Back after a long hiatus!! Hi, dear readers, you may have seen this particular tunic before, but this time — it’s on me (all my photos by BrianCampbellPhoto) and not on the dummy. Inspiration A Few Process Notes I’m sharing this on the Designin’ December online group initiated by Linda of the Nice Dress. Thanks,… Read More Assymetrical Neckline – Again
Wearable art and other fashionistas in the sewing community have long used old handkerchiefs for fashioning their own fashion and accessories. Hey, hanky couture enthusiasts, take a look at Tory Burch’s Spring 2020 collection! What do you think? An enthusiast’s collection of vintage embroidered handkerchiefs are random, individually bought for their hand-embroidered beauty. But the TB collection’s… Read More Tory Burch’s Fine Handkerchief Aesthetic
Of course it is! Pictured in this post are Chanel Haute Couture pieces – simple and iconic Chanel. All images in this post are from Vogue Runway site — I love that site for the abundance of inspiration and eye candy, and reviews. The over-the-top pieces walking down other Haute Couture runways are impressive in… Read More Haute Couture?
All images in this post from the Vogue Runway site. I am so beholden to them. Iris Van Helpern, Haute Couture Fall 2019 If William Shakespeare’s play “Midsummer Night’s Dream” was set in a modern, futuristic backdrop, Titania would wear everything here. Kidding aside, Haute Couture designer Iris Van Helpern has blown my mind with her… Read More Haute Couture Collections Worthy of Titania, Queen of Fairies.
Hi guys! I’m into mood boards and probably will be forever. Let me explain…. Every other month, I join a local sewing group called “Sewing Fashionistas”. In 2018, our leader Roz (who owns the online fabric shop Sew Much Fabric) facilitated a whole series for creating a wearable, suitably stylish, occasion-worthy wardrobe. In other words,… Read More Wardrobe Sewing Mood Board
“Chic is Where You Find It” – Bonnie Cashin, iconic American designer, 1960s and 70s. At this time of year I try to find my chic at fashion weeks around the globe – starting in New York. It can be overwhelming to keep up with the daily round up of fashions, good or bad. I’ve… Read More Finding My Chic at Fashion Week
Yeah, I know; long words in the title is a thing with me. Friends, I love a bit of whimsy in my daily wear and not so daily wear. As someone said, what’s the point of fashion if you can’t have fun with it? Well, I can think of a counterpoint to this, but I’ll… Read More Sartorial Whimsy….
Since I’m already down the rabbit hole of fashion week images and neglecting my sewing tasks, let me take you to the Spring 2018 collection of the house of Salvatore Ferragamo, originally show during the September 2017 Fashion Week. You can see the entire collection on the Vogue Runway website by clicking here. I’ll focus on… Read More Who Sewed it Better?
Hi readers! Remember my post about the “Big Fashion Stripe of 2018”? To keep up with Fashion Week, I made this black/white chevron striped cardigan (polyester and acrylic). Is this cardigan on trend? Well, a little bit, because most of the fashion week looks were vertical, thick stripes, bordering on the “Beetlejuice look”. I personally preferred my… Read More Chevron in Black and White Stripe
Snarky types might call this the “High Fashion Does Prison” trend, or the “Beetlejuice” trend, and I’m terrified that my eye will get used to the look. To redeem the designers, most of them manipulated the fabric to give modern, innovative lines, but its hard to get over the prison invocation. Also, most of them have… Read More The Big Fashion Stripe of 2018