22 November, 2011

Item de SOYL: Knit Mania Part 2

 SOYL Design

Had this design in my head for a while now.. Combining different fabrics especially leather in one item is Hot on the streets.. so I tryed out the faux leather and wool combination and I can't wait to wear it! Pictures coming soon.. X

21 November, 2011

Heritage: Madame Grès

Every now and then I do this post just to remind myself and hopefully you of all the heritage  the great legends of the past left for us. Posts I did before where from Jean Patou, Maggy Rouf and Elsa Schiaparelli who left us the color "Shocking" neon pink.

 Trends are going in to an extreme, there are no limits and what was first a big faux pas is now applaused for the fact you dare to be different. Every year the same items; the bold colors, romantic laces, ethnic prints, metallic shades and modern cuts but in a different trend. Sometimes I wonder how the days were when fashion was Couture and every customer had their own bustier and you could talk one on one to the designer. Of course this was only for the rich and famous like 0,000001% of the world but ok.... Cristobal Balenciaga stopped with his Couture just before his creations became commercial. Maybe he felt that times were changing... The Gucci group who took over the house in 2001 beg to differ and now the "brand" is mostly known for the bags... Balenciaga would turn in his grave I think.  Mega Stores are an addiction nowadays like H&M and Zara and I feel the need for more exclusiveness and that's why I create.. I hope some day I can make affordable Exclusive items.

So back to Madame Grès....The Sculptor of Couture..

Short Bio

Real name: Germaine Émilie Krebs (1903–1993)
Design House: Grès 1941
Clientele: Duchess of Windsor, Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Dolores del Río
Quotes: “I wanted to be a sculptor. For me, it’s the same thing to work the fabric or the stone”
“I look at the fabric and I touch it. Then I ask myself: ‘What kind of a dress will this turn out to be?’ It’s not a trip, or an inspiration that defines the dress, it’s the fabric.’ “
Famous for: Her technique of draping a 300 cm jersey fabric in a piece of 7 cm wide in the most sophisticated way! For real.
Favourite colour scheme: Black, Ivory, Ecru and Grey

Short Documentary "Story of Madame Gres"


Short Film Ralph Rucci and Madame Grés

20 November, 2011

Inspirational Sunday: Alexander McQ Backstage SS 2012

17 November, 2011

Item de SOYL: Knits and Sheers

13 November, 2011

Sunday Readings: Idol Mag Issue 2

09 November, 2011

Style list: Autumn

autumn 2011 | Fashiolista
autumn 2011 | Fashiolista

03 November, 2011

Outfitpost: Knitted sweater

Got this vintage Practica SLR camera from the flee market. It feels a bit odd to work with filmrolls again but it will help me learn the basics of photography... I think I love the bordeaux colored bag even more that came with it... Oh and I´m wearing my  “knitted” sweater from yesterday check out the post below, pants and wedges form the Zara. X

02 November, 2011

Item de SOYL: Knitted

Owk what do you do when you can´t knit but still want to make your own sweater, my solution is to try to braid and crochet your way out of it. Those who read my blog often know that I started with sewing 6 months ago after I almost tripped over the stacks of designs I have on paper... so bear with me..
I  first outlined and framed the design I wanted with long braids of wool. Then filled the open parts by hand with crochet, no needles were use in the process....So I´m owk with the outcome but I need to experiment some more.. I feel a new  DIY and more “knitted” items coming up ... Keep you posted X

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