Cinema Tops

My favorite designer and somewhat of a role model is Coco Chanel. I love the chic simplicity and the effortless elegance of her looks. One of Coco's greatest rivals was the Italian designer Elsa Schiaparelli. Her take on fashion was largely based on whimsy (the cliche example of the famous lobster dress). Coco hated Elsa and referred to her as "that Italian artist who makes clothes". She meant it as a diss, but I see it as a compliment :)

I am petit, so I love very simple, well tailored silhouettes (Coco). But the other half of my aesthetic is all about fun and whimsy, wearable art (Elsa). The only stipulation is that it has to be every day wearable. I don't attend the Met Gala ball or Hollywood parties, at least not yet :) I like clothes that are fun and yet subtle enough to carry me through the day: work, shopping, lunch with friends, etc.

And so here are two tops fresh from my studio :) This is my own pattern. The back and raglan sleeves are made out of very simple grey jersey from Mood. The front panels are out of  silk crepe-de-chine and  are images that I found online, worked them over in Photoshop and PicMonkey, adjusted their size so that they'd yield to the front panel shape, and then ordered from Spoonflower.

Where would I be without Spoonflower?! - the greatest site EVER!

The first one is an image from Breakfast at Tiffany's and the second is of Harold Lloyd from Safety Last. I've a few more cinema-inspired panels coming from Spoonflower, so stay tuned and I'll be showcasing the other tops in the next couple of weeks :)

I'm beyond happy about how these turned out! A perfect pattern :)

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