Return of Winter

FAIIINT, Faux Fur, Snood, Black, Maxi Dress, Outfit, Park, Nature, Outdoors, Topshop Boots, COS Belt, Fur, Studs, Autumn, WinterFAIIINT, Faux Fur, Snood, Black, Maxi Dress, Outfit, Park, Nature, Outdoors, Topshop Boots, COS Belt, Fur, Studs, Autumn, Winter

Those of you that live in the UK will be well aware that, despite having lovely warm, sunny Spring weather last week, this week feels like winter all over again & today it has even decided to snow! Rather than feel miserable at the horrible day outside, I decided to take the opportunity to wear (hopefully for the last time till Autumn!) a couple of my favourite things that I made last year…

I brought this amazing faux-fur from an upholstery shop, as it was the softest, most realistic faux-fur I’d ever come across, nicer in fact than even the very expensive types you get in good fabric shops. I love the look of fur, but couldn’t wear real fur myself, so I love that this looks & feels just like the real deal. I brought it mainly to use for the removable collar on the black cropped tux jacket I made, but with quite a lot left over I decided to make this snood out of it too. Even though it’s such a simple little accessory & took no time or skill to make, I think it’s one of my favourites, I have worn it practically every single day over the last few months. Small details such as lining it with thin china silk, so that it wouldn’t make my neck hot & sticky like my other snoods do, mean it has become my go to neckwear for Winter & my other scarfs haven’t had a look in since I made it!

I had been looking for a maxi dress like this one almost all of last Autumn, I couldn’t find exactly what I was looking for anywhere so decided to make this out of the bits of leftover jersey I had lying around. It has panels of a heavier ribbed jersey down both sides, this wasn’t a conscious decision, but more due to the fact I didn’t have enough of the plain cotton jersey I used as the main fabric left & this was spare! I love the way it turned out though, I think sometimes my best efforts seem to be the pieces I just knock together & take no care over!

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  1. Posted 04.04.2012 at 3:49 pm | Permalink

    I LOVE how you’re just… casually making things to wear hahaha.Unintentional or not, the panels on the dress look great!

    Posted 04.04.2012 at 4:06 pm | Permalink

    Haha! Well, I have to put my degree to use in someway! I actually really enjoy making stuff, just not when I have a deadline, then I hate it!

  3. Posted 04.04.2012 at 5:47 pm | Permalink

    You look stunning, I’m in love with your faux fur, very elegant <3

  4. Posted 06.04.2012 at 9:40 pm | Permalink

    awesome belt darling!

  5. Posted 07.04.2012 at 12:24 am | Permalink

    i love it!
    it’s great to be creative and resourceful. the faux fur and dress are both stunning.

  6. Posted 07.04.2012 at 11:29 am | Permalink

    I really like the dress! I wouldn’t have known that you made it if you didn’t say so.

  7. Posted 07.04.2012 at 3:24 pm | Permalink

    Amazing! I love the fur detail. xx

  8. Posted 07.04.2012 at 4:25 pm | Permalink

    You’re so talented! I love how simple the dress is and how the belt helps to bring that simplicity out.

  9. Posted 07.04.2012 at 5:21 pm | Permalink

    I think it’s amazing that you found the fur at an upholstery store – just shows that we can find fashion in the funniest places.

  10. Posted 07.04.2012 at 8:29 pm | Permalink

    Tell me about it! I was all excited about bring out my summer things, and then now i’m back to anoraks.

    You look simply amazing in this ensemble. The fur is so fitting :)


  11. Posted 07.04.2012 at 9:47 pm | Permalink

    You are such an inspiration to me! I just started my fashion design degree but we are not making anything yet just a lot of sketching. I really love the dress, the mixing of fabric adds another dimension to the otherwise very minimal and simple line of the dress. PS: I’m following :), I am so excited to see what else you create.


  12. Posted 09.04.2012 at 12:07 am | Permalink

    these photos are BEAUTIFUL and the faux fur collar is stunning

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    Posted 09.04.2012 at 5:18 pm | Permalink

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  14. Posted 09.04.2012 at 6:39 pm | Permalink

    Wow you are super talented and I would ROCK this entire look ;) LOVE it! I will have to check out your shop online.


    Ps- Thanks for your lovely comment. I am now following your rad blog on Bloglovin, Facebook, and Twitter!
    Much <3

  15. Posted 10.04.2012 at 10:42 am | Permalink

    Gosh, you look incredibly beautiful!

  16. Posted 10.04.2012 at 3:25 pm | Permalink
  17. Posted 12.04.2012 at 12:20 am | Permalink

    Love how the snood kind of blends in with your hair! And the panels look great, unintentional or not ;) It’s hard to find a good maxi! I seriously wish I could make my own stuff like you do :)

  18. Posted 13.04.2012 at 10:19 pm | Permalink

    This look is so beautiful and dramatic. I love the long black dress and the leather belt is INSANE. Really incredible outfit! xx

  19. Posted 16.04.2012 at 2:32 am | Permalink

    I hate the argument that faux-fur encourages the fur industry. With faux-fur this good, why would you even bother with real? Beautiful collar piece.

    Posted 16.04.2012 at 11:19 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the great comments guys! :)
    Steph – Totally agree, they seem to be one of those rare things, like the perfect jeans! Crazy really when they are super simple to make!
    Jen – Its beautiful isn’t it? There was an entire rack of them at 75% off in the sale, totally couldn’t understand why no one wanted them & almost brought a second to bleach! Fools! ;)
    Lucinda – Thanks! I absolutely hate that argument too! I think real fur, unless you are part of an indigenous population and/or still live that hunter/gatherer type lifestyle, is just pointless in this day & age with all the amazing quality faux to choose from!

  21. Posted 19.04.2012 at 8:47 pm | Permalink

    You look amazing!x

  22. Posted 27.04.2012 at 6:59 pm | Permalink

    love this outfit beyond belief – definitely following!

  23. Posted 02.09.2014 at 6:50 am | Permalink

    i love your creations!!! and they all look so Rad and yeah im a guy but i drool over them, im an aspiring teen fashion designer, im taking up Journalism but im still doing fashion at the same time XD youre soo cool XD if you have face book add me <3 chirami char XD kisses!

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