Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Zipper Inventor: Google celebrates!

Good morning! 
I opened Google just now and was surprised to see a ZIPPER picture and the word "Google" in an embroidery texture! For a dedicated sewing & crafts fan it was a pleasant surprise! 

Yesterday was "Earth Day". Could today be a SEWING Day? Would be cool, ha? But it turns out, today is 132nd birth anniversary of Gideon Sundback- the inventor of the ZIPPER! So, it is still related to garments and sewing! Although some of you may not realise how valuable and important the invention of The Zipper is (of course it's not a discovery of electricity!) , I dare say it involves more imagination and creativity. Think about it- Gideon came up with a solution to a problem. He did not discover something which was already there, created by nature!

Now, after a quick research and some digging in my own experience as a tailor and shopper, I can say that zippers can be extensively used as decoration, and not only as a stylish replacement of buttons or method of keeping that skirt on! Zippers can be THE tick- the detail in a design of a garment which changes everything! Example- I have a friend who LOVES these thick zippers with golden teeth on dresses and tops! They are known as "EXPOSED Zippers". I am sure you have seen a lot of them in shops recently! 

Now check out how zippers could make an item look interesting in a new & different way!

Victoria Beckham wearing an Exposed Zipper dress.

        Forever 21
ZARA dress with an Exposed zipper


Zipper Trends (http://hiddengemsfashion.com/archives/90)

Zipper Trends

And there are also ways of re-using old zippers or just including them into your design ideas!  

Gallery of using Zippers as accessories (http://www.flickr.com/photos/amaliaversaci/page12/)

Zipper Brooch (http://oohsome.blogspot.com/2009/08/zipper-brooch.html)

Exposed zippers on leggings!

Complicated party dress with LOADS of exposed zippers!

Zipper Decorations!

 Well, there you go! Now you know who you should be thanking for Zippers! Happy Birthday Gideon Sundback! 


Monday, April 23, 2012

I am back!

This time I have been away for 3 months! Oh my God-Some blogger I am! But you will have to forgive me of course, as so many things happened since the last time I posted in December! I have changed my job, I have finally found and joined a Fashion Design course, I have turned 24 and gifted myself a white iPhone 4S, I have made plans to get my own place, my cat turned 1 year old, I have exchanged quite a few Tweets with my favourite artist Carole Samaha (www.carolesamaha.com), I made some new friends from different parts of the world (Belgium and Malaysia), I have finally purchased my first CAROLINA HERRERA bag and not-so-first pairs of shoes and skirts, I have discovered Nara Camicie- an amazing blouse brand (keeping those working ladies look fabulous! http://www.naracamicie.it/), I have attended my first Fashion Show in Dubai with Zuhair Murad as an honored guest, I have decided to make a major decision towards my ambitions and dreams of fashion! And all this in just 3 months and in the same city of Abu Dhabi! As I am writing this from my Marketing office, I do not have all my fashion illustration photos to post, so I will do that later. However, I will share some latest photos of my styles illustration, my cat, Carole Samaha and some trends from fashion magazines that caught my eye! Enjoy and stay tuned!

Fashion style Illustrations

Spring-Summer style

Carole Samaha

My cat Arabella