Friday, September 30, 2011
Fall 2011- What I’m Feeling
It's a little overdue, but it's been hard for me to let go of summer. The weather is finally starting to cool down here in Atlanta, so I really need to start thinking about fall. I haven't been to crazy about fashion for the past few years, but I did find some trends I like for Fall 2011. Here's what I'm feeling:
When its colder out, I start steering towards black, but I might be using gray as my new nuetral. I loved how Helmut Lang used it for Fall:
Dolce Gabbana Star Prints:
I am so in love with this. Dolce Gabbana is way out of my price range, so I’m going to be on the lookout for some star prints from my favorite fabric haunts. I shouldn’t be buying fabric, but this is an exception.
I’m really inspired by the mixing of different fabrics/fur/lace/etc. Don’t you just love these fur and leather combos:
The Fall Sewstylish issue is right on time with a great article by Kenneth King on sewing fur and fabric.
And here’s some unexpected use of lace:
Not really new, but I still love ‘em. I told myself I should take a break on animal prints, but they seem to be everywhere for fall. I might have to indulge myself.
Ok, not really a trend, but I haven’t really been interested fashion lately. I feel like a lot of what’s been coming out for the past few years is just not for me. That means it would be a great time to just focus on the classics. You know, a great black or camel coat, some silk blouses, and some mid-rise bootcut jeans. Stuff that never goes out of style, and just makes you look great effortlessly.
Well that’s my fall review. You might have noticed that I didn’t inlcude 70’s and midis on the list. Although, 70’s is my favorite fashion decade, I think all the interpretations this season has taken everything I don’t like about it, and nothing I love about it. Also, I do like the midi length, but I’m still stuck on maxi. I loved it this summer and I’m happy to see a lot still around for fall. Seriously, how cute is that Helmut Lang maxi dress in the Gray section.
Now this is my inspiration, but we’ll see what actually gets made. I haven’t had much time to sew for fun lately. The UFO’s in my sewing room are piling up. I’m up to 6 now! I’m hoping I’ll be back on track soon so I’ll have some fun stuff to show you.