Thursday, March 25, 2010

Thanks and Oddities!

When I started my blog, it was definitely with the thought that it was a nice way for my friends to keep up with me and a great way to chronicle my hobbies. I was hoping to share a few recipes and keep myself motivated with sewing, which was a new hobby for me. Then about a month ago, I hung out a "Follow this Blog" shingle and now there are 16 of you! Thank you so much for reading my blog and commenting on my projects. And a special thanks to GwenSews, who awarded me a Sunshine Award on Monday!

I'm sorry to say that I still have not photographed the latest pants muslin. I'm a bit pressed for time this week and feeling rather snarky. So, I feel compelled to share... I received an email about Vogue Patterns' spring collections today (correction 3/26: it was about their summer collection). The pattern that most jumped out at me - and not in a good way - is this Chado Ralph Rucci caftan. (Really, has "caftan" ever been associate with anything good?)


I'm not sure what is worse: the pattern itself or that it is a close relation to the Lanvin garbage bag dress, that Tilda Swinton wore to the Oscars last year. Not even an original monstrosity.

In fairness to Tilda, her dress had a bit more shape and somewhat less potential for her to spread her arms and be blown away like a kite on a blustery day. (See, I told you I was snarky! I'm not sure what has gotten into me.)

What do you think?

12 comments:

gwensews said...

I was just thunderstruck looking at the new Vogue lineup. Really--how many of us are going to wear a romper?

Faye Lewis said...

It's a pleasure following your blog!

Victoria said...

No prob, I'm having fun keeping up with your sewing adventures:) There are some "interesting" Vogue Summer patterns! I just had to shake my head.

sewistafashionista said...

As you are in Spain, does Vogue come out with a different pattern set there than in America? I ask because I have seen the Vogue spring collection in the States and I'm sure I would have noticed a giant red silk mu-mu. I am going back and look at their collection again and see if I missed anything else juicy.

Elizabeth said...

You know? It's still a better look than anything with shoulder pads.

:P

Clio said...

Gwen - Exactly.

Sewistafashionista - I'm actually not in Spain, but NY. In the photo I was traveling, which I also blog about.

Mikhaela said...

great meeting you today! I didn't realize you were also based in Brooklyn--have you ever attended the Brooklyn BurdaStyle Sewing Club meetups (usually in Carroll Gardens)? I went for the first time Sunday and it was super fun...

Clio said...

OH! No, I haven't, but I'll check it out. I'm actually only a fake Brooklynite at the moment - born and raised there, spend most of my time there, haven't changed my drivers license, but (hangs head in shame) living in the suburbs of NJ at present...

Sheila said...

The amont of fabric needed to make that garment I am sure it could be use for something better.

Thanks for lovely compliment on my jacket and dress.

Anonymous said...

I agree that I would not wear a caftan to work nor would I be seen wearing one to a red carpet event or outside the house. Personally I find caftans great for lounging and sleeping in. Imagine after a full day of being in closely fitted clothing to find yourself cocoon in yards of smooth silk. Pure luxury. chaldo's design has beautiful drape.
Sophie

eword10 said...

It was really great meeting you on Friday. I hope we can meet up again soon!

Digs said...

I love Tilda and her unique sense of fashion. She gets criticized a lot for it, but she could wear a real garbage bag and I'd still be her fan. She looks great here.