Spotlight On: Clover Canyon

You’ll be able to follow all of these spotlight posts here, but also keep up with my Made in the USA series here.

It is easy to think that Made in USA items tend to be basics and cotton items – that the more colorful things are made everywhere else, but Clover Canyon breaks that misconception. Their beautiful colors and avant garde designs make them one of the most unique brands out in the fashion world right now – plus, they are designing and fabricating in California, showing that this type of manufacturing can be done here!

Just see their about page:

Designed and produced in Los Angeles, each Clover Canyon collection reflects the eclectic, joyful spirit of California through vivid prints and streamlined silhouettes. The Clover Canyon atelier is unique: Working collaboratively, and drawing on their shared passion for travel and art, the team designs original prints, and hand-engineers them to frame and enhance the body. New technology meets old world craftsmanship as garments are designed, patterned, cut and sewn in-house.

 

Let’s see some of the beautiful designs!

Clover Canyon, made in usa, clothing made in california

Clover Canyon, made in usa, clothing made in california

Clover Canyon, made in usa, clothing made in california

Clover Canyon, made in usa, clothing made in california

Clover Canyon, made in usa, clothing made in california

Clover Canyon, made in usa, clothing made in california
Photos from Clover Canyon lookbook

I for one am in absolute love with this particular long, rose print maxi dress they have! But oh so many more beautiful things to adore as well.

Romper time

When in Rome! I haven’t worn this romper in a hot minute (no pun intended). So I figured, if I can’t wear it in San Francisco, I’d have to wear it when I visited Palm Springs (posts are delayed because of Halloween posts, I promise this is the last time you see shorts here this season – but I have winterized this romper before, evident in this past post).

Item From Made in… Buy
Vintage romper thrifted USA -
Sam Edelman espadrilles Shopbop.com China HERE
Ray Ban wayfarer glasses vintage USA HERE

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Thrift Eye, what to wear in palm springs, how to wear a romper, vintage romper

Thrift Eye, what to wear in palm springs, how to wear a romper, vintage romper

Thrift Eye, what to wear in palm springs, how to wear a romper, vintage romper

Hello Fall – I’ve gotten some coats and boots replaced recently, and can’t wait to introduce you to them!

Halloween costume ideas: Frida Kahlo

Last but not least, one of my favorite icons!

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I have done the Frida costume before – this time, I thought it would be fun to capture her as her own painting, where as most try to emulate her in the living. This set took longer to put together compared to others, just because my “partner” didn’t really want to cooperate :)  She’s lucky I couldn’t find a monkey!

Let’s take a moment to address Halloween and cultural appropriation – the national dress (or stereotype) of a culture is not a costume for people to manipulate for pleasure.

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Necklace of Thorns frida kahlo costume

Frida Kahlo costume, halloween costume, easy halloween costume, disfraz de frida kahlo, Self Portrait with<br />
Necklace of Thorns frida kahlo costume

I hope you’ve enjoyed these costumes just as much as I did – funny enough, I had to scrap two sets that never really worked out in the end. Of which, from planning to photographing, did not turn out as I wanted (my Jon Snow costume turned out quite scary :( ) So doing this project has encouraged me to push the limits of my own photography skills! Thanks for following along. We’ll be back to regular programming soon!

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Halloween costume ideas: Ms. Frizzle

Let’s cruise on down Main Street next

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Let’s take a ride on the Magic School Bus. I guess I’m feeling particularly nostalgic this Halloween. Especially when I realized how easy it is to be Ms. Frizzle (I already feel like her on a bad hair day).

For this costume, I had to go thrift a blue dress that could fit the bill. I tried to find a wacky print, but decided to layer up and sticker-up instead. It did the job! Ms. Frizzle’s signature look is about wearing an outfit for where she’s taking the class exploring. So let’s pretend we’re going to outer space (you know how hard it is to find non-Disney stickers?!). I now see that I could have easily turned this into an I Love Lucy costume too!

Ms. Frizzle costume, Magic school bus costume, tv halloween costume, cartoon character halloween costume

Ms. Frizzle costume, Magic school bus costume, tv halloween costume, cartoon character halloween costume

I couldn’t get the cat to dress like an iguana, but you’ll be seeing her soon :)
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Halloween costume ideas: Spinelli

Taking it back to my childhood here!

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Let’s talk a quick moment about how underrated the cartoon Recess was. The cartoon had my sister and I laughing so hard every single Saturday morning, and I always loved Spinelli. She was a tough gal, that took matters into her own hands, but also had a soft spot once in a while. Is it weird to identify with a cartoon character? Anyway, I thought it would be fun to dress up as her. And hey! I already had everything in my own wardrobe to do it! Even better. This definitely is one of those costumes people won’t get right away – but they’ll get lots of cool points when they do  8-)

Meet Madame Fist!

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Spinelli costume, easy costume, halloween costume, cartoon character costume, recess halloween costume

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