Bright colours, mind boggling patterns and a simple pattern to create a unique garment screams African fashion to me. This month I attended African Fashion Week, home to talented designers using inspiration from the mother land to light up the catwalk.
I feel like I’ve abandoned my writing (since I have put so much focus on sewing). Now that I am settled there will be an even mix of the two worlds. Here is a short story.
Waiting for Beauty
(A Short Story)
I’ve waited so long to feel…beautiful.
Lace never fails to add a tint of elegance, and when done right it gives a good look. So I decided to make my own lace maxi skirt with a mini cotton underskirt.
I’ve been running this blog for eight months (yaay!). I haven’t become bored, or abandoned it, and it hasn’t felt like a chore to complete (although ask me my opinion at three in the morning when I’m desperately trying to bring the next post together), so far so good.
I created a sewing blog, but for some reason I found balancing the two blogs silly, since I could see the two coming together. So this month you will see a whole bunch of changes (all tips from blog experts are welcome). The aim is to find the correct layout and image for my book review sewing meets fashion personal thought’s and inspiration blog.
I just thought I would post this as a mini update
Since I’m going through a Dystopia/Utopia period in my reading, this book was definitely next in line following a Google search on must read Dystopian novels.
Earlier this year I was given the opportunity to visit the Glamour of Italian Exhibition at the Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum (which ended July 2014). Like many inspirational experiences, I couldn’t leave without writing something about it. It demonstrated the growth of Italian fashion, and I felt like a witness viewing the stunning garments and vintage pictures.
Here is the highlights of my post: Making a Fashion Statement Italian Style
The shoulder is the best body part to show off without looking trashy, yet showing some class.
I usually get weird looks when I admit that is my favourite body part to show off. I’m the girl who cuts up her T-shirt necklines, or stretches that V neck jumper dress slightly, to reveal some shoulder. This is the year for off the shoulder, just take a walk in your local park and you will see plenty of girls looking all cute like Sandy from Greece (pictured below).
One of my favourite styles of clothing mixed with flashback of one of my favourite era’s for clothing (got to love a fancy ball gown)
Originally posted on Fashion Backwards:
According to Elle Magazine, off-the-shoulder dresses are the “it” trend to show off a little skin this summer. Here are a few other lovely dresses from when shoulders were totes “in” during the early to mid-1800’s.
During the early 19th century, the off-the-shoulder dress emphasized a bottle-shaped neck, the erogenous zone of the era. Could it be that today’s zone is shifting?
Sources: Elle, Smithsonian Fashion: The Definitive History of Costume and Style, 21Clubwear