Thursday, June 21, 2018

B&W Stripes













 

Combined big stripes and little stripes in a monochromatic black and white look.  I bought these fabrics for a mod look I had planned a year ago but never got to.  Since they are lightweight and silky, I decided I needed to cut into them this summer.

Vintage backpack & belt, flatforms from Zara.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Psychedelic Sundress













I found a yard and a half of this beautiful designer fabric that has pleats and a psychedelic pattern.  It is a cotton with great breathability for the hot summer months without sacrificing any style.

Recently I branched out of my comfort zone by experimenting with outerwear.  I am also testing myself by creating looks that show off some leg.  I am not a fan of shorts and prefer maxi to mini in almost every case.  But the 90 degree weather is making me rethink ways to make shorter hemlines work for me.

This dress has great volume for being mini and showing off both shoulders.  I think this helps elevate the outfit as well as the scarf that fans around the neck and extends down below the hemline.  This fabric is so beautiful it was almost impossible to make something I didn't approve of with it.  It also looks great with leggings and boots as an alternative.  It was in the low 90's when I shot this look so I opted for bare leg with T-strap heels from Zara.





Monday, May 7, 2018

Sueded Prose









One of my favorite designs, the Sueded Prose Textured Tunic.  This fabric was a beautiful find, I tried to fight my urge to buy it a few times, if you could see my fabric collection you would understand why.  However when my mom tagged along with me to the store, she would not let me leave without it
It's long enough that I can wear it with a mini dress, the length was a great opportunity to wear my over the knee boots from Public Desire.  I accessorized with a leather vintage bag and vintage beret.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Botanical










I have been dreaming of going on vacation out west again, I think that is a huge part of why this fabric that I have had in my stash for quite some time really caught my eye.

I did not have much of it so I decided on a tropical, vintage-inspired wrap style.  It can be worn a number of ways which makes it fun and versatile.  I love the print, it is a lightweight, textured, silky type of woven fabric so it has a lot of movement and flow.  I maximized that by the loose fluttery sleeve and long ties that playfully move with me.

I am wearing it with Free People wide leg denim pants that I love.  I live in skinnies and was excited to find a pair of wider leg pants that I love!






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.