mohair&silk

Contrast

I am in love with contrast
in love with opposites
in life, in love, in art.
high and low
dark and light
broken and repaired
love and hate
wine and cigarettes
mohair and leather
silk suits and dirty boots

Just showing a little work in progress, I’m working on a pattern for a lace cape for Minifee! You can see the progress here, right now it comes just over the shoulders but I want it to be about hip length, I think. I’m making it with that beautiful blue ito mohair/silk yarn I got a few weeks ago, the first part  is with needle size 0.7 mm and then after the fitted neck/shoulder it switches to 1 mm needles. It will have a pretty lace border on the bottom as well and I’ll write it up as a pattern when it’s done so you guys can make it too :D I hope you like it!

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BELLES & WHISTLES - photographer: Gregory Harris - fashion editor/stylist: Tabitha Simmons - hair: Tomo Jidai - make-up: Virginia Young - manicurist: Megumi Yamamoto - Vogue July 2015

  • Game of Throne’s Nathalie Emmanuel: Lanvin tassel necklace and silk dress.
  • Aya Jones: Balenciaga earrings, pin, brooch and wool dress.
  • Actress Carson Meyer: Ralph Lauren Fine Jewelry 18k-rose gold earrings. Ralph Lauren Collection wool jacket and silk blouse.
  • Gigi Hadid: Dolce & Gabbana velvet headband, tourmaline earrings, and knit dress.
  • Kendall Jenner: Chanel glass-and-pearl necklace, chain bracelets and muslin dress.
  • Liu Wen: Prada crystal hair clip, ostrich coat, mohair sweater and silk shirt.
  • Brazilian actress and producer Sofia Paz: Undercover crystal bib necklace. Christopher Kane velvet-and-organza dress.
  • Musical duo Charly and Margaux of Chargaux: Bottega Veneta necklace and embroidered lace dresses.  Tiffany & Co. necklaces and bangles.




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Backpack

Coated-canvas and leather backpack

Backpack

Little America Nylon & Leather Backpack

Shoes

Thom Browne Wingtip Brogue Boot

Nike Free Flyknit Chukka

Suede-Trimmed Marbled Leather and Rubber Sneakers

Jacket

A.P.C. Denim outerwear

KENZO Jacket

ACNE STUDIOS Jacket

Scent

“Bergamote 22” perfume oil

Artisan Black Gift Set, Eau de Toilette Spray + After Shave Gel

Masculin Pluriel eau de toilette 70ml

Shades

OLIVER PEOPLES wafer sunglasses

Grey Wood Grain Sunglasses

Men’s Grey Round TB-011 Sunglasses

Watch

Philip Stein Chronograph Active Watch, 46mm

BN0024 in Brown

‘Ancher’ Perforated Leather Strap Watch, 40mm

Scarf 

ISSEY MIYAKE striped pleated scarf

Paul Smith Scarves - Red And Ecru Striped Wool-Mohair Scarf

Diamond-print silk scarf

Bracelet

X ALL_BLUES Men’s Oxidised Silver Bangle

Silver Bolt Cuff Bracelet

Nantucket Bracelet



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Some handspun beehive yarn. It’s been so long since I played with the beehive style. The blend is crazy fun, including dyed mohair, alpaca, sari silk and fire star. Blended into a black/gray border Leicester. Then plied over a coopworth single. I think its going to become a simple cowl, something that will show off the yarn.