First Annual Project Upcycle

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It’s officially official! Project Upcycle is really happening! All the details are over on the 3S Artspace website. The deadline to submit an application is February 9, 2018. The public event is on Saturday, March 24, 2018. Mark your calendars! Please share this post on your Facebook and Instagram pages. We want to get the word out to emerging fashion designers in New England, especially those that care about sustainability. There is an FAQ section on the 3S Artspace website but if that doesn’t answer your question, shoot me an email at recovergirl360@gmail.com or leave a question in the comments below.

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Holiday Inspiration

Here is some inspiration for a simple and creative holiday. For more inspiration, and links to image sources, click over to my Holidays Pinterest board.


And ICYMI, my Recovergirl Holiday Gift Guide is over on PortsmouthNH.com.

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Recovergirl Holiday Gift Guide 2017

 

Yohji Yamamoto Dress Pants

You know when you go shopping in an out-of-town thrift store and you decide not to buy a special vintage piece for whatever reason and then you can’t stop thinking about it?  That is how I feel about these Yohji Yamamoto pants except I’ve only seen them on Instagram and I could never actually afford them. I just keep going back to this video clip to stare and appreciate them. Press play and watch them move.

Even though these are designer pants I feel like I could wear them to work at the library. I’d wear a pressed white button-up shirt, Doc Martens or brogues, and an orange lip. Done.
Not that I care about transitioning from work to evening, but these would totally do that. Add heels and a jacket worn over the shoulders. Done again!

The long half skirt, to me, seems to be a reaction to people’s openness to gender fluidity. The word “unisex” doesn’t feel like the right way to describe them. When I think of unisex I think of something neutral — something that doesn’t reference either gender. These dress pants reference and celebrate both.

The half skirt also makes me think of long peplums on 1940s dresses and suits. Like this dress below from 1st Dibs. If you Google 1940s long peplum dresses you’ll see lots of examples.

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1940’s Chantilly-Lace & Silk Sheer-Illusion Peplum Hourglass Cocktail Dress on 1st Dibs

That is all. I just wanted to share my appreciation for Yohji Yamamoto’s design. It is an example of what is right in the world. IMHO xo jam