Thursday, October 23, 2008

Enter Malam's world :))

Malam in Paris

Malam in the woods

Click on the image to enter it :-)
(it will open in another window, and might take a little time to load)

then use your mouse to move around.

what do you think ?

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

New blue frock coat - the end

So this is how it turned out once finished :)
I have to say it is very well worn too....

(you can also see it is not very sunny in Paris at the moment ;o))

Monday, October 20, 2008

Final design - Paris designer exhibit

Thank you for all your lovely comments! After many changes... here is the final flyer design !

I took all the advice I could, and tried to concile it all with what I had in mind too:-)

It's been sent to print now...

If any Parisians read this ;o) The private sale event will be held on Sunday, November 16th,

from 11am to 8pm,

at the following address:

Pica Pica, 20 rue de Nemours, Paris 11e

(Métro Parmentier or Oberkampf)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Designer exhibit - Flyer designing

I just spent a whole day designing the flyer for the sale event.....
It's quite nice to take a pause, and not sew or anything for a whole day :-)
Someone will be happy I post more drawings ;o)
Here's the progression... I started with drawing the main character and deciding of the layout.
Then I scanned it, touched it up and started installing the settings...
I hesitated a lot about the misses' position...
About the settings ...
About the bubbles....
About the frames...
More or less about everything in fact.

Oh and she looked too much like Marianne, the symbol of the French Republic, with her pointy hood... so I turned it the other way!

This one should be the final one. Or at least, it is not far from what the final one will look like :-)
Feel free to comment on what elements you like best, it is not printed yet :-)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

New frock coats

It may not look like it on the picture but I'm really happy with this custom frock coat! This is the one I was talking about in the previous post, I love the colors!
I think blue is so elegant.

It is a bit longer than my usual ones, and it has different sleeves and a different hood as well...
It is still missing buttons though, but that will be fixed tomorrow....

Since I was making one, I started a second one at the same time, I quite like it too, but it is not fun enough yet. Here is a pic of it, it is not lined for the moment.
I want to add something on the front, or on the side, or at the hem... I don't know yet :)

(See, I'm thinking!)
Oh and I have a new project - since yesterday...
I have decided to organize a private sale event in Paris in a few weeks.
Besides my clothes, there will be Yann's pictures, and our collaborative work :

There will also be fun jewelry from La Fille du Consul
How cool is that :-)
Just a little more work needed, I've got to design the flyer.... quick:)
(Any ideas, please feel free to let me know :) )

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Blog award and fresh news

OMG I just looked at the date of my last post... I suppose time flew by too quick!

First of all, I'd like to thank all of you for your very nice messages after my featured seller interview. Enquiries about clothes were a bit lost among them lol

It's great to see there are so many lovely people out there!
Then I would like to thank Sara from Crafts of Texture for awarding me a Brillante weblog award:))
How cool is that? :-)))
so the hard bit now is to choose only a few blogs I'd like to give it to as well.... I'll choose
Clothes-Pin for great finds
Pamela Angus because I love her work
Fly Tie for her cool designs & interesting posts!
River Mist Expression because he's really nice and friendly

Congrats ;o)

Apart from that, I've been reaaallllly busy with work, custom orders, the new collection...

I'm currently working on an altered custom frock coat in navy blue faux suede and green and silver flower and checks inside... it may sound weird like this, but it looks great so far:-))
I'm very happy with the choice of fabrics the future owner did :-)

So... i'll post a pic as soon as it's done!