Sunday, May 19, 2013
Debuting today! The Blooming Leopold Spring/Summer 2013 collection. Photographed by Drew Tyndell, stylist Rhiannon Tyndell, and modeled by Maya Mansour.
This season, inspired by the muted colors and folkish costume patterns of old Japanese film, was another experiment in dyeing and creating loose-fitting but structured, subtly feminine shapes. Nearly every garment in the collection is hand dyed, either through traditional shibori dye methods or old-fashioned immersion dyeing, using natural dyes like indigo and onion skins.
Linen jumpsuits, two-piece bamboo rayon coordinates, a maxi dress in kumo shibori, tie tanks - each piece is unique. All will be available in the shop tomorrow evening (with the exception of the indigo cocoon dress, which has already sold).
Thanks to Drew, Rhi, and Maya for a wonderful shoot!
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Elizabeth Suzann Stevie Dress in matte silk
Vintage sisal tote c/o Reanimated Rags
Handmade clay bead necklace
Vintage wood sole sandals
Just recently Rhiannon shared the joys of southern travel on Etsy, and she included Nashville on her list of places to visit - I'm biased, but I agree that it's a city people need to stop at when touring this part of the country. Just in the four short years that Neil and I have lived here, it's grown in plenty of up-and-coming ways yet it still retains its unique, homegrown heritage. Old and new mix well in Nashville.
And speaking of Nashville - this dress and the lady behind it. The more I get to know Elizabeth and her line Elizabeth Suzann, the more impressed I am with her skill and her creations. This dress, aptly named after Stevie Nicks, is my favorite style from Elizabeth's NFW presentation and now it's something I'll wear constantly this summer, most likely - a stonewashed crepe silk maxi with a wraparound sash at the waist and bell sleeves. It drapes beautifully, so good for day or night wear (next time Neil and I go out to some formal affair, this dress is going with me). Keep up with Elizabeth Suzann's sewing tutorials and other news here.
Happy weekend! Sewing project coming soon featuring my first Megan Nielsen pattern - excited.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Berlin-based Anntian, comprised of team duo Anne Hilken (graphic designer) and Christian Kurt (fashion designer), recently released their S/S 2013 line entitled Gravity to stores across the globe. The team creates unique artwork in every garment with hand painted or printed silks and cottons in wild watercolor blurs and patterns.. these are pieces you can hang on your walls in between wears, they are so beautiful.
Specializing in both menswear and womenswear, Anntian also recently collaborated with a Swedish shoe manufacturer to design one-of-a-kind clog sandals with asymmetrical drawings reminiscent of art class crayon doodles.
Images courtesy of Totokaelo, shop Anntian here.