Monday, November 28, 2011
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Going through the new issue of Elle, to my great surprise and joy I stumbled upon the article of Fotini Simos "DIE for DIY - The culture of Do It Yourself",
"The trend commands DIY in fashion, decoration, leisure, education and beauty. It is not just another lifestyle madness of hipsters, but a new social phenomenon that has its roots in the international economic crisis. A need therefore that is dressed with the mantle of beauty and style and steals the impressions, because behind everything there is an idea hidden. In other words, the DIY is the new "takethe control in your own hands." A little fun revolution against consumerism. "
And more particullary for knitting:
"Knitting: The new yoga. The most hip girls in the city discovered embroidery, knitting and cross stitch and make themselves scarves, caps and sweaters. The trend started since psychotherapists spread that knitting is best stress buster. Researchof the Institute of Harvard Medical School, showed that knitting reduces the heart pulse to 11 in a minute, so the pressure drops. This is what the working girls of the city heard and pulled the needles from the grandmother's trunk! "
And because I'm working and hip girl ;) I knit with obsession:
Two new bags in proccess:
An extravaganza cowl:
A surprise gift, trying for the first time the entrelac technique:
Monday, November 21, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
Monday, November 7, 2011
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Dolce and Gabbana's young label included cute and playful tight fitting knitwear, chiffon skirts and boyfriend blazers. The traditional autumn colours of yellow and orange got a D&G revamp with flowery, swirling shirts and tight leggings imprinted with letters.
Multi-coloured horizontal lines with alphabet letter imprints dominated a great deal of the collection in the form of shorts, trousers, leggings, shirts,dresses and pantsuits.
The D&G accessories for Fall/Winter 2011-12 were high heel sneakers and alphabet necklaces, bracelets and earrings.
I was delighted by this colourful, playful and cheerful collection and was inspired for my new line of statement necklaces "Playfully Posh", which I made with colourful chains and felt letters and beads: