Monday, October 31, 2011

Stars Wear Boho Chic

Many stars wear the boho chic look.  Boho chic of my favorite looks, started in the early 1990's.  Bohemian style clothes are hippie inspired clothing according to  The 1970's was a time of freedom, a time of change, a time of great music.  The clothes reflected this, and there were some unusual color and print combinations used for the same outfits, but I believe dressing in that decade was especially fun.  What I love, according to Savannah Miller (the actress Sienna Miller's sister), is that a bohemian chic woman or man is "...a profound romantic..." and lives outside of the box. 

Quick history lesson time!  The original Bohemians were travelers from Central Europe (the French translates Bohemian as Gypsy or Roma people).  Many elements of bohemian chic clothes date back as far as the pre-Raphaelite time (mid to late 19th century)!  I have to investigate that one.

Holly Robinson-Peete, 

Sandra Bullock,

Jill Scott,

Nicole Richie,
Garcell, Beauvais-Nilon,
Till next blog!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Knitted Fashion is Coming Back

Are knitted clothing making a come-back?  You be the judge.  Knitting is not just for hats and mittens anymore, which it was traditionally used for from the 1980's.  You can find pants, leggings, dresses, blouses, and fashionable bags (yes, bags, well the one posted is part fabric and part knit, but it's lovely!).

According to an article called "A History of Knitting" by Amber Allen,, knitting is the art of knotting.  Research shows that knitting may have been developed in the Middle East, moved to the Mediterranean and from there to Europe.  Hand knitting for profit was replaced by machine knitting (made the clothes and items more affordable) in the late 18th century during the Industrial Revolution.  Knitted clothes lost their luster between the late 1970's and 1980's, probably thought of as too crafty.  Well, the clothes you see here made between 2009 - 2011 do not look crafty at all!

Aztec Tapestry Knit Sheathdress,

Knit and crochet pants,
For the crafter in you, Amber has a website where she teaches knitting.

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Monday, October 3, 2011

Love These Lovely Looks!

My style is very acceptable and current, even though I love to see fashion forward silhouettes and looks on other people.  I've got to change that and wear one unusual piece when I go out.  For someone who loves to see the brave fashionistas wearing combinations of designs and colors that would make everyone's day more joyful, (well,  I think half would think "go girl!", and the other half would think "she's extra!") I sure play it safe.  I have to make a conscious decision to change that.

Here are a collection of current and fashion forward pieces that I just love!  The first three looks  have a demure but strong presence because of the soft sillhouettes and lovely color combinations.  The orange print knit legging pants, on the other hand, would probably have some people staring in horror.  I would definately wear them though; I find the pants very refreshing.  It's time for print pants and leggings to come into fashion.  Pants have been solid colors for too long!

by Anna Sui,

by Ralph Lauren, Fall 2010,

by Jonathan Saunders,
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