Basically I think you all know me as a pretty conservative gal. I’m into classic, because (and I know this is going to sound odd, even though I sew all the time), I don’t have enough time to sew for me, so I have to be very particular about what I do sew for me and it has to be classic so it will last for a long time.
At the same time – there’s classic and then there’s classic.
I have a terrific fondness for things in the movie, TV, media, history and lots of other places.
I did my take on this fabulous jacket from To Have and To Have Not. Unfortunately I didn’t take a picture of it before it hit the nearly new shop, but I loved it and it was a classic in my wardrobe.
Incorporating the bias detailing (from Notorious) on this jacket in places I never thought I could (more commonly today used by Karl on the Chanel jacket for trim placement) was something that was in advance of Karl and worked fabulous on this jacket. Not surprising this was an Edith Head creation.
And one of my more recent trips into what they call today, cosplay!
It’s fun doing this and I love the inspiration I get from them…but designers?…Nah, they don’t get much from movies – or do they?
Enter the Mulleavy sisters, Laura and Kate Mulleavy, who derive their inspiration from their love of horror films, skate culture, natural landscapes and all things Gothic fantasy and turn it into fashion. Holy Cow! This sounds like my kinda designer….and sure enough
The reviews coming out are pretty awesome and I can sure see why. It’s PRETTY. These are like clothes we haven’t seen in a long time.
Here are some of my favorites, and you can tell I’m just nuts about the pretty feminine silhouette. Rodart has some other stuff that’s just as flowy and pretty, but these show it off the best. I also love the line and waist accentuation on these designs. And note the lace leggings/hose. That’s something you could do now just to be ahead of the curve. Lace leggings under a tunic is so fabulously classic and timeless and ageless. These styles are ageless. Some of the necklines need modification, but with clothes like this – there’s nothing wrong with a little layering.
I really got excited about these fashions and had to share….more spring fashions are coming from London, Paris and Milan!
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