Friday, September 23, 2011

Happy Friday!

Happy Friday all!  I'm starting to hear more discussions about/requests for Halloween costumes now.  In fact I am participating in a Halloween fashion show here in Minneapolis this year so last night I was having a blast working on one of my ensembles.  It's really fun to just let yourself go creatively and do anything wild and over the top without having to worry about if the design will sell!  I'll be meeting my hair and makeup team this weekend and in the process of putting together style sheets for them I found some awesome high fashion photo shoots!  This one has nothing to do with any of my runway looks but I just thought it was awesome.  So here for your enjoyment is some work by photographer Tim Walker for Italian Vogue.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Moody Blues

I'm feeling a bit off today, a bit moody like the piano score from Fiona Apple's Slow Like Honey.  It's the moody blues. {images via pinterest}

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Workwear Wednesday

I am seriously freezing!  I refuse to turn on my heat this early in the season but, yeah I am COLD!  I've switched from summer tanks to sweaters so today's theme is of course the sweater!   I've been wearing a lighter sweater under a wool blazer or else pairing one with a scarf.  Yeesh!  When did I become such a freeze baby!?!  {source}

I need a green one like this!
Hmm... sweater tights? I haven't worn these since I was a little girl going to church in the winter.  I like the look though!  Wonder if I could pull this off?
I also think I should hit the thrift store and DIY myself some of these for the sofa!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Tuesday Shoesday!

Boots!  Autumn is here; time to go boot shopping!
I LOVE the second pair in from the right!  {source}

Monday, September 19, 2011

Fancy Frillies!

Happy Monday all!  I had a very full weekend; our craft beer party was a smash hit and the next day I picked up our new (well, new to me) car from my brother's mechanics shop and drove it home!  As much as I LOVE the Comet, I am so happy to have a modern car to drive and not need to rely on a retro ride every single day.  

But as it always seems to be, retro design is going to be a big part of my day today.  Among the more mundane tasks, today my work day will include designing pink retro lingerie for a colleague's art/fashion fusion coffee table book. The whole book is a really exciting concept based around the theme of candy!  Irma, who if you recall was the lead make-up artist on our August photo shoot, is collaborating with a photographer friend of hers who is in turn collaborating with many different artists to create unique fashion looks using different candy as the primary medium!   For this shoot Irma has chosen cotton candy (Oh, just think of the possibilities!) and has asked me to create some pint retro lingerie for the shoot!  She told me the model will have cotton candy pink finger curls for her hair style so I'm thinkin' a pair of satin tap panties are in order!   I'm excited to try designing/sewing lingerie for the first time.  Several people have asked me about adding a honeymoon lingerie collection to Laura Whitney Couture so this will be a trial run so to speak!

And speaking of lingerie, in the process of researching this project I came across an awesome blog called The Lingerie Addict!  Below is just some of the yummy eye candy they've featured recently!