This month's Petite Fashion Challenge is hosted by Megan of Long Live Classy - be sure to check out her blog for the rest of the entries!
Chic Pin-spiration: Find a pic of an outfit you love on Pinterest, and recreate it the best way possible!
I heart Project Runway and have been an avid fan since the very first season aired on Bravo. Though I wish they'd stop rushing the designers' creative process, I stare unblinkingly at their sketching and masterful draping while soaking in every episode. To say that I get inspired would be an understatement.
Anyhoo, my Pin-spiration for this challenge is Mondo's Rorschach dress. I loved the graphic nature of the garment and how the black side panels perfectly framed his artistry. Mine, of course, pales in comparison but I had a lot of fun making it and getting in touch with my inner child (who loved art class but was never very good at it) :)
Pin-spiration: Mondo's Rorschach Dress from Project Runway All-Stars
My version: DIY Inkblot Dress
Wearing an Inkblot dress isn't exactly for every occasion, so I also played around with different options to make it more accessible:
J. Crew Schoolboy Blazer in Wool Flannel, Maraschino Cherry (buy here)
Melie Bianco Ariana Bag
Gucci d'Orsay Pumps, Camel
Banana Republic Button Down Blouse (old)
J. Crew Factory Bib Necklace (might still be available in stores)
Ann Taylor Nude Belt (old)
Chanel Vintage Messenger (shortened strap for shoulder-carry)
New York & Co Slim Crop Pants (altered for slimmer legs)
Banana Republic Black Blazer (old)
Orange Leather Horsebit Bracelet, no longer see online
LOFT Rhinestone Bracelets
Fossil Chronograph Watch
If you're interested / curious, I will be posting an inkblot tutorial next week :)
Past PFC Entries:
PFC #13: Professional Under $100