I’m embarrassed to admit that – ON OCCASION – I watch the show Fashion Police. But I do. One of my favorite parts of this show is the segment called “Bitch Stole My Look.” The snarky hosts point out instances where two celebs wore the same outfit and discuss who wore it better. It’s not that original of an idea – but it’s just such a funny name for the segment, it always catches my attention.
Anyway – today when I opened this week’s US magazine and turned to the “Gift Guide for Her” and saw Lauren Conrad showing off her sweater from her new collection – the first thing that came to mind was “bitch stole my look!” Perhaps you will recall a few months ago when I made a love t-shirt for my daughter. I digitized the appliqué design and stitched out on a little gray t-shirt. My daughter wore that shirt all summer and got tons of compliments on it. Later I modified the design set to include a satin stitch appliqué version, as well as a small filled embroidery design. It is definitely one of my favorite designs.
The sweater featured in US magazine had a lowercase cursive “love” stitched across the chest, and it’s from the Lauren Conrad collection at Kohl’s retailing for $54. You could probably make a similar sweater that costs less with a whole lot more personality by just stitching out my love design with some cool fabric on any old sweater. AND – the Lauren Conrad sweater is acrylic. Ewww! Make your version better by stitching out the appliqué design on a sweater made of a natural fabric such as cotton, wool or even cashmere.
So take that – Lauren Conrad – you may have stolen my look but me and my embroidery friends are stealing it back.