Sunday, October 12, 2008

If You Want to Destroy My Sweater...

...I hope you are Raquel Allegra. She and I agree that trash can most certainly become a treasure. Raquel alters the knit patterns of leftover clothes and treasures pieces she finds from the LA County jail (marked with a stamp). After wearing her tanks, scarves and t-shirts to work at Barney's, she kept getting requests.


This reminds me of how people complement my outifits and are often amazed (or grossed out) that alot of what I wear is thrift. Most of my favorite clothes are things I've thrifted and altered myself. Ultimately I've come to look at clothing this way, it's all just fabric. Depending on how much there is you can manipulate it in a multitude of ways. My only exception is ugly fabric, its not worth the time. But I'm certain that Raquel Allegra's pieces are worthy of being worn and loved.







most of the photo's are from shopflick.com

12 comments:

SnapandPrint said...

Some people just don't get it.

They see "used" or "second-hand" as "dirty" or "Stained".

I even had one woman comment on finding out my shirt I was wearing (and she loved) was thrifted, "OMG! Someone could have died in that!"

It's sad really.

Meagan said...

my little ten-year-old sister stands at the front of the store when i take her with me to thrift shop. she'll get over it. at least, i hope she will.

and raquel allegra's pieces are beautiful. i wish there was a super easy way to do that.

poeta fit, non nascitur said...

Wow really cool way of improving clothes. Quite ironic to call it "improving" though. But yeah, they're nice.

And no matter what other people may think, I actually enjoy thrift stuff hunting.

She comes from a nowhere town she likes said...

I love the grey vest, it would go with such a multitude ofthings, leather jackets, jeans, boots lace...
Also, I find it weird that more people don't shop in Charity stores/thrift shops. With charity stores, you know your gold is going to a good cause. Also, you can find designer for just a fraction of the price.

Taryn "Skinny Genes" B. said...

I'm all about thrifting and getting insane sales...

roxanne said...

these pieces are gorgeous.

MELISSA said...

i love your blog!! and we share an obsession with allison mosshart and the kills.

Aretha said...

This is really hip right now! I think I'm going to destroy some sweaters of mine hehhe

Keba said...

so this is who you were telling my about....

ellie k. said...

hi--
i really love your blog, b/c of it i know about raquel allegra now, shes great i love her pieces. thank you for this blog-- how do i subscribe?

Carina_con_c said...

beautiful shots

Carolina Botelho said...

oh my god!!! this is AWESOME! THE 2nd pic I have no words!