Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Battling daylight in faux fur

I think I'm pretty lucky to have a man in my life that has the same desire for fashion (and sewing) as I do.  Last semester for Pirate's final project, he chose to work with faux fur.  He wanted to create something none of the locals here were wearing.  And that wasn't too hard, because the default uniform here is a tank top, cut-offs, and flip flops.  I'm definitely not that girl that blends into the background.  I don't mind and actually like being noticed.  The piece he created for me, will definitely turn some heads. :)

We ventured to Kapalua to get some forest-y shots on Pineapple Hill, but time was not on our side.  We literally had about 10 minutes and was able to capture a couple natural light shots, before the darkness crept in.  These photos don't really do his creation justice. (Thank you crappy point and shot).  Another added bonus he included is the exposed separating zipper, which allows me to also wear the sweater like a jacket.  Thank you honey making me such a gorgeous piece.  Can't wait to see what else you have up your sleeve.

{Hubby's DIY faux fur sleeve sweater | Mahina pleated chiffon maxi dress | Jeffrey Campbell "Blk GLita" shoes | thrift belt}

Love, S


Balancing Lisa said...

I'm pretty sure we are both wearing the same dress in today posts! lol Great minds think alike!


haute.teapot said...

Such a great piece--he is so talented! I know what you mean though, when I'm on Guam I stick out like a sore thumb. Everyone wears blacks and browns and just zori! I like that you're different from the rest, that's what makes you so interesting and trust me, it's hard to do at times when the crowd's busy fitting in. :)

Catherine Au Jong said...

<3 the jacket!!!!!


Sofia said...

Such an interesting coat. :)

iamstyleish said...

gorgeous! your hubs is so talented, as are you! I like it belted.

Content Director - Strong Female Leaders said...

You man is awesome! Love the fur!

il mio piccolo capriccio by Fabiola said...

la chaqueta es preciosaaa!!.. me encantaa!!
Besos enormes

Mae Lu said...

God I am so glad you don't like blending in with the locals. Nate's like, "you're going to have to learn how to be less high-maka (is that how you spell it?) when we move to Hawaii." I was like, what? Embrace tanks, cut offs and FLIP FLOPS if I'm not junking it? NO WAY. I plan on wearing heels, sandals and cute dresses and stuff.

It's nice to know that people like you and Allie exist so I won't feel like an Alien.

I remember, I was wearing floppy hats and sun dresses in Kauai, and people were looking at me like I was some some sort of weird creature from another planet. It was nice to get noticed, but not with some of the strange looks we got. And I was wearing flats and sometimes flip flops, too. (shh, don't tell anyone.)

That jacket is really something! It's so different. Is it too warm for there? Can you wear it often?

Mae Lu @ thereafterish.

Jackie said...

you and I both.. I don't like blending in either :P Your hub did a great job (as always) I gotta meet the both of you already! It's hard to find fashionable people in Hawaii :/

looking gorgeous dear!! <3

Tabitha said...

Good job hubby! I see more of the detail in the last pictures and seriously he's so talented. I'm so impressed by how awesome you both are at creating things. Plus I can only image how amazing it would be to have a significant other who considered fashion a hobby too.

Tell him to keep up the great work and make you more fun things. ;)


Harija said...

Hey... just wanted to leave you small note:
You have an amazing fashion sense & also have a wonderful blog!


Amanda @ Life with A.Co said...


I thought I really loved it as a sweater but seeing it as a 'jacket' makes me love it even more!! :)

A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

PS - how tall are you? How tall is the Pirate?

Vera said...

You look gorgeous and the shrug adds such a lux touch!

Heidi said...

Oh I love the faux fur jacket! I can agree with you on the point and shoot camera- sometimes my photos suck too! Especially since it rains like every other day here...haha

Jamie said...

OMG it's gorgeous!! How lucky are you to have a man that can make you unbelievable fashion pieces?? That's like a girl's dream come true!!!!


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Anonymous said...

Love that skirt!



zs closet said...

I really loove that maxi dress!!xx


Unknown said...

Oh my God...you're so lucky!!! You jacket is amazing...

A big kiss,



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Zarna said...

wow i can't believe he made that! it's so beautiful!

BARESTUDY (Janelle) said...

wow, that is awesome!!!!! fur sleeves!


ChiccaStyle said...

Wow! This sweater is amazing!!!

Lisa said...

So cool!! Actually it seems perfect for the freezing weather we're having in TX right now :)

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Michelle Elizabeth said...

Thanks for your sweet comment! I love your fringe!