Friday, March 6, 2009

NY Magazine writes about Monster Fur Arms

And they actually seem to think they look OK. Just confirms that people probably will be wearing them and I'll be laughing at them. Especially anyone that wears the gorilla gloves.

New Flower Headband

I just finished making a new headband mainly out of a pair of old white pants. The flower part took longer than I anticipated because of having to hand sew on all of the petals. Here are some progress shots:
First layer of petals

Completed flower

Close up of the center

Finished Headband!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Terrifying Fashion

Gareth Pugh showed in Paris yesterday and I was excited to see his show after his spring '09 show featuring robot-esque clothes.

Instead of a traditional runway show he made a video featuring his fall line. It was TERRIFYING!

I honestly couldn't get through the whole thing. The video itself was impressive but the clothes were underwhelming. Especially compared to what he did earlier. At first I thought this was a silly way to show your clothes if you actually want to sell them, considering you couldn't really even see them. Then I realized, not many people actually buy these things, and his target customer is Beyonce as far as I can tell. It's probably a good way to show that his clothes are still theatrical even when they don't make you look like a robot.
Also, he's coming out with a line of shoes. I'm so hoping they're based on his last collection.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Dry Bones Mini Quilt

I decided that maybe it wasn't the best idea to try and make my first ever quilt gigantic. So when I found a bag full of old clothes that don't fit anymore I thought I should make a mini quilt with the old fabric. There is lots of black and white so I was thinking of what I could make with those colors.
The solution came while I was playing Mario Party with my little brother. I could make a mini-quilt of the coolest character Dry Bones!

Actually the Dry Bones from the original Mario Bros because he's already pixelated.
My soon to be quilted version:

Now I just have to cut out a bunch of mini black and white squares!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Monster Arm Milan

So last week at London fashion week Giles Deacon's show included what looked like giant monster fur arm warmers. Compared to last seasons Pac Man hats this was pretty tame and almost normal. At least when you only see them once.
Looking at the Milan shows I found that apparently scary monster fur arms are a new trend! Seriously. They appeared multiple times in over half of the shows.
Aquilano Rimondi
I mean, they do look warm. But wouldn't a coat made entirely out of fur be even warmer? Maybe this way is cheaper, their way of responding to the recession.

Roberto Cavalli
This one is even stranger. The fur arms are attached to a sweater. Not even a full sweater, a belly showing sweater. I'm pretty sure there's no place where your arms would be freezing but your belly is hot.
Salvatore Ferragamo
Attached to a blouse, I'm guessing so you can look like a monster in the office.
Scariest variation:
It looks like she has gorilla hands! Why would anyone ever want to look like they had gorilla hands.
I like crazy things, but mostly for the reason that crazy things are usually unique. Monster arms are no longer unique if everyone is doing them. It's just weird.

The Lazy Sweater

I've tried to learn to knit multiple times and everytime I've given up before I made anything. I'm a very impatient person and knitting takes soo long. Not only that but it takes soo long for what your making to even look like something other than a swatch of knitted fabric. I crochet scarves with thick yarn, that's the furthest I've been able to go.
So I found the lazy way to make a sweater. Go to Mood Fabrics and buy the knitted fabric! Then you can just sew it into a sweater in a fraction of the time!
Here's mine.

I had been looking for a cardigan-esque sweater with a tie in the front for awhile and eventually just decided to make one. Along with a sweater dress which I'll post as soon as I get a chance to press it out.
Right now it's too cold to wear alone so I wear it with a long sleeve shirt underneath. I'm going to put buttons on eventually so I can close it but right now I kind of like it open. Also I have to figure out what buttons would look best.
Anyway, I love it and would never have had the patience to actually knit it myself!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Trying To Give Up Crazy Shoes

I have a really hard time getting rid of things. I still have every stuffed animal I have ever owned, even ones I have no sentimental feelings towards, because I can't bear to get rid of them. This is also especially true of my shoes. I have a ton of shoes that I never wear because they're incredibly uncomfortable and I keep because they're really pretty. I even have a pair that made me bleed but I can't give them up. I made a good step this past week and for the first time ever sold a pair of my shoes.

I love love love these boots. But I've had them for 4 years and have worn them twice. They are the most uncomfortable shoes in the world and impossible to walk in. So I sold them. First step to getting rid of things that hurt me. Now I won't be enticed into wearing them ever again!