Thursday, December 6, 2007

Potential Fashions - Daily Outfit - Thurdsay, December 6, 2007

This evening, I am supposed to go to Frock Out Denver, a show of local designer fashions being held at the main branch of the Denver library, and sponsored in part by the Fabric Lab,, a great supporter/incubator/collective of small (but growing), local designers. I am wearing a Tulip Button skirt by one of the Frock Out designers, Potential Fashions by Tricia Hoke and Kymberly Robertson, Their design ethos is similar, if a bit wilder, to my favorite designer, Amy Grubel of Sampleline, based out of Brooklyn. But I love Potential Fashions because they are sustainably-based (all recycled farbic and buttons) and local! We do have style in the Denver/Boulder area beyond cowboy boots and Crocs. The line is carried at the Fabric Lab as well as other retailers around Colorado, including already-mentioned favorites Buffalo Exchange and Regal (nee Rare Bird) Vintage.
  • Potential Fashions Tulip Button skirt - the skirt is made from recycled men’s suit pants (recycled, repurposed clothing is one of the loveliest things about Potential Fashions), in shades of khaki, greige, and dark brown. It has a cotton jersey waist band in cocoa brown, made from a recycled t-shirt. The waist band folds over so the lining hangs from the inside of it - my skirt's lining is cream colored rayon with black pin dots, it's handkerchief hem serged in yellow thread, that peeks out below the skirt hem. Each color panel of the overskirt is bustled and sewn with vintage buttons, in a pearly beige. It is dramatic yet super-comfortable (thanks to that waist band), and the subdued colors bring it into every-day life wearability (even to the office so long as I haven't got an outside meeting). I couldn't get a picture of it, but you can see it, in various color combos, in the gallery section of their website.
  • Shiny brown dance tights from American Apparel
  • Russet Fluevog Rubini boots
  • Dark Brown, fitted (and cut for a petite!), short sleeved with turn-back cuffs, button down shirt from Ann Taylor Loft, fall 07
  • 50's Coro two-strand short necklace of large, textured, green plastic beads in various finishes, from Decades Vintage in Salt Lake City (not the same as the Oscar-dress resource in LA - for one thing, it's been around longer, for another, I can afford it), bar-none one of the best vintage shops I have ever been in, and that's counting vintage shops in New York, San Francisco, London, Paris, and Rome!
  • Acid green resin and gold metal ring from Forever 21.
  • 40's gold metal, curb chain, wide bracelet by Monet, from the original GlamaRuth


dreamecho said...

yum! i love fluevogs. i don't have a pair yet, but i keep checking out their line with the hope of buying a pair some day.

p.s. i replied to your boston vintage/thrift inquiry in the comments on my blog.

GlamaRuth said...

Dreamecho, have you tried the Fluevog shop on Newbury (if they're still there)? Useful to try, as they tend to run small, and they did on occasion have great sales - they are also very helpful at tracking down a style/size at other shops, and will help fit shoes to you by inserting additonal insoles under the lining, etc. And thanks for the vintage recs!

dreamecho said...

you're welcome! i haven't visited it yet, though it taunts me each time i walk by. thank you for the info; the good customer service makes fluevog even more attractive.

thanks for having me on your blogroll! i'm adding you back.