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Friday, October 2, 2015

We're All Ears :: October Inspiration

I admit that I am not the most fashionable person (as confirmed by my snickering teenage daughter), but I do love those that have a sense of style. I also don't follow trends or fashion magazines, but I am a Project Runway junkie (something my daughter and I can share). I just learned of a documentary that is out about Iris Apfel, that quirky and oh-so-colorful nonagenarian fashion icon that I simply must put on my Christmas wishlist. With the recent close of the New York Fashion week for fall, I started turning my mind to the changing seasons and the fashions that go with it as I swap out my own wardrobe (again, not nearly as stylish).

 
I did a little googlifying "fall 2015 fashion" (just putting in random words and seeing what comes up) and I spotted a set of aubergine hued dresses from designer Monique Lhuillier that really impressed me (there was also a rich teal that was lovely, and a drop dead gorgeous liquid copper dress, but I want to keep things in the same color family). The deep, saturated colors... the mix of patterns with lace... the layering effect... all of these make this Fall 2015 collection from Lhuillier really spectacular. She is known for her corseted looks, her dreamy romantic wedding ensembles, and stunning red carpet gowns, so this collection is a bit of a departure for her. I am not usually a lace or pattern person, and I could never pull off any of these looks, but I love it! (Okay...maybe I would rock that furry coat ;-)


What impressed me was that each of these pictures, while obviously part of the same collection, seems to exude a completely different woman. From young and hip to stylishly classic. So I thought that a fun challenge would be to pick the one woman (or more!) from these pictures and design earrings to go with her outfit. The only thing that is lacking in this collection is the jewelry, so why not provide it for her!

Your challenge this month....select one of these looks and create a pair of earrings to accessorize it.

See you on October 16th for the reveal!


10 comments:

  1. I love Project Runway too!! I recently made a pair of earrings that would be perfect for this challenge. I guess I have to do it again!!!

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  2. I will just have to "make it work!" (Wink) Wow .... another great challenge! Love it!

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  3. Ooh! I might have to try and squeeze in time for this. D is my absolute favourite - I'd love to wear that dress!

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  4. Erin, what your snickering teenaged daughter doesn't realize, is that our journey is toward our PERSONAL STYLE. The one that expresses who we really are. The one that compensates for our particular body quirks. Our personal style is timeless, although it will always be influenced by what we have worn in formative times (for me that would be denim). Our personal, timeless style embraces the colors that look the best on us, flinging the current Pantone palette into the wind. Our snickering daughters are still finding their way, and as they try the current fads, they will find their personal styles, too.

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  5. What a great challenge Erin. I will have to have a go. Or try at least. I know already which outfit to pick.

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  6. How fun! I love how you pick these wonderful challenges. It really is a good way to stretch our minds.

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  7. LOVE Monique Lhuillier designs and I am also a huge Project Runway fan. This looks like fun and those colors are so deep and delicious!

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  8. What a great idea! This will be so fun!

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