Friday, March 30, 2012

Rosso, bianco, e blu!


In primo luogo l'ormai infinita caduta di neve!

Ora il calore ....Sono stata ispirata ...

"Pronte per una fuga da week-end marinaro?"

Images from: Vogue Accessory Marzo 2012.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Di Sera- Evening

There are evening gowns and those who
follow the
more sexy silhouette.
Small satin bustier and panties from 'retro air.
The inspiration and
clear. Cabaret. Cult Films of the Seventies.








Flair- Dicembre 2011- Foto: Bruno Dayan

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Does Anyone Want Some Free Patterns?

Are you ready for some new projects? I have a few patterns I would love to share with everyone.


Children's Spats

Any mother is in need of this pattern! Why? When your child dresses up for halloween, school play, or just at home this pattern is essential! It is essential because it gives finishes off the entire costume. Who wants to see sneakers on a Knight of the Round Table, or on Spider Man?

Something else this pattern can be used for is a base to attached stuffed bird, bear, anything feet! The sky is the limit!!


Fingerless Gloves:

These gloves can be made out of any fabric. Or if you have any old t-shirts or sweaters you would like to recycle why not make a pair of Fingerless Gloves!



SunBonnet:

This pattern is one I recently drafted. The size I drafted it in was fine for my five year old and also on me! You can make one using cotton fabric with fun prints! Or various colours! Or silks with some pretty subtle decor!

I began with a paper pattern, but I adjusted the brim/cape to be slightly smaller. And the middle piece to gather with my brim at the back.

The brim is also very beautiful folded back at an angle! This is just another of the many ways this can be worn!!

So, begin sewing! To download PDFs of the patterns just click on the pattern image!
Hope you enjoy these patterns!! I would love to see what you make with them!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

"Creatività e Maestria Artigianale."

ABITI TRICOT:

Kenzo- Antonio Marras

Come creature marine- Il miniabito svasato è fatto di maglia di lana ingentilita dalla morbidezza del mohair. Le microruche e corolla che decorano lo scollo ricordano per la forma e il movimento gli anemoni marini.

Bolle- Tullo l'abito è lavorato a crochet nei toni del grigio. L'effetto bolle a sbalzo è amplificato dall'inserimento di fili colorati, fatti per sembrare coriandoli.
Sandra Backlund

Armatura- Il pesante top di maglia in lana e seta è studiato per fare da corazza, definendo spalle, braccia e torace grazie ai volumi dei tubolari di maglia.

Forma a X- Il punto vita risulta ancora più enfatizzato dagli oblò laterali che lasciano i lati del corpo scorperti, assottigliando la silhouette, e dal gonnellino a ruota.

Fatto a mano- Sandra ritiene la realizzazione pratica delle sue creazioni parte fondamentale del processo creativo, perciò realizza personalmente ogni pezzo, utilizzando ferri da maglia del diametro anche di 15 cm.
Hussein Chalayan

In tre parti- L'abito è stato realizzato con tre diversi tipi di tricot, tutti lavorati su una base mélange a effetto pixel che, secondo il designer, rappresentano l'era del computer nell'evoluzione dell'uomo.

Trecce tecno- Le parte superiore, come pure le maniche oversize, è tricottata a cable knit, la tecnica incui i diversi fili vengano intrecciati l'uno con l'altro.

Cambio di materiali- La gonna, rimborsata sul fondo è invece di cinigli di lana a effetto bouclé più lucida della maglia.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Vestirsi in Nero- per gli Uomini

Spring/Summer 2012

The Colour Black in a Man's Wardrobe:


Vogue Accessory"The Man Issue"- Marzo 2012

Friday, March 16, 2012

Do you know Micheal Cinco?


His career began by designing office and hotel uniforms for a firm in Japan. Micheal Cinco was born in the Philippines, but he has lived, worked, and studied internationally.

He has worked in London, Dubai, London, and Paris. In Paris he attended the
prestigious school central Saint Martin's School of Art in 2002.


The Couture House of Micheal Cinco opened in 2003 in Dubai. His designs are amazingly detailed, beautiful, and unique! He specializes in one of a kind mouth dropping amazingly unique evening and wedding gowns.

"I travel a lot…my visual research ranges over many cultures and periods.
Every item that interests me is collected in my mind to be used as
possible future stimuli…i believe all artists are eclectic “


Angel Locsin at the 37th International Emmy Awards.
She was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

"Scrapbook"

"Silhouettes appartenenti a un immaginario regno del ghiacci...
ma chi fa spazio alla fiaba non dimentica le note per verse di rigore. "


"In una stagione improntata al realismo, l'apporto di magia di Alexander McQueen non é mancato, evviva Sarah Burton..."

"Il perfecto di pelle nerd sublimato nelle permutazioni imprevedibili
di Junya Watanabe. Quasi il manifesto della collezione,
la giacca di linea clessidra eo New Look."

"Alternativa alla chioma punk il berrettone di finta pelliccia che si
fonde col bolero selvaggio o con la cappa Primordiale."


"Scrapbook" by Lele Acquarone Vogue Italia Luglio 2011.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Swaroski Elements

Bling and Design!!

SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS is the brand for high quality crystal elements by Swarovski. Manufacturers and Designers all over the world use their products.

A breath-taking backdrop was created with the use of over 5,000 crystals for the 84th Academy Awards.

"The ambition was big: to create a divine crystal field of stars using a 70ft wide by 40 foot high custom-made crystalline backdrop, which twinkled with 4,500 crystals and was set off with a shimmering halo that featured a further 2,000. The effect was a staggering blaze of refracted light that could have out-glittered the galaxy. "




I enjoyed watching 'Project Accessory' where the designers had access to the Swarovski wall. In Episode 2 the eleven designers were presented with the challenge of creating three items inspired by a chosen piece from their visit to the Swarovski Crystal Store. Nada Swarovski was the guest judge.



"It's through molding the fabric directly onto the body that I have developed new techniques and discovered surprising new shapes, volumes and graphics. I like to preserve the freedom in not knowing what the result will be, because it’s through fortunate accidents that I come across the most unexpected discoveries.” -Yiqing Yin
Amazing designers from all over the world incorporate Swarovski in their designs.



On the arms of elegant men in tail and white tie, lovely young debutantes wore long gloves, gorgeous white ball gowns, and tiaras. SWAROVSK ELEMENTS collaborated with Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia to create his ‘Snow Storm’ tiaras. The 56th Vienna Opera Ball.

"Inspired by wind swirling through falling snow, he used crystals to capture the idea of iridescent icicles and snowflakes, creating a halo of light that transformed debutantes into snow princesses for the night. "






Swarovski and all it's Elements can be found everywhere, and they continue stronger and stronger!

To find out more about Swarovski Elements click here!