Fast forward 3 years later (do you see a pattern forming here?) I rediscover the fabric once again during our move to Dallas. Deciding to use it for my new children's wear line was by far my best idea yet. I finally go back to my original thought of using the rib and meshy sweater knit together to create a "sporty/utilitarian" look that Devon pulls off effortlessly. And that's the end of the story, the remnants are finally used up.... and it only took me 9 years..I guess better late than never :)
It's a little difficult to see the eyelet contrasts in these pics, but Devon pulled some pretty cute expressions, so I wanted to share these with you.
NaomiTerblanche ... aren't those pockets just incredible?
Fortunately, I've stumbled upon some gorgeous antique lace trims at Curiosities as well as this amazing vintage floral print that's gently faded and wonderfully soft. I'll have enough to make a piece for Devon and one other for the store.
Hopefully I'll have the majority of the Spring collection posted by the end of March. These next couple months will be really busy ones as I'm gearing up for another large shipment to Singapore and I'll also be switching gears to work on some women's wear for my submission to
The line is called "BigHug" which is exactly what you want to do to this deliciously, comfy looking, double gauze bubble top. And it's perfectly proportioned to those great little stripey patched leggings!
"I'm wearing an eagle t-shirt and flower socks. My cap is yellow and there is some net at the back. I like red, cars and legos."
"Roberto doesn't like to wear girly clothes. He always wants to choose the shoes himself. He likes his long hair."
I first came across this site http://www.hel-looks.com/ in 2005 while doing trend research for private label clients. It's a great resource for checking out interesting street fashion. When I came across Jermu, I just had to share...LOVE the attitude! And am I the only one that thought that Roberto WAS a girl? I added the "Happy Helsinki Family" because I found their style to be so beautiful in it's simplicity...I mean, not many women can still look totally awesome with a shaved head!
But all this talk of elephants got me thinking about Jenny again, the elephant from the Dallas Zoo. When I first saw her, I did not know about the huge controversy surrounding this poor creature. I remember I was so excited to see the elephant exhibit (this past September) but when I saw her backed into the corner of her small enclosure, rocking back and forth repeatedly (maybe to relieve boredom) but to me it looked more like she was trying to comfort herself... to me, she looked very lonely in there and it made me so sad.
My sister was the one who first told me about Keke (Jenny's companion that had died this past May) this prompted the Dallas Zoo to make a decision to send Jenny to Africam Safari Park in Puebla, Mexico. She was to roam freely on 5 acres of land that she would share with a future female companion. Sounds great to me, but this decision sparked opposition to Jenny's move by animal rights groups such as People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. They raised concerns that Mexico does not have the same animal welfare standards as the United States and also questioned the construction and the cars traveling through Africam. Also, opponents have said there are signs the three Asian elephants at Africam are in distress. This was the result of a video taken that shows them swaying back and forth – an indication of "depression in elephants, loneliness and frustration," (Which is exactly what I saw Jenny doing) They urged council members to send her instead to a 2,700-acre sanctuary in Tennessee where 17 other traumatized elephants are kept in seclusion.
But now it seems that the Dallas Zoo plans to keep Jenny right where she is. Plans are underway to build a larger $10 million dollar elephant habitat that could house as many as four elephants. This new habitat, part of a $40 million dollar African Savanna exhibit, will be completed in spring 2010 rather than mid-2012 as planned. Meanwhile, the AZA (Association of Zoos and Aquariums) is helping Dallas Zoo officials identify a new companion for Jenny. Supposedly officials were eager to have the new elephant in the zoo by November (in an article I read from this past August, however it seems that Jenny still does not have a companion) I hope I'm wrong... it would mean that Jenny has been sitting alone in that small enclosure (said to measure less than a quarter of an acre) for 8 months now. My wish for Jenny is that they find her a companion ASAP! It would make even living in that small space much more enjoyable for her until she can finally move.