Thursday, June 19, 2008

Audrey Style

"Not to live for the day - that would be materialistic - but to treasure the day. I realize that most of us live on the skin on the surface without appreciating just how wonderful it is simply to be alive at all."
-Audrey Hepburn

My sincerest apologies for my invisibility for nearly a month! I am up to my neck in the last phase of wedding sewing (not for me - for my friend! :) and have very few moments to spare. I'm so sad that I've had to neglect my shop as well as this blog (didn't even get around to a writeup of -what *I* consider the career highlights of- the recently deceased Yves Saint Laurent ). But I am looking forward to finishing wedding preparation, enjoying the special day thoroughly and then getting back into the swing of things! Got a lot of exciting new plans for my store and some great updates coming, including some summer bridal and swimwear reviews (two subjects I am currently very interested in :)!

So, please be patient with me and I look forward to seeing you all again after the 4th! Happy Independence Day and enjoy your summer!!! :)

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

The Look:Will they ever leave us? - Flip Flops

Will they ever leave us? - That's the question I ask myself about Flip Flops.I guess the answer is no.The thongs follow us from the Japan and the beautiful geishas to 2008.
Nearly every celebs has a pair and shows up with Flip Flops in their free time and a casual look.That's a bit embarrassing but honestly I took such a long time to learn how to walk with them and till this day there's only a simple black pair from H&M on which I can walk quite good.
How do you feel about them?Hate or love them?


Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Beauty:Birds of Paradise - Feather Hairdos

Instead of pacing the catwalk up and down lately the models at Nina Ricci, Jean Paul Gaultier and other designers flew.But what's the reason for this strange attitude?Here comes the answer:It's the beauty artists new coup to 'pimp' the model's hairdos with various feathers of any birds.
This special hair decoration gives a kind of strange but anyway great touch if it's not too much.I guess I wouldn't wear this trend but I could imagine a bride in a white dress with those white feathers in her hair.And you?Would you wear it?

Saturday, June 7, 2008

The Look:Beach Party - Bandeau Bikinis

In my opinion this year is the one with the biggest diversity of swimsuits and bikinis ever. Between the new ones there also the classic Bandeau Bikinis.
There are about 100 different designs: Striped,black,with braces.....
I really love them. Last year I bought a black-white one at H&M.But there is one mean thing about them: They're not very fix.Ask Keira!


Monday, June 2, 2008

The Look:Meet the Blazer - Dresses+Blazer

Going out with a dress can be a bit cold at this time, but don't worry Juliane Moor,Rachel Bilson and Gwyneth Paltrow got something against it that gives besides an interesting look to your dress: The blazer.I've to say that it doesn't look back as I'd have exspected. My favorite is Rachel Bilson. Think I'll try it with a summer dress too.What do you think?Would you wear it?


Sunday, June 1, 2008

New Look Summer Collection

Simplicity has always been my favorite pattern company. Not sure why, but I think it has something to do with their nicely presented and photographed models. The professional in me just kicks in and I get sucked into the delight of Simplicity Pattern "look-books". McCALL'S on the other hand, often has me groaning. ;)

Although Simplicity's THREADS collection is probably my favorite, I just had to point out some great items from their New Look Summer Collection. And the ensemble highlighted in the latest promotional email I received is just a fantastic example of clean, simple, classic lines; displaying that femininity and elegance are still in fashion. This is just one of the many enduring looks that have lasted for the past 40 years - and it's going to be around for a long time.

While I would probably make the minor adjustment of lowering the hem a few inches - I am convinced that knee caps are the ugliest part of the body ;) - this is a beautiful and modest pattern that would go together quickly and simply and make an incredible ensemble that will work, as displayed in the article, for any time of your day.

A few more yummy New Look finds:

This adorable summer top is will add a touch of freshness to your wardrobe, especially when made up in a trendy new print (think bright and bold in color and patterns). It is marked as "Easy 2 Hour" which, although I highly doubt it will take that little time (they ALWAYS go longer! :), will make it great for any ability level, especially for those who want to get into sewing with knits, as this is sized for stretch knits only.

Next we have a fantastic pattern that not only comes with a great pair of pants, but many ultra classy top options. I love a nice button-up! The different sleeve options and length or the top make this so versatile and appealing - I am definitely going to have to pick this pattern up! Is it just me, or does it strike you as an ensemble a wonderful action heroine would wear, either in the 1950s or the current decade? True style is absolutely timeless. :)

Last of all we've got a great pattern for sweet and simple knit top and full pleated skirt. This is just lovely - another timeless style that is oh! so feminine!

Grr... that reminds me that I have to get a nice belt - they do add such a nice touch, and I need one to go with a "poofy" summer blouse I made a few months back. I also have been meaning to take pictures of some great feminine and classic outfits I've worn. I'll get dressed and purpose to take a picture with the camera just so you can all see how dressing with style is "in action" over here, but I keep forgetting! If this is of interest to you, someone remind me, please? ;)

Also, I've got a new necklace up in the store that I am madly in love with and really had a hard time listing. I think I'm going to have to make myself one - it has enchanted me completely! :)

Have a blessed week!