Friday, November 28, 2008

big pin

hello! i was so excited when i found this on ebay. it's a giant vintage safety pin. i'm curious about what it was used for in its first life. it has a number stamped on the end, and a little matching charm on the end with the same number. something makes me think it was from an institution or something and is haunted.

anyway, every since i saw a few yohji and limi feu and ann demeulemeester pins like this, i wanted one. it's perfect to use on a big chunky scarf.

Giant Vintage Safety Pin

Giant Vintage Safety Pin

it's so dark today, and i'm trying to take a picture of this long jersey skirt i made yesterday, and this rick owens vest that i dyed. it was pretty damn cheap on ebay, but it was white. i figured since it is cotton i could dye it. i put it in the same dye bath as my tie dye pieces, because there was still some dye left, but i think it needs another dip, because it's not as black as i would like it. it's more charcoal at the moment.

8 comments:

Brigadeiro said...

Cool pin! I love oversized pins for scarves as well as shawl-type cardigans...Look forward to seeing your revamped Rick Owens vest & the skirt you made ;)

-h of candid cool said...

whoa cool pin!

erica said...

my god that's a huge pin! i love it on the scarf.
who knows where it originally came from, but i would love to think that it's haunted, too.

primoeza said...

I love your pin! I once saw a girl wearing one as a necklace - it had a chain attached to each end and I've wanted one too ever since, but haven't found one yet.

Yayer said...

I think those large pins were used for horse blankets. Looks awesome!

Stephanie said...

yayer- thanks! i hope they were. it was kind of creeping me out thinking that it was from an institution or something...

erica-knits said...

I thought it would be cool if it was haunted, too. Maybe just by a good spirit though. Wait can good spirits "haunt"? Who knows.
Looks lovely on your scarf!

jessicup said...

I adore this! I'm currently looking for a giant pin for my new sweater