2.6.10

Le Curtain

About half my designs are controlled fantasy, 15 percent are total madness and the rest are bread-and-butter designs. Manolo Blahnik

Enough
whining! You’ve all been terribly sweet with your comments and a big Thank you especially to Christina of Fuji Files for quoting Carine Roitfeld’s recent tweet 'Fashion isn't to make you look attractive, it's to make you look different'! Great reminder!

Now, this skirt is a project I’m not really convinced of… I like the brocade-like, slightly stiff material, but over the knees rarely works for me. So instead of just shortening it I thought I could do some clever gathering action. Now I think it looks even more like a theatre curtain and I’m still not sure I’m going to wear it this summer - BUT I realised I could do the same trick with my Missoni dress which has the tendency to get veeery long after a few hours of wearing.

So the skirt might not be the biggest hit, but the Antonio Marras leather jacket is definitely one of my favourite belongings!


The sun is shining and I'm off to the tennis court. (Still crying over Roger Federer's defeat. These strong, healthy Swedish guys... What can you do against them? Naaafing!!)

Happy Wednesday everyone!

skirt: diy, vest: topshop, jacket: antonio marras, shoes: russell & bromley

62 comments:

CHANTELLE said...

oh how amazing! i love the ruffle effect at the bottom, so wonderful :)

Eliza said...

It's too bad you're not more excited about that skirt you tweaked because it really is lovely.. I understand wanting to stay away from thick fabrics during the summer, but the gathering at the hem adds a really nice aspect to the skirt. The outfit shot looks great, really! :)

Sunaina said...

I like the ruffle effect too!
Thanks for your opinion about the dress! Maybe I'll just tighten the bodice a bit and leave the everything else as it is bc I actually kinda like the dress the way it is :)

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Interesting quote re. fashion. I always thought one's personality makes one stand out from the pack - charisma, a curious mind, a warm and happy face - Now I know that I had it wrong all this time. I so adore the fashion world. Love the Manolo quote, though:-)

The dress is very charming indeed. As mentioned before I think you would make a fashionable designer with your unique and creative hand-made treasures;-)

Mackenzie {Design Darling} said...

i for one think it — and you — look amazing. it looks like a chic little cocktail number paired with a white tank! two thumbs up from across the pond :)

Maddy said...

Don't be so hard on yourself! I think it looks great!! I can barely sew on a butto, so anything more complicated than gets my praise ;o)

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

You clever you...always enjoy diy projects!
xo

SabinePsynopsis said...

Okay, I will NOT be so hard on myself and I will wear the skirt!

and

FA&oF - you are the best! This is such a nice thing of you to say. Maybe I should consider changing my job...

Fashion Butter said...

GREAT skirt!

Tere said...

thanks for your comment!! is amazing, as your blog!
the photos are very nice!!
kisses!

Julienne said...

I like the skirt and it shows off your good knees so you go girl and wear it with joy!

Nadji said...

Très jolis modèles. bravo!!
See soon

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

You're brilliant sweetie! I love it! And I'm loving the leather jacket too...I'd love one with short sleeves!

Imogen said...

I love your skirt. The style is really lovely especially the effect at the bottom. I adore your jacket too. Also, I'm very sad about Roger Federer's defeat too.

SogniSorrisi said...

I really like the skirt! Great quote, too.

naomemandeflores said...

Oh, I'm convinced! Great skirt!

Charlotte Elise Jay said...

soooo gorgeous :)

Love this !!

Char x

Dusk said...

What?? Noo!!! Wear it!!!
Hon this skirt is gorgeous!!! Very dramatic. baboomtish
...and you're gorgeous... LOVE the 2nd pic!

You are really very innovative Sabine.

Dancing Branflake said...

What? I love the skirt on you. I can't believe you don't! But that jacket is pretty sweet and I'm surprised you haven't worn it on here earlier. Great photos.

Fashionistable said...

I am thinking more of a flower for your skirt rather than curtin - more tulip edge. Loving the leather jacket. I can see why is is a favourite. Thank you so, so much for your lovely comment. It is greatly appreciated. Xxxx

Rachana Kothari said...

Lovely Skirt!

Happy Wednesday :-)

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

Wow that skirt is so unique and beautiful!!

Vintage Vixen said...

Love the skirt, Sabine! Nothing wrong with your knees, give them an airing!
Absolutely adore the leather jacket...stunning.
I do love Gok but hate the high street, sorry Gok. Yesterday was a veritable dearth of neutral and rose prints with a few lame embellishments thrown in...what's a girl supposed to do to look different these days? It's a flipping uniform conspiracy out there.
Vix
xxx

Savvy Gal said...

the skirt style is rather cute in my opinion.

