Mademoiselle Tara

Looking through ASOS I noticed necklines of Mademoiselle Tara. That’s what I found on the official website: “One of Canadian origin, the young and charming Tara Jarmon chooses Paris to further her studies. Where in, she meets David Jarmon, a business man, giving rise to a project: a line of clothing… With her love of elegance and her refusal of standardization, she, the creator cultivates the art of being oneself, taking as a starting point a nostalgic femininity without being obsolete: drawing the essence of the label from the elegance of the film stars, the pure simplicity “so chic” embodied by Audrey Hepburn.”


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Dresses found on ASOS:


“Tara Jarmon, where simplicity makes the woman. A label that is both “so” Parisian and Universal at the same time.”



Lilian Asterfield. Necktie pieces.

Last year I noticed very unique neck pieces made of ties on by Lilian Asterfield. These neckpieces are really designed to make in impact. I shared them on my blog last year, and today I want to show you their new collection of hand dyed pieces. Hand dyed satin silk neckties are hand-ruffled, hand-stitched and formed into Katherine, one of their most popular designs, hanging much like a necklace of ruffles.

Katherine in Lemon & Gray, and Katherine In Midnight embellished with Luxuriously Swarovski rivoli crystals and lined in Midori ribbon.


Specialty vintage ascots are hand crafted re-fashioning rare vintage neckties from the Lilian Asterfield‘s curated collection. Each necktie is hand selected for it’s unique colors and patterns and feature rare vintage buttons.

Ascot with Vintage Button and Katherine in Ice with Swarovski


About the Designer

Nicole Deponte had no idea what she was getting into when she stumbled upon two trash bags full of neckties. Four years later with the help of her B.F.A. in sculpture and 15 years of retail experience, Deponte’s Lilian Asterfield label is redefining the fashion world’s perception of the necktie, offering innovative alternatives for both men and women. Her designs have found their way into the hearts of MTV’s Switch Blog, ABC LA’s Must Haves, Living Green, Coolhunting and Nylon Daily Boston Edition to name a few. Her designs are currently available on line and nationally in high-end boutiques.

Official site

Online shop on Etsy

Wide lapels of Freddie Mercury

When I watched the music video ‘Living on my own’ of Freddie Mercury, I imagined myself wearing the same leggings as were worn by him in that video. Then I decided to make a similar outfit. I visited over 100 stores and online shops to find all pieces for my costume. Finally I’ve got my identical leggings from as far as Australia, and I already had similar belt and shoes. Managers from the vintage shops I visited said that his jacket was not a real one, it was designed just for stage. So I decided to find a jacket with at least similar lapels, and I got one from H&M, with lapels embellished with metallic pyramid studs. Then I decorated shoulders with some kind of military style decorations found at Angelica London, Westfield shopping centre in West London. Watching videos of QUEEN, I realised that Freddie quite often appeared in jackets with wide lapels.3 4