Monday, November 27, 2017

What's the Material?


The first time I believe I saw a garment made from atypical material was on Project Runway.  It fascinated me that unusual items could be manipulated into clothes with an extraordinary flare.  I have yet to try making something using the unusual, but I think about it.

Found some fascinating designs made with objects with other original uses.  Lovely and time consuming work! 


Bottle gown, pinterest.com

Straw dress, pinterest.com

3D polymers dress, by Noa Reviv, bkrw.com

Balloon dress, pinterest.com

Until next time and blog!

Saturday, November 4, 2017

The Uncommon Blazer

It doesn't take a lot of change to stand out.  One striking clothing piece can do it.  I  came across some men's blazers with distinct details, fabrics and color combinations that aren't common, but are very attractive.  And will look good on the man with an eye for charming apparel. 








dhgate.com

fr.aliexpress.com

pinterest.com


perfectmensblazers.com

Till next time and next blog!

Monday, October 9, 2017

Sensational Conventional Couture

Couture design is so intricate in detail using luxurious fabrics and time consuming sewing methods.  And couture design is so enjoyable to view, causing many of us to daydream about wearing such expensive clothes to an extravagant event. It's fun to daydream sometimes...


Fendi fall 2017 collection, nymag.com


Schiaparelli fall 2017 collection, nymag.com


Iris Van Herpen fall 2017 collection, nymag.com


Christian Dior fall 2017 collection, nymag.com


Till next blog!

Saturday, September 30, 2017

This Prevailing Hue - Black

Are you in the mood to wear black?  Maybe you want to express the times by wearing neutral colors. Whether the times are good or not so great,  black seems to be one of the favorite colors to wear.  Details on a black garment will get  more attention as the hue is not intense.  




lyst.ca

thebay.com

simons.ca

Until next blog.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

From Areas in Emergency: Focus on Designers

What a summer!  Fires, hurricanes and earthquakes!  Summer is technically over September 22, 2017, and I hope nothing else catastrophic will be happening.  

For those recovering from the disasters that have happened, and are still happening, in British Columbia, Canada (wildfires), Texas (hurricane Harvey) and Florida  and some Caribbean islands (hurricane Irma), designers from each area are featured this week.  


Tiffany Amber design, Florida, US. 

League of Rebels, Texas, US

Allison Smith design, British Columbia, Canada


Calvin Southwell design, Antigua, Carribean

Praying for the quick restoration of each province, state, and island.  Till next blog.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Wearable Crochet: Erika and Monika Simmons Designs

Erika and Monika Simmons are twins who design colorful and unique crochet clothing for women.  Both first learned to crochet in grade 4.  After graduating from child development and sociology programs in college, they, because of their love for creativity, were working as hair braiders, print models, taught fitness classes and also were employed as dancers for music videos. Apparently all these jobs didn't increase the amount of money earned, so Erika and Monika revived their crocheting skills during a tight Christmas season to create inexpensive gifts for family.  These garments are the lovely results coming out of a need.  And there's plenty more beautiful crocheted creations to see, and purchase, from the Simmons twins.


Poncho, ravelry.com


Drop stitch tunic, ravelry.com


Sundress, ravelry.com


Erika and Monika Simmons, pinterest.com

Until next blog! 

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Exclusivey Etsy

Etsy.com is a great website for shoppers and designers alike.  Designers get to sell their products, usually one-of-a-kind designs, and shoppers looking for the unique items not seen at the neighborhood department stores have a great time surfing this site.

I'm always pleasantly surprised looking at Etsy.com.

Painted jeans by Vestitidarte


LiLiCreations


Barbie clothing designs by Tunafairy


Recycled dress by RebeccasArtCloset

Till the next blog!