In other news--I am super EXCITED to announce a fun challenge I'm co-hosting...
With these lovely ladies: Sarah from Rhinestones and Telephones, Solvi from Delfinelise, Meg from Meg the Grand, and the lovely Veronica Darling!
How fun is this? Ok, here's the idea...
Taking inspiration from the film, stage and television to create some garments either inspired by our favourite actors/actresses or by our favourite films, stage productions or television shows!OH YES!
Here's some of the categories in the challenge:
FROCKS FROM THE FLICKS
From Givenchy's iconic black dress from Breakfast at Tiffany's, to Marilyn's white halter dress from The Seven Year Itch, to Scarlett's velvet curtain dress from Gone With the Wind, frocks of all styles and eras have left their mark on cinematic history. Whether you are inspired by an icon or simply by a pretty frock only just glimpsed, this is the place to let your dress dreams run wild!
There are so many beautiful blouses and tops that have graced the silver screens, both large and small. Katharine Hepburn's masculine tailored white shirts, which she wore throughout her life, is one that easily springs to my mind. Whether you are inspired by crisp tailoring or flowing lines, toppers of all styles are welcome here.
FEATURE FILM FOUNDATIONS
From Rizzo's slinky black trousers in Grease to Marsha's fabulous flares in The Brady Bunch, to Joan's sensational pencil skirts in Mad Men, skirts, trousers, capris, and shorts are the way to go here!
SLIP INTO THE SILVER SCREEN
Elizabeth Taylor cornered the market on slinky sultriness with her simple white slip in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Whether you want to channel your own Inner Liz or mould you figure to a more Lilly Langtry frame of mind, this is the place to sew yourself some small clothes.
THE SWEATER GIRL
Nothing says silver screen style quite like the sweater girl. No sweater girl is better remembered than Lana Turner. Whether v-neck, pullover, or cardigan is your style, knitted inspiration can be found here. For those more inclined to sew, how about a Pink Ladies jacket? Let's not forget our headgear, either! Here is the place to show your outerwear!
THE ABILITY TO ACCESSORIZE
Accessories of all sorts are welcome here! Nifty hats, lacy shawls, beautiful brooches, and natty socks. Whatever puts that finishing touch on your ideal outfit should be shown off here!
Who's in? There's a flickr group and you can grab a button for your blog from Sarah's blog post. I can't wait to share some of my ideas over the next couple of days and to get your feedback on a few undecided ideas!!! So technically the challenge is going to happen until the end of May but I can just fess up now that I probably won't be finishing all my garments until mid-June as they are for specific events.....more to come soon!!