I know how much you love Toxic Vision – cos it’s as much as I do!
Check out man-killer Sharon Toxic’s new line, in her Big Cartel store today – likely not to stick around for too long. Although, she does charge art-level prices for her unique designs – cos they are ALL one of a kind. So make sure you got a chunk of cash in your bank account for this!
I first found Toxic Vision’s Etsy store years ago, when looking up leather goods on the site. Her stuff immediately captured my imagination – I knew I had found something incredibly special. I’ve watched her produce amazing works of wearable art ever since, picking up an item here and there.
The first item I fell in love with by local Toronto independent fashion designer Sharon Ehman, was very similar to this turquoise jacket, except it was even more beautiful, made of a thick, turquoise brocade fabric:
It was originally listed for $595, and I found it at a time when my pockets were less than lined with cash. So I waited, and waited… and then she finally listed it on sale for $350, and I – MISSED my chance. I remember the very evening I saw it disappear from the Etsy store, into someone’s grubby little hands… and I was absolutely crestfallen. Sharon’s work is 100% one-of-a-kind. I honestly have no idea how she ever parts with any of the stuff she makes. I suppose her closet must be bursting to full with the best pieces… or perhaps the photos she models in are enough for her.
Not only am I constantly amazed by her creativity and unique designs, but the sheer amount of work she puts out is mind-blowing. I can only wish I had that much time, was that motivated, and could afford to spend my time working on clothing the way she has. I know I sound like a fangirl – that’s cos I am – but no one has inspired me to try my own hand at even just sketching new designs, than she has.
Since those early days, she’s closed her Etsy store, and is now found in the following locations:
Toxic Vision Clothing Store (she frequently sells out of her stuff immediately when listed, and posts 1-2 times per month)
Toxic Vision on Facebook
I’ve enjoyed the work of MetalbecDIY for a few years now. I’ve bought a skirt and a dress off her, and I’d get more if I had unlimited funds! But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t enjoy her work too. It’s a slightly more wearable version of the heavy metal look – it’s not so over the top that you can’t wear this stuff in daily life. Well, maybe not to the office, but pretty much anywhere else. Check out the above Raider Vest.