Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Catcher of the Dreams

Oh, dreamcatcher. A proud tradition of the Ojibwe (Chippewa) tribe, a symbol of Native American unity in the 60's and 70's, and a kitschy piece of south-western memorabilia today.  I remember having one as a child--it didn't fit with the style of my room, but it served its purpose by regularly ensuring a monster and demon-free slumber.

The image above is from
A Print A Day, a neat blog and resource for downloading free graphics--from stationery and gift tags to embroidery templates and photoshop brushes. I love this modern interpretation of a dreamcatcher, with bright colors and an unexpected floral pattern where the web would usually appear.  The style reminded me of bohemian-meets-dance-hall-chic, translated below:

Clockwise from top left:
Beaded feather necklace by Urban Outfitters ($58)
Watercolor feathers V-neck tee from Urban Outfitters ($28)
Minnetonka calf high 3-in-one moccassin boot on Piperlime ($80)
Orange feather chain necklace by Charlotte Russe via Stylecaster
Single-sided pink feathered headband by Laura Kranitz on 80's Purple 
Pheonix striped cuff, part of Alex and Ani's Free Bird collection
Purple feathered headband from Nordstrom ($38)
Feather print gray top from Forever 21 ($19.80)
Beaded feather-trim black top from Forever 21 ($19.80)
Patterson J. Kincaid Greenwich feather tank at Bloomingdales ($88)
Enamel peacock feathered brooch in backintimejewelry's Etsy shop
Salvatore Ferragamo ostrich feather clutch via Polyvore
Chalcedony dreamcatcher necklace from Layla Grace ($37)
Blue and purple angel feather earrings from MountainManCreations on Etsy($10)