Posts tagged ‘mt maloney’

September 7, 2011

Come Together! Right Now…

Alas! Things are starting to come together. I’ve shopped quite a bit over the last few months and I think I’ve finally got a good mix of pieces. Now it’s time to take those new pieces, combine them with what I already have and that’s how you put together a wardrobe! Maybe old news to you, but news to me! I’ve cracked the code! I spent last night, while I added more Manic Panic hot hot pink to my hair, going through my closet analyzing what works and what doesn’t. Amazing what a little effort in selecting colors and silhouettes will do. I put together more outfits than I knew what to do with, complete with accessories! The best part is that I’m able to use quite a few existing items. Items that I swore to myself, if I don’t wear this season, I’ll THINK about donating. Today I present to you, for the first time ever, my wardrobe!

Skinny black jeans from Ann Taylor! Similar to the ones shown here but a few years old.

Striped Keyhole-Back Tee – White House Black Market

Belt from ModCloth foodie dress – purchased last year

Black Patent Marcus loafers – Topshop

Boyfriend Cardigan – purchased from sale 2008 – JCrew

Kate Spade Idiom Bangle!!!!- a gracious and lovely gift from my sister-in-law Meghan! My bracelet is gold with black detail. I LOVE IT!

And to top it all off, I thought I’d share my beautiful custom skull ring, designed by my loving husband, MT Maloney. It’s one of his earlier works and by no means indicative of what he is currently doing, but it’s one of a kind and was created for me!

It feels so nice to actually take pride in what I put on in the morning. It’s not just a half awake attempt to reach my arm into my closet early in the morning and get dressed in the dark. It screams, “I’m ready to take on the day!”

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August 18, 2011

Skulls and a Shameless Plug

Skulls! I think the general consensus when it comes to skulls is that they are morbid and gothic. The type of imagery you see tattooed on the arms of Harley-Davidson riders or kids listening to The Pretty Reckless. Am I showing my age? I spent many a college day hanging outside of Trent Reznor’s house in New Orleans’ Garden District, waiting to catch a glimpse. Ah youth! but let’s focus.

Skulls, it’s starting to pop up here and there on shoes, scarves and other high fashion items thanks to Alexander McQueen. It’s one of those icons that is becoming trendy to own on a piece of silk. But what do those folks who are really into skull jewelry feel about their territory being invaded by fashion royalty? Well, I happen to have a little inside scoop on skull jewelry. Unexpected, right? My husband is in fact a skull jewelry designer. He goes by MT Maloney and he is one talented man. He prides himself on really understanding how to design a custom piece of jewelry that will wind up being an heirloom, a symbol of mortality, that when this life is all over with, regardless of what social class you belonged to or what kind of car you drove, we are all the same underneath, and we’ve got the skulls to prove it. Here’s a great read straight from MT Maloney, regarding McQueen and the skull trend. (Link after the jump)

MT’s latest post on skull jewelry and the pop culture invasion – Skull Tide – Here it Comes

While some may say that skull jewelry is not for the faint at heart, he creates some fantastic pieces for women too. Check out the custom work that my sister-in-law is sporting. A woman not afraid to wear her heart on her fingers!