Couple of days ago I received my tiny order from MJ Trimming. Unfortunately, the most anticipated item is backordered, so I'll have to wait 6 wks for it to arrive. Then, one of the other things I ordered was in less than perfect condition, and MJ is reshipping it. I hate when things like this one happen; you are all pumped up and then you have to wait.
Meanwhile, I went to Joann and got some materials to possibly fix the less then perfect item, and I think I succeeded. Today and/or tomorrow I am hoping to have my project finished and will post about it. Hint: it is one of those DIY designer embellishments I posted earlier about, and it involves feathers!
While in Joann I also got a cheap knit for muslins. Yesterday morning I was browsing the blogs I follow, and Grechen from http://grechenscloset.com/ had posted a link to the RTW by L’Agence. I knew nothing about the line, which apparently is brand new, launched in 2008 by the famed L.A. agent Margaret Maldonado. Another thing I learned was that each collection is guest-designed by fashion's most talented stylists. Back-story aside, I was drawn to the neutral easy-chic, effortlessness, and the diaphanous sensuality of the line. I decided to try and replicate, perhaps interpret, some of the pieces.
The most challenging (because I want it exactly the way the designer made it) and most desirable piece, for me, is the criss-cross back maxi dress:
Ialso really like the maxi skirt, which I'd probably make in black: