ERMIE Ave. 51 print silk scarf, Ilana Kohn Black Ikat Lizzie Dress, vintage necklace from Lady.
Ilana Kohn Black Ikat Lizzie Dress, Rachel Comey heels, vintage Native American turquoise & silver cuff.
L: Double Block Necklace- Mociun & Katy Krantz. M: Vest from Platform, belt from J.Crew. R: Odette Fox Claw Necklace, Dream Collective multi-colored record bead necklace.
Ilana Kohn Dress, ERMIE Magic Marker print silk scarf, ERMIE Shibori Print silk sash, Odette Fox Claw Necklace, Isabel Marant S/S '10 necklace, vintage Native American turquoise & silver cuff. Way Tweaked. Just because.
ERMIE Ikat Print silk shell, Mociun S/S '11 skirt, Odette Fox Claw necklace, Dream Collective Necklace, vintage Native American turquoise & silver cuff.
Playing dress up. I try to wear something I designed every day...it's a good way to see how my garments hold up over time, if they are actually comfortable, etc. But I do enjoy wearing the work of other designers- ( *Other People's Designs: O.P.D....not O.P.P....that's very different) among my favorite purchases from Other Designers this summer: Ilana Kohn's Black Ikat Lizzie Dress. When she posted her summer collection I snapped this little number immediately. The ikat woven cloth was so striking, and the dress looked like it would be comfortable & versatile (it is)--literally something you can just throw on & go. I received it in the mail today, and I am already in love.
I've also worn my Mociun Pleat skirt quite a bit this spring & summer. Also very comfortable- it too works with many items you wouldn't expect. The other day I wore it with the ERMIE Ikat print 'silk shell' --not a new style- but this dress that I chopped up.
I had stained the original dress with blood (don't ask) and threw it in the wash to clean it. Of course it shrank--so instead of tossing the whole thing I salvaged what I could. I actually like it...next summer, I'll definitely be making some tank dresses & sleeveless shells to beat the heat.
What have you been wearing this summer? Did you make anything that you've been wearing? Do you have a current favorite summer outfit? What do you wear to stay cool? Share, share :)
Also: Just in case you may have missed it- one of my favorite designers, Jennifer Sarkilahti of Odette, was featured on The Makers!