ever touched any of that fabric, you really should. It's so soft. Like so soft that you want to have a full body suit made out of it and wear it all the time. It also has nice drape for a jersey, likened by some to silk.

Soy jersey is a really cool fabric and I feel great about using it in my line. Here is some info on the benefits of this fabric, pulled from

Soy bean protein fibre (SPF) is a new textile fibre with unique properties. SPF is the only plant based protein fibre. It contains 16 active amino acids, making it ideal for sensitve skin types. It is soft as silk with very similar properties in terms of drape and warmth. Because it is breathable, dries quickly and is easy to launder, it can also be used in sports, leisure wear, under wear and slings.

SPF is created from the bean dregs leftover from the production of soy oil. In contrast to silk and synthetics it is an easily renewable resource.

Pretty cool, huh?

The straps are repurposed swimsuit binding, purchased from a local supplier. They're stretchy, and wrap around the shoulders into a lovely lattice weave in between the shoulder blades.

Best of all? This tank top is on sale at my etsy shop. It's available in ivory or slate, which is a purplish grey.

You know you'll love it. I wear mine all the time!



Friday, June 19, 2009

It's time for a Hair Cut!

Lately I've been obsessed with designing a new collection for Spring '10, however this does not stop me from procrastinating for hours on end on the internet. Today I was doing a google search for hairstyles, since it's definitely time for a haircut. I've been wanting to grow my hair out for a long time, but it's been a struggle because the longer my hair gets the bigger it gets.

I'm torn between whether or not to stick it out and keep growing my hair, or to go for short once again. Here's a short haircut that I think is absolutely stunning. It's short hair's answer to the blunt bangs and pin straight long hair look that us "big haired" ladies will never achieve.

Also, as I was searching, I came across the most incredible images. Japanese art director Nagi Noda, who died last year at the age of 35 (far too young), created these amazing "hair hats" sculpted to look like animals. Maybe when I'm having a bad hair day, I could just put on one of these and no one would notice. Below are a couple of my faves, but you can check out more here.