What do you get when you merge the newest style slayer of the year, with the creativity and imagination of a four year old?
But Lupita Nyongo isn’t the only star to inspire this four year old girl.
The dresses are made from paper and are the result of a mother/ daughter collaboration, although there are some that the daughter has made on her own. Not all the creations are celeb influenced. My favourite one is this number, inspired by an aquarium visit.
For full story see The Huffington Post.
Is it spring yet? It should be. Spring really ought to start on January 2nd with longer days and warmer weather. That way, by the time collections like this drop in February….
…the weather is ready for the explosion of colour, feel great optimism and all round joy.
But the reality is that the country is sinking under a deluge of water with no respite in sight. My showerproof coat is putting in crazy overtime and desperately trying to live up to its title that’s been relentlessly tested over recent weeks. I’ve got a terrible cold and haven’t been to work for two days and am so cold at night I’m sleeping in my fluffy dressing gown and wishing it had a hood. Spring has definitely not sprung but when it does, I’m coming for the aqua trousers and shirt, the cardigan and the geometric skirt and top.
What do you think of the range? Love it? Hate it?
Deena you dimwit, what on earth is the actual matter with you? The whole idea behind the Fabric Utilisation Scheme is that you use up the fabric that you already have in the house, NOT that you bend like a hairpin every time you go past the fabric store and see something so lovely that you couldn’t possibly go home without it. The objective- the objective that you set your own darn self- is to liberate the ever increasing stockpile, not add more stock to the pile.
Honeydarling, you are going to have to try so much harder if you wish to ever see the bottom of your billy bookcase again. You are simply going to have to stop going loopy over cotton poplin prints like this,
in a size 24, with another one in size 20 on the way. But really Dee, you need to work on your resolve.
Jacket- Courtesy of Simply Be
Jeans- Courtesy of Simply Be
Boots- Old Evans, dyed red
I wasn’t really sure this outfit worked when I first put it on, but by the end of the day I felt it was a shame to take it off. I first saw the jacket at a Simply Be preview event and fell for it immediately so it was only a matter of time before I snapped one up. The jeans are from their Truly Wow slim leg range and fit like a glove. There are seam along the back legs that I initially didn’t like at all but they really do help these jeans to fit snugly without being too tight. However much I love the bomber and jeans, the jewel in the outfit crown is the tshirt…
From first click to shopping cart within a couple of minutes. Never has a tee spoken such volumes about my youth as this. Like many people I grew up watching the Cosby Show and as a child with no sisters I would dream of being adopted into the female heavy Huxtable household, with big sister Denise and twin sister Vanessa (we’re approx the same age). Later on I got hooked onto the Fresh Prince and loved Will’s school blazer with the funky lining and did a similar thing with my schoolbag. This tshirt was coming to my house, come what may.
I was a little doubtful the XXL would fit but it fits perfectly. Most of the sizes are sold out but there are still some XL and XXL left- grab them while you can and join me on my retrospective ride.
Fabric is taking over the house.
And that’s just a small sample of the metre after metre of print, pattern and plain fabric that is stashed in every available corner. There’s a box of fabric beside my bed that I use as a nightstand, a box in the spare room, a box on the wardrobe in the spare room- its bloomin’ everywhere.
So. I’m having a clear out. But I’m not throwing it all out, I’m having a mass sewing frenzy and making item after item, dress after dress, skirt after skirt until my fingers bleed. Or I utilise all the stock- whichever happens first.
I’ll be making things in various sizes and selling them in my Etsy shop. In fact- I’ve already started..
Fabrics are limited so there will only be one, maybe two of most items unless I happen to have an entire roll of something- which is rare. Items I’m modelling are worn for the length of time it takes to take a photograph. All items are brand spanking new and made with my own hands. Any questions- ask!
I’m not usually into Christmas and don’t decorate the house at all or go crazy sending cards and gifts to everyone I can think of. I’m pretty much anti hype so would much rather remember someone’s birthday than buy them a Christmas gift just because that’s what I’m expected to do. Still, even an old scrooge like me couldn’t resist when my young cousins threw down the gauntlet and said I should dress as Mrs Claus on Christmas day for the annual family dinner.
The dress is one I bought from Asos two years ago but for some reason, have only worn once. I stitched on some white fur trim I bought from a local market, donned my new sparkly heels from Evans and Mrs Claus I was.
I had a grand time and even got into full festive spirit by singing “We wish you a Merry Christmas” to people down the phone. It was fun acting out of character for one day but I’m sure next year I’ll be back to my usual miserable self.
Enjoy the rest of the holidays, readers!
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Remember this item of the week post from 2011?
The Freckle shoe by Office. I still love these shoes now. I never bought them as they didn’t fit but everytime I go into an Office store and see the same shoe in a new colourway, I smile. And touch it. So imagine how happy I was to go thrifting this week and see the original shoe from the 80′s in a charity shop!
Oh Office you crafty lot, there I was thinking that the design was an original idea from the inner cortex of one of your super skilled design team. Tut tut tut. Still, I snapped those bee-arches right up! Do they fit me- course not. But I’m sure they’ll fit one of you lovely ladies perfectly. UK size 8, standard fit, good condition, and available now in my Etsy shop.