SecretLentil

upcycled reconstructed deconstructed eclectic clothing

1006 Sales

SecretLentil

upcycled reconstructed deconstructed eclectic clothing

1006 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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Helen

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Announcement   Hi, I'm Helen. I make improvisationally sewn body-positive eccentric clothing, mostly from linen, cotton and wool. Petite - plus sizes. See also: secretlentil.com

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Last updated on Jul 17, 2016

Hi, I'm Helen. I make improvisationally sewn body-positive eccentric clothing, mostly from linen, cotton and wool. Petite - plus sizes. See also: secretlentil.com

Helen

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Helen

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I'm an artist, not a fashion designer. I sculpt clothes ...

Hi, I'm Helen Carter. I'm a friendly freak - a minimalist with a strong absurdist streak who likes to make clothes that explore, blend, cross and possibly desecrate all the lines within those realms. I'm an artist, not a fashion designer. I sculpt clothes.

• ABOUT THE WORK: I like dour things with hidden punchlines. I like outrageously funny things with dark underbellies. I like turning one idea into one dress in one fell swoop, on a good day. I dream that my work could somehow emerge from - and exist outside of - the blip in time where we are stuck together. I love that idea even though I'm not sure exactly what it means. I also enjoy making jokes that no one gets. But mostly: I'm committed to the paradox of making meaningful clothing.

• ABOUT THE PROCESS: I sew intuitively, blending found and new materials to suit my needs. I like deconstructing. I like exposing the process. I like to combine the sturdy with the raw. I embrace wabi sabi, even if that becomes a trendy thing to say. Right now I'm working in small themed batches of maybe a dozen or so pieces at a time, made one at a time in my studio.

• ABOUT YOU: I'm interested in pairing eccentricity with comfort for you. I'm interested in dressing women of all shapes and ages. I'm drawn to those of you who hear "I wish I could get away with that" whispered into your ear on a regular basis. I want to propel you along on your path by helping you look the way you feel. I'm interested in sincere wildness and joining others who are exploring a deep, abiding wild authenticity.

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  • helen

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I make these things.

  • mike

    Photographer, Packer And Shipper, Shelf Putter-upper, Ledge Talker-downer

    I photograph these things.

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Last updated on February 8, 2015
Hi, I'm Helen. I've been selling my hand made reconstructed clothing on Etsy since 2005 - and boy are my arms tired. (RIMSHOT)

You can shop for other (one of a kind) stuff, read my blog, see what happy customers have said, you know - all that good stuff - at SL headquarters:

secretlentil.com

Also,
---> facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Secret.Lentil.Clothing
---> twitter: https://twitter.com/secretlentil
---> pinterest: http://pinterest.com/secretlentil/
---> flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/secretlentil/

That's enough, isn't it?

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
• I accept credit cards and Paypal. Choose your preference upon checkout.
• New York State residents will be charged sales tax. All hail the Empire!
Shipping
• I ship via Priority Mail within the US

• I ship worldwide, happily! You are responsible for paying any taxes or customs duties that your country adds to shipments.

• Your item/s will arrive handsomely wrapped in 100% recycled paper, with a recycled fabric tie, and locally screen-printed tags.
Refunds and Exchanges
• You may return your purchase within a week of receipt as long as the tag is still attached and it's in the same condition. You *must* email me first so I know you are returning the item. I'll refund your money but not your shipping costs. If you'd rather have credit toward something else that's great - just let me know.
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"I've never really understood why women are so timid. For me, only someone with a powerful look -- Diana Vreeland, say, or Minnie Mouse -- is a person worth emulating. Because -- and here is a big secret -- if you construct an eccentric look and make it your own, you will be forever insulated from the world of fashion, a place where, let's face it, you can never be lissome enough, your hair never curly (or straight) enough, your chest never full (or flat) enough. And here's an added bonus: Truly wacky style doesn't date, so all those worries about wrinkles leave you blissfully unaffected. " – Lynn Yaeger