For my second spread in STYLO Magazine, Issue 4, I wanted to use a classic dress silhouette and add a pop of unexpected fabric. With tribal fabrics being on trend, I am especially drawn to the traditional african fabrics. These waxed African fabrics come in a bold variety of colors, mixing African art with contemporary designs, making them perfect for this High Fructose edition of STYLO.
Make this Look: STYLO, Issue 4 – Tribal Hues.
Make this Look:
- Pattern – Five and Ten Designs, Volume 1
- ML243925 – Mango Yellow – lowpricefabric.com
- African Cotton – ML286764 – Multi, lowpricefabric.com
I sewed up Look No. 5 from the Five and Ten Designs Volume One eBook for this photoshoot, knowing that the tribal fabric would absolutely POP on the color blocked sides. The wind was hitting her just right for the middle photo, giving the dress that ‘bell’ look. I completely saturated these photos in Photoshop, to make them ultra bright for the High Fructose STYLO 4 theme.
I kind of love it. My only true regret was not bringing this dress on vacation with us last month, where I could’ve snapped photos in Jamaica with it. It was PERFECT. But I had made the conscious decision prior to not bring any work with me, so that I wouldn’t be tempted to turn our family vacation into a working pit-stop. It was the right call, but that didn’t make it any less tough as we drove around Jamaica and I saw spot after glorious spot for tribal hues photoshoot perfection.
This dress is my new fave.
Thanks to Michael Levine, Inc. at lowpricefabric.com for supplying much of the fabric seen in STYLO4, as well as some of the fabric seen in this photoshoot.
For a limited time, Michael Levine is offering 10% off your entire fabric order if you shop at lowpricefabric.com.
Use Coupon Code ‘STYLO4’ at checkout.
Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time…