Jan 30, 2012

Style: Boho

I found quite interesting read about Boho style.
Article "Boho - The Fashion History of Bohemian Style" by Dolores Monet. 
    Bohemian style has, for over 200 years, been an exotic alternative to the accepted fashions of a given period. Generally associated with artists, writers, and intellectuals, bohemian culture incorporates Gypsy, and various ethic clothing styles, as well as historical costume.
     Bohemian style consists of loose, colorful clothing and has appeared as boho chic, hippie style, and Aesthetic dress. With their long flowing hair and rich, though threadbare fabrics, bohemians stand out in a crowd representing a colorful counterculture based on creativity, poverty, and an indifference to social structures and traditions.
The Bohemians, as a counterculture, appeared in France after the French Revolution. Deprived of the former system of patronage, where wealthy clients supported the arts, artists were plunged into poverty. Many took up a nomadic life style, lived cheaply, and wore worn out and unfashionable or used clothing.

Origin of the Bohemians

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Jan 25, 2012

Visionary Artists: Chris Dyer

One of my favorite visionary artists - Chris Dyer
Simply enjoy ;)

More beautiful art following the link...

Jan 24, 2012

Intrepid Traveler

Loving to work with all of the nice garments, giving them another life and chance to serve as beautiful garb to someone ;)
Next project... 
Upcycled Unicorn Vest and Nomad Wrap Skirt


I haven't posted any inspirational color/texture/feel images in a while... So, here it goes.. Currently, I'm loving to work with black, blue and shades of nude and beige...
It's a perfect blend of purposely see-through disguise (lace), bare soul (nude), and earth(black) and sky(blue), twirling it all in the air in the most beautiful manner.
It is about emotions ;)

Jan 21, 2012

Metal Elements

I found this short video on working with grommets - fun! 
It simply did not occur to me, how easy it is, not only finding all the supplies, but installing the grommets themselves too!
I think, durable stable surface is important... hmm.. ;)))

Creative Shrine of mine! ;)

So much fabrics and materials, i need to research something in the books! Pattern-making, I love you! I think of you like of mathematics for fashion design ;) 
I want to work with some metal as well, grommets and eyelets... for woven fabrics.
Lovely snow outside - a present of this morning ;)
My space, undisguised:

Jan 20, 2012

High Fashion, Dreadlocks

Chanel pre-fall 2012, Bombay-inspired Karl Lagerfeld goes for dreaded hair for his models in the show.
Even caked-up with makeup, the ladies look good ;)

Costumes make me happy!

I've been lacking inspiration lately, being very critical of my ideas, my skills, my ways ;) <--- rather normal! hehehe ;) But it was a good day Thursday yesterday, that I saw a recomendation for a good fairytale movie with great costumes, through a blog of lovely Aaauumm. The movie is called The Secret of Moonacre and wow, did the designers impress me! All of the garb had a beautiful quirky twist - perfect! The movie itself is rather good too - not too sweet, and relevant to any age - the main issue of the movie is, actually, dealing with pride (love that idea).  
Check out the screenshots found on this blog (thank you, Aranel)...
Costumes are designed by Beatrix Aruna Pasztor. 

 see all the beautiful shots of the costumes below:

Jan 19, 2012


EARTHIA is happy to announce, that there are some hand warmers/half-gloves to be sold! ;) 
I like to layer these bright paw accessories over my favorite gloves - warmth and color! 
To buy a pair or more of the handwarmers, visit EARTHIA Facebook page (for price and details).
Hats are on the way.. by the way.. ;) 
love, Earthia

Jan 12, 2012

EARTHIA: Dusty Nation

Mine are still dusty, are yours?! ;) These are the various parts of outfits for my Burning Man escapade last year, short enough to move around fast, if desired, ragged and weathered enough to roll on the playa, and they're all pretty damn gorgeous! ;) I loved dusty blues, cream and white, black... gray.. beige ;) and some sparkle! 

this is my own bustle skirt, yes it still got playa dust all over hahaha ;)
this piece i wore ALL the time! beautiful + comfortable; can be worn on top of bare skin, or any bottom of your choice, even at night when it's cold. makes your bosom look more plump, and totally draws attention to the whole back.. ;)
 Layared silks, lace and gorgeous blue velvet...
lucky me, the polka-dots on the cream silk layer glow in the blacklight!!!!! score!!! ;)
 .. all attached to a belt, all made by hands, no sewing machine...
dusty rose ;) hand made of satin ribbon.. took me an hour or so just to make the rose.. ;)

to be continued tomorrow... 

Jan 11, 2012

Dream Catcher

What is dreamcatcher? 
Native Americans believe that the night air is filled with dreams both good and bad. The dream catcher when hung over or near your bed swinging freely in the air, catches the dreams as they flow by. The good dreams know how to pass through the dream catcher, slipping through the outer holes and slide down the soft feathers so gently that many times the sleeper does not know that he/she is dreaming. The bad dreams not knowing the way get tangled in the dream catcher and perish with the first light of the new day.

How is it made?
Using a hoop of willow, and decorating it with findings, bits and pieces of everyday life, (feathers, arrow heads, beads, etc) the dream catcher is believed to have the power to catch all of a person's dreams, trapping the bad ones, and letting only the good dreams pass through the dream catcher.

read more about dreamcatchers and how to make them at dream-catchers.org

I found a picture tutorial on how to make a small dream catcher by Veronika aka livejournal user virienn ;) it's so easy!!! Tutorial is Veronika's step-by-step instructions, the text is in Russian, but it is pretty clear without the text, what to do ;) 

let's try and share pictures ;) post yours in the comments to this post ;) 

Jan 9, 2012

Summer moved on...

Over months of going around places, Earthia has, certainly, evolved. 
I've been to BM twice over the past 3 years, and each time i made my own outfits, which i happily wear sometimes during the year as well - parties, gatherings and what not. 
Expect to see the BM appropriate garb made by Earthia soon ;) 
Here are some pictures from last year's Rites of Passage... Glorka, my dear friend, hosted "Your Favorite Dusty Tea Room" on the playa, near the Man, which was a huge success with the burners! Yay!!!! 

Glorka is exploring...