Detail in the Fabric

my likes, loves and slight obessions

Month: August, 2010

Fashion clashed with Graffiti

The fashion world is made up of beautiful colors, shapes and lines, similarly to the street art work some people see as vandalize. Me, on the other hand, has been noticing the spray painted walls and building around my city and have noticed the beauty and talent that goes into the piece of art. With this inspiration, adding some bright neon colors and patterns in my wardrobe is necessary.

MARC by Marc Jacobs Shadow Peony Dress

Diane von Furstenberg Printed Ruffle Dress

L.A.M.B Colorblock Sweater

Louis Vuitton Monogram Graffiti Speedy 30 in Green + Orange

Louis Vuitton Monogram Speedy

German graffiti artist Oliver Krey customized the classic Louis Vuitton. The colors add a new twist to the otherwise dull pattern of the bag, although the designers at Vuittion would most likely disagree.

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Lots of Lace

Catherine Holstein, Verrier, and Diane von Furstenberg

Lace doesn’t always have to be sweet and feminine. Just adding edgy accessories can turn the loveliest of lace into a modern girls-night-out outfit. Or even changing the usual white color and turning it black, like some of Marc Jacobs  dresses in his fall collection can switch the sweet to fire.

MARC by Marc Jacobs Strapless Pompom- Lace Dress

MARC by Marc Jacobs Bronte Lace Dress

MARC by Marc Jacobs Bronte Lace Top

Diane von Furstenberg Leather Motorcycle Jacket

Hanky Panky Lace Low-Rise Thong-Cute and Comfy!

What do you think? Are you in on the lace trend? If so how would you wear it?

Set sails for Navy

Navy, navy, navy! Recently, I have noticed my gravitation towards all things navy! The deep blue color can integrate with almost everything in your fully-stuffed closet, whether  its a navy bag, navy shoes, or navy accessories, the color will surely be easy to pair with all your outfits.

Navy Shoulder Bag-Forever 21

Steve Madden Caryssa Blue Platform

Contrast Striped Dress-Forever 21

Twist Front Shoulder Bag- Forever 21

Crystal Flower Stud Earrings

Give me S’more, Please!

Not only am I obsessed with all things involving the glamorous fashion world, lately, I have been noticing my interest of the baking world. So, I decided to put my pastry chef skills to work. One of my favorite treats in the summer time, is a camp-fire roasted marshmallow.  But, here’s a twist to the classic s’more that you can make all year round to remind you of the warm summer sun.

S’more Brownies:

Ingredients:

Crust:
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 1/2 cups crushed graham cracker crumbs
2 tablespoons sugar

Brownie:
8 tablespoons unsalted butter
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1 cup packed light brown sugar
3/4 cup white sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon fine salt
4 large cold eggs
1 cup all-purpose flour

Topping:
4 cups large marshmallows

Directions:
Heat oven to 325 degrees F. Line an 8 by-8-inch square baking pan with foil so it hangs over the edges by about 1 inch.

For the crust: Lightly butter the foil. Stir melted butter together with the crumbs and sugar in a medium bowl. Press the crumb mixture evenly over the bottom of the pan. Bake until golden brown, about 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, make the brownie. Melt butter and chocolate in the microwave. Stir occasionally until melted. Stir the light brown and white sugars, vanilla and salt into the melted chocolate. Add the eggs and beat vigorously to make a thick and glossy batter. Add the flour and stir until incorporated.

Pour batter into the prepared pan. Bake until the top is crispy, about 40 to 45 minutes.

Remove from the oven. Layer marshmallows across the top and toast under the broiler until golden, (keep an eye on it, it can go quick), about 2 minutes. Cool on a rack, gently removing the brownies from the pan using the aluminum flaps, and enjoy!

Detail in the Fabric

Welcome to Detail in the Fabric! With Autumn just a few weeks around the corner, i thought it would be a good time to start my first blog. Also, in keeping with the blog’s title, stolen from one of my all time favorite Jason Mraz songs, off his album, “We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things”, I thought it would be appropriate to center my first post about menswear for women, inspired by Jason Mraz’s effortlessly cool style.

Jason Mraz in his signature hat, and a clean white tee.

Menswear looks I am seriously lusting over for Fall:

Ponte Mesh Crop Jersey Jacket

Mesh Floral Neck Blouse

Buckle Front Chino Trousers

KAMILLE soft Brogue Shoes

PRALINE High Loager Shoes

Leather Pushlock Satchel Bag

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