CLAFLIN, THAYER & CO.

STUDDED THINGS AND SUCH

Liz
Let me start by saying how much I loved Desperately Seeking Susan when it came out. I think I was in 4th grade? I don't think I knew a single girl who wasn't obsessed with Madonna. And those BOOTS she had...
I randomly decided today to look them up and see if I could find them...and right away, there they were on ebay. Click here if you care.
Obviously, everyone else loved these boots, too. They are making many a modern appearance these days.This leads me to my point. I was digging around through my things and found these amazing flat brushed-brass studs I got from a crazy old Russian guy at a junk store in the East Village. If you know the place I'm talking about, you know how incredible it is. Crammed from floor to ceiling with knick-knacks and crap galore. These are the studs.So there are also a ton of studded bags and such, since even Mary-Kate and Ashley want to be punkers these days. Since studs are officially oversaturated in the marketplace, you can find them on pretty much everything these days. Most studded stuff is pretty cheesy, but I often really love things that I think are over-the-top ugly. Here is a random sampling of what I found (the ones I like, that is...)
And I really like the monotone ones - black studs on black leather and white on white. And the allover everywhere small studs.
So this will be the newest of about 50 projects I am working on at the same time. I'm going to make some shit and stud it up like every other DIY person on the internet.
Stay tuned for proof.