Thursday, August 13, 2009

The Latest Blazer Vests

Here are two more of the ever-so-popular blazer vests.

This time I am modeling them on the roof of my was a bit breezy and sunny so I am squinting a lot, but other than that you can see that these vests are totally fun to wear.

The tan vest I got a tad 'western' on it and added fringe (which seems to be the craze right now). For me, the fringe was a fun departure from the usual look of these cuties.

As usual they are both for sale so if you are interested email me to set up a fitting!

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Monday, August 3, 2009

Work in Progress...

As you know I love reworking garments that need a little "pick-me-up" or a special something to take it out from being just good, and turn it into great or interesting!

The example I have for this week is a vest that I have been working on for a friend of mine. It has been a challenge of a piece because we didn't want to change any of the outer structure of the garment. Except for removing the puffy collar as seen to the right. The reason we removed it was it was a dirty white, but the kind of dirty that instead of looking like a color choice, it just looked ....dirty. And, although in concept the puffy collar with a puffy fashion vest would seem like a fun design element, in practice it just doesn't do it for me. I think the reason I don't like it is that it is too much softness on an already soft piece, it doesn't add needed contrast or interest. For me, having a different texture or structure to butt up against the dominating element--is key. For example: lace with denim, leather with silk, corduroy and satin, etc.

So, below are a series of shots I took with my favorite embellishments and applique options for the piece. I haven't decided which one is the favorite, depending on feedback from the community I will make a choice. Feel free to drop a line and say which version you like! I am partial to flowers, but lace is good too!

P.S. The applique flowers have several arrangement options, so you can see which version of the is most appealing

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