Have you seen the HippieChic they're talking about over at Style.com?
I LOVE the comment about "posing only" re the crochet bikini!
But even more than the humor, I for one am jumping up and down about the pant silhouette. I'm a throw back, a dinosaur, but I LOVED wearing the old bell bottoms and I am going to make myself some ASAP...just as soon as I recover some sewing mojo, which has just Vanished into thin air. Anyone seen my sewing mojo floating around?
The Knitty Gritty
No summer of love could be complete without a splashy crochet bikini. Our favorite comes from Giuliana Testino, the sister of hotshot photographer Mario Testino and a knitwear designer whose creations are handmade by Peruvian artisans. NB: This is a posing-only two-piece; crochet tends to sag when wet.
Huancavelica bikini, $240, available at www.giulianatestino.com.
A sure sign that hippie chic is on the rise? The arrival of the high-waisted, flared jean. Kiwi designer Karen Walker started selling hers two years ago. Now, with labels like Anlo, Deener, and Superfine offering versions, trendsetters are finally trading in their skinnies for the wide-leg style. You can hear Chloë Sevigny, an early adopter, break down the trend on www.vbs.tv. Also new again at the denim bar is that big-in-the-seventies brand, Dittos. Frankie B.'s Daniella Clarke, the L.A. designer famous for her bum-revealing ultra-low-riders, has done an about-face, reintroducing the colorful high-rise bell-bottoms to the Me Generation's offspring.
Deener high-waist wide-leg jean in carbon, $203, available at Blue Bee, Santa Barbara, CA, (805) 897-1137.
Dittos Classic in red, $158, available at www.pinkmascara.com.
Superfine City jean in black denim, $290, available at Barneys New York, (888) 222-7639.
and last but not least, Big Fat Enabler Alert
This fabric has just been put up for sale over at Fabric Mart. Just 'cause I'm not sewing does not mean I'm not looking, and this one has caught my eye.
So, go buy it will you? Buy it all up so that it isn't there tempting me...
you know the drill, click on the pic for a link to the site. item # 806531