Wednesday, January 9, 2008

CSA Gives You Piece of the Pie (er Sheep) - MVKNITS Wool Shares

As the world grows smaller many of us are trying to live within our means more and more. One such way is through community supported agriculture. Associations have sprung up across the globe offering everything from local co-op gardens to banana harvesting. The newest CSA craze available on etsy provides the opportunity for individuals to buy shares in a wool harvest from a farm on Martha’s Vineyard.

“After shearing, we’ll let our friends at the mill work their magic and soon you’ll receive your share of the harvest,” MVKNITS said of the project. “The number of skeins, yardage, etc., will depend on the size of the clip but we are limiting our shareholders this first year to ensure that everyone gets a bountiful supply. You can choose to take all of your share in one kind of yarn or receive a sampler with some of each of the yarns we produce, including mohair, kid mohair, Cormo and Cotswold. Just type ‘one yarn’ or ‘sampler’ in the ‘Buyers Message to Seller’ box when you check out. We also have Spinner’s shares available- both roving and raw fleece.”

Give the shares as a gift to Grandma, I bet she will knit you something nice!

Monday, January 7, 2008

Have Your Comfort and Fashion Too

For those of you that just had a white Christmas (I know I sure did), the thought of mucking around outdoors in those nasty snow boots of yours can be terrifying. To help keep your fear at bay a Spanish Company - El Naturalista has come to save the day. El Naturalista produces a line of shoes that are not only comfortable but also very cool for the winter months. The shoes are smart as well as they have been specially treated and will form a thin white film when it is cold, this film is actually protecting the leather, when the temperature is back to normal so are the shoes! An added bonus is that the footwear is prepared in an eco friendly manner. The company is dedicated to using recycled materials where possible (i.e. rubber footbed), natural dies and they even invented a leather that doesn't need to be treated with chrome. Visit their website for further details. Items are available for sale at BALISI.
STYLE: Christie $224.99

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Got The Blues? - The Top 5 Blue Hues For Spring 2008

Spring Fashions will soon be adorning the shelves of our fav boutiques, and this year like any other the colour blue will be a large part of the Spring pallet, however this time around there is something special about blue - it is the IT colour of the season. Blue it seems is so hot that Pantone (the colour Gods) have named "Blue Iris" - a lovely shade of blue with a touch of purple as colour of the year. To help celebrate this momentous occasion I have compiled some snapshots of the top 5 blue hues from the catwalks of SS08.

Number 5

This fab blazer from Marc Jacobs captures a fantastic hue that reminds me of a Tiffany's Box at Christmas time.

Number 4

This powerful blue and red combination from Prada will help any fashionista transfer from Winter to Spring with confidence.

Number 3

Betsy Johnson captures a nautical feel with "Sailor" blue in this sexy number.

Number 2

Neon blue on this Burberry Prorsum piece not only reminds me of the 80's but it also femaninzes an otherwise manly cut.

Number 1

Badgley Mischka has captured "Blue Iris" in this sexy show stopper

Turn those winter blues upside down with the hottest hues for Spring!

Pictures By: Marcio Madeira -

Saturday, January 5, 2008

What is a Fashion Pie?

I'm sure many of you are sitting back wondering what the hell a Fashion Pie might be. For me a Fashion Pie, is your personal recipe for fashion. The personal style you live each day that helps deliver a message to the world about who you are. Maybe your Fashion Pie says "I am an Indie Designer", maybe it says "I am a member of the Geek Squad", whatever it is that recipe is as unique to you as is the taste of Grandmas decadent pecan chocolate - with just a little whip cream and mandarin on top - pie.

What does your Fashion Pie say about you? Let us know!