Posts Tagged ‘LD Tuttle’
After a hot, hot summerrrrr stretching into fall and winter, we’re finally starting to feel a chill. I pulled out my cozy socks and Alex Wang circle scarf for the day’s festivities. Hopefully into this week, I’ll start breaking out my coats and beanies. Yummy, cozy weather perfect for snuggles.
Tiffany and the Team Tuttle were kind enough to let me visit the studio to preview their Fall 2012 collection. This season’s chock full of everything from feathers, suede carpet prints and new heel shapes. But rest assured, classics like the shaper and the stack will return while fresh new takes, like a short version of the shifter, make their debut. It’s an exciting collection that will most likely tempt LD fans with more than a just few pairs. I know I’m definitely going to have some trouble deciding!
This pleated chiffon scrap had been sitting in my pile of to be continued . . . projects for a few weeks now. I knew what I wanted to make, but needed to let the idea stew for a bit. I was inspired by my unconditional skirt trousers from a while back. Even though they’re my favorite trousers, I found myself craving something that was a little more versatile, something I could wear over dresses, skirts, pants and of course tuck my revolver into.
Sometimes, an accident is happy. After multiple tests of some $12 Goodwill denim, I played my hand at a Shibori dyeing technique with some high-wasisted BDGs. They didn’t turn out exactly as I was expecting, but after some wearing in, they’ve won me over. A hip girl child inspired me to do some distressing at the knees and the bdg x xs lab rorschach skinny was born.
Moustache Man remarked that I’ve been feeling very denimmy lately. I agree. I just can’t get enough of denim and the endless DIY possibilities. For a step by step Shibori guide check out honestly wtf. For some ideas, help or inspiration check out denim refinery. They’re both finds that were another one of those happy accidents.
Moustache Man is my stud muffin. He loves a good choco chip muffin filled with cream cheese.
I’ve been seeing a lot of spiked shirt collars lately and really love the juxtaposition of clean and simple mixed with something hard and well, pokey. Rather than do the usual placement at the collar points, I decided to follow the horizontal hem of the collar corners. To avoid any major disasters, I traced the collar on some cardstock and created a template for placement. Overall a pretty easy little DIY. I’d recommend Studs and Spikes for your spikes. They have a variety of sizes and finishes with reasonable prices.
credits: asos shirt w/double collar x xs lab, hussein chlayan skirt, ld tuttle the clear pipe