Thursday, September 29, 2016

CHARAXES VIOLETTA


CHARAXES VIOLETTA : 
Combination with a vintage Japanese Mitchiyuki silk jacket (1970s )
&
 Chrysalis  a cocoon scarf , hand made by me with up-cycled silk and cotton.



DIMENSIONS Michiyuki :
Sleeve to Sleeve : 49.9 inch / 127cm 
Length : 32.6 inch / 83 cm
Width : 43.3 inch / 110 cm



Deep purple silk woven pattern Folding Fan / Wavy Tsunami , 1970s


DIMENSIONS CHRYSALIS / cocoon scarf :
Worn , the front length is approx  yard 1.31 / meter 1,20 
CHRYSALIS is made with approx  yards 4.70 / meters 4,30


Patchwork of upcycled cotton and silk printed .


CHRYSALIS is a very long and wide cocoon scarf / hood , an oversize chunky infinity scarf , to be different and unique .
​A luxury accessory , ​protective , elegant , ethereal , soft​ , cosy​ , bright and one of a kind ​, hand made in vintage / upcycled silks​.
CHRYSALIS can be worn as a statement scarf and a hood at the same time .


PRICE : 265 USD + 25 USD worldwide shipping registered with tracking number.
INSTALLMENT PAYMENT ARE POSSIBLE, don't hesitate to ask to me and we can plan what is the best for you : jevdajevda@gmail.com

You have the possibility to purchase it in my shop which is on the top right side of this page ( MODELS FOR SALE )

CLEANING instruction : Jacket : dry cleaning . To iron with steam .
Scarf : hand wash in cold water with liquid soap . I hand wash all my vintage silks before to give to them another life . To iron with steam .


I am fascinated by the Japanese Haori Jacket , and much more by the overcoat Michiyuki when it is worn not fastened , because I hate when it is closed : the double-breasted, square-necked weigh down the shape of the garment, which becomes massive, heavy, unsightly .I always hated the square necklines, it is not flattering for the silhouette.
I love the Michiyuki's details and dexterity in the sewing : narrow neck band with mitered corners, and a handy pocket hidden in the front seam. Covered buttons are decorative only; snap fasteners attach the overlapping centre front panels . Sometimes the snaps fastener are covered by fabric too, to don't see the metal. So refined. And the inside of the double-breasted panels is lined with the same fabric. Conclusion: fabric harmony when they are worn open. Flowing and flattering style with these front panels not fastened and with kimono style sleeves that are large enough to fit over a kimono underneath


The word Haori "Folded Wing", is so realistic! Although not knowing this meaning, first time when I wore a Haori with long Kimono style sleeves, when I moved my arms, I had the impression to see outspread wings. My Haori was purple, with big pink and red flowers, I compared it with a magnificent tropical butterfly. This image of the butterfly, I linked it with the protective cocoon which we need and the chrysalis in its cocoon, lends to be transformed into butterfly. That is how the Chrysalid scarves were born . Every silhouette ( Jacket Haori or Michiyuki + scarf ) has a name of butterfly .



Because we are Western, we don't get dressed with several kimonos recovering our body .I wanted to keep the idea of superposition of clothes in the way of wearing Haori and Michiyuki. Also to show if in spring summer period we can wear them as light jackets, in autumn winter we can also wear them, superposed on a coat.For me, a symbol of allure , a timeless "basic chic" of the Western fashion, it is the trench coat. Everybody should have a trench coat in their wardrobe ! That's why I photographed all these jackets with their Chrysalis scarf, on a trench coat . The trench coat is a classic of our Western fashion, Haori and Michiyuki are a part of the Japanese culture, I bring them together  and I mix them with India ( the Chrysalis scarves fabrics ), to create journeys, imaginary meetings, across the wings of the butterflies.
To show that in winter we can wrap ourselves up in something else than a formless parka looking like a garbage bag , that we can superpose various wonderful clothes to be warm in a protective cocoon and become as a Russian doll Matriochka, while keeping the elegance of the fabrics , motifs and the colors . Between the Russian doll superposition and the parka / garbage bag, I have no hesitation...


INFORMATIONS :
Colors and Light may vary depending your screen.
Sometimes marking , irregularities or imperfect embroideries / colors , condition maybe apparent .
This should not be considered as imperfection and are the characteristic of vintage materials and craft method of dyeing

Thank you for your visit and interest .

Jenny Eve

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Monday, September 26, 2016

ABOUT JEVDA , Work Life Atmosphere


My name is Jenny Eve .
I'm French and I apologize for my bad English language ….


For this reason (the bad English language) my presentation will be short !
I'm an independent  Textile Artisan , Couturier .

I have my own style, my character, I don't make garments "fashionable", I prefer to think "timeless"


All garments and accessories are made and photographed by me .
Most of them are hand-stitched, hand-embroidered, without mechanical sewing, because I don't like using the sewing machine so much, but sometimes it is necessary.










I think the hand-sewing is more decorative. It takes much longer time, but the result is delicate, with soul. To sew by hand is a tactile meeting between me, the textures and my creations. It can be as a sort of meditation too, the mind travels, the work grows slowly with maturity during its process.




I admire the hand made work by generations of women
which preceded us ,
I love the poetry and the imperfections found in this work.
I continue this tradition.


I love beautiful old materials ,when they were handmade ,
From vintage ethnic treasuries to finest and precious antique lace.



They inspire me , I collect and use them in my creations .
To create new garments and accessories with old materials,
is to give them a second ,
a new and different life,
to bring them out of oblivion.
And it is a way to recycle , which is something important !



Silks embroidered, velvets, organzas, beads, ornaments ....... all had previous life 
before coming to my hands.
They have the beautiful quality and patina from the past, 
precious value that we don't find in the mass produced new materials.



I'm passionate by the ethnic costume history in all the world ,
I collect books , fabrics , garments ,
my life atmosphere is full of them ,
I live "in and with" them all the time and they are source of inspiration.



" Art and Beauty make our existences bearable"
I built a cocoon work life atmosphere around me ,
to be able to create for my kind customers all around the world garments and accessories, trying to share with them some dreams coming from my head , made with my hands and ... with my heart.




Sometimes , with humor , i play to be model in my creations ....to show that a small woman like me
( I'm 1,59 cm / 5'2" ) and curvy ( i'm FR 42 / US 10 ) can wear my garments.
I absolutely don't create for gigantic top models wearing xxs sizes because they are not the reality!
And i'm not 16 years old either , but 47 .
I try to create garments for all sorts of bodies .


Don't be shy, express yourself with fantasy , it is good for the mood.


Thank you for your visit and interest.
For any request concerning my work , please contact me at :
jevdajevda@gmail.com

Jenny Eve / Jevda

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This post is my presentation , it is on the first page all the time, don't be surprised to see it at each visit ......