As I promised, without further ado... my finished skirt.
Needless to say, when the day finally arrived for me to pick up my finished skirt, I was ecstatic! Mi-Lyn was like my fairy godmother... She was able to take one and a half yards of the most unsightly tweed/poly-blend and turn it into something of quality and beauty. The skirt is totally different than what was originally wanted, but I'm quite happy with my decision to keep it long. At any time, I will still be able to take it as short as Katie Holmes' if I so desire. Under the sculpted skirt are layers upon layers of crinoline! It really is quite tiny in the waist and the skirt is so full. The picture does not do this skirt justice. I promise more action shots to come.
If pictures can speak a thousand words... is there really anything left that I can say? I adore Stella McCartney... I always have. I'll be using her collection for inspiration for the way I dress this spring. I love both these looks in particular.
Chanel classic double flap with gold hardware, OTK boots worn over black opaque tights worn under a $15 dollar cotton gauze dress, navy blazer
I purchased the double flap just after I finished working in S. Korea. It was a gift to myself. It was on my wishlist since I was 17 or so, and I'm so lucky I got it then, because they've nearly doubled in price! The good thing about classic bags is that you can use them forever... I don't have a lot of bags but the ones I have are classic and high in quality to ensure that I'll get great use of them.
I remember seeing this skirt on Katie Holmes on the web one day, and I nearly fell off my chair! I love the sculptural elements and the subtle couture quality of it. To this day, I'm not sure who it was made by, but I have
a feeling it's Lanvin, Armani, or Fendi. I could be totally wrong, though... In any case, I surely wouldn't have been able to afford it. So what's a girl like me to do? I really really wanted the skirt, and after days of obsessing over it, I decided to take action. I printed some pics and headed to a local dressmaker. The shop was really small and, to be honest, I wasn't really keen on the gowns and frocks that occupied most of the tiny space. I was greeted by a very quiet and pleasant woman. Her name was Mi-Lyn, and I think I totally overwhelmed her with my pleading and all my questions. "Do you think you can do it? Really? Can you make it look just as sculptural and tailored as in the picture? Oh please say yes!"