Monday, October 24, 2016


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Niko Dress
I stumbled across a piece by heinui on Pinterest, and dug around to find her lookbook posted on Miss Moss only to find that I DIE... over every. single. piece. I have to share.

I'm the biggest fan of illustrated figures as print on apparel. This first piece is what initially caught my eye, but you know what else I love? Big cocoon jackets, indigo, and denim. I feel like she brings the perfect balance of feminine, chunky, modern and retro shapes... it really gets me going.

I'm feeling a bit of 50's housewife silhouette, Japanese indigoes, a little bit of wake up and go, wear it anywhere because it's your favorite and goes with anything even if it doesn't because you love it so much, kind of pieces.

Yeah, that's a method of dressing I haven't quite let go of, the five year old Tayler who wore princess costumes everyday. That's not how you dress after finding new faves? oh.

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Niko Dress
"Heinui is the project of French fashion designer Claire Pignot. The label produces charmingly quirky, highly feminine clothes that are effortless, easy-to-wear and quietly sophisticated, subtly mixing high-end materials carefully sourced from all around the world with timeless, casual silhouettes." - about the brand
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Rosine Coat
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Rosine Coat + Lucio Dress
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Lilith Dress
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Aiko Jumpsuit

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Monday, October 17, 2016


For anyone who follows me on instagram saw that back in the winter of 2015, I got REAL into weaving. I thought I'd share some of my favorites that I've made, and create a little resource hub for anyone interested in trying it out who just wants to know the very basics.

Last year weaving became a therapeutic practice. At a time when I just moved into my first "nice" apartment by myself, was still settling in at my new job, and all around having a bit of a lonely moment. I found what filled that void for a good entire winter season was weaving.

My senior year in college, in 2013 I taught myself how to weave and integrated my own textiles into my senior apparel collection, more here and here.

At the start of that project I designed a fairly large hand loom and enlisted my dad's help in making. Cool thing my dad was willing to help, or I probably wouldn't have moved forward with the project looms were spendy at the time!

So, my looms were just sitting around, and suddenly woven wall hangings were popping up left and right on my instagram feed and Etsy. So naturally, I thought, "I can do that." A thought more people should have... cause you're awesome and can do anything. Anyways, I started. I did it, and became a wee obsessed for a time there. I now reap the benefits of having beautiful wall hangings all around my home! I've been meaning to share my weavings and some of my starter kit faves:Starting with aesthetics....To hang: Copper welding rods. I really like how these look. Not pictured above, but pictured hereOr, you can go crafty and organic and forage your neighborhood for good sticks. Just make sure you scrape off any moist or unwanted bark and are left with a mostly smooth surface.  As for yarn....Weft: I used a variety of yarns for the actual design. Anything that I found cheap on amazon or at my local Fred Meyer. I liked anything with a higher denier that was thick, soft, had a full body. A thicker yarn makes the process go by faster, and I also really like the softer look. A few are: this yarn or this one from Wool Ease, or, bulky wool yarn that makes really large statement patterns like this, or this.Warp: Red Heart craft yarn. I used fairly cheap craft yarns for my warp yarns. (These yarns you typically don't see unless you have an open design). I got these in a variety of neutral colors so I could just choose depending on how dark or light my weft palette was going to be.A loom: Now, for anyone just getting into this, I wouldn't say upright buying a loom is the best idea. Though, if you've got money to throw around, this loom is a good starter.  Or, DIY it and make yourself proud. Here is for the intermediate DIY'er and this tutorial is super easy one that anyone can follow.Weaving needle: I went the cheap, less efficient route here. I used these large eye blunt embroidery needles. But, I'd suggest something with a larger stem so you don't kill your hands and fingers. Much like this one on Etsy. That's really all you need to start. Obviously some scissors, time, and I'd suggest locking your cat in another room or they'll be really cute at the beginning and then really annoy the heck out of you a couple minutes in. Other tools that could be helpful, but you can live without:A weaving comb. I found that I was able to control the tightness of the yarn going through and just push it up with my fingers after each weft. But you can totally be extra fancy and more gentle with your art than I and get one of these combs.  A heddle. Now, if you're doing the same weave all the way through, this can be useful. For example, if you're just going to do a plain or basket weave for the entire piece. But I found myself alternating the weave like crazy depending on what texture, pattern and shape I wanted where. My designs were much more irregular so I didn't find myself wanting to use one of these.Now... do you know nothing about weaving?! No worries, it's pretty easy to learn. Here are some resources to get you started on a few basic weaving patterns. This will give you more freedom and precision in your designs. Here are some articles from The Weaving Loom. Just browse the site and really you'll find everything you need about weaving patterns. Here are a few: Plain weave, twill weave (the same weave as the jeans you're wearing right now), the soumak weave, and your chevronThat should get the job done! Now you're starting off with way more resources than I ever did a few years ago.Find me more frequently on instagram: @taylerworrell

Friday, October 14, 2016


With a roundup of things that made me happy.

1. Tattoo. She's a ladayyyy.

She's also not done yet. More to come! By, Talley Matthew. Big fan of his work. OBVS.
2. She's also a ladayyy. A sassy sassy lady.

You probably came here from instagram. Where I've flaunted this beautiful one many a time. But, on my blog, this is the first! Her name is Merriweather. Merri for short. 

3. She's a beautiful laadayyy. Mother nature. Bless you. Angels rest was no angel to hike up. 
4.  Mother nature pt. 2.Her name is Timothy Lake. Not pictured: Mt. Hood keeping her eye over Timothy just to the left. 
 5. Also a lady. Fremont lady. The arch She of Portland.Second favorite bridge stretching over the Willamette river.   

These were all really, really good days. And if you can't tell, #imwithher.  More at @taylerworrell.