Soft pastels, reminiscent of Jordan almonds, have been turning up on several Haute Couture runways. I adore these shades, so I was really excited to see Riccardo Tisci using them in the Givenchy Haute Couture Spring 2009 show. He has used pastels before, but this time they were much more muted.
I cannot get over how pretty this blouse is. Those shoulders! I have to get my sewing skills back up to par as I have a vintage pattern that I could adapt into this- I love the use of organza instead of bulky shoulder pads.
This is one of the pieces that astonishes me with the level of skill required to make it. Just the corseting alone is immaculate, but the insets are done so perfectly and with more than a little of Muglarish flair . I have a 1920s black lace cape but I think I need this one- again, those shoulders!