Textiles, Zippers, & Bears, Oh My!

I was perusing Dornob Design’s fashion & style section (http://dornob.com/design/fashion-style), and came across this amazing zipper dress, by Sebastian Errazuriz.  As I learned more, I found that his approach to creative problems in design, result in unconventional genius. I was inspired, so simple, so versatile, so cool, now I have to go make one for myself……… SEBASTIAN ERRAZURIZ is a Chilean born, New York based artist and product designer. (The following are excerpts from an interview with Sebastian Errazuriz for The Huffington Post by Hilary Moss, 1/22/2010) Do you have any inspirations from the “mainstream” fashion world or otherwise? …Instead of being…

Dollyrockers and Liberty for All

Originally I was going to write about Liberty Prints, from their groovy 60’s prints to today’s collaboration with MAC Cosmetics and Target, until I came across another one of their collaborations, Dollyrockers.  The name itself captured my imagination, and the spirit of what I imagined an early 1960’s rocker hipster would look like, so I had to find out more about this label. 1960s mini dress label Courtesy of premierludwig   It was a label that focused on dresses and tops, in a style that was part of the British Boutique Movement (Active c.1963-c.1975). Boutiques in this movement included: Biba, Bazaar by…

Is it Vintage?

Mining from the past is never a problem, in fact it’s inspiring, but the term “vintage” now includes almost all second-hand clothing to the ageing processes used to achieve a worn-in look.  Vintage clothing no longer means a rare find from an era gone by. Especially with the mass manufacturing of the ’80’s and ’90’s. Handmade from those eras are a different story, but I digress… Vintage was defined as an item that was at least 25 years old, according to Vintage Textiles, which specializes in vintage and 18th century costume. For the past few years, styles didn’t have to wait too…

Great Quotes: Devil Wears Prada

‘This… stuff’? Oh. Okay. I see. You think this has nothing to do with you. You go to your closet and you select… I don’t know… that lumpy blue sweater, for instance because you’re trying to tell the world that you take yourself too seriously to care about what you put on your back. But what you don’t know is that that sweater is not just blue, it’s not turquoise. It’s not lapis. It’s actually cerulean. And you’re also blithely unaware of the fact that in 2002, Oscar de la Renta did a collection of cerulean gowns. And then I think it…

Jane Doe: Indie Retro

Because the music that they constantly play, it says nothing to me about my life – The Smiths (from Panic 1986) Indie is a blanket term, but for lack of a better one I’ll use it to describe the style of the early – mid ’80’s influenced by mostly British bands such as The Smiths, Joy Division, Jesus and Mary Chain (Scottish), Mighty Lemon Drops, Love & Rockets, etc…and fans of this music at that time. This look was its own style, similar to the music, taking elements from 60’s mod and garage, with the ideology of punk. No logos, thrift store…