Sunday, 25 October 2009

A much needed update for YeYe Vintage on etsy

Wow it has really been a long time since I updated my etsy shop! I had a few minutes to spare over the weekend and came up with these vintage goodies!

Happy Fall!

Happy Fall shopping!

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Sunday, 18 October 2009

Fall in the big bad city

It's getting cold up here in Canada. We have been fighting with our new heating system at home. Appartements with heating included can really suck sometimes.

Asides from that it's great weather for layering and that has always been one of my favorite things to do. I love mixing colors, shapes and patterns. I got a chance to get my thrift on this week and picked up 2 dresses a top and some shoes. One is a brown 50s day dress with white rose buttons that go down the front, I must get a decent shot of it sometime soon. It's a summer dress so I need to figure out how to layer it right for Fall/Winter wear. The other one is the one I am wearing in today's outfit. A yellow cotton 80s dress with a metal zipper down the front with amazing sleeves and pleats. I adore the belted waist detail.

I finished my career girl research in the stores. It was very interesting to see the different design details in each category of clothing. I visited L'aubainerie and Zellers for the low end clothing, Zara and Femme de carrière for moyen de gamme clothing sorry for the french I have no idea how to translate that term in english and to top off the research I went over to Holt Renfrew to visit Chanel and Micheal Kors. I looked at everything on that second floor and I had a hard time figuring out who shops there. There was no one in sight, I mean who buys a 1500$ blouse that you could find at Village for 5,99$ ???

I can appreciate the design and details but really who buys this stuff for real and were are they and were are they wearing these beautiful garments?

Chanel was so beautiful but there were not many pieces, I loved touching the garments and seing the finishing touches.

My sketching for the collection is comming along, I have had no time to scan them in yet, I am not quite sure yet how I feel about it...

I will leave you with this oufit post:

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Here are the details:

-Scarf, gift from my grand-mother
-Vintage mustard dress, thrifted
-Black long sleeve tee, H&M
-Burgundy and black patterned tights, gift from mom
-Grey booties, UO

Monday, 12 October 2009

Whats on my mind...

Alot, I have so many ideas in my head, I think it may burst. I love break time when your in the creative spirit...

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Sunday, 11 October 2009

Words cannot describe how much I love Fall

Lost for words I am. Fall has always been my favorite season. I love the smell in the air, the cold wind, the dark days and the colorful trees.

It's been hard keeping up with the blog latelly, too much work on my mind! I found a hole in my weekend to add a much needed Fall oufit post. I went and checked out some Career women clothing this afternoon. I saw some pretty nice things over at Zara. I really enjoyed the geometric futuristic cut dresses and pleated slacks. Aww how I wish I had money! It's been so bad latelly! I barelly go thrifting and all my money went to this wool and kasha fabric for a coat I will be making in the next weeks to come...

I changed up my working area a bit at home today. I wanted my laptop and printer on a bigger desk since I take up alot of room when I am working. I need to find a table for my sewing machines now. I am dreaming of an industrial sewing machine these days. I fell in love with the one I use on Thursday afternoon's at school.

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I am still working on those umbrella collection sketches, so stay tuned for those...

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Oufit details:

-Vintage 60s fake fur and real fur collar cropped coat, ebay find from thriftwares
-Vintage tan tie collar blouse, thrifted
-Vintage 60s green wool scallop hem skirt, thrifted
-Green tights, Winners
-Vintage Brown leather boots, ebay
-Vintage brown leather gloves, given to me by Stéphane's mom :)
-Big Brown bag, Zara
-Purple cardy, thrifted
-Leather belt, thrifted

Friday, 9 October 2009

Show me your umbrella's!

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It's been a week or so since my last blog post school has taken over my life! So much is going on all at the same time. I finished up my Jeanswear collection and started a new one inspired by a three dimensional object. I chose the umbrella... The category is Career women wear... Now thats a challenge!

I actually need some help with this one...

I though it would be a great idea if some of my fellow blogging buddies(thats you ;) would like to send me photos of them and there favorite umbrella, it can be fashion related or not.

I already startes sketching my first ideas but I need more insperation...

I will scan my latest sketches sometime over the weekend, I cannot wait to share with you all...

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-Izzy