a last post

September 2, 2011

hello, it’s me again. It’s been a while.. After this year of making my own clothes I’ve never officially finished The Dress I Made, in fact I think I never really will. But I do think the project as such has come to an end. A year is long enough to make a statement, don’t you think? So here’s one last post to say goodbye for real. And, because I cannot sit still and I’m terrible at goodbyes, to introduce to you a new project!

A few weeks ago Eelke approached me with quite an exciting proposition: for another project he rented a RED filmcamera, the type they use for shooting movies. Wooohooo! But what to film? As it turns out, I can stop blogging (at least for a while), but it is entirely impossible to stop making dresses. Or tops. Or skirts. So when Eelke suggested to do a fashion movie instead of a photoshoot I already had a few items waiting to be shown to you. Thanks to Eelke, Ben and Victor I can now show them to you in moving images. It is the perfect way to finish this blog for real I think. I hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed making the movie!

And then the new project I want to tell you about. As a matter of fact I’m writing this blog from a house with a swimming pool on the roof (important detail) in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. I’ve packed my backpack with drawing pencils, paper and my laptop, because I’ll be working in Ho Chi Minh City until december as a member of the Future Living Studio. It’s part of a supercool sustainable design project and we (european, american and vietnamese designers) will be working on the interior of an eco-lodge in Phu Quoc. So, if you haven’t pressed on the link already, you can here follow my design adventures in Vietnam.

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  1. Hi!
    Ive been waiting por a new post for what it seems like a looong time…Im sad that you are no longer blogging): I really enjoy every sigle post you wrote and you were such an inspiration for me… im just sad.
    I hope you ´ll write again someday…

    Hope you the best, have an awesome day (year) (:

    Carmila Ponycat

  2. I’ll definitely miss this blog! What an inspiring project! I’ll be following you in Vietnam!

  3. That’s so sad…. Your blog inspired to start sewing clothes seriously( and now it’s over

    and I early like the video and the clothes you had made

  4. My English is bad. Thanks for the inspiration. I wish you good luck

    From Russia with Love)

  5. Congratulations on your new adventure! Hopefully a new blog is born. In the meantime, I’m enjoying reading all of the past posts I missed!

  6. good luck with everything. this blog was inspiring and so much fun to follow! the video is awesome.

  7. I’m so sad that this is over! I just logged on to find the instructions to make a pencil skirt. Best of luck in Vietnam–keep creating!

  8. why just a year?

    perhaps you can change the premise of the blog. you don’t have to make everything you wear….just a few pieces here and there and still show them off. although you might be too busy in vietnam…the best of luck to you.

    • Hi Anony,

      Yes, I know. But I wanted to give a proper ‘finish’ to this project. Maybe in the future I will continue it in a different form. I’ve got enough ideas, but time is the limiting factor here :-).

  9. The movie was spectacular! I love the music, and especially the dress you wear in it. Would you mind my asking who the brown flats are from? They are quite striking.

    I wish you the best of luck with your new endeavor! I think you will have a blast!

    I also just want you to know what an inspiration you and your clothes have been to me over the past year, they really impacted the way that I approach sewing!

    • Hi Amanda,

      That’s a huge compliment, I’m glad I’ve inspired you. I’ve bought the brown flats years ago in Paris, in a shoe shop on the Rue Saint-Antoine. I think the shop was called Garance, but I can’t find it on google.. Sorry I can’t be of more help!

  10. glad you had a good year creating art and enjoying the whole process. what a pity, i just found your blog…had great fun looking thru your posts. amazing. you have inspired me. cheers.

    • Thank you! It’s wonderfull to see other people inspired by my work :-)

  11. I have never been in Vietnam so you must be really thrilled for a new place. Hope to hear more from you, blogging really takes time but it’ll be great if you can share your adventures with us.

  12. You are so cool to make dresses.

  13. Italy chanel
    Hi would you mind sharing which blog platform you’re working with?
    I’m going to start my own blog soon but I’m having a tough time
    making a decision between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal.
    The reason I ask is because your design and style seems different then most blogs and I’m
    looking for something completely unique. P.S Sorry for being off-topic but I had to ask!

    • Hi,

      I have used wordpress as the basis, and then edited quite a lot in the CSS to suit my taste. Good luck choosing & setting up your own blog!

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