before i introduce chloe, easily the most understated piece from the upcoming autumn collection i want to say hi, welcome ! this is my blog, my journal, the summation of days and years of work, fashion - a peak at my corner of the universe. it has always felt tucked away and i like it that way. maybe because blogs are now outdated, let's face it. reading?! bah. i've always enjoyed reading other people's blogs and miss a few that abandoned them years ago to go the visual route only with social media. this isn't groundbreaking news but i decided very spur of the moment to stop looking at my phone about a week ago and it was one of the best decisions i've made lately. specifically, i stopped posting things to IG and probably to the chagrin of a handful of friends, to stop following the kaleidoscope of posts from others. took the IG thingy off my phone completely and left a bewildering legacy of 722 posts on there for anyone interested. why? it bothered me that i spent time on it when my time is so precious. i barely have time for all i do these days. even this - but writing something for my blog here and including some images feels more like a stone in a path, something i move forward from. IG feels like sending a snowflake into a blizzard. i also felt the tug to look at the stupid thing, exactly what it is designed to do. yes - i'm a fool and you're not! i admit it. i'm just done with it. do i miss it? HELL no. i feel so much better. i also feel better about the example i'm setting at home though i don't know how it will really translate in a few years to her. my son could care less about social media, a blessing.
i quickly wanted to let you know the autumn collection is nearly done and in my eyes anyway it's a stunner! to be honest i'm still trying to figure out how to show it to the stores and offer pre-orders and keep some for the shop in autumn .. i made the bold (and thrilling) decision to just start sewing up samples of fabrics i had really small amounts of because they turned out an incredibly pretty blouse or dress. i came across fabrics that were impossible not to buy. i also dove into fabrics i've had for a few years without hitting on the right style for them and then suddenly everything clicking and the style being so fun to wear. i will get it sorted out though and start to preview them here and hopefully be able to offer some of them for pre-order if you like.
i'll tell you about this new dress! the chloe dress has a lantern sleeve, something i've always wanted to do and especially after someone identified a flower i saw as having a lantern petal - swoon. the black flocked cotton is a marc jacobs (don't sue me marc) fabric. gah - it is so beautiful. the other fabric is a silk burn out - they call it a silk devore. it is a silvery white and black. i swear to god i did a twirl the first time i put them on, they're that beautiful to wear.
more soon :> u. xo