Monday, October 29, 2012

A Dandy Superhero

This past weekend we were invited to a costume party. It's always a wonderful time and the hostess puts a ton of creative energy into her decorations and refreshments. As I set to the task of planning my costume, I wanted it to be up to the standards of our wonderful hostess, Jackie.

To begin, I had an amazing "green lantern" t-shirt that I wanted to use as the basis of my costume.
However, I needed a few "extras" to make the costume come to life. I envisioned my superhero in the throws of tossing off his street clothes and transforming into Green Lantern. So I added a white dress shirt, dark wash skinny fit jeans and shiny patent leather shoes. I also wanted to add a tie, but I wanted it to be full of motion and energy. So I thought what better way to create motion in my tie than with wire.
I quickly realized floral wire was not going to be strong enough, so I grabbed two wire hangers and began straightening the wire and feeding it through my tie...tucking the ends of the wire behind the lining of the tie. (use a wire cutter to get the right length of wire)
Once the wire was fed through the tie, I began shaping it to resemble a tie flying in the wind.
Once my tie was done, I assembled my costume and added my superhero mask and green lantern ring and...

"In brightest day and blackest night
No evil shall escape my sight
Let those who worship evil's might
beware my power: Green Lantern's light!"


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Design within reach

I'm loving these Michiko Shimada unglazed porcelain tree stump place card holders.

Perfect for a winter dinner party or a summer garden party! See more of her delightful creations here!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Wedding Supporters

With the recent Chik-fil-A debate and the endless reports of yet another bakery, dress shop, etc. denying gay couples services for their weddings, I wanted to take some time and celebrate those businesses and individuals who support marriage equality and the LGBT community... read more

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Men's Fall Essentials


Mr. Porter, my go to menswear website, lists the top men's essentials for fall/winter. Check it out so that others will check you out!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Edgy Jewelry for Men

Marysa Gorski checks out designer Kristin Hanson's edgy jewelry line, Hanson For Men, in this month's Front Row Monthly.
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