Monday, February 8, 2010


I found this kimono-like jacket at ReRuns warehouse this weekend, the owner called it 'ambitious' and gave it to me for a few dollars. It was in ReRuns 1940s room - but I'm not sure if that's accurate or not. The owner mentioned trying to reconstruct it or taking off the sleeves to use the body as a vest. The thing is I'm in LOVE with this gorgeous ripped silk! I want to try and gently clean up the ends of the sleeves (fabric is literally hanging off by threads).
And then I want to wear it every single day - but I'm pretty sure it will crumble. So a special occasion piece -maybe a little valentine's date number?
Silk experts out there - any advice?
Random - I watched Paranormal Activity this weekend. I'm probably the worst person on the planet to watch scary movies with. I really want to see them... and I then I get scared and can't watch/start chatting/plug my ears/get up and walk around/insist i need a snack/talk to grace/turn on the lights etc etc. Anyway - that movie was officially creepy and I'm still freaking out at every creak and sound. When will I learn that I'm not a scary movie watcher? Have you seen it?


Felicia said...

I watched it last night and I've been dying to talk about it with someone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's really hard for me to think anything about movies. I'm usually just like, "It was just ok." But seriously, that was the most frightening movie I've ever seen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I may be biased though because paranormal stuff really freaks me out, more so than bloody stuff.

Clorivak said...

wow...that is quite the piece, i have no idea how to work it, hope you can though...suits you solidly.

and no, haven't seen this...sounds freaky by yours and Felicia's comment above...shite.

The Socialite said...

Great piece! I love finding unique items!

No I have not seen it, I'm such a scardy-cat, but I love scary movies, I'm weird like that! haha

Cinnamon said...

I gave up on scary movies ages ago. I have too active an imagination and like you I can't sit still or keep my mouth shut.

Courtney said...

Oh, I can see it is "ambitious" ;) I like the rips too-- it gives it character!

As for scary movies, I just avoid them-- my imagination is way too active and they haunt me for too long. I like a good thriller, but that is about as much as I can handle. What I really hate is when a movie ends up being scary when I didn't expect it to be (hello, "I am Legend"... I thought you were going to be an interesting, maybe sad movie about what a man does when he is alone after everyone else on earth has died. Ha!)

Hanako66 said...

i can't wait to see what you do with's beautiful!