Here Comes the Sun

Updated on Jun 02, 2009
homemade jacket - RIVETED dress - Old Navy belt - American Apparel tights - payl
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carlyjcais 's Thoughts:

Vintage pineapple-fiber jacket, RIVETED (my own line) dress, Old Navy belt, department store no-name bag, American Apparel tights in Golden Poppy, Payless boots.

Portland is uncharacteristically sunny – and so I thought to put together an outfit to celebrate. I was still cool, though, when I took the photo, so I trid layering things up in crazy, crazy colors!
The jacket is vintage…my mother’s mother bought the fabric in the Philippines in the 1950’s or so, and had it made into a jacket-and-evening gown combo. The fabric is made of pineapple fibers (!), dyed to this obnoxious yellow, and has this shimmery look to it. The dye ended up taking in subtle vertical striations (isn’t that a nice word?) and gradations of light to bright yellow. It feels like soft seatbelts to the touch.

The dress I made as a sample for my now-defunct line RIVETED’s Holiday 2007 Collection…it never went into production and that was the last season I produced before I ran out of funds.:-(

Read full post at http://chicsteals.blogspot.com/2009/05/here-comes-sun.html

Comments (9)

carlyjcais
carlyjcais on December 19
Thank you alwaysinvogue7! I just wanted to bring some happiness to these gray days...:-) xoxo Carly
alwaysinvogue7
alwaysinvogue7 on December 19
lovely colors!!
Pardeese
Pardeese on July 24
amazing fun colors!
pemora
pemora on June 04
what a great dress!!! too bad the line went out of production....
carlyjcais
carlyjcais on June 05
Thank you Pemora! It's the white jersey dress underneath...you can't really see it so I'm going to add a photo of it by itself. It's a basic cream dress, really soft...I wish I could have produced it, but couldn't sustain the costs!! :-( Thank you for your comments! xoxxo Carly
FrogInMyThroat
FrogInMyThroat on June 03
Such a beautiful mix of colors
ChloroformPerfume
ChloroformPerfume on June 03
wow neon! very cool colours!
carlyjcais
carlyjcais on June 02
Thank you so much for the lovely comments! xoxxo Carly
nobutterfly
nobutterfly on June 02
This is so beauitful and happy and still somehow quiet and super wearable. I love your outfit. This is really something good.
theVT86
theVT86 on June 02
What an amazing use of color. You have some great style! The buttons on the yellow jacket are adorable. =D
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