I love mixing prints. Either in one item or in a collection. And one of my favorite designers is a master at it. Christian Lacroix mixes the unexpected, adds the details of lace, crystals, beads, extravagance galore and creates the most beautiful pieces imaginable. Granted, his designing isn’t to everyone’s taste, but I think it is so romantic and beautiful. I’m saddened that he no longer has his couture house. His designs are always a source of inspiration for me.
So I’m trying to use up some of my fabric stash and decided to finally do something with a collection of prints I picked up a while ago. I always had the intention of mixing these together as a little collection, but never knew what to do or how. Sometimes its best to put it away for a while and then when one pulls it out again new inspiration pops up.
The first idea that comes to mind is Lacroix! Lets do something with inspiration from some of his older collections.
So I came up with a couple gowns with embellishments inspired by Lacroix.
Applique for gown
My Lacroix inpired gowns… now available in the Madeleine Rose Couture Boutique
Ok, it’s been a while, I know. And so much has gone on I don’t even know where to begin, but I’ll start posting little things from the last several months going forward.
Meanwhile, I’ll start at the present.
Summer! Ah, who doesn’t love it, with it’s sunshine and blue skies, sandy beaches, and cool ocean breezes. While I guess not everyone has this climate, but living in Southern California, I’m very lucky I do. And that is one thing that inspired this mini collection. On one of my last shopping trips to Mood, I purchased this beautiful shades of blue designer silk chiffon.
shades of blue designer silk on far left
I also ended up having in my large fabric stock some other blues that happened to blend in rather nicely.
Shades of blue-from top- light grey silk chiffon, textured blue chiffon, designer print silk chiffon and metallic blue knit.
I wanted to do easy summer dresses, the kind you would just slip on for summer with silver statement jewelry.
The mini collection of Summer Blues-four short dresses, three long gowns and a skirt with bodysuit ensemble. Available now at the Madeleine Rose Couture boutique
Here are a few of the looks:
Short silk print dress
Knit Tank Gown
Summer Blues print gown