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Quick Dispatch: Yoke Trouble

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yoke trouble

Twist Style Friday: Maeshowe

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.


Yes, it's Friday again, loves. Time to talk about clothes! It was pretty icy here in Toronto today so it's no wonder I was drawn to Robin's snuggly pullover Maeshowe. At a glance this sweater looks pretty simple- classic silhouette, gentle shaping, soft fuzz- but there is a lot going on here. There are the vertical cables up the front, back, and both sleeves, and the ribbing on the yoke slopes gently. There are a lot of lines and angles, almost like this sweater is a drawing of a sweater. I'm feeling pretty smitten with it right now. When you knit one, make the sleeves just a tiny bit long, so you can gather them around your hands when the cold wind blows.


Maeshowe frontMaeshowe


See all those lines? Stunning. You know what else is stunning? Shoes. So many amazing shoes. I may or may not have gone slightly overboard on the footwear this week. Take a gander.



Maeshowe, styled with bright jeans, a leather skirt, and several pairs of slightly insane shoes

That studded skirt has been calling to me for weeks. This sweater was just calling to be paired with something a little bit tough, or a lot bit whimsical.

How would you wear Maeshowe?

Quick Dispatch: Notebook?

Some people keep their lists on phones, or iPads, or even paper. Kate just uses whatever is handy.

 

keeping track of shots

Quick Dispatch: Shopping for Shoots

Sometimes, shopping for clothes for the models to wear in photoshoots gets a little silly.

 

Robin looks cute in ruffles, right?

 

Silly is good.

Twist Style Friday: Pinion

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 friends! I hope everyone got a bit of time off in the last little bit to spend with nice humans, eat delicious things, and relax a bit. It's back to the grind for me this week, so I'm feeling a little less glittertastic, and chanelling more professional, put together kinds of looks. Don't worry, there still might be some wacky shoes in our future.


We're looking at Pinion this week. If you've been keeping up with Style Fridays, you know I love a cardigan, and this one is no exception. I think my jaw may have actually dropped agape when I first saw this sweater.


back view


One of my clothing problems is that I don't own anything plain. I love to buy and make special, unique, whimsical things -but- you can only wear so many wild and whimsical items at one time. I'm trying to learn how to incorporate more neutrals, but I just don't like spending money on clothes that seem boring to me. When I knit this sweater, I think I might use less contrast (like two shades of blue, or two shades of grey) so I could treat this amazing sweater like it was plain. I think it would still look just as special.


Toronto winters make me want to guard myself against the world a little bit. People are cranky; everything is a bit grey. I feel fortified if I am wearing something that makes me feel just a little bit tough, like dark lipstick, or a spiky ring. I think these two looks are both a little bit tough, but in really different ways.


Pinion two ways

I included a couple of shoe options for the femme-ier outfit on the left, because I know those weirdo boots are not for everyone. I couldn't resist them though!

So, how would you wear Pinion?

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