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Friday, July 27, 2007

New Threads FRIDAY!
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Groovy Condo
Design: Fatto a Mano Nr. 146 design 33
Yarn: Gedifra *Poesie*
Color: Aqua #2017
Gauge: 13 sts/17 rows over 4″
Needles: #11

To be sure — le dictionnaire de b-Marie sez FASHION is something that is distinctively, elegantly in style, at a given time, in a given society or place.

This little shell would be right at home clubbin’ it, after 11pm, dancing the night away — en Vogue where vogue is fashion that is evident, enthusiastic [but perhaps] short-lived.

Turn the Beat Around: it echoes the 70′s but it lives in 2007 via material and arrival. This style was termed “blouson”: “n. Jacket or dress that is full at the waist; blouse-like in appearance.”

THEN

NOW

I’ve seen a lot of bloused cami’s in my neighborhood — paired with tight peg-legged pants and very high heels, very P.M. Hmm. I found a pair of aqua capris that match this exactly — and think I might have to wear high cork wedgies with mine.

I was flipping through the channels Wednesday night and by accident came across an incredible documentary on PBS.

This program is a fascinating look at the current state of Haute Couture, where it is, where it’s going and who is wearing it: “The number of fashion houses showing haute couture in Paris has fallen from 100, during its post-World War II heyday, to barely a dozen today. Filmmaker Margy Kinmonth journeys from Paris to New York to California to meet both designers and customers in this exclusive, elusive niche in the fashion industry. As haute couture’s traditional American customer base ages, fewer young women are stepping up to ensure its survival. Discover how much has changed

25 Responses to “Friday, July 27, 2007”

  1. MaryM says:

    Beautiful! And I am loving the THEN link — oh, my, word.

  2. MaryM says:

    Beautiful! And I am loving the THEN link — oh, my, word.

  3. MaryM says:

    (so sorry! Multiple copies above brought to you by a groovin’ gremlin, two years of age.)

  4. Theresa says:

    So very disco, indeed. That little top clearly needs to promenade up the Lake Shore and enjoy some sunshine and lake breezes!

  5. lisa says:

    LOOKS GREAT!!!!!

  6. Becky says:

    HOLY SMOKES! It’s not for nothing that you totally inspired me to go to fashion school. B-M, you are seriously talented. That top is brilliant!

  7. Tamara says:

    Waaaaaay cute!

  8. Love the Groovy Condo – we want modeled pics! And thanks for the info on the Haute Couture program. It’s on tonight at 9 in the San Francisco Bay Area on KQED.

  9. Delica says:

    Fabulosity! You are going to be so groovy!

  10. Susan says:

    I love it! When I voted I only knew that I liked the yarn, but had no idea what you were going for. Looks great.

  11. Karen says:

    Very pretty Bonne Marie! I love the mix of the neckline and that it’s sleeveless.

  12. LaurieM says:

    Cool! It looks sort of egyptian with that round collar neck, and sort of like copper with the green and gold. Very elegant too. I like it!

  13. meg says:

    Oooh, gorgeous! J’aime bien!

  14. Karen B. says:

    I love it, b. Marie! So stylishly brilliant!

  15. Michelle says:

    congratulations on finishing this number up!! Would love to see it modeled, it actually looks very wearable.

  16. Marlena says:

    Love the neckline! And thanks for the heads up about that documentary. I’ll have to try to catch it!

  17. Frarochvia says:

    I love that neckline so very very much. Wow! Modeled pictures, please!

  18. carol says:

    Very nice – now that I can see the photos! Invisible Photos Mystery Solved (see comment on Tuesday’s post). Norton Internet Security Parental Control feature has Flickr classified as Sex/Personal Ads and blocked access!

  19. Bonne Marie says:

    THANKS so MUCH! And, I am so happy the Flickr mystery was solved — the Internets — always something, non?

    I had to postpone ze modeling shots — went to the dermatologist this week and got some clean-up work on my back. WHOA! I had No Idea the little canister that looked like a Blow Torch was what the doctor was going to use on my Mole(s). I definitely picked the wrong season to do this, but c’est la vie!

  20. Tracey says:

    Very cheeky indeed!

  21. Carol says:

    Tres’ Magnifique! Love it! Very interesting show.

  22. Sil says:

    I see you wearing this with many many lucite bangle bracelets…tres chic.

  23. Elizabeth says:

    Oooh, love it, especially the neckline. Oh so glam.

  24. amisha says:

    this looks fantastic!! i have so so much UFO resurrection to do… this is an inspiration. the color is perfect for you too!

 
 
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