Sunday, April 6, 2014

Tote Trove on Tour

 Southern Sweethearts Necklace

Dress: Modcloth
Jacket: Material Girl, Macy's
Boots: Alloy
Bag: Princess Vera, Kohl's
Belt: Wet Seal

Top: XOXO, Macy's
Skirt: J. C. Penney's
Shoes: Payless
Bag: B Fabulous
Belt: Kohl's

 Southern Starlet Necklace

Top: Bisou Bisou, J. C. Penney's
Skirt: Macy's
Shoes: J. C. Penney's
Bag: Nine West, Ross
Belt: Boscov's
Scarf: Express

Camisole: Wet Seal
Cardigan: Kohl's
Skirt: J. C. Penney's
Shoes: Payless
Bag: Kohl's
Belt: Kohl's
Scarf: Wet Seal

We've all heard of fan fiction and its legions of teenage boys and middle-aged men scribbling stories starring their favorite comic book heroes.  If ever there was a feminine version of such behavior (and I mean no disrespect to the women penning parables about caped crusaders - but this, albeit sexist, gender-based generalization works for this post, so I'm running with it), then it's fan fashion, and I, for one, am hooked.  I can't seem to stop ripping CDs - or rather, ripping CD case covers, that is (lest my activities be confused with pirating).  This week I've moved on from the pop stylings of Katy Perry to made-for-TV country by cutting out my favorite (and most photogenic) characters from the soundtrack of the ABC hit drama "Nashville."  If my interpretations seem symbolic - Scarlett and Gunnar set asunder by the very music that first brought them together, and Juliette perched alone on her throne - then I have my TV addiction to thank or blame.

Style-wise, I've always been fascinated by the two sides of the country music coin: i.e., the decked-out vs. the down-home.  I love the idea of a world in which denim and diamonds can coexist.   Not surprisingly, I went for the glitz when making these necklaces, surrounding Nashville's fictional finest with rhinestones rather than ribbons.  Maybe that subconscious force was at work once again, influencing me to go with the medium that more closely mirrors "Nashville's" drama-fueled plot lines.

Then again, maybe I just have a soft spot for sparkles.                

1 comment:

Jewel Divas Style said...

Love the green dress and star top.