Monday, December 21, 2009

Feathers, Furs... Feelin' Good

Charlotte Magazine asked me to create some Hems & Hers pieces featuring fur and feathers. I'd never worked with those materials before, so not only was this a technical challenge, but a creative one as well... the best kind of challenge. In fact, this process even brought about a new style - the Sadie Shift! Hope you enjoy these new pieces... all are for sale. The dresses (with trim) are $120 each, and the skirt is $75. Email me at hemsandhers {at} gmail {dot} com if you're interested... they can ship today!

The Sadie Shift... featuring a drop waist, pockets and a pencil skirt.
As shown with fur collar trim. Size 4. $120

Caroline Strapless Dress
As shown with a feather-fringed hem. Size 4. $120
The Susan Skirt.
As shown in brown herringbone tweed with a mink faux fur waistband. Size 6/8. $75

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

A Bit of the Unexpected

I'm pretty predictable. When I have fabric choices in front of me, 98% of the time I gravitate to the bright, flirty, whimsical and preppy. Pink and green? Check. Animal print? Yes, please. Seersucker? Without a doubt.

It's always fun for me when a client chooses a fabric that's unexpected. Whether it's a deeper, richer color palette or a print that didn't catch my eye, I'm always eager to discover just what that fabric will become.

With its shades of ruby and ice blue, this Belle skirt happened to be one such instance. I was a bit dubious about it being too dark, but as you can see all my fears were for naught. This is the perfect piece to wear for the holidays without looking like you've donned the dreaded "CHRISTMAS SWEATER."