I love Milan. I’ve had a lot of fun there and nurtured one of the best friendships, and definitely the best working relationship I’ve ever had there. Seriously, check out James, he’s amazing.
I actually do have a pretty wild Milan fashion week story. My cousin, Jordan, was studying abroad in Milan. I was back in Vancouver, grabbing an after class drink with some friends, minding my business, when suddenly Jord sent me a selfie of him and Santo Versace.
Kid talked his way backstage.
Sadly, I have neither the gift of the gab nor the blind self-confidence required to even attempt to try to talk my way backstage at any event, let alone a Versace runway.
For Jordan, there’s life in the spotlight. For the rest of us, there’s Vogue.
I love a good fur stole. A project like this would not only be cosy and honestly pretty easy, it’d be a great way to practice working with faux fur.
I love the pattern on this skirt- it looks almost like grommets filled in with glitter. I’d probably skip the ruffle and do more of a half circle skirt. I’d be interested to see how the grommets would weigh the fabric down.
I don’t know how I feel about it in the outerwear fabric, but I love the bows on the shoulder, and I’m kind of feeling the bows on the knees. I fall down a lot so the extra klutz protection would be good, and it’s kind of cute.
I could make these gloves. The question here is should I make these gloves.
I absolutely love this jacket. I have no idea where to wear it, or what to wear it with, but I know I love it. Also, just last night Adam looked at my 18,000 sequins left over from my latest project and asked if I could cover boots in them. I said it was a bit excessive… but LOOK at those boots. Look at them!
Beige blazer, meet white fabric paint.
I love these shoes. I think the best way to get that elaborate kind of gemming would be to buy statement necklaces, separate the pieces and use those. So. Much. Faster.
This coat reminds me a bit of the Oscar De La Renta one in New York. The whole embellished fur thing is super elegant.
I’ve seen so many embellished leather jackets and I like them all. The appliques just on the sleeve look so good.
A while back there was a big trend of knit scarves that were foxes. I always wanted one but didn’t have the skill to make them. I might finally knit one but use wolf colours to mimic this scarf. I don’t think it’d be that hard to sew a version either, you’d just have to be comfortable with the beheading of a stuffed animal.
I’m really into the chain lining of the neckline. I’d skip the one around the neck and make it with a grey or black sweater, but it’s a really cool concept.
Annika Victoria has already posted a heart cutout tutorial. It’s cute, it’s easy, what more do you want?
This sweater is a reference to the iconic Schiaparelli one. The knitting pattern for it is free on Ravelry and you could definitely add the red and white stripes in.
I think the broken heart patch on the collar is super cute. I love when designers do hearts in a way that’s not super juvenile.
I like the rhinestone edging on the jacket, but I love it on the shirt collar.
I like the way this is bunched over one shoulder and held up with a belt. You could do this by simply finding a cute one shoulder dress and sewing a belt on as a strap, or you could even fix up an overcut Flashdance sweatshirt with this method.
I’m really into the gold ribbon down the sides of these pants. I’ve been thinking about tuxedo stripes a lot this morning…
A lot of the time lace is sewn directly on top of fabric. I like how here it’s been placed right on the edge so you still get the see-throughness. I’m also into the red glitter. It’s casual, right? Tell me those shoes aren’t the most Dorothy-tastic thing you’ve ever seen!
I’m trying to figure out where the sparkle on this sweater is coming from. I’m 100% sure it’s not rhinestones glued on top of the sweater. I think it’s either beads incorporated into the knitting and distributed sporadically or maybe… I’m almost wondering if it could be rhinestones glued onto the wrong side of the fabric. What would that look like? Would it be comfortable? I’m intrigued.
I think the lace overlay on this collar is REALLY pretty and it’d be so easy to make.
I’m excited to see what Paris brings!