May 30, 2014

Drop Neckline Purple Dress

Many designers use silk when designing wedding dresses, and for a good reason. Silk is a light fabric, with a glittery soft look. It’s also fluffy and airy. Its softness allows the clothes to fall beautifully on the body.
Manufacturing silk is a complicated and expensive process, but the fiber is strong and of excellent quality and can last many years.
I personally love the touch of silk and the way it falls on the body. And although there are many high-quality synthetic fabrics, I believe silk is irreplaceable, especially when it comes to evening dresses.

Today I present to you the Drop Neckline Dress that I presented two posts ago, this time in purple silk. The dress touches the body loosely, and has a gentle A-shaped widening in the bottom.
It has a drop shaped neckline with a matching purple band and bat-style sleeves.
I wore the dress with a mouse grey purse and matching shoes. I just love this color combination.

May 19, 2014

White Blouse with a Tree

Designing this blouse, I had two sources of inspiration: Scandinavian interior design and the excellent series House of Cards.
I'm subscribed to the blog My Scandinavian Home, and every day I get a post presenting a new home designed both with simplicity and sophistication. The space is usually very bright, integrating simple black items, mostly made of wood and other natural materials. The design is modern and minimalistic.

The cold, restrained political drama House of Cards was also part of my inspiration. The opening scene shows the streets of Washington DC, with their bare trees; and Claire Underwood's sharp, clean, sophisticated look is unforgettably fierce. The monochromatic clothes she wears elegantly embrace her like a second skin.

I designed a white blouse with a print of a bare tree. This was my first experience with screen printing, and hopefully there will be more to come.
The blouse is made of high-quality percale cotton, it has a Chinese collar and black hollow snap buttons.
The blouse is also available in: smoked blue and light lilac.

My inspiration sheet

May 5, 2014

Drop Neckline Silk Dress

'Evening dresses' have always been problematic for me; I don't really separate between day- and evening- wear. I wear a high quality buttoned blouse with a pair of jeans in the morning, and the same blouse can look fantastic in the evening with a skirt and the right accessories.
Almost every dress I've designed can work great in the evening with the right shoes and purse. But this time I decided to design a dress made of unique high quality silk fabrics that could make a perfect evening dress for a night out or for a special occasion.

The Drop Neckline Dress, made of grey toned silk with a delicate flower print, falls loosely, almost straight down, on the body with a gentle curve around the waist and a gentle A-shaped widening in the bottom. It has a bat-style sleeve and a drop shaped neckline, closed by a unique button. A narrow black satin band highlights both the neckline and the sleeves.
When I wore it for the photos I felt light and calm. When I go out, I don't want to fuss over my clothes all the time.

The dress also comes in: plain purple, cream with tiny stars, and plain navy blue.
You're more than welcome to visit my boutique!