Monday, April 23, 2012

Boho Skirts Craving

Making the second muslin for my Burda Couture Challenge, I am craving some instant-gratification project that is striking, versatile and easy to wear. So, here I am re-discovering Boho skirts, and I especially love the styling of these YSL SS2012 beauties:

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I am thinking of using paisley Liberty cotton. It is semi-sheer, so I might underline it.

I do have a white shirt to go with it - it makes the whole look so fresh and city-appropriate. Without a shirt it is a beach outfit. The only thing missing is a striking belt - but I have an idea...

What about you, readers? Do you like long skirts? How do (would) you style them? 

10 comments:

  1. Those skirts are beautiful! I think a Liberty paisley would do the trick. And I love the idea of wearing a long, colourful skirt with a white shirt.

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  2. I used to wear them a lot when I was a teen back in Portugal but have gone out of habit. I often think about them but not completely sure I want to go back. Wearing them by the sea side feels better than when stuck in a innard city where it rains more than the sun shines.

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  3. LOVE that first outfit - so glamourous yet effortless looking - beautiful :)

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  4. I do like long skirts and adore liberty fabric. Pairing with a white shirt might be unflattering because it will divide your figure. I like the idea of matching shirt so it looks more like a dress.

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  5. Have to admit I love the fabrics in these by YSL ...Especially no 1 & 2..... Gorgeous.... Yes also think Liberty would be fabulous! Does look so easy... Ha.... I notice that there is a Burda Plus long skirt pattern recently released similar to No 1 .... With the pleats to take away the bulk at the waist.... Might try this.... But yes the secret is the belt... And finding one long enough.... So please share your thoughts or secret on this....:)
    Dying to know which Burda Style has taken you two muslins.... So hope it is not the princess with wave panel as I want to make that also.... Any hints yet???? :-) just waiting on my mag to arrive... And have bought a lace to make the inner panel..... :-)
    Lou x

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  6. Anne-Marie LabrecqueApril 25, 2012 at 8:29 PM

    Those YSL prints are stunning, simply stunning. You might not have a shirt like this one, but I remember a haute couture blouse you maid that could be interesting...  wait I will find the link ...  here I found it. http://frabjous-fashion.blogspot.ca/search?q=blouse 

    You could adapt your skirt pattern to go under the blouse and still have a belt...  ???? Ralph Lauren often has incredible belts. 

    Do I wear long skirts? Since I am only 5,4 (or 1m63) and since my life style is very active, I do not wear floor length skirts. I prefer skirts that go just below my calf. With that length I never roll my office chair over them, I do not walk over them while taking up stairs or while taking them down. With boots, a simple turtle neck and a stunning belt, the look is clean and simple...  like the look you were showing in this message.

    The only floor length skirt I have had in my life was a deep burgundy silk taffeta skirt that I wore for the Holiday season with a short sleeve silver angora sweater, that's it. After years of loyal services, the skirt ended up as cushions in a friends living room ;-)

    I am certain that your skirt will be exquisite. Liberty of London makes wonderful prints, but often with a salty price.

    Regards from Montreal

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  7. love the skirts!

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  8. Hi Marina, Hope you are starting to feel better....and I see your wish for a simple couture long Boho Skirt will come true....:-) have been browsing the June Burda Release.... Looking forward to your optical illusion dress... And hope in the end the heartache was worth it.... But I want to thankyou for the great post on burdastyle... And the tips from Susan about marking the curves frequently to match them up..... Exactly what I needed for my current couture dress in progress...:-) I have been stalling as the circular seam is a feature....and such a simple extra technique can make so much difference!
    I saw some YSL belts and the purse went on sale this week.... Sigh... Just gorgeous!
    Lou xx

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  9. Loving the third outfit and like skirt fabric, design!

    http://www.mogulinteriordesigns.com/category/26884634861/1/Skirts.htm

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