Monday, August 6, 2007

Michael Kors ... "The Suit"

I was browsing for some inspiration now that the fall collections are upon us. Look at what I found: I must warn you, you will be tempted and you will covet:

First up...A Diane von Furstenburg keyhole dress that is both delicate and feminine with a powerful print. Does this not make your little heart beat just a little faster? This "Chiquita" can be yours at Nordstrom for just $425.

Next...two choice choices from Nanette Lapore. A suit and blouse that are so trendy and yet so classic. Puffed rouched details on the jacket are adorable but note the gathers on the sleeve end. That is the detail that sends this jacket into a whole new category.

And the blouse? It too is lovely and should be fairly easy to copy cat. A nice silk charmeuse that matches the undertones in your skin will make you glow.

Is the back detail amazing or what? Perfect to emphasize a slim waist and straight back.
And last but certainly not least. Ladies, hold onto your hearts because you just might loose them to Michael Kors after witnessing such perfection...

Double breasted dogstooth woolen jacquard. Ah-may-zing. Michael Kors has restored himself, people. I covet. My reaction upon seeing this suit is a little embarrassing. I am not so materialistic but I want. The jacket alone will set you back a clean $1500. The wide portrait collar, the gorgeous black buttons, the cut, the pencil skirt, the 3/4 length sleeve. Does it not take your breath away?
This is the reason I bought a sewing machine.

A closer look...

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Long time, no see...

After my two week long (has it really been that long?) silence, I am back, baby! My silence was due to a number of factors, mainly work and a crappy computer. I'm in the mortgage industry and the last week of any month means mandatory overtime; I pulled a couple of 12+ hour days. Dude. Believe me, that might have been fine at 25 but at 30 12 hours at work feels (and believe me it looks) like I've pulled an allnighter. After a week like that, it takes a bit to recover and then I had some computer craziness to deal with.

Anyway, since my fast, I haven't really sewn anything either. The last sewing related thing I did was pick up some fabric to follow up on my directive to make a reusable grocery bag (and to come up with the aforementioned challenge). However, after further consideration of my fabric choices I wonder what I was thinking! They are rather hideous, in fact. So bad that I'm planning on returning the fabrics back from whence they came. So, if you missed me, rest assured I was not fit company...

I mean really, look at what I bought. Would you be inspired by the coffeepots and stripes? Maybe it's just the two together that rub me the wrong way...

What have I been up to since I haven't been sewing or on the internet with my previous enthusiasm? Reading! Yes, I withdrew from the world outside my head and sought refuge in an entirely too ambitious book (for me, not the author) in some subconscious attempt to reclaim my former intellectual self. And maybe to prove that living in Phoenix hasn't fried my brain completely. Although, I haven't really read all that much given my lack of time and energy after month end. Still, so far, it's living up to all the hype of being Rand's masterpiece.