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The votes are in and a big congratulations goes to Oona from Oonaballona for her impressive "Eye of Iris" which was inspired by the unforgettable and one of a kind fashion icon Iris Apfel. Her winning entry consisted of: a wool sheath, an elaborately patterned coat, and a pair of fury leg warmers, my favorite part of her ensemble. All self made I might add.
In my opinion "Eye of the Iris" was this week's most unique entry and it definitely embodied the spirit of Ms. Apfel. Like, Ms. Apfel, Oona certainly has a very outspoken style without ever having to say a word. Her interesting mix of fabrics and accessories scream that she's gonna do her thing, her way, forget silly fashion rules!
Coming in a close second was my personal pick, Steam Train Frock, by Kathleen of Grosgrain. Her outfit was inspired by her icon, Ulyana Sergeenko. Her ensemble was a combination of a self-drafted warm brown self drafted wool/fur 3-tiered circle skirt and a self-altered, recycled black sweater accessorized with a skinny black belt at the waist. The pictures of Kathleen in the outfit are in my opinion truly breath taking. I'll admit that I wasn't familiar with Ulyana Sergeenko before this competition, but after checking out these images of her on the web, I totally get why Kathleen chose her. I think that Kathleen's Steam Train Frock is a great interpretation of Ulyana's modern yet turn of the century styling.
Project Sewn has really gotten off to a great start and I am really looking forward to seeing the entries for next week's "Make it Pink" challenge. Be sure to check out the entries on next Tuesday.
My Signature Style
In the meantime, I'm very busy working out my own signature style. In fact, I am very excited to say that I have found a very fun and useful tool that is making that task quite easy. Once I have my style figured out, I'll share what it is and the process and tools that I am using to sort it all out.