I must admit when Grace, of The Stripe, suggested that we each try making our own Markus Lupfer-inspired sequined sweater, I was uncertain. Attempting to attach tons of tiny sequins onto a sweater seemed difficult and downright messy. But I’m known to never turn down a DIY challenge and after the first successful attempt, I’m happy to report that this tutorial isn’t nearly as difficult as it seems. Because I chose a design that covered a lot of surface area, using sequin trim was a huge time saver. Thank you, Grace, for motivating me to just go for it!
This fall marks the eagerly awaited debut of Frēda Salvador‘s collection of two-toned booties and interchangeable oxford-loafer flats. Designed in Sausalito by friends Megan Papay and Cristina Palomo, the shoes are made with most supple nappa leather and printed pony hair in Christina’s native El Salvador. I recently scored a pair of the Snow Leopard Booties and there is no doubt they’ll be the first of many from the talented duo!