Tuesday, August 24th, 2010...6:19 pm
Thief&Bandit + Les Enfants Sauvages + Early Jewelry
This weekend I was looking through old iPhone pics and remembered that I meant to share some snapshots from this month’s Renegade Craft Fair San Francisco with you. (That’s right, I made it to two Renegades this summer!) These three brands were my top picks.
Thief&Bandit is an awesomely bright accessories line out of Richmond, VA, created by Amie Cunningham. You may have seen several of Amie’s accessories were featured last year on The Uniform Project.
Most pieces are made from screen printed jersey, and the bracelets up top include strips of soft leather as well.
The oversized tees printed with patterns in a corset shape are fabulous. Shop, and view products on models, at Thief&Bandit’s Etsy shop.
Les Enfants Sauvages is based in Montreal, designed and created by Marie-Christine Quenneville. Pieces are made from African wax cloth.
The hair bows looked adorable in Marie-Christine’s braid,
and the dresses are sewn to a beautifully flattering fit on most any body type. I saw a few women trying them on and was mucho impressed.
It was great to see Kylie while she was in town from Lawrence. She says that her best events are in San Francisco and Chicago — people there really “get” her style. (Though I can’t imagine not!)
Geode and horsehair pieces shown above, and below, the newest additions to my personal Early collection: metal-and-string necklaces with brass-, copper- and black-colored beads. Kylie bought them from an African peddler who passed through Lawrence in a van. I love their simplistic design and construction (knotted at the back), plus their jingly sound when I move. Worn here with the Fashion Loves People tee available exclusively from Haught Style in Kansas City.