As Fashion Weeks marched the world the last couple of months, trend colors emerged for us, consumers to think about and keep in mind before the next season arrives. A few shades have caught my eye and became particular favorites for the Fall 2015 season. Among them are sophisticated and chic earth tones of Herb and Sage paired with comforting Oak Buff and finishing off with with invigorating Biscay Bay, robust Cayenne and rich Poppy.
Which is your favorite?
This holiday season has not only brought many joyous moments but also has been extra special while expecting the greatest gift of all, an addition to our family. A baby girl. So I thought the cape would make a perfect cover up for the bump and give me the warmth and freedom of movement so desired in the last month of pregnancy. Wishing everybody a Happy and Prosperous New Year 2015!!
This long weekend has probably been filled with yummy goodies for most of us on the Western hemisphere. What if the ingredients are masterfully juxtaposed on a plate to become too beautiful to eat? Some creative foodies, like Lauren Purnell, designed a series of food art plates named "Culinary Canvas" utilizing all kinds of fruit, veggies and herbs. The result is certainly an eye candy!
Hope, everyone had a great (and indulgent) Thanksgiving!
Have you felt the so-called "November Polar Vortex" yet? I not only heard about it in my local weather report, but also felt the piercing wind and dreadful chill as soon as I peeked my nose into outdoors. As a fashionista, not only do I want to be cozy and warm in that frigid torment, I also want to style my look with a trendy appeal. I came across several recent editorials to serve an inspiration and a visual warmth. Indeed, fur (especially long and hairy) undeniably is an ongoing trend for chilly days like today and a long winter ahead.
It's been a while since I visited my studio for a sewing project, as recent months were filled with lots of activities outside the blog. This summer I purchased a gorgeous wool chevron fabric in heather and charcoal tones as I anticipated to start exploring the outerwear in my Fabric Project series. Initially, the idea was to design a coat, but I always dreamed of a cape. A cape undoubtedly makes a statement, worn historically by leaders of revolution and free spirit. When I saw the design below by Valentino in exact same fabric, and the four-digit price, I nearly fell from my chair. I thought "This is it! I'm making a cape!"
So, wish me luck, as I'm a little nervous sewing outerwear, but I'll do my best and "Look of the Day" post will follow shortly.
It's getting cold, and I'm reaching for boots in my closet. And, what am I missing? Of course, the over-the-knee boots, a hot trend this season! Even though this trend made its landfall already in 2013, these tall boots stubbornly marched from runways into Fall 2014 with a more casual, riding style appeal. I'm absolutely swooning over this (should I call it "sexy") trend, as these boots make legs look slimmer and longer and can be worn with a variety of looks. The widened shapes on the top really make a bold leg statement for any fashionista. It's definitely a must-have for every wardrobe, since they go great with either bare legs or skinny jeans or leggings. You choose...
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...