Sunday, January 23, 2011

Handmade Meets Haute Couture

Do you ever find yourself to be ahead of your time? You've been wearing something a certain way for years and all of a sudden you find your style to be the latest trend? I have always believed that Coco Chanel had the right idea when she said " Fashion fades, only style remains the same."
That being said, I can't help but feel a certain sense of satisfaction when I discover that I am accidentally following a fashion trend.

I was surprised when I came across this article in Vogue magazine a couple of days ago. 

Apparently glitzy floral headpieces are very much in for this upcoming spring. This cracked me up because I've been making floral headbands and barrettes for months now. Nice to know that they are acceptably "in" now. It's always nice to know when you have somehow stumbled onto a trend at just the same time as some of the leading fashion geniuses.

I  also enjoyed the quote that it mentioned from Nasir Mazhar (a brilliant London-based milliner). He states "I can do utter fantasy, but like to make new and modern pieces for real people too." I can absolutely relate to this. I LOVE to do completely crazy fantasy costumes or jewelry pieces, but in the end I like bringing some parts of that fantasy into the world in a more practical and wearable way.
A bit of fantasy for the urban fairy if you know what I mean.

Anyway, hope that everyone is staying warm and that this winter isn't too bitter. Spring is just a couple of months away and I just can't wait for the flowers to come out! :)


  1. But "real" people crave utter fantasy, don't we? Have you read The Gospel According to Coco Channel? It's a really good little book! You would love it!
    My hair is too short now for accessories, but I love the look!

  2. "Fantasy for the urban fairy", Wonderfully put. I just love your posts and hope to learn from them. Thanks for sharing!