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Twist Style Friday: Ziarre

Every Friday we feature one of the garments from the magazine in a post about styling. We suggest different ways to wear the garment in question using mock-ups from Polyvore. We encourage readers to tell us what they think about these outfits via our Facebook page or Twitter, and if folks want to make their own outfits, please tweet them at us with the hashtag #twiststyle. You can find all of the Style Friday posts here.


 

 

Happy Friday fashion fans!! 

 

 

I'm writing you from the past, by which I mean that I'm on Pacific Standard Time this week. I did only a medium job packing for this trip; the weather in Vancouver is really variable! I super wish I had one of these with me. With the cropped length and elbow length sleeves, she is enough to warm you up after a chilly rain, but wee enough to fold up and squish into your purse. 

 

 

Ziarre

 

 

She's a summertime girl in a cotton blend like this one, or an all season layering piece in wool. Call me biased, I want everything to be made of wool. It can have a little silk or something in it I guess. 

 

 

sleeve detail

 

 

The high neck and the cropped length give this a bit of a vintage vibe, so pick a decade that you like, and make it work. I picked the 50s, the 60s, and the 90s, because that's just the kind of guy I am. 

 

How will you wear Ziarre

 

Throwback Thursday: Ardwell

close up

 

 

Remember Ardwell? She's delicate laceweight and so folds up real small to fit in your fancy purse, but has some garter-squish to keep you cozy warm. She's great with an evening gown or a denim jacket. 

 

 

full view, unfurled

 

 

Also, reversible!!!! 

 

 

wide shot

 

 

I just inherited some lovely laceweight wool in a coral-y red, and maybe it wants to be an Ardwell I can snuggle up to this fall. 

Twist Style Friday: Wrought

Every Friday we feature one of the garments from the magazine in a post about styling. We suggest different ways to wear the garment in question using mock-ups from Polyvore. We encourage readers to tell us what they think about these outfits via our Facebook page or Twitter, and if folks want to make their own outfits, please tweet them at us with the hashtag #twiststyle. You can find all of the Style Friday posts here.


 

Maybe it's because I'm a freelancer that my ideas about what "day" and "night" are deviate slightly from the norm, or it might be the other way around? Time mostly seems made up to me, especially when it's possible to do what I'll be doing tomorrow, which is to fly for five hours and arrive only two hours later than I left, no flux capacitor required. 

 

My friend Eroca does a lot of travelling, so she is my go-to for packing and flying tips. She recently told me a gut-busting story about a time when her luggage was overweight and instead of eating the charge, she opened the bag up and put on layers and layers of clothing until the bag was light enough to pass muster. The lesson I get from that tale is this: wear your bulkiest and heaviest clothes and shoes on the plane. Even when the weather is hot, it's nearly always cold on planes, and you'll have more room in your bag for your things. Also, take no guff and always look amazing. 

 

 

full shot on floral background

 

 

If I had a Wrought, it's what I'd be wearing on the plane tomorrow. 

 

 

sleeve detailback

 

 

She's got great cable details on the arms, but the body is mostly plain, keeping the shape sleek. I like the slightly scooped neckline and the single twisty cable that carries onto the side of the body. 

 

 

neckline

 

 

There was a tiny whiff of fall in the air this week (not to mention our spiffy Fall Issue...) and I got so excited. I love fall fashion. Wrought is the perfect sweater to carry you season to season.  I was feeling leather and denim and boots and that color that isn't blue or grey or green exactly but looks like whales. 

 

How will you wear Wrought

Throwback Thursday: Koleine

I was smitten with this sweater when we first published it, and I haven't changed my mind!

 

 

shoulder detail

 

 

Koleine's textural stripes are delicious, and I love the way they narrow at the waist. 

 

 

waist detailback detail

 

 

The cables are simple and lovely, the foldy collar is a delight. Plus, the whole thing is reversible. That's pretty cool. 

 

 

back shoulder

Twist Style Friday: Kirigami

Every Friday we feature one of the garments from the magazine in a post about styling. We suggest different ways to wear the garment in question using mock-ups from Polyvore. We encourage readers to tell us what they think about these outfits via our Facebook page or Twitter, and if folks want to make their own outfits, please tweet them at us with the hashtag #twiststyle. You can find all of the Style Friday posts here.


 

 

I had a really slow groggy morning, fashion fans. It's been a big couple of weeks, and I just wanted to stay in my bed until the leaves turn crimson and ochre. I have settled at a cafe with a sandwich and an iced coffee before me. Just before sitting down to write this, I opened a piece of mail from some friends of mine who just relocated to a smaller city outside Toronto, inviting me to their friendsgiving party, and the envelope was full of glitter. Half an hour ago, my day could be described as languid, slow, and gentle. Now it's bright, alert, and sparkly. Neither of these are bad, they are just different ways of having a day. Same could be said, I think, about the transformation that Kirigami underwent when she got a little Swatch It style makeover for our Spring Summer issue. 

 

 

version one, purple and cream version two

 

 

The OG Kirigami is snuggly and subtle. She's interesting and constructed unconventionally, but she doesn't smack you upside the head with her differentness. She's quirky, but just a little. New school Kirigami brings on the drama. She's bold and loud and she wants to be seen. 

 

back shoulder unbuttoned placket

 

 

This sweater is packed full of details I love: tiny buttons, a changeable neckline, multidirectional stripes, contrast hems, and asymmetry. YUM! 

 

 

new version, looking fab

 

 

I can sometimes be a sucker for a trend, and a knitting one I'm pretty into right now is gradient yarns. I think this sweater would be a stunning and unusual pattern choice for a gradient yarn or set- one continuous color, striped with an ombre, wouldn't that be gorgeous?? 

 

The contrast in the new version made me want to go big with the styling. Welcome to drama-rama, friends. 

 

 

 

How will you wear Kirigami

 

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