Kazuko said...

wow, you are really active - and creative :) what a great idea to pimp up a skirt! and you should definitely keep on wearing light colours or even (creme) white like in this post. it suits you so well (i look totally dead in white)!

Missy M said...

i love it! you should sell the items you make x

Missy
Blending Style, Beauty and Fashion
http://thefashionfusion.blogspot.com

Leah said...

Fabulous DIY... you inspired me to do the same trick for my long skirts and dresses. And I really love the jacket. You look great! xoxo

Ferferi said...

Sweden rules! My healthy Swedish Söderling ;) And he won here in Paris! But sorry about Federer!

fashionfamous said...

I love the jacket!

♥Raquel... :)

Sandra said...

Very cool post!
Thanks for reading me!
Sandra

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Mat said...

i wish i had your motivation levels for all this sport. you do look really toned.

i didn't actually go to work at topshop HQ, i went to work for a fashion magazine in east london. topman isn't so much a step down i just wasn't expecting it thats all. i'm slowly getting used to it

Josie said...

I think the skirt is GREAT, actually! There's a lot of visual interest. And I totally agree about that fab leather jacket!
xxoo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Style Odyssey said...

what?! oh, you need to wear that skirt as is. be very convinced of its awesomeness. a DIY success!
jacket is divine, too.
i know what you mean about missoni- good stuff but the knits grrroooow as you wear them.

cocktail of fashion said...

You seem to have done a pretty good job with the skirt i must say. Last time i attempted to do a diy project, things didn't go too well for me so i decided to buy things ready made :)
oh, i love the shorts in your previous post btw. i agree, anything different is always a good things!
Hope you are enjoying this wonderful weather we are currently having.

WeShop said...

Oh, I think the skirt has worked out very well - it's a flattering shape. And the leather jacket is just divine. xx
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Victoire said...

Wow, these photos are beautiful, especially the first one. I thought it was from an editorial. ahh the might Federer has fallen :(

xx

robin charlotte said...

cute edge on the skirt ;)

Carmen said...

Amazing jacket in the last photograph! Cute skirt too!

Carmen.xx.

Style, She Wrote said...

That skirt is amazing! Love it with the buttery leather jacket.

and flowers pick themselves said...

oh, how wonderful!

xo Alison

Nemerae said...

I have no idea why lots of people can't see the pics of my following post =(=(
You know what?? I absolutely love those skirts/dresses that look like curtains!! :D
xx

Clare said...

Very cute and interesting skirt!

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x

drollgirl said...

i love the skirt! and i LOVE the jacket! and i think you look fab in this outfit!!!

Daphne said...

I ADORE the skirt! It's so light and ethereal and yet tailored. I really think you should rethink not wearing it! IT looks great. And that jacket is- yes- fabulous!
oxox

Fuji Files said...

Thanks for the mention! I really like the skirt and I can't think of a better way to wear it than a white tank and that amazing jacket. I hope you wear it this summer!

shari @ little blue deer said...

I really like it! But then again, I pretty much like everything you do! I know, boo hoo with Federer, I've pretty much been glued to the French Open, and of course watching makes me want to play, but it's been raining here every day, so no go. XO!

Winnie said...

You did an awesome job, I could never make a skirt like that as my sewing skills are very limited. I can only just about use a sewing machine to sew fabric to a elastic waistband! This took skill!

Le Sigh of a Fashionista said...

Beautiful skirt, I love the detailing at the bottom.

Clare said...

Holy crapoli!! THis is a DIY?! I LOVE THIS!!

INTRO TO MY LIFE said...

wow well done..you did an amazing job and have a cute outfit there (i want that skirt)

Mouthwash said...

"naaaafing!" Love it!!!

LOVING that skirt!!!

Amber
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Melanie M said...

I totally adore that skirt! White on white is soooo Summer. :)

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Pink Blog Girl said...

I love this look! Simple, but incredibly stylish...and perfect for summer!

commodestyle said...

Well done,your DIY!
pls. continue to wear it!

RepublicOfChic said...

Love the ruffles! Everytime I look at it I feel as though the drapes are going to lift up and we are goin to witness a grand event ;) Heh heh.. xoxo!

MJ said...

You always look lovely, and especially here - ignore the haters!

Karoline said...

You're DIY's are good!
Love the jacket on you my dear!

Audrey Allure said...

It's a gorgeous skirt!

Barbora said...

Great pictures, great jacket and love your sense of style!

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The Goddess of Boho said...

The cutrain skirt and jacket are both lovely!
I love that quote by Manolo Blahnik.


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Angie Muresan said...

I love it and would wear it all summer long.

vint junky said...

Love both these DIY's.

xxx