Last night, I attended Birmingham local designer Ken Laurence, who is a current contestant on this season of Project Runway premiere party.
I've known Ken for a while and I can't tell you how excited for and proud of him I am. I love being able to witness and share in someone's dream making! So it goes without saying who I will be rooting for this season!
And this is what I wore!
This is my self-drafted leather bodice color blocked maxi.
The leather is deliciously soft lambskin from my local Tandy Leather. The bodice is lined with Bemberg rayon from Jo-Ann's. And the skirt is a poly crepe that is the perfect weight to be left flowy and unlined that I found at Hancock Fabrics. And I decided to use a metal zipper.
The bodice has a bateau neckline and front and back vertical darts. And the skirt which is basically two 60" wide pieces of fabric, has a shirred waist.
I was inspired by these:
I'm sure to some, summer leather sounds crazy. But au contraire, this dress is just as cool and comfortable as anything else I could've worn for the occasion. People have to remember that even though this is the "Deep South", every venue is air conditioned and it's probably around 68-72 degrees indoors -- everywhere! And in actuality, I probably could've used a jacket too!
Are you watching Project Runway? If so, what do you think? Who's YOUR favorite so far?