Fashion (Faux Pas)
There's no particular method to my madness today, other than the fact that I just wanted to share a few things. Went shopping for fabric today, yeah I know, what a shock! Picked up a few items. From left to right:
- black wool flannel for my version of the Elie Tahari Elsa Jacket, using McCall's 5007
- charcoal wool suiting, for a pair of wide-leg pants, inspired by Marc by Marc Jacobs. This one will be Vogue 8131 - View A.
- light grey wool suiting for shorts to wear with black jacket. Inspired by this Marc by Marc Jacobs ensemble.
- wool & silk plaid is for the very retro-looking Burberry A-line Jacket. BTW, this little number retails for $850! Simplicity 4082 will be used for reference. I discovered this little treasure from a reviewer on Pattern Review. I'll be following her very detailed list of modifications.
- wool blend purchased for a similar version of the Elie Tahari Katia Vest. Made from Butterick 4815 - View B.
Fashion (Faux Pas)
There is one style this season that I will not be partaking of and that is the skinny jeans, peg legs, pencil pants... none of that for me! I found this article in Vibe's Vixen magazine about how you can wear the skinny look even if you aren't 98 pounds. THE HELL YOU CAN! That's right I went there.
Look, here's the deal: Skinny pants are for skinny people, (just ask the Budget Fashionista, she'll tell ya) that's it... no if, ands, or (big ol') BUTTS about it! See, I have badonkadonk , junk in the trunk, a huge bum, a very large arse... but I'm confortable with that and I know how to work it and most importantly I know my fashion limitations. The so-called fashion writers and editors at Vibe Vixen need to be ashamed for putting it out there that the above look is o.k. I'm going to have to ask them to never do that again! Sorry to be crass (not really) but the chick in the middle looks like 10 lbs of shit shoved into a 5 lb bag. That's all...