DIY Denim Embroidery

For months, I’ve been anxious to try my hand at denim embroidery but could never figure out how without freehanding under a sewing machine, unsuccessfully tracing or using my horrible penmanship as an adequate enough pattern. I was stumped. Determined to find a way to transfer a pattern or letters onto denim, I went to my local fabric store to investigate. Turns out, there’s a product that will forever change your embroidery experience and that inspired me to embroider all denim in sight. Read on, friends . . .

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Laura Aspit Livens Fall 2016

Inspired by the colors of bright Mexican doorways and Henri Matisse, British milliner Laura Apsit Livens has designed a most playful and colorful collection of cloches, berets, trilbys and boaters for fall – and quite honestly, it’s her best collection yet. The London College of Fashion alumna has adorned her hats, constructed of 100% rabbit fur felt, with colorful and playful patterns, inspired by Matisse’s iconic paper cutouts. Love, want, need . . .

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Aitch

I’m captivated by the way Romanian artist Aitch toggles between darkness and joyfulness in her illustrations. Not only have designers and brands like L’Occitane commissioned her folk-inspired work, the self proclaimed nomad has created works for wedding invitations, playing cards, and her own illustrated animal book – a work currently in progress. I can just stare at her work for hours and can’t help but dream that one day, she’ll create more wallpapers so that I can cover a room with her prints.

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