Image from my new favourite website, HubbleSite
I used to love space when I was a kid, learning stuff about the solar system and the rest of the universe. I even had my bedroom decorated with a dark blue ceiling covered in glow in the dark stars. I know a lot of kids had glow in the dark stars, but my ceiling was really something special. My dad used hundereds of different sized and shaped stars, and glow in the dark paint, to create a huge, and pretty accurate representation of the milky way, and also several different constellations. Sadly, that all got taken down and painted over when I moved bedrooms and my old room became the guest room. Anyhow, though I might not be so keen on knowing all the facts about the planets anymore (although I do remember that a day on Mercury is longer than its year!), I still love stars, there's just something about looking up and seeing how small and pretty they seem, but knowing that they're actually ginormous balls of flaming gases. Pretty cool.
I'm becoming a bit obsessed with the idea of star-print clothing at the moment. Not in a star-shapes kind of way, that was big a couple of years ago, but actually images of real stars, and nebulas and constellations and the like. Unfortunately this is quite hard to find, but I have come across a couple of bits and pieces.
Images from Shop Shabd
Shop Shabd is the creation of Shabd Simon-Alexander, who hand-dyes her own fabrics to create a range of beautifully unique items, inspired by Hubble telescope pictures. I think these clothes are incredible, but unfortunately are out of my price range for now, however should I win the lottery (unlikely as I don't play it), that bodysuit will be mine! (Stream of consciousness: when did we stop calling them leotards? Which they just blatently are..)
I think I need this Horace t-shirt from Asos. Not only does it have a brilliant constellation print, but the back is really interesting with the red stripes. However I'm a bit worried the dipped hem might get annoying, or look silly with shorts? Cause if the summer ever returns here in Blighty, I don't want to be stuck in leggings the whole time. And £45 is a lot for a t-shirt, super cool or not. Hmm, thoughts?
Image via Too Many Tights!
The amazingly talented James Lillis of Black Milk and Too Many Tights fame, has created these fan-bloody-tastic galaxy leggings, but hasn't released them for sale yet, argh! James, please stop teasing and release these so I can buy them. I have my heart completely set on them now!
Despite having lusted after James' amazing leggings for ages now, I've never actually bought a pair, for the (slightly insane) reason that I just can't decide which ones to get! But now I am decided, it will be these galaxy ones. When they are put up for sale... (I might have to have these too though I think.)
What do you all think of space print clothing? Does anyone own any? I've just ordered a fat quarter of a cool star print fabric from eBay to make something out of, probably a massive hair bow or something similar, so watch this space for that!