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Sunday, 30 November 2008

Bumped

....regarding the event held yesterday.

eco After 1 hour involved with arranging stuff and setting everything for the Eco take away fashion and some 30 minutes of fair's duration, we were forced to pack and leave:(...Why???Because owner of the place where the exhibition was held, just didn't like the idea of the exhibition's selling character.
I suppose that the title of the exhibition-TAKE AWAY fashion-just didn't work for him/her when agreed to place the exhibition there.....or perhaps he/she thought that we should be giving away the things we were working on....




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After this happened, I was thinking how Nic was so right when saying: "the bazaar (there's a reason this word sounds like bizarre)"....in my native language it is BAZAR, so very similar,too.

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I'm so sorry about all the trouble, especially for the curator of the event Kulturni front, that beside organizing the event, spend a lot of money on providing the info about this event...

And I was so proud about my ECO-paper(mulberry) clips.....but anyway the next "Take away fashion" will be held on December 27 in SKC gallery from 12-22h.

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xo, Katarina

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Clutch bag obssesion

or getting ready for the upcoming craft show

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Well, you could certainly see the large amounts of fabric pieces cut into 2 different shapes, where 4+4 are making the clutch zipper bag.

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I wanted to make some sort of a bag that could be small enough to be taken in case to carry the money and some important documents and yet can be big enough to be able to hold the keys, cell phone and you know, some other important stuff.... taken in hand or even hanged from the shoulder;)

I was hooked by the look of these,charming and innocent, but even with the fact that inserting a zipper was such a harmless thing to do:)

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I followed the instructions given here and started with fabric byTanya Whelan, Ava Rose line....

I will not give you any explanation, as it would require a lot of time(that I currently don't have) and effort(regarding my English), so I took a lot of pics and I 'm sure that they all speak for themselves;)















Hope this is/was useful;)

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xo, katarina

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Art from the top of Europe

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Yesterday night, I went to see very interesting exhibition featuring 2 young fashion designers, RICKARD LINDQVIST (Sweden) and DANIEL PALILLO (Finland).
I love theirs work and I'm so happy that this week is full of interesting events here in Belgrade, always associated with the work of this 2 artists and you can read more about that here.




What is very interesting and so exciting for me is, that all the events will finish with the exhibition of our designers, and I'm taking place at the exhibition;)YAY!!!
As the theme is ECO fashion, I will try to make some cute zipper pouch bags with linen and some other cotton fabrics...can't wait to start( it 's been almost a week that I'm trying to find some time to start,LOL).
If you have any other idea that is not requiring a lot of time, I would like to hear;)

.......an update..............

Yesterday, on November 20, there was the big opening of the ECO CHIC - towards Sustainable Swedish Fashion , fashion design exhibition.
Eco Chic exhibition that is made by Swedish Institute starts its journey throughout the world in Belgrade and it is a perfect combination of art, design, ecology and social responsibility. If you haven’t asked yourself by now what is the link between your intention to purchase new clothing to replace the old and global pollution, then this is the right opportunity to broaden your horizons and at the same time be up to date with the fashion scene on “the top of Europe”.
This event is a good opportunity to become aware of the real meanings and connections between more and more popular (but also necessary in the present vocabulary) terms like eco design, sustainable development, green design, recycling, global warming, etc.

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The event was held in best part of the Belgrade's center of the city, at Knez Mihailova street.
The windows of one of the biggest central city Malls(under interior reconstruction)were turned into a small fashion scene where some beautiful eco creations could/can be admired.

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I mean how incredibly perfect is this jacket??????

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I loved all the models and autors!!!!!

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And how about these vintage style shoes????

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Also the idea of placing the newspapers as a background is just awesome!!!There was a small speach at the opening of the exhibition about the textile indusrty and how it really ruins our environment, employ small children as a cheap labour etc, and there was one fact that really made me wonder....to produce one pair of the blue jeans, there are about 1200 litters of water required in the process......wow, how terrible is that???


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I'm so anciosly waiting the next Saturday, to be able to dispaly some of the things I'm working on now.....thinking the ECO way.....

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Fortunately, Eco fashion, besides engadging the natural fibres and materials in process of creating, can also mean produce small, original and handmade pieces, where no indusrty is empoyeed, and therefore can't harm the environment......this was such a relief for me, as besides preparing some linen pieces, I cut some very colourfull pieces of fabric, always cotton fabrics, of course, like the Melissa Averinos 's Sugar snap debut line

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or Tanya Whelan 's Ava Rose line.....


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making some of these;)

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xo, Katarina

Saturday, 15 November 2008

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Chateaux Rococo Christmas

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It is finally finished, the pics are taken yesterday and the template is set up...all in time;)....so I will list it in few hours, always here .
You could see some pics of it while in progress at the bottom of this post and this is how it will appear as the gallery picture

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And just for fun, this is how Marta loves to model best.....making some funny, bloopers poses, telling me - mommy, how about this one????
LOL!!!!

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I will start this listing with 0.99$, it is an OOAK that will be altered to fit 4-7 sizes and don't forget to sign up to my mailing list(there is the side link at the left)to receive 50% off shipping for all November purchases in both of my shops;)

xoxo, Katarina

Saturday, 8 November 2008

Punk princess

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Just listed on etsy.

I created this dress for a friends daughter, and tried it on Marta-she hardly accepted to take it off,LOL...but I really think that every little young fashionista will love it!!!It is super fun, twirly and so soft and cozy!!!!

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More pics here.

Have a great weekend,
Katarina

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Mermaids

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I finally managed to list something on eBay. Not the dress that could be seen in progress in the previous post, but some very interesting and unique pieces I made in collaboration with Rachel of MydeepblueC. Her work is just impecable and I'm so happy that I had the chance to work with her and purchase one pair of her beautifuly hand embellished jeans for Marta:).

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The fabric line we used is the Mendocino line by
Heather Ross featuring mermaids, seahorses, squids, octopi large and small, and we choosed the gorgeous send and aqua palette in colors of earth, redwood forests, sand beaches, sky and sea. And for those reading my blog, it is well known how much I love that colour combo:)








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Of course, my granny gave hers contribution to the versatibility of this small collection, by knitting the warmy/cozy necktie and hand warmers and I embellished them with the fabric buttons.
So cute!!!! I especially love this brooch pin

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I started creating this set, inspired with gorgeous trims I found and of course the quilting squares;)






And must say that all that loveliness I ruined again with making the mistake on selecting the ISO on my camera...ughhhh!!!! I have placed my ISO to 1600 instead of auto, which is usually 200-400 at that type of light....So I got all that grainy pics...when I realized that, we went back to the garden to redo, but it was already 4.30 pm and getting already dark(2 weeks ago we had that changing of time in one hour forward).So many pics are dark and noisy:(


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Also, I've relisted 2 Christmas listings, but you have all the links at the side bar.....

Enjoy the week,
xo, Katarina