Friday, June 24, 2011
Fashionable Friday Featuring MoLi & Mini Rodini
MoLi is an adorable line of shirts and accessories made in Austin. Most designs are for women but I scored this "I Believe" shirt after meeting the designers at a trade-show in Dallas. Whether you want to take it as a nod to fairy-tales or that 3 year old sentiment of "I believe I know what's best, actually!" is up to you!
I always find burn-out fabric interesting and airy, especially as roomy t-shirts. Burn-out is woven cotton & polyester, splashed with a fiber-etching solution. The cotton dissolves in splotches leaving the polyester in-tact albeit very thin and see-through, and any spots that didn't get wet stay solid.
I love it when designers go one step above screen-printing a design on front. This shirt also has some little butterflies on the back shoulder. That little detail really makes all the difference.
Mini Rodini makes some really sweet designs. I mean sweet like awesome, not cutesy. The red paint-splattered bubble skirt is fun. I don't have to worry about adding to that canvas though let's hope Vili doesn't get any ideas on how to decorate her other clothes.
This Godzilla dress is amazing. I am thinking about getting a size 146 and wearing it as a shirt :)
And then they have a robot dress....awesome. Many of the clothes are made with organic cotton. I got the skirt at Little Lunalu which not only was named "Best of the Web" in 2010 by InStyle Magazine, they donate %5 to the Lunalu foundation to provide charitable support for children around the globe.You'll notice that the places I shop and the brands I buy are often from people I know and build relationships with. Bear Feet is the same with its customers. Since we don't go through a rep at shows, buyers meet with people from the company directly. All emails are answered in our factory and many I personally answer or approve the staff's response. If you ever have any comments or feedback, I would much appreciate it!