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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:

Gray:

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:


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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.



Mixed Materials:

I’m really inspired by the mixing of different fabrics/fur/lace/etc.  Don’t you just love these fur and leather combos:

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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:

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Animal Prints:

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.

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Basics/Classics:

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.

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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.
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