Friday, October 21, 2005

Lagerfeld Does Macrame!

AP Wire | 10/07/2005 | Coco meets James Dean at Lagerfeld's show: "For his spring collection for Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld imagined a meeting of two great icons: Coco Chanel and James Dean.

Influenced by traditional Chanel tweed and a rock 'n' roll image of the 1950s movie idol, Lagerfeld sent out eclectic garments for Chanel's spring-summer 2006 ready-to-wear collection in a Paris fashion week show on Friday.

At times, James Dean lookalikes appeared in weathered leather jackets and jeans, a way to introduce similar items into the women's collection.

A tough-looking, long and lean black leather jacket was worn with knee length shorts. Then came a graceful white re-embroidered macrame top worn with three-quarter sleeves over matching flared skirt."

So what Macrame fashion piece do you have in your wardrobe for this season? All the best designers are onto it.....and so are we :)

Homeless Kids Find Voice In Macrame

Beacon Journal | 10/15/2005 | Homeless kids find voice in art: "This past summer, artists and volunteers worked with about 150 students at Safe Landing, Access, the Battered Women's Shelter and Catholic Worker, a program that provides transitional housing and is mainly helping immigrants and their families.

The students did macrame and reverse-image printing, and made beaded bookmarks, jewelry, masks, sock puppets and frames. The volunteers and artists tried to incorporate other subjects into the activities, including reading, writing and history.

Gabina Davila, a parent liaison with Catholic Worker, said many of the students had one or both parents working during the day. She said the kids enjoyed the arts and crafts activities".

This touched me deeply and reinforced to me the power of art and crafts such as Macrame to heal, both physical and emotional wounds just through pouring ourselves and igniting our creativity that comes from our heart. It has got me thinking where and how else can we expose others to Macrame and/or other crafts so they too can feel more joy, peace anf fulfilment in their lives. :)