Friday, July 13, 2012


Detachable collar: Also called a false-collar. A collar made as a separate accessory to be worn with a band-collared shirt (currently worn styles are turndown, tab, and dog collars; as well as historical styles such as Imperial or Gladstone).

This is one of my favourite new trends. They're absolutely delightful, whether worn as necklace center piece or used to change up a crew-neck sweater or shirt. A false-collar is the perfect interchangeable accessory.

Whether your style is soft and delicate...

I'm obsessed with the vintage 1960s flair of the peter pan collar.

or a little more edgy...

There's one to compliment any style and elevate any outfit. Can't find a style you like? It's the most fabulously easy DIY project. Recently, I volunteered for the JennyFleur Loves… & Hive Mind Millinery Fashion Show here in Vancouver which showcased Jennyfleur Loves… an amazing local boutique which collects unique & fashion forward pieces from all over and featured Hive Mind Millinery hats. Dressing the models I couldn't help but notice some beautiful detached collars which combined my love of them with my current obsession of metal in fashion.

It didn't take me long to decide I needed one in my own wardrobe. Having been a little strapped for cash lately I decided to make my own. I found some great cream colored lace weight yarn in my stash, this super cute knitting pattern and voila! I added a vintage button from my collection to complete the piece.

It hasn't exactly been sweater weather here in Vancouver but I'm too impatient to wait for fall so I've been pairing it with a button down shirt...

This is my awkward some-one-else-is-taking-my-photo face

Now I'm off to draft 1/4 scale patterns & do design homework. I'm going to try and train myself to do a weekly post every Saturday. We'll see if I can stick to it!

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