Yes, you've read it right! Hammocks in the air took over the Monte Piana peaks of Italian Alps for an annual International Highline Meeting festival. If you're an outdoorsy person with inner streak for super-extreme outing, this is a place for you. These extreme-loving folks call themselves "slackers" because of slacklines they balance themselves on. They suspend the hummocks on flattened rope, which can bounce and wiggle from side to side. But, seriously, how terrifying it must feel to hang in there, but I guess extra adrenaline rush gives them comfort, sorta...
Hasn't fringe taken over fashion world lately??
Fringe has been an accessory of choice of many designers for Fall 2014 season, and going strong for Spring 2015. Few days ago I was window shopping online, when I came across many gorgeous fringed clutches, but the one in black particularly caught my attention. Black is a must-have for Fall season, and I knew I can create my very own design without sacrificing my wallet. Also, I dug out an old "plain jane" clutch in the closet, and I thought, "I must do something with it and give it another chance in life!" So, now I can sport this proudly made Fringed Clutch, hooray!
You will need:
1. 10" long fringe
2. Tacky Glue
3. A simple clutch (similar here)
4. 1" Satin Ribbon (similar here)
5. Tailor's scissors
6. Glue gun, needle and thread, matchsticks, lighter
Step 1: Start with creating a ribbon pattern which will be applied on the clutch. Cut small pieces of ribbon and start gluing from the center. Dab a little glue and use matchsticks to even it out on surface.
Step 2. Continue gluing ribbon in a desired pattern overlapping edges. I only glued ribbon on one side.
Step 3. Make sure you seal the top edges with a lighter to prevent unraveling.
Step 4. Once you finished one side, let dry for 30 minutes and then continue to the other side. Let dry for another 30 minutes.
When I was shopping for my bridal gown a few months ago, I came across Galia Lahav couture bridal and eveningwear house. I instantly fell in love with these stunning gowns! Based in Tel Aviv, Israel, this house amazes me with its dazzling creations, accenting special focus on "Sexy Back". The delicate embroidery, dramatic trains and fine beaded details offer an instant show-stopper factor for every bride. The head designer, Galia, comes from Russia, so no wonder it produces the most sophisticated talent.
As the summer is slowly coming to an end, my memory has captured the sun-kissed beach scenes and bare tanned skin adorned with a swim-suit and a piece of gold, a staple in my jewelry collection.
But have I heard of bejeweled body art in the form of a temporary tattoo?? No!!
I accidentally stumbled upon a unique website FlashThat that sells gorgeous golden pieces that you can stick to your skin and adorn your body for a few days! Savvy and inexpensive way of wearing a temporary jewelry piece! How adorable!
In your opinion, is it trend or fad?
The Fabric Project No.13 has come to life! For those of you who read frequently, you must know that I design and sew my own clothes. This time the skirt has been a challenge, due to its asymmetric nature and the naughty character of fabric. Summer tweed, even though so comfy to wear can become a heap of threads in creator's hands if not given respect and firm grip.
I discovered a local art district and thought the locale would make a great photo shoot. How cool is that to stroll by architecture decorated with over-sized paintings, and imagine yourself in an open-air museum.
Blouse & Skirt: designed and sewn by me| Necklace: Adia Kibur| Shoes: Steve Madden| Bracelets: vintage|
I love spring weekends and the outdoors. It's always been a dilemma what to wear to stay within my style, without overdressing. Recently, I spotted trendy embellished sweatshirts, first worn by supermodels and then adopted by public. As the prices skyrocket for these little closet treasures, I thought it shouldn't be too hard to do in my studio for a fraction of the cost.
You will need:
1. Short-sleeve sweatshirt (I bought mine here)
2. Sew-on rhinestones (similar here)
3. Sewing supplies (needle, matching thread, scissors)
4. Ruler and pencil
If you have read my blog for a while, you probably know by now that I'm a big skirt lover and wearer. So, as I browsed for this Spring skirt trends and ideas, the wrap skirt kept me intrigued. It definitely adds dimension to a silhouette, and possibilities with layering are limitless. And specifically, light-weight, so-called "summer tweeds" are entering the market now with a fresh dose of texture and pattern.
This is how Fabric Project No. 13 was born.
Here's my illustration of this project, and this time it's quite ambitious, as it involves two items, a skirt and a blouse. However, the designs are fairly simple, so I hope I can complete it in one weekend.
And, below is the inspiration skirts that stirred my creative juices.