Knitwear designer Sandra Backlund's Spr/Sum 08 debut

This article gives detials about Sandra Backlund's Spring/Summer 2008 collection recently shown during Stockholm Fashion week.

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Expensive Knitted Toys

Number three on Vogue's Most Wanted list: I Golfini Della Nonna stuffed animals. Who would have thought these would be worth so much? I know what you are thinking..."I can so make that!" :)


Knitwear Designs by Sandra Backlund

Images by photographer Laurent Humbert


Sensual Naturals - Yarn Suggestions

This bag is super cute and can transition from late winter to early spring, easily. Check out this free pattern at the Berroco website. (I love the model's coat in this photo.) :)

I'm so attracted to neutrals right now, which is strange with all the saturated colors on the runway. Maybe it's just the Spring season coming upon me that I am dying to be a part of. I'm so ready for winter to be over.
Camel, beige and taupe are sparking my interest at the moment.

Berroco has a few new yarns that I am interested in, such as NaturLin, and Linen Jeans, both consisting of rayon and linen. These yarns will be perfect for Spring and Summer knitting or crochet projects. NaturLin is a thicker yarn, but Linen Jeans is just as nice, and is an unusual tape type yarn, which will add variety to your hand made garments.


Interview with Swimwear Designer Ashley Paige

Ashley Paige is an up-and-coming swimwear designer. Ashley's distinctive designs are making waves on the beaches of Malibu and giving women an opportunity to embrace delicate craftsmanship. We wanted to get her view on style, here's what Ashley had to say:

Describe your style in one word.

What is your best-kept fashion secret?
To be natural

Where is your favorite place to shop?
St.Vincent de Paul thrift store

Who is your style icon?
Joni Mitchell

What is the biggest fashion mistake a woman can make when getting dressed?
An Ugly Attitude

What is one lesson you are grateful for learning throughout your career in fashion?
It’s ok to be comfortable; don’t always have to wear stilettos, its ok to wear tennis shoes.

What advice would you give to young fashion designers trying to make their
Go against the grain; do the opposite of what people tell you to do.

If you could give women a fashion tip to be fabulous what would it be?
Give Back


Fabulous Embroidered Dior Clutch

This glorious clutch would perfectly compliment a solid, conservative dress. The dress is Marc by Marc Jacobs, and heels by BCBG.

Stunning Hand-Embroidered Altar Cloth

Read Tara Bradford's thoughts on humanity for Paris Parfait, and see a beautiful image of a hand embroidered altar cloth from a former convent in Marseilles, France.

Cute Crocheted Clutch

This stylish, neutral clutch is made of crocheted cotton. It also has a chain so you can carry and/or wear. Cute and versitile :)


Furry Alpaca Lamb Clutch by Christian Louboutin

image from bagbliss.com

Louboutin's alpaca clutch is unique and will definitely stand out amoung the other drab hobos. My favorite detail are the cute high heels for the closure. This bag will take a great deal of care for it to stay in perfect condition for years and years to come.


Designer Valentina Tomirotti - Pepitosa

Pepitosa is a new Italian brand created by artist and journalist Valentina Tomirotti. Art of knots, and a varity of refined components: glass, crystal, and resins from the thousand facets and opalescences, chains, charms. She uses heterogeneous materials combined in a fanciful mix, united with sought after yarns such as cotton, hemp, tapes and wools. This is a unique production that is becoming the must have look of every woman. The idea is: surprising shine! The crystals and the glass from the thousand facets play with the light to melt together and give off twinkling effects of different colors. Her creations are original, in which the yarns are the most sophisticated scenography for an unusual show.

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