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Dip Dye Jeans

Dip Dye Instructions:

Dye Preparation:

  1. Pour powdered dye into a plastic tub.
  2. Add 1 cup of sea salt.
  3. Add 4 cups of boiling water.
  4. Fill the remainder of the tub with hot tap water (leaving the tub ¾ full).
  5. Squirt some laundry detergent into the dye mixture, stirring well with a stir stick.

Dyeing Process:

  1. Hang garment on a hanger with clips.
  2. Once garment is secured evenly, dip into the dye ensuring to constantly stir the garment and dye.
  3. Leave garment in the dye for 10 minutes at desire depth.
  4. If you want to create an Ombre effect, drop garment one section lower after the 10 minute mark, leaving the garment in the dye for an extra 5 minutes. Drop the garment to a third or final level, allowing the dye to soak in, remove the garment promptly.
  5. Rinse garment CAREFULLY in a large area until water runs clear.
  6. Wash garment by hand in sections, working from the top to the bottom of the garment.
  7. Hang to dry.

Call Me Maybe

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Milan Fashion Week

Milan Fashion Week presented consistently strong combinations of back & white, sheer flowing fabrics, and fun bright palettes. Looks that were seen all over the runways include geometric colour blocking, a geisha influence, and soft structure. My favourites from Italy were the gorgeous laser cut fabrics at Roberto Cavalli, underwater details at Alberta Ferretti, bright ruffles at Gucci, and the show stopper Sicilian motifs at Dolce & Gabbana.

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I can hardly wait for Paris – up next!


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London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week featured some consistent themes seen in New York. Strong colour combinations include red & blue, while it also seems that anything black and white goes for spring 2013. Sheer fabrications and inserts are hard to miss, while high tech fabrics provide shine & structure. Sprinklings of the feminine peplum silhouette continue to trend; and whether geometric, abstract or floral, it’s still all about prints, prints, and more prints!

The standout collection and my favourite from London Fashion Week was that of Christopher Kane. His collection had a soft modernity with light pastel tints, sheer translucent fabrics, pretty bows, sharp paneling, and a quirky Frankenstein motif. This is the true definition of Poised Petal, striving to go beyond the simply pretty.

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Next up is Milano Fashion Week; stay tuned for the highlights and my favourite looks.

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