Friday, December 26, 2014

Mui Mui Granny Granny Square Crochet Tops & pattern

Mui Mui has these 60's crochet granny square vests (cashmere) in their 2015 Spring Resort Collection. The top picture is from the latest W magazine. Whenever I see knitting or crochet on the runway I want to runway right out and make one for myself, or my teen daughter. The picture below has a link in text to an Etsy store that sells a pattern that to my eye is the same vest in different colors and likely different fibers.
Etsy Pattern

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Sweater / Skirt Combination

magazine featured this sweater skirt combo a few months ago.
It is a cabled fisherman's sweater, like the ones you  might see in Alice Starmore's 
book of the same name, paired with a black tutu-sort of thing with black socks
and patent leather lace-up boots. A delightful combination for winter!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Beautiful Bouquet

New oil painting by Tamara Halligan. This is an impressionistic style work with fairly thick paint. 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

My Proenza Schouler

We'll my photos are a little lacking but I am just now learning how to post on the run. This Proenza Schouler outfit screamed out at me from my W magazine "make me, make me ", the intent was to make it to wear to the Wearable Art Show but I was just lucky enough to finish my wearable art!
I am finishing this outfit regardless and hope to wear my handmade version of the W outfit soon. I changed the pants to a skirt because I didn't mention that the fabrics for my latest designer projects have to be found. These found fabrics are velvet and a poly blend.
 Fun fun

Dumb Dress

After a behind the scenes quick change I overhear a friend say to another "Is that your dumb dress?" A big smile and the reply "Why yes it is!" The exchange brought a vague memory to the surface, the memory of a line of hand crafted dresses and skirts that has recently shown up in town with a rather interesting name. Dumb Clothing. They have a website. Check it out. I am dazzled by the faux fur coats in pink!