Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Learning About Sheepskin: Types


Mongolian Lambskin
This type of lamb is made up of long, wavy, silky hair.




Tibetan Lamb:

Tibetan Lamb
Originating in China, the Tibetan lamb is similar to the Mongolian lambswool.
It differs from the Mongolian lamb as it is silkier and frizzier in texture.
Tibetan lamb is soft and can be up to four inches in length and has a slight curl to it.







Persian Lambswool
also referred to as karakul, or carakul. It is formally known as astrakhan. 
The difference in age allows for the fur to develop from the moiré pattern to 
a tight, close curl allowing for a distinctive look.












Mouton Lambskin
Mouton lamb is sheared sheepskin. 
















Shearling Sheepskin
Shearling is natural sheepskin that has been sheared, 
similar to that of moutan lambskin, while the leather side has been sueded.





Sunday, February 18, 2018

Matelassé Yourself: Miu Miu

Miu Miu is known for their signature matelassé purses and bags.
Matelassé is a weaving or stitching technique 
yielding a pattern that appears quilted or padded.




Miu Miu - MATELASSÉ LEATHER BELT BAG


Satin lining
$1,862 CAD






Larger style
$2,109 CAD


MATELASSÉ VELVET BELT BAG

Can be worn as a belt bag or shoulder bag
$1,350 CAD

























Approx $2,800 CAD











Ah! This looks like an old hot rod interior or diner upholestry!!
$2,483 CAD


And just HAD to include this oversized matelassé one:




LEATHER MIU MIU AVENUE TRAVEL BAG
$2,330 CAD









Saturday, February 17, 2018

H&M 60s Mod / 70s / 80s

Went to my local H&M store today & was
pretty blown away by all the cool
60s textiles / colour schemes,
Mod cuts/styles
mixed w/ 70s-style sweats,
80s Knitted sweaters & pastels


Textured Jacket
textured-weave fabric with glittery threads
Polyester 75%; Acrylic 24%; Metallized fiber 1%
$69.99



Chunky-knit Sweater
Acrylic 90%; Wool 10%
$29.99



Jacquard-weave Pants
$59.99
Patterned pants in thick, jacquard-weave fabric with 
a high waist, zip fly, and concealed hook-and-eye fastener. 
Side pockets and tapered legs with creases.



Textured Jacket
 thick, textured-weave fabric.
$59.99



 soft, fluffy knit 
Off-the-shoulder Sweater
Polyamide 100%
$29.99







Ankle Boots
Upper: Leather 100%
Heel height 2 3/4 in.
$79.99




Jacket
$59.99






Knit Sweater
textured-knit sections. Small, stand-up collar with a roll edge
$37.99







Skirt with Fringe
$59.99




Color-block Sweatshirt
$29.99





Texture-patterned Skirt
Viscose 70%; Polyamide 30%
$59.99



Knit Mohair-blend Sweater
Polyamide 32%; Mohair 32%; Wool 32%; Elastane 4%
$79.99




Textured-knit Sweater
dropped shoulders, and long balloon sleeves with scalloped ribbing at cuffs
$39.99





Pull-on Cashmere Pants
100% Cashmere
Elasticized waistband
$129.00



Padded Jacket
Polyester filling
$69.99




Sweatshirt with Printed Design
$39.99







100% Polyester Wide-leg Pants
Zip fly with concealed hook-and-eye fastener. 
Side pockets, back pockets
$39.99





Off-the-shoulder fluffy Sweater
$29.99






Lace Balconette Bra
$24.99








Wide-leg Pants
High waist, concealed side zip, and side pockets. 
$49.99





Annie Lennox, 1986







Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Saint Valentine's

No Pressure. 
Just wear red & do crafts.


Lanvin - pf 2018


Miu Miu - MATELASSÉ LEATHER BANDOLEER BAG
w/ heart, key & anchor metal applique strap


Also comes in denim:











Alexander McQueen - spring 2018



Dolce and Gabbana - SMALL LEATHER SICILY BAG WITH PATCH








Alberta Ferretti - spring 2018


















Vivienne Westwood - JOHANNA HEART HANDBAG 





Thom Browne - resort 2018


Dolce & Gabbana - CUFFLINKS WITH HEARTS








Dolce and Gabbana - DOLCE BOX CLUTCH IN PRINTED LACQUERED WOOD

Fashion imitating Art that was
reappropriating product design


Campbell's Soup Cans is a work of art produced in 1962 by Andy Warhol.