Friday, July 23, 2010

Fall 2010: The Finer Things Collection

The finer things keep shining through
The way my soul gets lost in you
The finer things I feel in me
The golden dance life could be

-Steve Winwood

Breathes deeply and smiles in satisfaction as I look down upon my battered nails and fingers whilst typing. The Finer Things Collection: Fall 2010 is here, and almost out there for public viewing in the great big internet universe.

"The golden dance life could be..." In short, the concept behind the collection is rooted in my love of music and movement. The pieces are all rich in texture; woven like the twisted limbs of dancers glistening under the flickering brilliance of strobe lights, spot lights, the night sky- my mind's eye.

I don't accessorize much, I do however, have a stash of wardrobe staples; most of which are my own designs, some fellow artists' created finds, and a few vintage pieces thrown in for good measure. That's actually good blog fodder, I'll have to photograph my stash and share. With the new collection, I wanted to incorporate the versatility that makes staples staples, with the charm and character of vintage, then bring them to date and infuse them with movement.

All of the designs were created in very limited quantities with only 2-5 editions each. True to my original mission, all of the pieces are reasonably priced and no animal products or "by-products" were used in the creative process. The Finer Things Collection:Fall 2010 by T. Allen-Mercado for Pretty in Peace is available 7.31.10 on Big Cartel.

Peace and pretties


fly tie said...


i love that the collection is a representation of music and movement...two of my favorite concepts.

nice paper craft/packaging, too!

Valerie said...

Thanks so much for featuring my tags on your blog! Your jewelry is so lovely!

:) Valerie

Emma's Mom said...

Off to a great start lady! The new packaging is magnificent, and the preview into the new collection makes me wanna get all dressed up =). Congrats on your new location, I'm looking forward to visiting on the 31st =).

My @ tha Hotness said...

The collection is very fly!

E. Fernandez @ Modish Vintage said...

lovely collection! your work is amazing!

Kathy said...

WOW! Just gorgeous.

Harlem Loves said...

They're so pretty!

Sherry said...

I'm just loving this collection. I've been thinking about you, hope all's well.


Gerushia's New World said...

Just beautiful! I adore the connection to music....the simplicity that says sooo much.

I see you now have a bigcartel shop? How do you like it? I have one as well.

Gerushia's New World

P.S. Just a side note ~ I'm having an art give-away on my blog this week! If you have a spare moment, stop by if you like!

hicksgirl93 said...

The collection is awesome!

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