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September 10, 2015

Inspiration

Behind the Design: Runaway Collection

The 70s were more than Disco Fever and The Hustle, this month we're focusing on the decade's folk art and ethereal ladies in the Runaway Collection. We've given patchwork, chain link and macrame a much needed makeover in this month's four projects. Make it your own way, from trivets to a chunky statement necklace, you'll let your inner 70s goddess shine in no time. Follow our Runaway Collection inspiration and process below!

70s references have been popping up all over the runways this year, from Saint Laurent and Gucci to Calvin Klein and Chloe. Heavy knits and suede are an unstoppable combo for fall 2015

Macrame and patchwork may seem like a thing of the past but we were intent on modernizing these two techniques. We swooned when we came across this street style photo earlier this month. Cute and seasonally transitional, this outfit has it all. 

We translated the pattern in the Roberta Catch All and Stevie Rope Necklace as illustrated here by the talented Mrs. Evie S!

Using brass hardware and exotic contact paper we transformed industrial and crafty materials into a must have necklace for fall. A little it moody, a little bit earthy and a whole lot of cool this necklace holds up to its namesake.

While we love a good macrame hanging, we decided to go for a more functional project with the Carley Beaded Trivet. Practical and pretty this trivet is just in time for all those home cooked meals we've been looking forward to. We don't know about you but we've had the delivery guy on speed dial all summer long...

Our model and dear friend Casey killed it this month, seen here rocking the Joni Link Bracelet. She remained cool, calm and collected even when we asked her to wear a wool sweater in 93 degree weather. Casey, you're the best!

While Brooklyn Heights might be known for it's Brownstones and promenade, we couldn't help but admire the more modernist buildings in the neighborhood that leant themselves to this month's color palette.

We hope you enjoy this month's projects! If you missed the sign up this month there is always next month... let's get making!