Silk Dresses To The Instagram Power
Could mugs like these be up to anything good? I answer with a happy NO. Peter, resident photographer in mid-laugh over the level of our gin infused delight, would probably agree.
At the moment, these sisters-in-cocktails are all quite sober. One needs a little sobriety for the staggering amount of French seaming and blind stitching going on across the country. Over the next few days, this wee chunk of MSN are all in Silk, and all in the same pattern.
Why did we decide to tackle this self-imposed mini challenge? You may put the blame squarely on the dreamy filtered shoulders of Instagram. If you’re not on it, I highly recommend it for Mood Fabric’s snapshots alone. It’s fabric porn with first looks at new arrivals, and a healthy dose of Swatch. To wit, Valentino Silk Charmeuse panel, wonderfully modeled by Kooan:
Many an Instagram yard has been drooled over and sold via phone, site, horse and buggy.
The Instagram that started it all was this shot of a smash hit indie pattern resting upon this Italian Op-Art Silk Print. Sonja realized we were pattern twins, and I immediately suggested a battle royale. Naturally. Lladybird Lauren wanted in on the action, and let’s face it, MORE PEOPLE IN THE CAGE MATCH EQUALS MORE FUN.
Of course, the fourth wrestler in this throwdown is the Silk itself. So far it’s beating 2/3rds of us about the head and neck area. I decided the Op Art print wanted to be something else, so I beat feet to Mood this weekend. My Metallic Silk Chiffon was purchased (with the highly entertaining help of Kooan) 15 minutes before Mood’s doors closed on Saturday…
…and it’s still folded on my table. I open it occasionally and with great tenderness, while gathering my supplies: mercerized cotton thread. Microtex needles. Super sharp pins. Tissue paper. An extra bottle of Mezcal.
And my phone by my side, for some quick Instagram action shots, naturally. Who knows what barrel of trouble that’ll get me into next.
What Silk did my fellow Lucha Libres choose? Come back tomorrow for challenger number one!