Thursday, March 15, 2012

Collar It

I've been noticing the fun designers have been having with detachable collars this spring. Having held onto a small vintage collection since I was a teenager, it's nice to see them as an easy way to alter a simple dress or top.  Here are some beauties I've posted on one of my Pinterest boards.

From Louis Vuitton Spring 2012 Collection

Hammered metal via this etsy site.

Cloth beauty from etsy here.

A cute DIY version from here.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Gaga over Sophie's Dada

Sophie Taeuber-Arp (1989-1943) was a swiss artist who bridged the Dada and Constructivist movements. An early socially-committed feminist, she taught weaving and textiles at the Zurich School of Arts and Crafts, and expressed herself in painting, dance, tapestry, drawing, embroidery, furniture and interior design, photography, architecture, set design and puppet-making, all with equal intensity. To read more on this fabulous woman you can go here.