How would I style my girlfriends with Japanese kimono? That’s the question I’ve been pondering, and one day we found out the answer! Featuring Vero, Audrey, Michelle as my models, and fashion designer friend Jesus Romero as my co-stylist!
Inspired by Rei Kawakubo’s take on cage dress trend during Comme des Garçons AW 2008-9 collection, I wanted to create a similar look, albeit with a few twists: delicate lingerie look and color combos inspired by a Alexander McQueen SS 2018 dress. The result is an enchanting cage dress that’s somewhat fragile yet bold, and I styled it with 80s influence of pearls and fingerless gloves.
Reviewing 7 big challenges I encountered during the process of making a reversible dress with pockets, modeled after a rectangular dress from an old Japanese sewing magazine. From fafafoom.com.
An old pair of flats are refashioned into elegant lace pair with velvet back detail. IMO, they are very elegant and perfect for special occasions now, including weddings!
I learned how to weave with a floor loom recently. I’m really happy with my latest woven piece , so I made a handwoven tote bag with clear vinyl cover.
This three-way apron dress is made with a diagonal striped knit fabric and striped lining that also doubles as accent. It’s versatile and easy to wear in all seasons.
A duffel bag got personalized with appliqué pieces made from fabric remnants. The chrysanthemum motifs really pop against the neutral canvas background!
An old sweatshirt got a style upgrade with layers of knit and chiffon remnants cut into new flounce sleeves. The new sleeves infuse the garment with an understated, casual elegance!
This shirt dress with bow waist tie is assembled from three men’s shirt pieces. Most of the pieces were leftovers from past sewing projects. Lightweight and versatile, the bow can be tied on the front or back.