Monday, September 24, 2018

Popcorn!

Some people call this stitch popcorn.  Others prefer bobbles.  Regardless, its a classic that adds texture and fun.

Intermix Fall 2018
Zimmerman Fall 2018
Zimmerman Fall 2018
@nicoleballardini

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Checked-Out

Get ready to start seeing a lot of Western-inspired looks. Guess what that means? FRINGE! But also  buffalo plaids and checks, which are a natural expression of the theme. Personally, I prefer less literal interpretations of fashion trends.

The below pieces offer a (very, very) deconstructed approach to Western. The first image also hits nicely on future color trends; colors which are still quite saturated but closer to pastels without the dusty, faded aspect. I am personally liking all the minty, fluffy cotton candy-esque shades I've been noticing (see Delpozo Resort 2019.)  I'll have to do a color post soon.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Diamonds Are Forever

Maybe it's because the 80's are popping up again or maybe it's the Trump effect.

How To Spend It Magazine
Vogue Taiwan August 2018

Swarovski crystals in a diamond mesh pattern

Salt Magazine

Gold chain. Also I LOVE Maeve Marshall's freckles!

Ellery Resort 2019
Elle Vietnam September 2018

From 2017...note the dense florals paired with something linear and stripey, a trend which blew-up in the active and performance world in recent seasons.


Monday, September 10, 2018

Knitting for a Cause | Little Lungs RSW Awareness and Protection


From time to time I get emails and solicitations from companies to write a sponsored post or collaborate on a project. Usually, it's quite obvious that whoever sent the email has never seen this blog. I mean, it's pretty clear TDH is all about knitwear so when some manufacturer emails me to ask if I will write about their prom dresses, I just delete it.

I don't know anyone at Little Lungs and truth be told, I havn't even heard of Respiratory Syncytial Virus, the #1 reason babies are hospitalized within their 1st year of life, but someone over there (Hello!) knows I'm all about knits so I have no problem promoting this worthy cause.

(Full disclosure: I am not being paid to write this.)


Knit Big for Little Lungs is an event the organization promotes starting in October to raise awareness for RSV and provide NICU's around the country with hats, blankets, and booties.

See the flyer below for specifics and you can check out their Facebook page for more information about their cause and see some wonderful pictures of people proudly knitting away!



Thursday, September 6, 2018

Crazy For Cats!

Yes...I'm one of those crazy cat ladies and I make no apologies for it. If you met Quincy, my 18lb tuxedo cat, you'd try and kidnap him from me. I take great comfort in the fact that the fabulous Grace Coddington is a crazy cat lady too! Also I grew-up in a house with an all-leopard kitchen so I have a particular affinity for big cat patterns. (Yes, you heard me...leopard. Floors, plates, upholstery, etc.)

WGSN said leopard patterns have seen a 5-fold increase from last year. I think leopard and animal prints are classic and always in style but if you're a trend-follower you can take comfort knowing you're on the right track.


Harper's Bazaar UK September 2018
Tanya Taylor Resort 2018
Miu Miu as seen in Harper's Bazaar Russia

In related news... here's a picture of Bruno the Cat. He's a 25lb hunk of love who likes to stand on his hind legs. He was recently adopted from a shelter in Illinois by a couple who responded to a posting on Facebook. To show how committed they were to giving him a loving home, his mom-to-be submitted this awesome song she recorded called "Gimme That Fat Cat."  

It's a MUST-SEE!


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Monday, September 3, 2018

XOXO

Happy Labor Day! And just like that Fall unofficially begins. Chanel Pre-Fall 2018. 1 cable sweater, 3 editorials. 

L'Officiel Netherlands September 2018