Victor & Rolf Fall/Winter 2016/2017

If ever there was a runway show to inspire upcycling — this is it.

Mark my words — that basketweave effect on the jeans will be a street style trend.

Apparently, Victor & Rolf created this “Dickensian vagabond vibe” by upcycling their previous collections. I don’t know about you, but I am inspired to create a rag rug dress. It would be the perfect thing to wear to an art opening. Minus the chimney sweeper hat.

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Emma Watson’s Met Gala Dress will inspire you.

Here is another reason to love Emma Watson. You should follow her on Instagram.

For the last few decades, if someone asked you, “Did you make your dress?” — it was not exactly a compliment. If your dress looked “homemade” then it was construed as not chic. It feels like the pendulum is swinging and we are in a time when wearing your sustainability on your sleeve is respected and admired.

This Friday, I feel lucky to be able to attend  TEDx PiscataquaRiver at 3S Artspace. I am most excited to see Maxine Bédat, the co-founder and CEO of Zady. Zady is a clothing and consumer goods e-commerce company that emphasizes ethical consumerism. Thinking about all this prompted me to scroll through the Zady Instagram page. I was struck by this quote below.


Wouldn’t it be great if Portsmouth became the capital of sustainable style? Let’s start by supporting our local tailors.



Purl Soho’s Gathered Skirt for All Ages

I stumbled upon this skirt on Pinterest. I love the minimal design. I’d like to try to make a couple of these for myself for spring, one in black linen and one in an olive green. I would make mine a tiny bit longer.


They would look great with a simple knotted t-shirt, a cross body bag, and these fabulous Teva leather sandals. A perfect outfit to wear for a bicycle ride into town. Ching Ching


The skirt design is from Purl Soho. Their how-to video is posted below.

To read the full post on the Purl Soho website click here.

xo jam