Sunday, June 6, 2010

Come Visit!

Hi Everyone,

We've moved! You can now find us at The Stylesmith Diaries.

Come see me :)


Kelsi x

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Mahussive Vintage Sale!

My online store Stylesmith Vintage is closing down! (the handmade store will still remain open so you can still get fixings for your hair!)

With so many projects and fun things in the works I have too much on my plate to continue the store and maintain the highest level of customer service I always wish to provide for my customers...

...Sooo my loss is your gain, if you live in the Los Angeles I will be having a mahusive yard sale with literally hundreds of items starting a $5 a piece! It all has go so come and claim your piece of history!

An idea of what you'll find can be seen here.

Kelsi x

Sunday, March 7, 2010

What's the craziest thing you ever did for love?

Hah ha.... well.

I met my husband February 17th 2007. We got married March 30th 2007 in Las Vegas.... I've done a fair few crazy things for love but this was the craziest and by far the best.

If we hadn't done it I would have had to leave the country, it was madness at the time but total perfection now and neither of us regret a thing. It'll be our third wedding anniversary this month and we got re-married for family and friends last September.

Ask me anything

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Stylesmith Spring/Summer 2010: Holiday Romance: Black Bows

Just a little peek..I've already shown you the Tulle Bow Headbands and the Veiled Velvet Bow Combs but here they are in black!

Stylesmith Spring/Summer 2010: Holiday Romance: Heart Hats

The heart hat was the first ever hat I ever made, for myself, when I first started making hats, and whilst my skills have improved the design really hasn't. It was perfection in it's simplicity. Due to it's popularity I have decided to 're-release' it in 3 colours for the 'Holiday Romance Collection'

Available in Black, White & Navy the Heart hat will retail at $32.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Green Thumbing It.

At la maison Stylesmith I'm thinking of pulling out my green thumb..if I do indeed have one.

I don't have a good track record for keeping green and pretty things cat and my husband excluded (though neither are green, they are pretty) but we do currently have a backyard, in fact we've had a backyard for over a year and we've done bugger all with it.

The main issue at this point is the yard itself. Where I live is basically the desert industrialized, and whilst I'm super fond of the climate, green things such as grass, are my yard is a dirt yard.

Planting grass just isn't an option, the soil is too hard and dry and turf is an impossibility financially, especially seen as we rent and do not own. So we've decided on gravel, surprisingly affordable...I'm also planning on a few 'mulch' areas..mainly because I like the word ; )

I also want to grow my own vegetables, I've actually tried twice now, the first time I was almost far too successful and ended up with a lot of rotten tomatoes and the second time I went away to NY and Mr. Style neglected to water anything....yet the idea of living the 'Good Life' (British tv show from the Seventies) will not pass.

I'm planning on planting in raised beds... cherry tomatoes, arugula and strawberries. Then in my already beautifully painted pots that used to house succulents at our old house (they've since died - yes I can't keep a plant designed for the desert alive IN the desert) I will plant basil, oregano, mint, cilantro and rosemary.

I figured this was a good start and that any remaining pots can receive new succulents.

It'll be a longish process for sure that will unfortunately have to begin with a lot of weed pulling...they'll grow apparently...must be all the rain & a big clean up. But I'll keep you posted with some before and after pictures.

The beautiful picture above is one I snapped quickly on my phone, it's a garden in Culver City that is a veritable wonderland of fancy things and wildness... I dream of a garden like that!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Stylesmith Spring/Summer 2010: Holiday Romance: The Notebook Fascinator

Ok...the best piece in this new collection (I know I made it...obsessed with this myself) and the one pictured has already gone! A felt fascinator stitched to look like a sheet of notepaper, in blue and red cotton on white felt, with 'I love you' hand embroidered along one line....

These will be made to order and obviously due to the handstitching (no templates here!) each on will be slightly different. They'll retail at $40.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Stylesmith Spring/Summer 2010: Holiday Romance: Veiled Fascinators

Last set of updates for the day..later in the week I'll show you my more nautical themed items for the Holiday Romance Collection and my new (well updated) jewelry line!

These candy colour fascinators are trimmed with a little pouf of vintage veiling and will retail at $34 each.

Night night folks ; )

Stylesmith Spring/Summer 2010: Holiday Romance: PolkaDot Fascinators

Adorable, even if I do say so myself : ) these are the new fascinators for the new Stylesmith Spring/Summer 2010 collection.

Felt fascinators with tiny hand embroidered polkadots in contrasting pastel colours. Coming soon and retailing at $32.

Stylesmith Spring/Summer 2010: Holiday Romance: Pom Pom Hats!

Pom Pom Hats! One of my favourite additions to the new collection. Felt fascinators, with handmade pom poms in contrasting colours!

They'll be available soon and retail at $34!

p.s thanks to Sandra D at Debutante Clothing for the beautiful vintage dresses.

Stylesmith Spring/Summer 2010: Holiday Romance: Cameo Bolo Ties

More previews of the new Stylesmith Spring/Summer Collection with my new Vintage Cameo Bolo Ties. Delicate, pretty and a little bit different, they'll be available soon retailing at $18 each.