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Role Play

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Theory cashmere cardigan, BCBGMaxAzria dress and pants, Marc Jacobs booties, Tashkovski bracelet

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Theory sweater, Joe’s Jeans leather jeans, Nine West booties, Tashkovski bracelet

As I sit here writing this post, I am wearing the outfit pictured above.  These leather jeans are like butter (butttaaaahhhhh….).  And the cashmere tunic sweater is perfect-o.  Such is the problem of a fashion blogger – how do you continue to wear newbies in the real world and not your very favorite pieces?  How to you mix it up to keep it all fresh?  

I guess keep doing what I am doing as long as it is fun?  I must be a fashion role model for someone out there.

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BCBGMaxAzria jacket, Milly silk/spandex top, Joe’s Jeans leather jeans, Marc Jacobs booties
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BCBGMaxAzria sweater and dress, Marc Jacobs booties
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Tashkovski choker, BCBGMaxAzria top, belt and sandals, Trina Turk skirt

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Kobi Halperin top, Trina Turk leather skirt, BCBGeneration sandals
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Nine West suede cap, Theory cashmere sweater Free People leather skirt, Sorel bootie, Tashkovski bracelet

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Cinq a Sept silk top, Alice + Olivia silk velvet pants, BCBGMaxAzria sandals Tashkovski bracelet 
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NFS – QUATREFOIL
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Bailey 44 top, BCBGMaxAzria pants, BCBGeneration sandals, Tashkovski bracelet
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$75 . – STONES
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Aqua Cashmere cardigan, Rachel Zoe silk top, Marc Jacobs booties
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Theory cashmere sweater Free People leather skirt, Sorel bootie, Tashkovski bracelet
Theory sweater, Joe's Jeans leather jeans, Nine West booties, Tashkovski bracelet
Tashkovski bracelet, Theory sweater, Joe’s Jeans leather pants, Nine West booties

 

 

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Bracelet Factory

 

 

 

More bracelets.  My dining room table is the bracelet factory.  These are from the ethnic series, meme series and horses!  All are leather with fur (rabbit and sherpa).  Rebecca from Tandy Leather taught me how to add snaps.  Bracelets fit 5 1/2″ to about 6 1/2″ wrists.  The ones that tie have eighteen inches of suede string attached, so they can fit a larger wrist.

Mine is 5 1/2″.  I took a poll of wrist sizes via texting a bunch of friends to get a sense for what was standard.  Bracelets really need to be tried on.  They are infused with positive energy – you kind of need to feel the vibe.  It will be so cool when they find permanent homes.  They are like foster kittens.  Kind of hard to let go…but I think I am ready to be ready (to be ready) to sell them.  ❤

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

War & Peace

These Tashkovski collection bracelets are part of the War & Peace series.  They are made with vintage US Army patches and pins.  There is a Girl Scout patch in the mix (it is from the ’50s!) and a peace pin that was originally designed to protest war.  The idea with these pieces is to respect everyone’s position.  I truly admire those who serve our country.

Ultimately, peace is the goal.  Find peace within yourself first and your world will change.  I promise you that. ❤

 

 

Bracing Myself

I have been working on photographing, pricing, labeling and cataloging the Tashkovski collection bracelets.  Here is the group I just finished – a combination of cameos, vintage pieces and St. Christopher medals.  Each is one-of-a-kind.  Handmade bracelets created with pins in leather, rabbit fur and sherpa.

I have a bit more organization to do this weekend before the launch.  Once I get it all sorted, I will free up time to make more (and start the process all over again). ❤

Domino Effect

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Dominoes have become my bread and butter –  I have been collecting them for many years, using them in my oil and collage paintings since the ’90s.  I think they look amazing in these bracelets.

The idea is to create a domino effect.  You pick numbers that have meaning for you.  You run into others wearing domino bracelets.  You find you have a number/numbers in common.  You strike up a conversation.  Friendships are born.

It is an idea, a dream, a deep wish, a desire that people can find an element of common ground through fashion and accessories, if that is the way.  There are no coincidences.

They are priced at $20 or $25 depending on style.  I love the vintage flavor to these pieces.  That they have survived for so many years and have such delicious patina.  And the smell of leather is intoxicating.  ❤

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Music Collection

 

Cue the drumroll….

Here is the first look at how I spent my summer vacation.  I became a jewelry designer.  There are over five hundred pieces in the collection to date.  This is the Music series.  I scoured the flea market world to find vintage pins and attached them to genuine leather, sherpa and rabbit fur.

These bracelets are available for sale with price points of $55, $65 and $75.  I am in the process of photographing everything and adding tags to them so that they can be sold locally and on-line.  Kind of playing that by ear.  I am artist first and designer, of course, and (I guess) businesswoman now, too (using intuition as my guide).

I am in love with these bracelets.  Not sure how easy it will be to part with them since they are all one-of-a-kinds.  Handmade and infused with (lots of) love. ❤

Embellishment

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Talitha Collection silk top, BCBGMaxAzria silk velvet pants, BCBGeneration velvet booties
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Rachel Zoe silk top, BCBGMaxAzria silk velvet pants, BCBGeneration velvet booties, Tashkovski bracelet

Just completed a legit full week of work with outfits of the day to show for it.  I am all about silk, silk-velvet, leather and embellishments, and have taken to wearing the bracelets I created over the summer.

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Akemi + Kin for Anthropologie dress, Calvin Klein booties
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Rebecca Taylor silk top, French Connection leather skirt, Marc Jacobs booties, Tashkovski bracelet

There are over five hundred bracelets in stock with more on the way.  I’m obsessed with this new venture!  I’m waiting for the arrival of tags and some other supplies.  Will be launching the collection soon! ❤

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BCBGMaxAzria T-shirt, velvet leggings and sandals, Alice + Olivia silk velvet top
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Trina Turk top and pants, C by Bloomingdales cashmere cardigan, BCBGeneration velvet booties, Tashkovski bracelet