Off the Shoulder Tops and Tweed Breeks

I wanted to create a top that would work with my wool trousers: a top that would enhance the casual comfort and wearability of my tweed pants and create an outfit that was flattering, feminine and stylish. 

Using the basis of a dress design that I made a few years ago, I kept the off shoulder neckline, the empire waistline and flared skirt, adding a stiff wide hem, exaggerated sleeves and a zip all the way down the back.

And because I like mixing tweed with Liberty prints, this Liberty cotton poplin version is a wee bit toned down in shape: slightly shorter, the skirt not so flared and the sleeves not so wide but big and bold in colour and print.

Not sure which style I prefer but, I think, both tops make wearing tweed breeks a wee bit more glamorous and just that little bit more special when you add this wonderful necklace 'Nature' by The Jewelry Story.

"Poster Girl"

Absolutely thrilled to have been asked to take some photographs of The Jewelry Story's new necklace 'Nature' for their upcoming exhibition at SIERAAD, Amsterdam.

Nature is a super long necklace made of wood. It is handmade and 2 meters long.

A real eye-catcher, but in a modest way.

The circles or small rounds are made of beech wood. The circles have their natural wood color. The side of the circles is ribbed and is painted very light white.

The wooden circles are 18 mm. in cross-section.

Between the wooden beads circles you see beads or tubes of matted gray hematite.

Nature is super light in weight. (In spite of its length)

The length of the necklace is 200 cm long.

This same 2 meter long necklace is also available with a beautiful handmade leather closure. The closure is designed by us and is made of supple leather in beautiful natural colors.Because of the closure, it is possible to wear the necklace in different ways. (See model on the black and white photo)  - The Jewelry Story

Hope to see you there x

Wool Tunics

A wee look at one of the wool tunics I am working on to wear with my flared wool trousers.

This style has two diagonal fold details at the neck and shoulder, a side panel shaping the dress as it tapers to just above the knee, two side pockets and is fully lined.

A few adjustments are still required to get the exact fit I am looking for but I think the tunic works well worn with my silk blouses, flared wool trousers or my cropped tapered trousers which I will be listing soon...

Tweed Wool Cropped Trousers

I'm designing some tweed tunic dresses at the moment and decided I need some trousers to go with them. So, here are the trousers - the tunics I am still perfecting!

Fully lined wool trousers cut a wee bit short above the ankle with a slight flare. And because they are designed to wear under the tunics - which are coming! - there is no bulky waistband, no lumpy pockets and the zip is in the back.

And, even though it is now summer in Scotland, I have been wearing a pair of these tweeds all week and I can truthfully say they are very warm and comfy!

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I plan to offer the trousers in the three sizes and because they will be 'made to order' length and waist measurements can be slightly customised when ordering.

Cherry Red Gingham Jacket

The days are still bright(ish) here in Edinburgh but it is definitely cooling down so it's time to get back into boots, jumpers and jackets - well, for those of us lucky enough to have been able to shed them over the summer months! 

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For me, these gingham jackets are a perfect way to transition your wardrobe from summer to autumn. They look great worn with jeans and long tops and are roomy enough to be worn over a fine knit jumper. 

Their casual but fitted shape creating an elegant style.

 

It's been a while...

Before disappearing over the past few weeks, I was working on this new design and its variations.

With an asymmetrical hemline, dropped shoulders and a slash neckline with a frayed detail, this style creates an extremely wearable and comfortable top.

Made longer and adding a pocket, the style creates an elegant dress.

But after a few wash tests, I wasn't happy with my chosen fabric...and then the rain and cold arrived and then it was time to go on holiday...

The rain and cold is still here but I am back and this design and its variations in crepes, silks and cotton blends will be staying around...and available soon!

Spotted, Squares and a Herringbone Tweed

Right now, working with large squares, small squares and vintage squares.

One of the maxi dresses I have been working on made in a large black/white gingham.

Some vintage style gingham ones coming...

And more herringbone tweed jackets to come as it is still pretty chilly.