Favourite number 9 is about my favourite fashion brand. It is a brand which carries the most wonderful, colourful clothing, very wearable. It is the Spanish brand Desigual, which has stores all over the world. I discovered it a few years ago in Amsterdam, and ever since, every time I’m there, I just have to go inside the store and enjoy all the colours, fabrics they use, and to have a look at all the different ways they make unusual combinations of fabrics, prints, and the use of embroidery. My favourite items are usually the coats and the bags. I have one of their bags, and I will show you a picture, but I have to warn you, it has been used for a number of years, and it shows.
Really the perfect bag for me, as it has a lot of pockets, inside and out!
As I said, I also love their coats. I have been sewing my own clothes since I was about 14 years old. So every time I see something beautiful in a store, I think something like ‘I can do that for a much smaller amount of money’, or, ‘I like it better in a different colour’, or something else like that. So usually I don’t buy anything, forgetting that I just don’t have the time to make everything. And getting ideas over and over again, I usually end up with nothing at all!
But, a coat from Desigual, really inspired me to actually make one for myself. Not an exact copy of course, but using different materials, and different fabrics. I wanted a velvet-like coat , well, I guess since forever, so that was going to be the basic fabric. I added a few other fabrics and colours, did some machine-embroidery, and voila, I had my own coat.
Now, only favourite number 10 is needed, and for that I want to ask you: “Which or what kind of favourite would you like me to tell about?” Please let me know.