Wednesday, February 23, 2011

My Obsessive Obsession: Eye see Eyelet

Spring and summer are around the corner and, I don’t know about you, but it makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside. Just the thought of breezy mornings, sunny afternoons, great picnics, colorful sundresses and lots and lots of cotton eyelet, it makes me happy.

You see, I have this obsession with cotton eyelet; whether are cotton eyelet skirts, dresses, shirts, shoes, you name it… I love them all! There’s certainly something about them, on how delicate and sophisticated the fabric looks, on how fresh it feels… or maybe is the reminiscence of my childhood years, when my mom used to buy me cotton eyelet dresses and dressed me like a doll. The thing is, eyelet is great for this upcoming time of the year, and as you can see, I am so ready for spring and summer!
So, if you’re a fan of cotton eyelet or at least you enjoy wearing outfits with this fabric, here are some great pieces and the places where you can get them. Enjoy!

Effie Eyelet Dress
MARC by Marc Jacobs

Sunshine in My Eyelet Dress

Tsumori Chisato Eyelet Long Sleeve Dress

Eyelet Cotton Pique Strapless Dress
Strapless Eyelet Taffeta
 Ali Dress Eyelet

ASOS Eyelet Scallop Sleece Shift Dress

Derek Lam Eyelet Dress
Priscilla of Boston Gown
Vintage 40's 50's White Eyelet Lace Wedding Prom Dress

Got My Eyelet on You Top
(I had to put a pic of the back
for you to see how beautiful it is.)

Free People Eyelet One-Shoulder Top

 Edie Eyelet Tee
MARC by Marc Jacobs
ISHII Swiss Eyelet Top
Elizabeth and James Eyelet Top
It Had To Be You Mint Crop Top

Can't Believe My Eyelet Skirt
High-Waist Eyelet Skirt

 Eyelet-Hem Pleated Skirt with Belt
Eyelet Scalloped Short
All Eyelets on Shoe

Rocket Dog Black Lucky Eyelet Woman's Memories
Derek Lam Nami Eyelet Tote




Monday, February 14, 2011

Be Eco-Friendly

Lately I’ve been quite interested in Sustainable fashion or Eco-fashion, so I said to myself “Why not make this my first post?”. For those who don’t know what Sustainable fashion is, is fashion that is designed to be environmentally friendly, by using environmentally-friendly materials, such as natural fabrics, recycled synthetics and regenerated fabrics; and methods in clothing production, like the use of fewer toxic chemicals, the use of less land or water, and the reduction of greenhouse gases.

So now that we’re getting closer and closer to spring and summer, here are some places where we can get outfits, shoes and accessories that are stylish, unique, perfect for our sunny days, but most importantly, eco-friendly.

Lavuk by Natasha Gindin:

This eco-friendly, fashion forward line made in Los Angeles, California, uses materials such as organic cotton, tencel, hemp and dead stock silks, to create unusual and constructed looks.

Matt & Nat:

Matt & Nat are a Montreal-based line that are focus on creating bags and accessories for man and woman that are not only eco-friendly, but also vegan. Among the materials they use are recycled paper, plastic and high quality leather alternative.

Olsen Haus:

A line created to manufactured shoes that are not only 100% animal cruelty free, but also uses sustainable and renewable plan-based materials. This line’s mastermind: Elizabeth Olsen.

Personally, I think it's great that designers are taking initiative by creating fashion that isn’t harmful for the environment. So, we can definitely say: Eco Fashion it’s here to stay!