I started to shoot these photos and they reminded me of images of 30s and 40s crime scenes I had been looking at recently, or maybe not crime scenes but somewhat sordid scenes. Mixed with some 70s films too. So I just went in that direction. And these are my much hinted at collars and cuffs. Hence the “white collar crime”. My mother and I designed and made them. Did I say yet that my mother was an integral part of SWANclothing? Well she is, I couldn’t do it without her.
For my collars and cuffs, I wanted them simple and I focused on getting the shapes right. The cuffs match the collars, and come together as a set. The pointy style is just that, pointy and classic. The long pointy version is based on a beautiful, glimmery, translucent gold 70s shirt I own. And the peter pan collar and cuffs, well you all know what that is about.
I used a light white cotton. They are unlined and just one layer style, as opposed to a foldover style. So they are really simple, soft to wear, and easily cared for, just throw them in the wash, then iron.
Which brings me too… you can find them all here in my NEW shop. If you didn’t have time to use your “nicetoseeyou” coupon code last week, I will be continuing it here for a week. So from January 26th to February 2nd. New items will continue to be added to my new shop. I just realized today that online shops are like little boxes of chocolate, all those boxes within boxes.
Well thanks for dropping by. Very nice to see you.
P.S. I wanted to add this, just some of what I have been looking at online. I can’t seem to stop reading fantastical tales of old L.A. crime from the late 1800s on. Here’s a good one “The Bicycle Abstracter & Candy Fiend“.