Wednesday, December 15, 2010
I practice yoga. I am also a designer - of clothing no less. I find yoga clothing to be wonderfully functional, however scripted and often more athletic than I desire. When I'm headed to yoga, I'm not headed to "work out," but I'm headed to a place and time where I hope to practice the alignment of both my physical and mental states. To me, it's just different than working out.
Lately, when I get ready for Yoga, I put on my snug-fitting, not-going-to-tangle-my-half-bind top and pants. Then I query my closet for the outer layer just for wearing on the way to/from the yoga studio and usually I find the assortment of hoodies and jackets that I wear running, riding my bike, and to work out... not really the yoga attitude I'm looking for. Granted, who cares? Well, I do. I'm a designer of clothing, I want to look like the person I want to be in the world, and I think by dressing in certain ways, we "look the part" and therefore, feel the part.
I should also add, that I live in an urban environment and I want the style of my yoga clothing to correlate with a more urban look. Does this just mean using gray fabric and minimalist detailing? Maybe, maybe not. I think that's my opinion. So, I do hope that other urban yogis might agree! Here I present the urban yoga jacket made from terry-faced gray fleece (soft as sheep on the inside!).
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Complete with a tulle underskirt for added loft, this circle skirt is the perfect twirl. The high waist accentuated by a smart ruffle makes for go-to party-wear.