Monthly Archives: February 2015

Ah Chanel…

I’m transfixed watching these videos showing the haute couture sewing techniques…this one from the house of Chanel for the Spring-Summer 2015 collection from just a short time ago.

The video on the fittings for this haute couture show and the show itself follow here…

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Miu meets Sui **PRICE DROP**

Thinking of tapping into the paisley-inspired prints dominating the catwalks and stores?  This Anna Sui silk ticks all the boxes…

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Image credit Vogue Australia

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Ratti in Northern Italy

Ever wondered what the best Italian fabric mills look like?  J Crew took a trip…


Cheetah print silk/lycra charmeuse **PRICE DROP**

It’s a designer one, from M!lly.

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Animal prints can be as bold or understated as you wish.  With this silk piece, I envisaged a classic shirt or simple top to be worn underneath a black jacket, or more casually, a cardigan.

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Modern basketweave viscose/lycra

This is a really modern print, one that you can turn into an urban edgy look, or keep simple for a classic monotone that you can wear with just about everything because of the versatile black and white colours.

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Anatomy of a Chloe jacket

Some of you will know that it has been a very up and down couple of months here, but one of the “ups”…and it is a very big “up”…was a dear friend returning from rummages through designer recycle stores in the US with this amazing Chloe jacket just for me.

I gasped!  I’m afraid true designer pieces are not in my budget (well, maybe if I hadn’t spent so much money on fabric), especially iconic jackets like this one.

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This jacket is from a Phoebe Philo collection for Chloe.  She produced fantastic, really imaginative garments and truly embraced the demi-couture idea I think.  (I showed another Chloe jacket from this collection earlier in the blog too).  A close-up examination of this jacket will show you just why that description is so apt…and designer prices can sometimes be appreciated! (more…)


Jewel tones super-soft silk SOLD

GONE NOW THANKS

This fabric is seriously the softest silk I have ever come across in my lifetime of scouring for fabrics.  I have no idea how such soft silk came to be and why I haven’t seen more of it.  I’d love to know the provenance of this piece, that’s for sure.

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Now on instagram!

I’m taking some photos of fabrics as I go along and posting to instagram now.  If you want to follow, just click the insta icon/link on the right sidebar.  Also, for those who don’t know, I also provide updates on my Facebook page, link also at the right sidebar.

 


Deep jewel tones lava lamp viscose/lycra stretch

Looking at the photos I have taken of this one just now, all of a sudden it occurs to me that this pattern is reminiscent of the one made by a lava lamp.  Or maybe not?

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