Sunday, March 11, 2012
You see most women’s logic on the dressing department is preventing to wear what you already wore at least for three months or more. With the “I already wore THAT”, we have the need to buy more clothes, which makes our closet so full that not even donating them to the Salvation Army will end. So, the other day I had an Eureka moment when I said “Why not give an old twist to a modern outfit”. As you all know I am obsessed with Peter Pan collars, so I said “Peter Pan collar it is!” So I took out my sewing kit, I made a pattern and took some old white satin and… Voilà! There it was my Peter Pan attachable collar. So here are some blouses that can change your style completely, without having to buy another outfit.
Sunday, March 4, 2012
A couple of years ago, I took my first embroidery class. I seriously thought it was going to be boring, but I had to take it since it was necessary. At first, it was tiresome. Three hours of just learning different ways of embroidery, I was like “God, help me!”. As the class kept going, I started to find a new love for embroidery. I did not see it as a torture anymore, but as an amazing way of art. I even wonder how long it took all those people, that had to work with designers, to make an amazing embroidery dress.
As I said before, embroidery is such a hard and fascinating way of art. You can do it handmade or with an embroidery machine. Since I don’t own an embroidery machine, I do it the old way, handmade, just like they did in Egypt, Iron Age Northern Europe and Zhou Dynasty China. Well, not just like them. They had an amazing high standard craftsmanship, which I definitely don’t have.
But since I was so captivated by this new found type of handicraft, and how good I was (said by my teacher, not by me lol) I decided to recently create a line of head pieces, hairpins, belts, etc. called Jolie Jolie Fille. You can find it at Etsy.com ( http://www.etsy.com/shop/JolieJolieFille ) and on Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jolie-Jolie-Fille/310838385627923 ).
So here are some of my favorite pieces made by other designers and me.
Jolie Flower Headpiece by Jolie Jolie Fille
Textile Statement Jewelry Wearable Art Scarflette Necklace Fabric Cloth Silk Cotton Necklace Black Red by promofrenzyteam
Jolie Belt with Attachable Flower by Jolie Jolie Fille
Fearless Bead Embroidered Cuff on Etsy. Luxury Bead Embroidery by CircesHouse, with Swarovski Crystals
Jolie Pearly Leaf by Jolie Jolie Fille
Fire Goddess Bead Embroidered Necklace on Etsy. Luxury Bead Embroidery by CircesHouse, with Carnelian, Amber
Jolie Color Splash Flower by Jolie Jolie Fille
Feel free to join my page at Facebook or browse around at my Etsy store!