~an eccentric woman with extraordinarily memorable, often misunderstood but unmistakably distinctive style.

"It is my intent to showcase that which I consider wearable art.
Clothing that is whimsical, dramatic, avant-garde and on the
cutting edge of design - as seen through my eyes.
Brilliance and madness are interchangeable.
This is my style inspiration. I invite you into my world."
~Claudia Byrdine

Friday, October 14, 2011


A languidly draped nomad tent bakes under the afternoon sun.

A traveler... gypsy of the desert. Polka-dotted socks, plaid tapered pants,
feathered skirt and floral cape - her life fits on her back and scattered suitcases.

I love the pinstriped socks paired with the plaid suit coupled with the traditional heavy embroidery and tassels of a Berber vest and headdress. Sumptuous.

Embellishment, color, texture is the flavor of Marrakech.

Stunning blood red brocade skirt over layers of petticoats seemingly bustled
by a gathered cape topped with Moroccan tassels. Beaded bracelets cuff her
arm and her shoulders are wrapped in gold lamé.

Layers and layers of contrasting fabrics topped off with baubles and beads.

From the leg coverings atop leggings to the tassel covered skirts and hoops,
to the tweed vest over bright patterned sweater with wrap around scarf,
stacked hats and a smattering of baubles; I would wear every bit as is.
The combination to me is delicious.
And, I would happily wear it in the company of camels.

The luscious jewel toned fabrics against the stark backdrop of the desert ... such contrast.

More is more.

I am now longing to travel to Morocco.

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