To Dye For...

So there are certain things in the fashion world that I can pick up on way before it becomes a trend (which is a good thing) and then a lot of the time, I just catch things as they are beginning or are well into the trend scale. That being said, I've notice a new (okay not new, but reborn) trend of all things dyed. Not just dyed but dyed differently like dip dyed or double dyed making it back into the fashion stream. I think I like it, well not all of it, but there are some particular pieces I've noticed that really catch my eye. It's another one of those trends, however that makes me think HEY, I could't do that myself! So while I ponder on a particular sweater that's at home waiting to be washed after the attempted of dying it brown when it was originally a chartreuse, I'm thinking that I could turn that now army green mostrosity into a dip dyed extravaganza! Well, okay, at least I might be able to make it look a little more interesting! ASOS has some particularly nice dresses that have a dip dyed effect to them.


How Old is too Old...

So this week the radio station I listen too (KDWB) decided to bring up the subject of 'How Old is too Old' asking listeners when they thought people should stop doing different things. This bothered me! I mean seriously, doesn't it all depend on the person? Maybe I'm sensitive since my birthday is coming up on 11/15 and I'm dreading it. I'm waiting for my friends to catch on and start the teasing. They are all at least two years younger than me and even though I look younger than I am, I still HATE knowing that I'm older! I was especially sensitive when it came to pop culture and fashion. I feel that I'm very intune to what is current because I love it and also because I'm back in college for a Fashion degree. This same week I saw an older woman (probably late 70's) dressed in the most awesome, black and white geometric print sheath dress and chunky heels. She looked amazing and it made me thing that when I'm a grandma I will definitely be a fashionable one! I will wear what I want and what looks great and NOT care that it isn't what is typical for my age group. Why should I? Who says when you are in your 80's and 90's you HAVE to wear polyester pants with seams down the front? Who says you have to wear cheaply made knit sets? NOT ME! I say wear DVF dresses if you want to, there should be no rule to age. I do, however, think that it 's important to take your body frame into mind. As long as I can still wear things from F21 and not look packed and squeezed in and make the garment look the way it's supposed to, I will go for it! Just because I'm a mom to a teen does NOT mean I can't wear the same styles from magazines like Lucky, Elle, Vogue, that she wears! We both put our own twist to it anyway and hey, fashion is a statement, is it not??

After all that ranting and feeling like I wanted to call in to the station and yell at the top of my lungs I'm NOT too old to take breakdancing lessons with my daughter, I'm NOT too old to like the Jonas Bros. or jump up and down when it's time for G.G. to come on! So what if I wish I was Taylor Momsen and be 15 and allowed to quit school to work for a fashion designer. I can if I want to!!!! I was finally relieved when checking out my weekly blog reads I stumbled upon Susie at Style Bubble and her latest post on a blog she found called Advanced Style. What joy to find a whole blog dedicated to more seasoned stylish people of older generations! I knew I wasn't alone!

Zelda Kaplan, 92

Selina Jervis in London


Fashion that sings!

I've been on a kick for a while now with trying to recreate all of the musical sounds of my teenhood. There are so many things that you can't even buy anymore and I miss hearing it! So what joy when I found someone's blog that had a flashfetish on it!!! I've been playing around with it and am adding to 3 music collections so I can share the memories or just fun songs with others. The collections contain Minneapolis music and old skool rap both of which were a HUGE part of my life. In fact, if you check out my site or my etsy store you will see that I have stories to go with each of my bag styles that are from my past and they all seem to come back to one thing....the music!

I think that music and fashion have always gone hand in hand. They go so well together! The fashion is like the icing on a very luxurious cake...don't you think?? I mean, there's a whole magazine (Fashion Rocks) dedicated to this very idea. I don't necessarily mean musicians who design or endorse fashion but a piece of fashion that you know was inspired by music. Here is one picture to show just what I mean. This is a dress that I made by taking inspiration from a Rowena Sartin (okay I copied it almost exactly) dress but since it was all about going to the Prince concert, I knew right away that it had to be Purple! It was like 98degrees out that night but I sacrificed for the sake of fashion! It's made from dupioni silk.

How does music influence your style? Have you put together a look or made something inspired by music?



Welcome to the Sweet Luna Blog!

Fashion is a lifestyle, in fact, to quote my instructor at school...'fashion is life; life is fashion'! I want to be obsorbed in all things in the fashion world. I am sad when I'm without it! I may not be able to buy everything I want, but just being able to look at it gives me joy! So this is my blog as a way to enjoy the passion of fashion and share it with others! I hope you like it!!