Outfit – Little White Dress

the_coup_fashion_blog_goldie_crochet_dress_4the_coup_fashion_blog_goldie_crochet_dress_2the_coup_fashion_blog_goldie_crochet_dress_5I bought this beautiful Goldie crochet dress during winter months, long before I could even dream of wearing it. The other weekend, it’s moment to shine finally came!

the_coup_fashion_blog_goldie_crochet_dress_1This dress has a contrasting crochet pattern yoke with lace trim across front and back. Paired with thin strappy white Zara heels, it creates a heavenly combo.

the_coup_fashion_blog_goldie_crochet_dress_3the_coup_fashion_blog_goldie_crochet_dress_6Goldie London Rosie crochet dress, grey version here; Tiffany ring and Forever 21 earrings (old).

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Interview with… Loukippi

This summer we were seeing a lot of crochet on the high street, after all nothing screams beach and sun like crochet!  Designs that offer a sexy glimpse of skin, without revealing too  much, and create a fresh and modern look. This week The Coup had a chat with Loukippi, a very talented designer behind hand-made crochet accessories. With these pieces you can take a piece of summer into the Autumn/Winter season. Collars (that are so hot right now) will add a touch of prep to your look, and delicate crochet jewellery is a boho classic. We are loving each and every piece!

Flower necklace 1915 (£18), three stacking bracelets (made to order, £6.60) and a crochet lace cuff (£12.35) all by Loukippi.

What made you decide to start your own business?

The birth of my daughter has radically changed my life, its rhythms and needs. I think I have rediscovered a need to express myself creatively, and therefore the decision to open a small Etsy shop has been a matter of course.

Where do you get your inspiration?
The first source is my love for the past, in particular for the so-called “Belle Epoque”. I find antique pattern books from that time really charming and inspiring. However also modern trends and artists, as many wonderful ones met on Etsy, inspire me a lot.

Do you create small production runs or make to order?
Some of my items require a quite long production time, therefore I replicate them but I can not create large runs; some are instead just one-of-a-kind items, as I love to try out new ideas and quit some old ones in the meanwhile.

What are your favourite fabrics to work with and why?
I love old fashioned fabrics, as taffeta and satin. However I mostly create my items with extra fine cotton thread. I use only 100% Italian threads, a very high quality cotton.

How would you define your style?
My scope would be a “modern antiquity”, turning antique patterns into modern trends. However I am just at the beginning of this style research, I am going on working…

Shop Loukippi’s designs:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/loukippi

Follow her blog:
http://loukippi.blogspot.com