Monday, September 27, 2010

A UNIQUE WEDDINGDRESS

Photos: John Frantsen

-And another happy costumer.
This was the result of the next special "wedding dress". This rich color-changing fabric was found in Montreal, like the fabric for the previous wedding dress.

The customer was wishing for a violet, simple, classic beautiful fitted dress with a V-neckline.

The dress turned out like this, with a flare and an asymmetric cut, even if it is executed in panels. The dress has lace-sleeves and a little piece of lace in the neckline at the shoulders, which gives some cohesiveness. The dress was naturally completely lined. 

THE MONEY ISSUE



-In extension of my post of the 22/9, you often hear the expression that, time is money. 

How du you rate your work? What is your work worth? That is some of the hardest to determine.
Of course, it depends on what the customer imagines, what kind of dress, the cut, the details and what fabric they want. Least but not last, how much they are willing to spend.

On the official website of the Tailor's Guild you can get an indicate of an hourly salery in their agreement here.

Like I have described in previous post, it takes quite some time to create a unique dress made by measure. By experience I've learned to give an estimate, when the clients ask for the price.


The customer then knows what they have to adhere to and what they can expect. -And I know what I am dealing with and can better organize the work within this framework.

But of course, if money is no object, I really can take care and use all the time needed.
On the other side, one does not always have to make every penny count. When I spend time on customers, I see it more like an investment in the long term, which hopefully comes back again somehow.

Sometimes it even comes back from a completely unexpected side. Maybe that is what you call Karma.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

VOGUE



If you are curious to know how Vogue really works, I would recommend you to open up for DR2 on tuesday the 28/10, 20.50 O'clock. They are showing the film, The September Issue.

The film is at the same time a portrait of Anna Wintour, one of fashion's most influential women. I have mentioned the film earlier in this post from 16/11- 2009.

Pictures found on Google. If any objection, please read my Disclaimer.


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

THE TIME- FACTOR



Does time play a role? Yes! - of course it does, because life is short! Therefore, it is about taking advantage of the best time allocated.

The next question that turns up is, do we always use the time appropriately? Yes, I wish it was so.

Of course, it depends on what you want and what you rally spend your time on. Does it make sense?

No, not always. But the reason for this is probably that we never took the time to think about, what it really is we want, what we dream about. What makes sense? Hvad is important for you?

Of course, it's about prioritizing time and setting goals. I think you're doing yourself a great service by asking yourself these questions and putting them on paper.

There are a number of distractions, excuses and procrastination acts, that prevents you from using your full potential and do what you dream about. Television, computer, social media are some of the greatest time-robbers at all, just to mention a few.

Then, of course, it is time to take time, hold on, prioritize and focus on what has been found. Life is what you make of it.

Friday, September 17, 2010

ADDICTED!

You know the feeling?

On my hunt for lining and accessories for the next wedding dress in the series, I accidentally came across this exotic piece of Moschino fabric in the fabric store, Stof 2000.

It is not because I'm missing fabric, but I just couldn't leave it, partly because of the woven pattern and the weight of the fabric.
Suitable for an exclusive winter Gala dress perhaps. Pictures will follow eventually, but first it's just the two wedding dresses coming up.

Photo: John Frantsen

Thursday, September 16, 2010

LUCKY ME!


The other day I met with a good friend/former classmate for a cafe latte on the most amazing sunny day.

She had noticed my request of basting-thread on Facebook and found a roll of the namesake from her hidings.

In addition she gave me a beautiful piece of wool from Fendi, which she nevertheless would not use. How lucky can one be.

Photo: John Frantsen

Saturday, September 11, 2010

MOTIVATION

Photo: Daniel Clement

Since my last post, I have thought about what it takes to get some feedback and motivate people to contribute with their opinions and ideas.
The reason is simply that I and a good friend have spoken a lot about the idea of starting a new clothing brand.

In this regard, I would like to do a bit of research, to hear if there is any interest and need for more new clothes. But maybe people are happy with the selection already available today?!

But to take it a bit differently, it would be nice to hear what your favorite piece of clothing really is? What can you not live without? Comment please.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

RESEARCH!



What do you think is missing on the Danish fashion scene? Is the range of clothes available on the market today big enough?

Do you sometimes find it difficult to find any clothes that you like or that fits properly? And when you finally find something, it's not the right size, not the color you like or the fit is all wrong. It might be just over the top priced and the quality could be better too.

I would like to do something about that, but I need some feedback from you readers. Give me some ideas and put your fingerprints on the future of fashion.

What would you like, if it existed? How much are you willing to spend for good quality? How old are you and how would you describe yourself?

All comment or emails are more than welcome. Thank you!

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

A UNIQUE WEDDINGDRESS

Here is the final result of one of the very special "wedding dresses" I have been working on lately. As you can see, it is possible to make something unique and nice for big ladies too, as long as the fit is right.

The happy costumer wished for a different and asymmetric dress. This dress is a two- piece and made of silk-taffeta. The top has special lace-sleeves and is apart from the lining, backed with silk organza, for re-inforcement and to give it some structure.

The skirt is a structured wrap-skirt, where the lining is used as backing and the asymmetric cut is used for a slit at the back.




Photos: John Frantsen