FINALLY! The design deadline for the Fashion Designer’s Challenge has been reached and designs from the many intrepid participants are unveiled. Two of these designers, Clio Cardiff and Mouse Mimistrobell, have worked together as a team to complete their challenge: Clio completing the clothing portion and Mouse successfully designing jewelry to perfectly complement the design.
The designs are most appropriately named Midsummer Amusements. This reporter cannot recall when she has seen a more refreshing depiction of an outfit that shouts SUMMER is HERE! The full skirt in flowing chiffon along with the frilly collar are certainly reminiscent of days-gone-by when garden parties or dinner at the club was inspiration to dress in something other than jeans and a halter. Okay, I have to admit the term Stepford Wife also came to mind when I saw how both the dress and the jewelry came together to create a complete look.
What may not be evident in the photograph for Mouse’s jewelry design is the attention to detail given to each piece: the bracelet, the necklace, the earrings, and even….the HAT! Think Carmen Miranda in the 1940’s musical where she sang “Lady in the Tutti Frutti Hat”. Ok, so there’s no fruit, but the hat is FUN and certainly adds to the gaiety of the ensemble.
Both the jewelry and the dress are available in colors Dreamy Blue or Juicy Orange. Either way, you will feel cool, feminine, and dressed for any summer amusement you find in your second life.