I have noticed a definite trend in my recent making. Grey. So much grey. I was shocked but not disappointed when i noticed that. And then like a freak who constantly overanalyses everything, i couldn’t stop thinking about it. And then I decided i was ok with grey. I feel like grey is the new neutral for me. As much as i love print and pretty colours, I find that what I am wanting more and more in my wardrobe are pieces that go with everything. Pieces that can be thrown together in 2 minutes before i have to run out the door with my little ones. Neutrals are winning my every day wearability challenge. Maybe it’s part of, dare i say, maturing? One of the things I have loved (and sometimes hated) about blogging my designs over years, is seeing how my style has evolved as i have grown. I’m still me, but I can see how I’ve evolved, and I do like it.
For example, I still love the designs from my first ready to wear collection, they are so special to me, and still part of my identity, and yet i must admit – I don’t wear any of them anymore. They belong to a slightly different version of me. Younger I guess, and in a different stage of life. At the beginning of the journey to finding out who i was as a designer.
I think that’s ok. It’s part of growing as a designer and as a person to constantly change and evolve and find new inspiration as time goes on, after all you never want to stagnate. I’m 31 with three little kids and a business, I don’t need to be the same girl i was at 24, even though i did like her.
I’m not really sure how i got there from grey… but i guess that’s how my mind rambles! On to the project at hand shall we?
SO this is an Axel skirt V2, in a dark grey ponte knit from KnitWit. I love this fabric and i’m going back for more! As with all of the Axel skirts i make for myself, i graded from a Small at the waist to a Medium at the hip for my pear shape. This is probably my most worn Axel right now, possibly because of it’s magical abilities to hide that i just ate a giant donut behind the waist ties hehe. This was a date night out with Chris, but usually i’m more likely to pair it with lifestyle sneakers and a crop top or Maker tee for the school run and hanging out my kiddos.
And here we are back to maturing. Full circle my dears!