Sunday, June 28, 2009

Cats or Owls?

I made this dress last year while I was at home recovering from surgery....I was bored out of my mind! This dress was actually quite simple to make. All I did was take a big piece of knit fabric, line it with plain white knit fabric, cut the top so it was an inch smaller than my bust and made the bottom an inch smaller than my hips. Then I sewed it up, like a tube, so that there's one side seam and made a few adjustments. Everyone always argues about this dress though, some people think there are cats on the dress, other people say it's owls. So, cats or owls?

I made the vest this year using a Simplicity pattern. It's a very simple vest, I didn't bother adding any little pocket flaps or embellishments. I just needed a plain vest to help jazz up some other outfits. In case you haven't already noticed, I tend to like either really edgy clothes or class old-school preppy clothes.

The key I'm wearing was found at the Antique Mall. If you haven't been, I suggest you go immediately. It's in the little strip mall area right by Fox Valley Mall (Or westfield...whatever it's called nowadays).

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Lily Cole

The first time I saw Lily Cole was in a TeenVogue spread of her and Marilyn Manson. I fell in love with her red hair and perfect features, she's like a beautiful porcelain doll. She instantly became one of my favorite models for her good looks, brains, and modeling ability. (Ok, and also for being British). As you can see from the many pictures, she is able to do many different looks. In 2007-2008 she studied at Cambridge, proving that models aren't just a pretty face. She has also stood up for the environment by refusing to appear in any De Beer's diamonds campaigns because the company supposedly creates toxic waste through their mining. She also supports WaterAid, which aims to provide safe, clean water (Rose's 2nd period AP Euro nerds will know all about WaterAid thanks to the brilliance of Moriana, Annie and Laura). Anyways, I just love her, so I thought I'd blog about her.
*Note- picture from Marilyn Manson is from TeenVogue spread. All other pictures found randomly on web.

Monday, June 15, 2009

I <3 Eyelet

Both the dress and top are made from eyelet fabric from JoAnn's. For those of you who don't know, eyelet fabric is fabric with small holes (that are finished and won't fray) and usually has a flower-y design. The top was made from scratch with less than a yard of fabric, and the green dress is made from a free pattern I found at (I think). The green dress is actually the same pattern as my World Market dress, just done in different fabrics.
Oh, and the hem on the green dress isn't uneven, it's just a little bunched up at one side...and I was standing awkwardly....