6/30/2009

Dark and Sexy Knits at Mark Fast

Mark Fast's Fall 2009 collection showcased some almost unfinished dresses that are very interesting. I really like how they used nude heels with black dresses. It makes the idea of knitted dresses much more modern. Another unique technique used in this collection is knitting garments with velvet. NOTE: See the Mark Fast website link on the right side bar.

Crocheted Headbands

Fisherman's Headband
Images from FreePeople.com

These cute crocheted headbands are a perfect solution to keeping hair out of your eyes and off of your face for these hot summer months.

6/24/2009

Billion Dollar Babes - Society for Rational Dress Knitwear Sale

Billion Dollar Babes is a new website (but not new to the fashion scene) that holds three high end designer sales per week. Here I am featuring a few knitted pieces from the Society for Rational Dress sale going on right now.

"Structure Vest" - an alpaca/merino blend yarn. The vest features two leather and chain link closures at front. The collar is a fold over that covers the upper shoulders in the back. It is a very stylish cabled design.

"Pleated Jacket" - this over sized sweater drapes nicely. It has a bubble hemline, and comes in three natural looking colors. Also made of alpaca and merino.



"Cropped Wrap Jacket" - unique wrapped effect accomplished by wrapping the floor length front around the body. You cannot duplicate this look with your regular jackets. (only available in XS).

All of these items are on sale. The sale ends in one day, and eight hours. Register and join Billion Dollar Babes today.

6/22/2009

Hemp Market Bags at olivebrown

olivebrown has created a beautiful hand knit hemp market bag so you can take it along with you while you shop. This bag was featured in Bon Appetit Magazine.

6/21/2009

Betty's Loft Sale


Betty's Loft has a sale on this featured item! Is it a scarf? Is it a shawl? Who cares- this is a fun accessory for dressing up or going casual! Hand-crocheted from hand spun, hand-dyed cotton, Betty’s shawlettes are one-of-a kind, authentically crafted with a personal touch.

6/20/2009

Izzy Lane Ethical Fashion Handmade Shoe Sale

Izzy Lane is having a shoe sale! From heels to flats, buy a pair from Izzy Lane, and feel good about purchasing a product that is completely animal friendly with no animal derived products used in their manufacture. Each pair is hand made by a traditional cobbler in the East End of London and the entire collection is approved by the Vegetarian Society.

Featured products are on sale for £75.00

Offer available from 20th June 2009 to 27th June 2009

6/08/2009

Unique Patterns at ASOS

6/07/2009

Shape Up your Wardrobe with ModeInHolland

This is actually a custom made knitted dress that can be created to your body.


There is an interesting shopping website called ModeInHolland, in which you enter in your measurements when ordering your custom made garment. Each item is created especially for you, and you even have assistance such as telephone support or web cam, if you need help with figuring out your correct and precise size. Yes, this company ships internationally, for a reasonable cost.


More interesting services:


Fashion Parties (The Netherlands): "At the Fashion Parties we will bring the collections and show them to your audience. There will be time to get some insight in the world of designing and the inspiration of the particular designers. Of course there will be a lot of time to try all clothes on and see what fits you best."

6/03/2009

Denim: Distressed or Repaired?

Hot, ripped rock star jeans are super trendy and, in my opinion, always fashionable. Elle UK has featured a nice collection of distressed denim choices at various prices.
This cute pair by 7 for all mankind, sold at Net-a-porter, is lightly distressed, and fairly affordable.




I must admit I am strangely enamored with these white ripped jeans sold at Topshop.

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However, some love the sleek look of smooth, richly saturated colored jeans, and how they lengthen and slenderize your hips and thighs.


K Karl Lagerfeld, classic straight leg jeans


You may have an old pair that cost you a small fortune, but you will never wear them again because they have an unsightly rip that you just can not stand. Denim repair by Denim Therapy is your solution!

"Denim Therapy’s denim assessment and reconstruction is done individually, one denim patient at a time. Every jean is different in its construction and wear. And of course, every ripped area is different. That’s why when repairing jeans, Denim Therapy does so one repair at a time. The repair is a genuine reconstruction of the original denim material. It is not a patch. It is new cotton thread and stitch applied to the broken denim area. Denim Therapy uses the MatchPerfect™ cotton thread selection process to create the best looking repair possible."




The results are phenomenal, and the cost of doing so is well worth the price, which is extremely reasonable. Check out the website for more information and images!

P.S. Click over to the Denim Therapy blog. It features all kinds of great sales on amazingly fashionable denim! I'm so glad I found it!

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