Thursday, August 2, 2012

A Pradaesque fabric find


Love this print from Prada's fall collection. Though I wouldn't want to wear it as a trouser suit ensemble.



Luckily I was able to find something very similar in a fabric store in Lisbon. But instead it's a soft lovely rayon fabric and perfect for a fall dress.


Fabric shopping turned out to be surprisingly great in Lisbon. Plenty of fabric and notion stores smacked in the middle of the city center - unheard of in other European cities I have visited. And the selection was very good, with lots of glamorous (and pricey) Italian fashion fabrics and great bargains too with distinct prints, like this rayon fabric. Unfortunately I was on a tight budget so the trip didn't turn into a fabric shopping spree, the kids has to eat and whatnot after all. Plus I ended up buying a dress too. But I did take some photos and will put up a short guide to fabric shopping in Lisbon another day.

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  1. I was in Lisbon 15 years ago and remember it being the same then. You found a great fabric.

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    1. Cool the hear it hasn't changed. In Sweden there was plenty of fabric stores in the cities back then, but now hardly any :(
      Hopefully the Portuguese people are still into dress making

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  2. Fabulous! I love learning about the fabric shopping potential of other cities... And that fabric really is splendid. Looking forward to seeing it in finished garment form :)

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  3. Det låter superbra. Jag och min sykompis brukar ta med våra män till olika storstäder där vi shoppar loss bland tygaffärerna och männen får roar sig med annat. Vi funderar just vilken storstad som ska bli vårt nästa resmål.

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    1. Åh vad kul att få en svensk kommentar! Det händer inte så ofta. Det upplägget låter underbart och kul att få dela det med någon. Jag älskar också att utforska tygbutiker när jag är ute och reser

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