I had the pleasure of doing bracelets for a BeWELL event that brought awareness to Big Brothers – Big Sisters this weekend. It was in an amazing space on the water in the Seaport with Joanna teaching class. It was an amazing weekend and a great opportunity. Keep you eye on this page for more hand-beaded pieces for sale.
The time has finally come! I have been giving previews and little bits of the collection between myself and Selahdor but I am about to jump out of my skin with excitement as I put everything up for pre-sale today. If you get a piece you will have it in time to gift to a special someone or to wear yourself this coming holiday season. Email/text/call me with any questions and yes I will be peppering your Instagram/Twitter/News Feed with these amazing images for the next few weeks so get excited!
Fun announcement of a new piece! This piece is a solid circle with a dog vertebra that hangs down to mid-back. I love this piece with an open back dress or shirt.
A few weeks ago I posted a behind the scenes of the Dog Vertebrae Body Piece. Unfortunately my phone has been dropped a few times so the picture was super grainy and I wanted to make sure you guys didn’t miss this piece. It’s my absolute favorite by far since I love body pieces over t-shirts and dresses and I was overjoyed I could make one for this collection.
I also made it reversible so you can wear it as a necklace under a deep v-neck dress as well.
So if you’ve been living under a rock you probably haven’t hear that I am collaborating with Selahdor for my first metal jewelry line that will compliment his Spring/Summer ’13 collection. While he crafted my lookbook I decided to interview him about his collection and working with me. Below is a sneak peak at one of his pieces. It’s a high-waist pleated lambskin waistband with digital water print silk mesh skirts and cropped racer-back lambskin tank. LOVE! You all know I’d rock that crop. She is also photographed wearing the leather wrapped bangles I featured on Wednesday.
Also, you’ll see the most recent sneak peak of the jewelry collection and my interview over on his blog.
Why in God’s green earth did you decide to trust me to create this collection for your Spring/Summer ’13 line?
Because I’m crazy? Honestly, I just had a good feeling about it. I had no idea this would be your first foray into production and what not. But I had seen your horsehair pieces on you at various events and something about the aesthetic just made sense with my brand and this collection. There’s a quiet aggression in your work.
What inspired your Spring/Summer 2013 collection?
This is the first in a series of collections inspired by the popular 1980′s fantasy film “The Neverending Story”. Atreyu, one of the heroes from the story, was my focus for this season.
Talk about your first foray into creating prints.
The prints are all inspired by nature. They’ve been developed by manipulating photographs and scans of water, rocks, etc. It just made sense to once again use nature as an inspiration. I haven’t done anything like this since I stopped painting 4 years ago.
What has been the most challenging aspect of the industry?
People’s attitudes. We’re creating and selling clothes! This isn’t life or death. Lighten up. There’s also too much gossiping. I have no room for negativity in my life. Sorry! Besides that, securing the supply chain has been the most difficult thing.
What was it like working with me?
It was easy! It was fun! We work effortlessly together, even when things got bad. This is the first time I’ve collaborated with someone, so the creative part of it was what I feared most, but yeah, we’re a good team.
What’s your studio atmosphere like?
Focused, positive, and full. Music is a must. Some days I have the usual gay power divas blasting, other days it’s Edith Piaf, Belle & Sebastian, and more mellow stuff. When I do have an assistant or intern, it’s fun. I end up talking ALOT while I work, about the work, life, whatever. I try to keep things light in there.
Photographed by Jessica Weiser.
I love announcing new pieces and last week I announced my Dog Vertebra Body Chain and the Dog Vertebra Ring. Today I am announcing our leather wrapped bangles. I love these heavy metal bangles wrapped with soft black matte leather. Just another tease of whats coming out for Spring/Summer. More to come on Friday along with an interview with David Chum of Selahdor.
It’s crazy hot just about everywhere this weekend, so wear something fun or funky and maybe I will put it on the site next week. Just submit them to my email christen[at]christenmitchellstyling.com I encourage you all to try something a little new.