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Tuesday, September 7, 2004

oh L@@K, it’s!

Max Mara Bolero Vest

While I’m busy formulating my personal Fall Runway, I’ve been window shopping galore in shops, magazines and catalogs.

AHH, if only I was as lucky as my college friend Diane, who always goes up to Montreal at this time of year to shop wardrobe. She claims the City has much more flair than anything she’s seen in Chicago, so she beats a path to its door evey Autumn. Every year I swear to do this, to see for myself, because her style is beyond measure…

This is a very interesting year for fashion collections – my very favorite is the Donna Karan collection, with its rich monotone-on-tone offerings – check it out HERE.

The mood is romantic and feminine – more of those wonderful tulip shaped skirts that seem to be attractive on everyone.

Here’s another unique vest from Max Mara I saw at 900 N. Michigan Ave.


You see the monotone-on-tone again – a fanciful decorative piece over a same colored lighter-weight turtleneck…

I like cinched waists – here’s a sweater I made awhile back (Rebecca #22) that has similar detailing with a flounced skirt.


a little about the Design House of Max Mara

7 responses to “Tuesday, September 7, 2004”

  1. Debbi says:

    Those Max Mara designs only make me think one thing – “pregnant belly”. Not flattering on any body type I know. I wonder if they will become “the thing” to wear. :)

  2. Becky says:

    I love, love, love these snapshots you share. Gives me a real insight as to what my buds overseas are looking at, and wearing. Those knits you’ve shown – particularly the bolero – are cool. But I’m sure I’m not the only one who is thinking, “How fun would it be to KNIT those???”

  3. Melissa G says:

    I too say cool to the first vest. I think you pegged it with the second–unique.

  4. Bonne Marieq says:

    Whether I would wear it personally or not, I thought both garments had really original styling and design points.

    The shaping, the curves! WOW!

    I always find it inspiring to go to the edge of the water and dip my toes in a little, then maybe run back to where it’s safe…

  5. travelita says:

    Montreal is a happenin’ place. Very cosmo and the subways are fantastically clean!

  6. Oshun says:

    Those designs are interesting indeed, and I surely would enjoy knitting the second one (but wearing it, hum…)!
    I really like these photos you share then and again. Being in Montreal right now, I can tell you it is great for shopping: the styles and boutiques variety are amazing, there is something to suits every kind of taste !

  7. Dani says:

    The bolero vest makes me think of the knitting patterns from the 1940s that I have packed away in the garage. Now I am tempted to go dig them out! I couldn’t wear either of these designs, but I have two preteen girls who are no bigger than a minute to test this kind of stuff on!

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