Sweater? piece from my 4th year collection
Jeans? Diesel, Winners
Bambi necklace? h&m
My 4th year collection in university was a winter bridal collection. It featured silk wedding dresses and cosy alpaca knits. I still like the idea but there is so much I would do differently. But that's just part of the learning process.... Maybe if I had a do-over I would learn to knit before deciding to do a knit based collection. I had people's moms and grandmothers knitting for me, a little dutch/Italian sweatshop so to speak. I couldn't even read a knitting pattern so it was hard to converse with the knitters. I would say I wanted a certain shape and they would ask how many across and I'd be lost. But it all got done (I'm still grateful to everyone...) and I got pretty alpaca knit pieces out of it (p.s. I got sponsored by Fable knits and I don't know a lot about knitterly stuff but I know their yarn is sooo soft and luxurious). I didn't wear any of the knit pieces for years after school was done, I think it was my hangover period. By the time the final collection is done, paraded down the runway and marked, you don't want to see it again for a long time. I'm over it now and it's been fun to play around with some self-designed stuff. This sweater I'm actually wearing backwards. The buttons are supposed to be down the back and the front rises above the bust (it makes sense, really). I got questioned for it during my collection presentation, but I love that the arms are extra long and slouchy. Perhaps it didn't look 100% bridal but I always pictured my brides to be a bit quirky...
Anyways... if you haven't entered my giveaway yet, scroll down and do so... after that head outside and play in the leaves. Enjoy them now because soon it'll be...winter. Gross.