This Holiday 2009 New York Times Style Magazine is pretty fabulous, filled with beauty, ideas and inspiration.
I’m seeing designers using materials and techniques that remind me of things I make in miniature. Here’s a ribbon dress by Cynthia Rowley…
and ribbon rugs I make for dollhouses.
I love the furniture ABC Carpet & Home carries that’s upholstered in hand embroidered textiles.
There’s even a feature on Pearlies, outfits from London from the 1880’s that were decoratively covered with mother-of-pearl buttons, as inspired by Elizabeth the I’s pearl encrusted raiments and hair.
These are miniature Pearly King and Queen outfits of my own. I’ve covered them with the tiny buttons I make for people who sew miniature doll clothes.
this Prada skirt…
and this twisted leather sandal by Chanel.
The shape, drape and pattern play of this Derek Lam ensemble is exciting too (though the model looks famished!). These are the designers who will inspire me today.
The reality of my challenge fabric from Dec. 6th leaves a bit to be desired, but not to worry, there’s a shiny Jeep on the back which I think might come in handy with a little twist….