may9, originally uploaded by bijouxdejais.

I spent some quality time with Mother Earth today and went for a refreshing bike ride along the lakefront. Incidentally, I got a lot of comments about the hat, 100% of them positive. I hope all the mothers enjoyed their day as much as I enjoyed mine!

leather-covered top hat, customized by me.
thrifted butterfly print scarf worn as headwrap.
thrifted vintage sunglasses, skirts and clarks flats.
swirly faux tapers purchased on etsy.
lace-trimmed motorcycle jacket from hot topic (ohmagah!) and customized by me with appliques, pins and whatnot.
skeleton gloves purchased on ebay.
floral socks from some dollar store someplace.

may9 back, originally uploaded by bijouxdejais.

An accidental (but fortunate) shot of the back detail of the jacket. They're iron-on wings; I love this jacket so much more with them.

bijoux vs buckingham

bijoux vs buckingham, originally uploaded by bijouxdejais.

I'm taller, I'm taller!


may5, originally uploaded by bijouxdejais.

may5, originally uploaded by bijouxdejais.

It was a gorgeous May day today, the kind I've been waiting for for months. The preschoolers made a pinata for Cinco de Mayo, and while hanging it up in the playground I stole a snap.

thrifted straw boater hat and black buckle shoes. i trimmed the hat with some random leaves i found in my craft basket.
antique hatpin purchased on ebay.
striped headwrap scarf i've had forever...
bone wing faux tapers purchased online.
ruched-sleeve tee from H & M.
retroscope skirt purchased online.
emily temple cute socks purchased on egl_comm_sales.

dracula vs frankenstein

dracula vs frankenstein, originally uploaded by bijouxdejais.

it's a tie!


may4, originally uploaded by bijouxdejais.

May the Fourth be with you, hehe

Jerry Butler

Jerry Butler - Ice on Ice by dereck von.

Jerry Butler by loungelistener.

Ain't understanding mellow?

Now this is a man who has led a successful life. A soul singer for more than fifty years who didn't rest on his laurels-- he's also a county commissioner. I've had the pleasure to meet him in an informal setting and he is truly an inspiration. I hope to use my talents and skills as effectively as he.