one of the most painful things about being unemployed is not being able to buy whatever i want. i guess as in terms of "painful" that's not really a bad thing. but you know what it's like when you see an item of clothing that is so different and unlike anything you own that you just have to have it? you know that deprivation syndrome that sets in. i know you do. it goes a little like this: I HAVE TO HAVE IT. NEVER AGAIN WILL THERE BE ANYTHING LIKE IT AGAIN. I NEED IT FOR THAT DINNER PARTY I AM MOST CERTAINLY GOING TO BE INVITED TO! ok, sorry to yell. but you know what i'm getting at. that's kind of how i feel about native nyc designer sarah blumenthal's clothing line, sarah luna.
i've been meaning to write a post about sarah luna for a while but haven't gotten around to it. until, today. when i first discovered ye rin mok i noticed on her flickr page that she had a fashion spread in one of my favorite magazines, BUST. at the bookstore today, as i was flipping through the magazine i noticed, there on the very first page of her shoot...a gorgeous top. i knew right away from the signature silky print it was sarah luna. that's it below, isn't it gorgeous? and it will never be mine. ahh, well a girl can dream.
so sarah luna's stuff is beautiful. she uses imagery w/in her fabric in a way that could come across as garish or cheap, but just doesn't. her textiles are beautiful w/ unexpected designs, color combination, and appliques. i could pretty much end the post here, but before i do let me tell you a few of the things that inspire her; forest dwelling creatures, folklore, t.rex, mythology. you throw the idea of fairies, wood nymphs and chubby little forest creatures and i'm sold. hook. line. sinker. ok, now check out these clothes, as i weep w/ sadness over the lack of sarah luna in my closet.
p.s. if you click on the images you can look at them in a much bigger size. that way you get the full effect.