The necklace, earring and bracelet set I made for myself. After a year of making tentacle jewelry I decided I need to make something for myself. It got a little out of hand! I will upload some pictures of it being worn soon.
For more photos check out my Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Killer-Tentacle-Octopus/252768528126323?ref=tn_tnmn
Style Q & A
Name - Wes Perry
Age - 25
Location - Chicago
What inspires your fashion choices? I like classic styles. I like
mixing masculine and feminine items. I like clothes that are
Where are you favorite places to shop? Vintage shopping can be a
challenge for me, not only because of my width, but also because I’m
very tall, with a long torso. Because of this most of the tops I buy
are usually new. “All American Male” type stores like Eddie Bauer,
Woolrich, and Levi’s are usually good. I thrift for jackets and
accessories (pins, rings, necklaces, broaches). Bottoms (pants,
shorts, tights) I’ll usually either have made or buy and then have
What is your favorite color? Blue!
Do you have an item of clothing that you can’t get rid of? I’ve been
collecting a lot of swing coats lately. I have a heavy purple one and
a lighter beige one that embody what I was saying about androgyny.
From far away or when unbuttoned they look like short trench coats,
but when buttoned up they are classic feminine swing coats.
What is your favorite time of year for fashion? and why? I always
hated summer growing up, living in San Diego and having what I thought
was the opposite of a beach body. I’m much more confident now, though,
and love cut offs and “summer layers” which to me are usually homemade
tank tops with open button down shirts over them.
Favorite place to eat in your neighborhood? There’s a tiny place
called Sunshine Noodles that serves home-style Japanese food. The
decor is part grandparents’ living room (wood paneled walls) and part
college theatre set (the kitchen is hidden behind the facade of a
paper wall house with a blue brick roof.) Delicious Tempura Udon!
What do you listen to when you get ready to go out? If I wanna get
pumped I’ll listen to Chaka Khan’s Destiny or any Labelle album. If
I’m getting ready for a low-key or sophisticated evening, I’ll put on
Ella Fitzgerald or Etta James. When I want to join the 21st century
I’ll listen to SSION, Björk, or Erykah Badu.
Favorite beverage? Thai iced tea!
I have a mohawk now! :D I hopped on the shaved sides bandwagon and I’m in love :D My manager at the salon I work at (Barber Dollz in Hollywood, CA CHECK IT OUT) shaved an octopus tentacle design on both sides. LOOOOOOOVE BABY OCTOPUS
Tarun Tahiliani - Spring Summer Collection 2013
I’m in love with a dress! It’s the first dress from IGIGI that I have ever tried, and I’m in love. I picked this out on the Gwynnie Bee website, and I was excited to get my hands on it and try it out. I also wore it in a recent video, you can check it out here.
Dress: IGIGI c/o Gwynnie Bee
Shoes: Franco Sarto
Clutch: Straw Studios
Pretty Rad Girls 4: Tesnim Sayar
A young Denmark design student, Tesnim Sayar grips tightly to both her Islamic and her punk roots. Sayar wears a hijab with a safety pin decorated mohawk sewn to it, and prides herself on her extensive collection of revit bracelets. Sayar designs clothing for other “Muslim-punks” like herself and would love to continue that. Sayar explains about her punk style, “ I got with it because I think it’s cool and it fits me. I have not designed it to provoke.” She then encourages people to break stereotypes; she says, “…my message is also that one should refrain from thinking that Muslim girls are sitting at home and are boring.” Sayar aims to show the world that Muslim girls have just as much fun!
Sayar explains that punk rock and religion do not cancel the other out, but in fact can work together quite harmoniously. She says, “I am Muslim. I like my religion, I like my scarf. I cannot see an obstacle why I should not be able to combine being both punk and Muslim.”
Disclaimer: This is an excerpt from an article I wrote earlier this year
I tried on the tutu I made for my boo and now I want my own!