9/30/2011

eleven objects all over my neck

One of the highlights of New York Fashion week was a studio visit with Eleven Objects, a luxury accessories line designed with Christine Rhee and LT Do. We had been twittering back and forth for a while, primarily due to my clinical collar fetish and their love of shoegaze so you know, match made in heaven and stuff. I got to ogle their outstanding collars from their new spring collection and try some on so you all can see how they look IRL (and uh, not gonna lie, I totally wanted to dress up in them).

You never realize how much you use your neck each day until you're made keenly aware it! Luckily these collars are meant to withstand some abuse. The collars look so delicate, yet in the hands they feel weighty and durable. The craftsmanship is incredible, though I'm not sure how they'd hold up against a passionate makeout sesh.

I was greeted by a plate spangled with savories - Christine and LT know the way to my heart.

The spring collection was inspired by a Cope Cod beach and other assorted sandy places. Embellishments included seashells, coral, crystals, and studs.


Do try to ignore my unflattering poses in these photos. I had been going to shows all day and I had serious Afternoonface. This collar was my favorite because even though the red coral is obviously very beachy, from afar it looks like dripping blood and that heavily appeals to my spooky side. The collar of a ~*vampire's kiss*~.

This collar looks like glittering sand around your neck! Good things, my friend, all good things.

Pinstripes n' crystals n' wood, for when life requires serious collar action to get you through you day.

I liked this one a lot too! Not my ordinary color scheme, but the teal looks so good against black and imagining this collar against a lacy black shirt gives me goosebumps.

Now on to the spiked collars! My eyebrow glasses and this leather tan piece looked so good together that I cried inside when I had to take it off.

Durable silk that holds its shape even with the weight of the studs...

...and also super luxurious calf hair.

This collar should really be in every single issue of Lula Magazine.

And introducing collarsleeves, their newest objective endeavor! Are are you wearing a sleeveless top and feel just too...sleeveless? Are you wearing just a plain old t-shirt and feel that it could be vastly improved with raglan sleeves? Are you the kind of person who's always wished your sleeves and collar were somehow...different from the rest of your shirt? Collarsleeves are for you. Collarsleeves are for everyone. Collarsleeves are the future, and the future is now.

11 comments:

dane said...

kill me these are perfect

Gabby said...

Ahh you are perfect. And collarsleeves are definitely going to be the skorts of the future.

Gabby
http://stardependentvintage.blogspot.com

Melissa said...

1. the tan leather is the perfect color.
2. the red coral!!!
3. the rose-spangled collar is like, the most amazing thing ive ever seen and would look good in EVERY editorial ever

meg // morningmidnight said...

so cute!

idiotic question: how the hell do the collarsleeves work?! and same with the collars, do you just sort of button them on and wear as you would wear a necklace?

SORRY THESE THINGS ARE IMPORTANT I AM MYSTIFIED

meagan said...

@meg not idiotic at all! clothes are hard sometimes haha! ummm the collarsleeves are kind of like putting on a shrug. you just put your arms through the armholes and wiggle around to get it in place. the collars fasten like a necklace, except they fasten at the front and not the back. the spike button is what holds them closed.

Lydia said...

I am so loving this collar trend. The ones with the most amount of crap on them are the best!

Meagan said...

Bahhh I want all of this. Ever since I set my eyes on Mui Mui's swallow collars, I knew collars and I would get along....

One Womans Style Evolution said...

Wow.... thanks so much for introducing this. I absolutely love them. This is the second accessory that I have discovered on your site thus far.

POPTUCKSHOP said...

I love eleven objects collars!!! The red studded one and the floral sequin 'Lula' one are my faves from the selection you tried on, gotta say I'm not such a fan of the clunkier shell ones though, they are a bit too busy and unrefined for me. The concept is nice though!

CR said...

this is a great idea they have!!! Loving a lot of this collars.. and why will you buy dozens of diferent shirts when you can have thousands of collars to make the same shirt look different!!

xx

Miss Priyanca said...

love it!!

want it!!

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