Have you heard of DADA? Well yes, it;s a real WORD and yes you can find it in the Dictionary! DADA is famous in the world of ART in the world of FASHION….. It is a must in a cultural society.
What is DADA!
Dada was an art movement formed during the First World War in Zurich in negative reaction to the horrors and folly of the war. The art, poetry and performance produced by dada artists is often satirical and nonsensical in nature. (Wikipedia)
DADA defines itself and creates itself in the fashion world….. DADA originated in Europe 1916 and never actually stopped if you ask me….From Originator Marchel DuChamp the DADA movement in the fashion industry had a hard time first and was shocking. Vivienne Westwood, was one of the first fashion designers who broke the boundaries and DADA was born or moved into the fashion industry. After that it was easy and more acceptable for designers like Galliano , Maison Martin Margiela or Victor & Rolf to push more and more!
You probably think that these pigiont shoes are just art or insane, well theses days everything is DADA and it will go further and further… because we humans need to break through the boundaries, not only for our self but for future generations….. there is no stop to DADA or creativity…. All is possible!
So enjoy a cup of coffee, and create some DADA.….
By the way when I broke into a traditional world of Romanian Point Lace where everything is beige, ecru or white my colourful pieces and not traditional concept and approach to this antique lace making technique, was a shocking fabulous adventure!
Most people did not understand and did not like the idea that something so old and perfect…. is not colourful, not for the table and more….. meaning a wearable piece, a concept to take to another level.
Teal…. Teal is a medium blue-green color, similar to cyan. Its name comes from that of a bird—the common teal (Anas crecca)—which presents a similarly colored stripe on its head. It can be created by mixing blue with green into a white base, or deepened as needed with black or grey. The complementary color of teal is maroon.( Info Wikipedia)
I love this colour so much that it;s available in the store…. 666m per skein is waiting for you….. 100gr of pure fun, creativity and .You can do wonders, with this gorgeous colour…. From Doilies, to crochet and knit dresses , blouses, home decor and so much for like Romanian Point Lace for example!
This fabulous thread is fine and from Romanofir. A company that prides itself with the best thread in Romania. With a history of almost 100 years they deliver quality, fun and joy to crochet, knit, tatting and lace making. Check it out hereand hurry coz this colour goes lie hot cake!
But Teal is not all, we have shades of PINK, that are as attractive as teal… The wonders of Pink are amazing!
Do you know what PINK stands for? Pink means femininity, LOVE, calmness, Optimism . It means Hope and beauty… This colour is amazing and you can have it. Right in the shop!
Pink is here so come and get it!
Enjoy for fabulous week.. and start your Monday with some gorgeous threads!
And when you think you find inspiration in the most simple common things on earth, I bet you never looked at a key. For every project, Inspiration is key….
Have you ever paid attention to the simplicity of a key that opens a chamber? Have a look at these keys that are a mystery, a key to opening a secret, or door that opens your universe to a completely new idea…. these keys are vintage, old, handmade and lead my mind to think about French doors, lifestyle and elegant fashion. They give inspiration to Romanian Point Lace Designs and to lace making. Motives that can be moved in repetitive positions, or one design.
The way the iron is forged, elegant and in line, curved from hot to freezing cold, warming in hands, this is how the cord, forms on the calico in elegant , organic shapes, that give birth to a design to stay. Maybe even a touch of embroidery if gold or silver is added to the key…. The possibilities are endless.
And once you have the key as inspiration, the thread is following like the devil in the dark , so escape from it. A sweet pleasure to pick and try… Like the forbidden fruits.
What precious thread will be transformed into a precious design ? Only you are the key to that!
Is it the powerful, Amethyst, the fabulous Jade, etc…. ? Make it happen because Inspiration is the key…..
When you work on a new collection, it’s not only takes times but it takes dedication and a lot of rethinking, redesigning and work , work, work…..
Once you set a goal you basically work against time…. against all odds….
So once under time pressure this is one of the songs that I like to listen to while I design, make lace or illustrate.
From a designer point of view…. it;s always a battle with time…. You work like crazy and redesign and set a collection! The more you work on it the more ideas flow in our brain and you are under pressure.
Time is your enemy and I have never experienced one time that I lost against it! BUT, you are out of breath every single time you try to battle it. One minute before a collection gets. out or is photographed you are still there with hook, needle and thread to fix something last minute!
This is a sneak peak at the latest collection…..
PS: Happy Weekend!
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