Thursday, April 19, 2018

Stella Shag Coat

Today I released the sister to the Margaux Coat (our first outerwear release!) which is the Stella Shag Coat.  Slightly wavier faux fur, this light grey shag has gorgeous texture!  The main differences between this design and Margaux are that it is a longer length, hitting around mid thigh and that it is a boxier cut.  Margaux has quite a pinch at the waistline to give a more defined waist, something that I had a hard time finding while shopping for a fur coat.  I decided on a boxier cut for Stella because I thought it looked better with the longer length.

Another difference which is actually my favorite feature of this coat is the inside lining.  I found a unique doll head print that I used as the lining, it also has a large inside concealed pocket like Margaux.
I made the sample size in a large, so it is a bit big for me.  However I was able to make it work with this look by wearing it lower, around the shoulders.  I am wearing it with the Blank Theory ruffled pullover top that was released last year.  It is still an absolute favorite of mine!
Highwaist Jeans:  American Apparel Easy Jean
Grey Oxfords:  Rebecca Minkoff

Friday, March 30, 2018

Void Pullover

The newest arrival to hit Iconoclasp is the Void Pullover.  I found this beautiful grey and black textured grid fabric a couple years ago and wanted to save it until I had a good idea from it because it's so unique.  I wanted to let the fabric shine so I opted for something simple to let the detail in the fabric shine.  I decided on a relaxed fit pullover, since I am partial to cropped lengths I wanted to do something different and go for a fuller length (although it's tucked here so you can't quite see!).  I wanted to add some contrast by attaching the rectangle appliqué, turtleneck, and cuffs in a solid white.

I am wearing the top with pants from Ann Taylor Loft and chunky boots from Public Desire.

Now that the weather is warming up stay tuned for more consistent updates!  I'm really looking forward to getting more creative with my designs and blogging them!

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Sateen Bomber Jacket


Bomber jackets have been on my mind since I have delved into the world of outerwear.  Last year I took a trip to Los Angeles and purchased several cuts of beautiful designer fabrics.  It isn't until now that I have felt comfortable cutting into them.  This beautiful sateen fabric is one of my purchases from that trip, it has a very slight amount of stretch, subtle sheen, and a beautiful print that reminds me of a colorful birch tree.

I purchased this fabric intending to make a skinny pant from it, if they had more than the yard I purchased I would have loved to make a skinny suit.  But since I have been curious about making fashion forward bombers I decided to switch plans.  I love how it came out!  I added navy ribbing and a sport zipper to complete the look.  I gave the jacket some edge in the sleeves by doing a gathered shoulder and dramatic cuffs at the hem.  

I was considering selling this one but decided it has a permanent place in my personal closet ;).  I am wearing it with Topshop Joni Jeans and maroon ankle boots from Zara.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Last Year's Fleece



 Last winter I purchased several cuts of single-sided fleece.  I loved the colors and thought I would have some time to learn how to work with the fabric.  I had something sporty and color-blocked in mind.  Functional, warm, without sacrificing style was the goal.

These cuts have been in my sewing room for a year and it wasn't until about a week ago that I had some spare moments to pull them out for cutting.  For this piece I knew what I wanted and made a makeshift pattern with tissue paper to not waste any of the fabrics.  Since they are from last year's stock I probably wouldn't luck out in finding them again.

This is the design I came up with and I have been living in it ever since.  They look great with my fuzzy earmuffs and I feel fashion forward yet retro, cozy, and extremely comfortable.  I can wear them with sneakers or boots and have been combining it most with black jeans or my thermal catsuits.  For these pictures I pulled out a pleather skirt I made years ago and mauve colored tights.

Since I have enough fabric leftover to make one more of these I will be adding it and some like pieces to the shop soon :).

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Experiments in Outerwear

Sewing outerwear has always intimidated me.  Despite having a lot of design ideas, I felt that outerwear would be much more difficult to execute and have avoided it entirely until now.  I've passed up lots of beautiful outerwear fabrics in my years of designing for this reason, regretfully so.
Today marks the day where I released my first outerwear piece to  Click here to see the Margaux Faux Fur Coat, this is a huge milestone for me and ever since experimenting with outerwear via Margaux, and a long flannel coat I am releasing soon, I have been on a kick with coats and jackets.  It's almost all that I have the desire to design right now since it is an exciting new front!
This jacket I am wearing is a gorgeous wool blend I found.  I loved how soft it was and the color.  I had this design in mind and am considering adding it to Iconoclasp, although a part of me wants to use the fabric to make luxury wool bomber jackets.  I may add both in limited quantities.  When I first made this coat it was much longer, almost floor sweeping.  However, with the boxier silhouette I found the length overpowering and was between shortening it or adding pleats or darts to give a more defined waist.  I opted for losing some length since I feel most of my designs are more fitted and I want to add some variation.  I added ribbing at the wrists to update it a bit and give it a more playful, modern look.
The bodysuit I am wearing is also new, I will be adding it soon as a part of my spring collection.  I love nudes and neutrals so this is my new favorite design and addition to my closet.  Expect more details on this bodysuit soon!  The boots are from Ego Shoes and I love them, but they slip down a little too much for my preferences.  However they are the perfect color, material, heel height, and I don't regret purchasing them in the slightest.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The Cat's (Striped) Pajamas

I've been inspired by loungewear as outer wear and casual cool looks.  Recently I've made more efforts to move away from my comfort zone of form fitted clothing and incorporate some oversized pieces into my wardrobe.

When I found this beautiful lightweight striped cotton I loved it instantly and felt inspired to do a pajama-esque look with a high fashion edge.  I came up with this outfit which will be for sale at a holiday pop up shop on November 25th.  I will post details in my next post!

The top looks great with or without the waist tie but since the oversized look is already out of my element I had to at least give the waist a good cinch, I finished the look with my baby blue Zara t-strap stilettos.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Glittering Gold

I made this dress several years ago for a fashion show.  I remember visiting several hardware stores looking for a gold ring for this design I had in mind!  This dress is obviously 70's inspired and is a combination of glitter velvet and metallic slinky.  
I purchased these boots in two colors last fall but found them difficult to style, especially since I'm so short!  It took me awhile to realize that they look great with mini length dresses/skirts because I rarely wear mini and usually opt for knee length or calf length.  The boots are great and comfortable although they do slip down from time to time.