Sunday, July 26, 2009

I am pretty excited to see whats up with Forever 21's new line "Twist." It sounds like every month or so they will release a new collection based around the theme. The first theme is circus. The clothing looks to be similar in style, fabrication, and target market to the Twelve by Twelve line. The line is full of bold pieces meant to make a statement. Wacky graphic tops, shapely skirts and lots of whimsy. And like the Twelve by Twelve line, I think I will be lusting after many of the pieces from the second I see them in the stock room just out of the boxes.The Twist line will be launching at the Chicago Michigan Ave. location nearing the end of the week.

Friday, July 17, 2009


First beach day of the "summer". Lamest summer ever. its hardly ever gotten above 80.
Juicy Couture bathing suit and pom-pom headband I made the other night.

The loverly Alice.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Stars, no stripes

Yesterday after work, and after a trip to pick up some yarn for making pom-poms, I stopped by Salvation Army. I wanted to buy a chair but decided against it. I picked up a boring but nicely colored sweater (a light seafoam,) a orange Free People tee shirt, and these Moschino star print jeans. They were a couple sizes too big and not nearly as skinny as I would like them, so I took the waist in and narrowed the legs. This only happened after I attempted a myriad of sewing projects (that all failed). Luckily this worked pretty well.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Fashion Resource Center

Yesterday I visited School of the Art Institute's Fashion Resource Center with some of The Second City Style staff. The Resource Room collects garments donated by designers. The clothing is there for students to touch and study construction. They also have a huge collection of books and magazines including Vogue dating way back. 1940's maybe? Silly me forgot to bring anything to write down just what it was I was seeing. Well I know to some people its no big deal but even just touching these things was amazing to me.

Jean Paul Guiltier corseted dress I thought was just lovely.
Comme des Garcons . This was just beautiful. So detailed. So wonderful. The layers.
Jean Paul Guiltier suit. cool buttons and tassels.
More Comme des Garsons. I 'm a fan of bows, so that bow got me.
...I don't remember but I want it.
Beautiful, But again I don't remember its from 1960 though. Such wonderful detail in the flowers.

Pretty little things from the early 19th century.
what cool shoes from 1908.