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Monday, April 29, 2013

Koo-koo for Koos

Here I am at the crack of dawn on our little balcony with my true love taking a few photos before he bikes off to work at the Chicago Reader.

I love this designer, Koos Van Den Akker.  His clothes are always so happy, architecturally designed, and crazy wild.  hmmm.  My first experience in sewing with him was my Spring Coat.  You really have to pay attention and plan ahead.  I even take notes and do a color sketch first to help me along since there are so many pieces and color arrangements to juggle.

Here's my second Koos extravaganza, the Big Dress:

As the Koos turns...


and comes around.

You probably can't tell, but this is made from 4 different fabrics, 5 counting the ribbon ruffle, with all kinds of appliques, inserts, bands and tomfoolery.  You can see it up close and in detail if you click on the bold items or go to Clothes for Spring page.

I'll be joining Les Visibles at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style and the crowd at Monday Mingle too.  Join us!

Monday, April 22, 2013

I Say Ix-Nay the Oons-Kay

...artwork.  Yep, that's my unadulterated opinion.  
But for Style Imitating Art's inspiration it's great!  

Pink Bow by Jeff Koons

So let's put that behind us, shall we?  And style on...

Moi On Top of  Pink Bow
See more of what's really going on after the break...

Monday, April 15, 2013

Cherry Pickers

This post was interrupted by Captain America last week.  So back to the task at hand.  Take your pick of the cherry top poses...

with a neutral grey background, or

 with my Zoolander look

+ a view of my e-bay boot/shoes

I'm wearing a recently sewn cherry print cotton shirt made from a Kathrine Tilton pattern.  Click on the bold type and see it up close and in detail.  Also a new black knit skirt I made from the same designer.  Old knee highs, ebay shoe/boots, and a found wooden bead bracelet complete my ensemble.

I'm joining Patti and the Visibles at Not Dead Yet Style and the crowd at Monday Mingle.  Come on over.

Ed. note:  Pao is joining Spy Girl's 52 Pick-Me-Up: Cherry right now.  Go there. 

Monday, April 8, 2013

Here I Am To Save the Day

Oh, that's another guy...Anyway, here's a version of Captain America as the inspiration for Style Imitating Art!
Captain America by Alex Gross
 Wait til you see my version after the break...

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Fantasy Pao Now

Did you see it?!  Me as a tall and lithe catwalk model compliments of the ever creative Spy Girl.

fashion drawing of moi by Anne M. Bray

Yesiree,  I'm wearing yesterday's post of all refashioned items if you want to compare and contrast.  And I'm going to show off  Fantasy Pao at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style where you can see our host in digital catwalk form too.  Also joining the crowd at Monday Mingle.  Check out all the creativity happening here and there.