Ric-rac loveMonday, October 18, 2010
I am currently working on a sample for a new Olga style, this time a little holiday themed in red and black. I managed to snag a fab red organic jersey recently and decided to pair it with a black velvet ric-rac ribbon. I have a really soft spot for ric-rac ribbon and it goes back to my childhood. Even as a youngster I used to decorate some of my garments with this iconic ribbon. The best part is that it's so flexible, you can easily form it into a circle or pretty much any other shape imaginable.
Speaking of ric-rac, we saw the new Ricky Gervais/Stephen Merchant movie Cemetery Junction the other night. And in one scene, the female lead Felicity Jones wears a skirt generously embellished with ric-rac. I guess there can be too much of a good thing, and perhaps some will say that Felicity's skirt passed that limit, but I think it looks pretty cool. A really clever way to add some interest to an otherwise simple skirt.
What do you think, is it cool or just too much?