Tag Archives: Trends

Ethinical spring

27 Jan

Hey all! I know it’s been a while since I’ve written something on the blog, but I have to admit that between the long hours at work and my new sewing hobby, I don’t really have much time left for writing :(( However, since I did work on my sewing skills lately, and I even took a course over a week-end at PeSeta (which, by the way, was really great!), I thought I showed you my latest “work of art”.

So, here’s the story… The other day I was browsing Pull & Bear ‘s web site  for the new season’s novelties and I fond these really cute ethnical inspired stuff that I really liked.5820330800_2_1_1 1655211002_2_1_1 5472310251_2_1_1

So I thought to myself… “why not making my own ethnic bag out of the super cool fabric I just bought at Los Tejidos de la Maja??” And so I did… here is the result: 20130127-203311.jpg

As you can see, my bag is more like a clutch really and it has a really cute vintage fabric for the inside part. I’m actually quite proud of myself because I did it really quick and made no huge mistakes… you can’t see any seams and the color combination works quite well. 20130127-203411.jpg

What do you think?? Hope you like it (I do :))) …20130127-203520.jpg

20130127-205628.jpgI also did a cute apron with mittens and all, but that’s a story for my next post.

Thanks for reading!

HL1982

Modefabriek – love, love, love!!

5 Jan

Hi all! Just wanted to share with you this really cool trade show that is going to take place this month (20th and 21st January) in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. I wish I could go!!!!!!

Unlike other fashion trade shows out there, Modefabriek seems like a unique, one of a kind and distinct place where niche, unknown or not so mainstream brands can gather into this really cool space where events, music and DJs prepare the ambiance for FUN and FASHION. Well, there are some already established brands (i.e. Hackett,Barbour or Hunter) that attend this show, but the vast majority are really just young and innovative brands that want to take the leap to recognition.

Innovative, inspiring and creative: these are the core values that uniquely characterise Modefabriek. The carefully selected and extensive fringe programme combines product design, events, music and food in a contemporary way.

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In this edition of Modefabriek, the ‘young designer’ platform Next has been included in the Refined and Refined+ segment. The list of inspiring up & coming designer labels invited by Modefabriek to showcase their talents includes the unique Hungarian label Ivanka with fashion and interior-design products inspired by concrete, the Norwegian handbag label Cala & Jade, the men’s label Braille from London and the Greek label Natargeorgiou by the Greek Cypriot designers Dimos Natar and Andreas Georgiou.

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And here is a little video showcased on the Modefabriek Web page… hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

 

If you want to check out more, here is the link to their web site: http://www.modefabriek.nl

As I said… LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!!!

Take care!

HL1982

Color of the Year 2013: PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald

9 Dec

“Green is the most abundant hue in nature – the human eye sees more green than any other color in the spectrum,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “As it has throughout history, multifaceted Emerald continues to sparkle and fascinate. Symbolically, Emerald brings a sense of clarity, renewal and rejuvenation, which is so important in today’s complex world. This powerful and universally appealing tone translates easily to both fashion and home interiors.”Pantone-Color-2013-111262012_cotyslideshow_07 11262012_cotyslideshow_05 11262012_cotyslideshow_03 11262012_cotyslideshow_09 Pantone-Color-2013-4 Pantone-Color-2013-2 Pantone-Color-2013-3
Read more on www.pantone.com

Enjoy!

HL1982

Natural Strokes

20 Nov

Edun, Spring 2012 by Ryan McGinley.

Mystic traveler – the autumn/winter 2013 campaign for Mara Hoffman 
 
 
 

Bow Ties. Oh yeah!

12 Nov

Yes, I know. Bow ties were on trend a while ago. They were everywhere. On T-shirts, bags, stationery and shoes. So what? What if I still love them to DEATH??? Am I to blame just because I refuse to let this g.r.e.a.t thing disappear?

Bow ties are SO fun and easy to wear, either for formal attire or for casual looks, for men AND for women. Here are some examples of the innumerable ways of wearing them:

Did you ever wear a bow tie? If you share my love for this wonderful garment, let me know! I’d love to hear from you guys!

Oh, and by the way… I’m gonna learn how to MAKE them soon!

Enjoy!

HL1982