Please upgrade your browser for the best Refinery29 experience. Read more.
We hope you know that it takes a lot to amuse us. On the scale of meh to wowee, we prefer to feature pieces that incite a d8$*#&@#!-like buzz around the R29 offices. Well, we're so speechless over this accessories collection that the symbols have officially been invoked this afternoon.
Laurel Broughton's WELCOMECOMPANIONS "Mr. Knife, Miss Fork" medley has us tickled neon pink for so many reasons. First, it's inspired by a René Crevel novel in which a butter knife woos a dinner fork and they run away together to ditch their table-side duties. Also, you know we're suckers for anything Surrealist, and these objects play on the fundamental "Ceci n'est pas un pipe" tenet of the movement (that's a Magritte reference in case you were wondering!).
Regardless of your art-history ardor, how cool will you look strolling into the next gallery opening with a hat that doubles as a clutch or popping change in the meter from a crisp white glove-shaped change purse donning poppy-red nails? d8$*#&@#! indeed!
Available at Creatures of Comfort, 7971 Melrose Avenue (near North Crescent Heights Avenue); 323-655-7855.
Photo: Via WELCOMEPROJECTS
Ever since breaking through with her landmark 1992 album What’s the 411?, and hit single “Real Love,” Mary J. Blige has established herself as an enduring artist for more than two decades. The strength of her debut inspired Uptown Records head Andre Harrell to dub her “The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul” and the title read
Flannel button-downs are the kind of closet essential it’s easy to collect. There are the ones you’ve owned for years and years, the one you’ve only recently picked up thanks to ‘90s nostalgia, and the collection you’ve thrifted, inherited, and/or pretty much stole from your S.O. (or ex-S.O.).
But, in there read