A Little Update and Some Fashion Dreaming
Not a lot to blog about right now, unless you are interested in my work. I’ve got a really busy work schedule now through November – about 50 hours a week – and I supposed that’s all good. Money, and all that, you know? Plus, the social life is busy too, and that’s all good, but it is leaving no time for sewing. Seriously. In between both work and fun, somewhere I want to sew.
So, if I can’t make time for sewing, I’ll dream about it. I spent a little time this morning over coffee surfing the ‘net and finding styles I like for fall. First, this one. I have no idea who to give credit to for this look, but I love the swishyness of the skirt combined with the boots. I’m totally into boots this fall and want a pair. We’ll see. I also love the warm color, and I believe that outfit is made of jersey fabric, at least the skirt.
Look at these rich jewel tones by Burberry Prorsum for 2008 (www.elle.com)
This is sleek and rich looking. I would totally wear something like that, minus the hat and gloves.
Anyone think this next one looks a little Leanne-ish? Did Leanne use designer collections for inspiration as well? Perhaps the Project Runway judges were a bit too harsh on the hated Kenley. Makes me wonder.
Some cute Michael Kors. I like some of his work. I love the colors. Again, for Fall, rich jewel tones: purples, golds, blues.
This is very Mad Men (AMC TV) inspired, I think.
Love the purple, folks. The dress style isn’t very unique though. It’s the fabric that makes it. Again, seems Michael Kors is inspired by 60’s styles.
This is darling by Blumarine. This is really a sweet color too.
Looking at the fashion blogs, I’m remember that an interest in fashion isn’t a new thing for me. Back when I was 17, or thereabouts, I was deeply interested in sewing and fashion. In fact, one of my career dreams then was to be a fashion designer, if I wasn’t going to be a writer. I didn’t realize that when I went home to my parents in Paris when I was pregnant with my first daughter, they told me that had I stayed they would have sent me to art school in Paris. Wow. My life would have been completely different, but I’m very happy with where I am now and who I am. But that doesn’t stop me from loving fashion, fabrics, and how to adorn the feminine body with awesome looking styles.
Time to wake up and join the real world again. Off to work folks.