Life is too short to wear boring clothes so I interpret fashion and create my own
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
More Fall Planning -- Add a Fendi ruffle
I only subscribe to three fashion magazines - Allure, Harpers Bazaar and Burda Style. I like Allure because when they do fashion the styles are closer to what I would really wear, and not the crazy over the top styles and artsy photo shoots like W and Vogue. The August Allure arrived in today's mail. In their article, How to be Stylish (and businesslike) they featured the Fendi dress in the second photo with this interesting ruffle on the front as an accessory instead of jewelry.
To get a better look at it I went to the Fall 2011 Fendi RTW Collection on the NY Magazine site and saw that Karl L put those ruffles on blouses and dresses - 9 outfits in the collection. So I wanted a better look, Googled and found that the Honestly..... WTF site already picked up on this ruffle/frill last March when Erica posted a DIY for the Fendi Frill there. That site is a super inspiration site that I just found, so thanks to Erica for the fabulous step by step how-to because it was love at first site for me as well. I'm going to make one or several, especially to be able to add onto a dress like this one. Note that this ruffle will look and behave differently in different fabrics. The fabric of the one above is obviously a tightly woven wool and the DIY example was made in a wool felt. The one on the dress in the Allure Magazine photo (page 118) is quite drapey/floppy as is the one on the silky blouse worn under the vest.
I'm thinking the ruffle would be a stylish and warm scarf insert worn under a winter coat or jacket, or on a blouse worn under a plain vest like the Burda Style vest I blogged about yesterday. Here's the Fendi fur vest with the ruffled blouse but seriously this vest would make me look like a caveman.