Thursday, March 26, 2009

Haute Couture Steampunk Neo-Industrial Goth and The 1950s Taxi Service


Last evening I watched the Paris fashion week slideshows. The Alexander McQueen collection blew me away. Haute couture steampunk neo-industrial goth fashions graced models with oversized shiny black lips reminiscent of the piles of tires that lay scattered atop the stage. An apocalyptic post-millennial celebration of black and white, the fashions, while not wearable by the likes of most, spoke to the current sense of global economic meltdown. Spectacular.

Thus, in honor of beautiful fashion, I present "The Black and White Taxi Service" notecard sets. A hand-painted, hand screenprinted, original illustration, they are available in sets of 6 on 100% recycled paper with matching envelope. Perfect for the fashionista and available through my Etsy shop.

And packing continues despite the ever-increasing list of reasons I find not to, including setting up a new Facebook Fan Page. If you are on Facebook, you can now fan me by clicking here and receive updates on all things Octavine: amazing links, bohemian musings, sales and incredible DIY projects will be exclusively available to all fans.

Okay, the boxes are not filling themselves. Back to it...

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19 comments:

Mary-Laure said...

I always love McQueen. He is the king and queen of rock elegance.

cindy : quaint said...

i loved mcqueen's show, too. it really was amazing. love your new cards, too. ok, get back to your packing ;).

Hadley Gets Crafty said...

Oh, very nice! I wish I could just go around in a full skirt and bustier, like, all the time. I love her attitude. She would totally eat cherry pie. If you end up making the pie, you should let me know how it goes!

LeaKarts said...

LOVE the notecards!

alissa said...

beautiful notecards! love the inspiration

Kat said...

great, very pretty!

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Waterrose said...

What great cards! Hope you got packed!

please sir said...

Love these - what a wonderful idea!

blazedanielle said...

Keep up the great work packing!! Pop some bubble wrap for me!

Betsy Head, Affordable Interior Design said...

This stuff is beautiful SO glad I stumbled on your site!

Betsy

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Hadley Gets Crafty said...

Come back! We miss you!

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