Saturday, 27 February 2010

Harem Pants

The idea isn't new. I was initially inspired by these COS trousers from the past A/W 2009 season:

However, the final shape of my trousers was dictated purely by the nature of the fabric I bought. It's a black muslin which literally flows through your fingers as you touch it. I loved its movement and softness since the very first second.

I don't think I've ever explained before how much my designs depend of the fabric itself. I get my inspiration from its texture and softness. I can spend hours at a fabric store, simply touching and stroking fabrics, and each touch gives me dozens of ideas. Finally, and most importantly, since I am and always was a colour lover, it's the colour that determines the final result. This post is not about colour though, it's about draping and my first attempts at this joyful art.
I totally enjoyed it! My husband laughed at me when he first saw me dancing around Euphoria (my sewing mannequin), mumbling some incomprehensible spells and trying to make my fabric flow in the directions I wanted it to flow. Endless fun! and a very satisfying result!

Wearing: leather jacket (SuperDry), boots (Zara), harem pants (Fabrykat), scarf (old cardigan incredibly stretched sideways[!] after a number of washes), gloves (Urban Outfitters).

Sunday, 14 February 2010


R.I.P. Lee Alexander McQueen (1969 – 2010)

Saturday, 13 February 2010

Jacket in action

The inspiration for the jacket came from Moschino Cheap&Chic 2010RST collection:

I am a great fan of Moschino Cheap&Chic. I like watching their shows because they are always incredibly entertaining. I like how they play with their inspirations and themes and how they finish their looks using bold, sometimes even childish accessories. This picture was particularly appealing to me. Ernesta Petkeviciute did a great job posing and made me see a newspaper boy, a small time crook, a vagabond. I fell in love with this look because I have always been such a mixture of a tomboy and a business woman. And I can totally see myself rollerblading to work wearing this and coming straight to a meeting :) Altogether, it's a great effortless look.

This was my starting point last August. However, right after I finished sewing my jacket, the business-half of my life took over the vagabond-half and I had to tone down all my looks and focus more on making myself look smart than making new playful clothes. Hence, the only pictures of my jacket I have are the ones we took during our insane and full of adventures trip to Poland on a 30-year old Triumph Spitfire.

This little beauty was a wedding gift for our best friends and, despite the innocent look on its face (yes, I still think that car has a very innocent face), it broke down about 8 times on our way there. So please, forgive my tired look and not always perfect clothes.

On the ferry to the Netherlands.
I am wearing: hat (All Saints), jacket (Fabrykat), glasses (Marc by Marc Jacobs), tee (Junior Gaultier), trousers (Nike Woman), shoes (All Saints).