Friday, October 2, 2009

I have been tagged by Josie at with the Kreativ Blogger award.

I haven't sewn much at all recently due to the rest of my life keeping me too busy, and I have not even blogged much, so I apologize.

In response to the nomination, I am asked to tell you seven things you don't know about me and nominate seven creative bloggers.

1. I don’t like my calves much, therefore, I rarely wear skirt, dresses, or shorts. i know I have to get over it, but...
2. I don’t drink alcohol but love Baileys in my ice cream.
3. I met my husband online.
4. Love dance, ballet, and musicals. Opera – no. BTW, I am an awful singer and as dancer don’t have any talent either.
5. I like to make silly rhymes, add music, and sing them out loud. It is actually awful.
6. I feel uncomfortable surrounded by many people. I suppose I feel socially awkward.
7. Short of loving the occasional piece of Genoa salami, ham or turkey in my salad, I don’t eat meat. And I don’t eat bread. There is no particular reason to any of this. It just happened over the years.

On the nomination of 7 people requirement, I would only say that there are many people whose creativity I enjoy and get inspired by. I want to thank everyone who takes the time to post their work online. It is an effort that takes time and thought and I want to ackmnoledge it.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

DIY Balmain

This DIYs are not by me. i found them while randomly surfing and thought I'd share.

The first DIY I found on the "Hey You - Get Off My Cloud" blog. It is for a tee adorned with crystals. Check it here or here

The second DIY is from "Style Scrapbook" blog. It is for for the famous Balmain jacket with the rope-like adornments on the front and on the shoulders. See it here

Both are very much worth checking into!

Fall Lusts

Here are some of my favourite pieces for the fall:

I love this dress by ISSA. The designer is Daniella Issa Helayel and I know nothing about her. Her Fall 2009 collection of dresses, however, is delightful with its tropical palette and variety of hem lengths and necklines. The dress below is something that I'd like to make and I am open to suggestions about fabrics and patterns.

Remember I planned on making a blazer with Balmain-like shoulders? Well, it did not work out... Drafting a blazer from scratch turned out to be more that I could handle considering my time restraints. Fortunately, I found an affordable ZARA blazer that features exaggerated shoulders. The Future Classics coat below is an reiteration on the same theme. I think it is a beautiful, sexy, smart crossover between a dress and a coat. I suppose what attracts me most to it is the predatory silhouette. Love how it is styled with a hoodie underneath making it suddenly young and less serious.

This is the Enright Pant by Shipley and Halmos. This is the silhoette that I'd wear every day. I cannot find a pattern for a pant that skinny, so, pls help me out with that!

I love what Preen line has done this fall: body-con silhoettes adorned with pleats, zippers, just awesome! The Zip Hobbie Top by Preen Line is a piece that I could never replicate, yet, I thought I'd share it because it features one of my favourite trends - adornment through zipppers. Although I have no specific thoughts yet, I think I will attempt to make a garment that is embelished with zippers.

I kept the Preen Line biker pants for last. I WANT these pants so bad!!! The skinny, yet pleated at waist design is truly appealing to me. Again, if I find a pattern for a really skinny pant, I'd be able to adapt it, but so far no luck with the pattern. Aren't they just gorgeous though!

BTW, how about the Zanotti ( at least I think they are by G. Zanotti) peep-toe booties in the last two pics!
Note: all photos courtesy of