Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Makool's Wrap Skirt


With my discovery of blogs came the discovery of many, many talented designers who sell their amazing, handmade creations via such sites as Etsy. I like the idea of buying from individuals rather than from chain stores. It's not just about wearing something unique, but also about sustaining a community of like-minded individuals who share their skills and ideas with us, and work with a ferociously independent vibe.
Among those many designers, Makool immediately became one of my favorites, and I have at long last ordered one of her items. This denim wrap-skirt is actually made of bamboo - pandas' favorite snack is also one of fashion's favorite earth-friendly new fabrics. The skirt arrived a couple of days only after I placed my order, wrapped in paper and with a sticker to funny that I debated whether or not to actually open the package - I always have the same problem when I order from super tasteful Artycho.

What are your favorite Etsy stores?

Small left photo by Makool

28 comments:

Anisa said...

Awww! I'm blushing. I'm so glad you like the sticker, thanks for pointing it out, sometimes I feel like I just laugh to myself alone in the studio!
XX~anisa

Christina said...

This is a great treat! I know you will wear this well.

Isn't etsy the best.
xo

Mary-Laure said...

ANISA - your skirt is so wonderful, thanks for putting s much love into it and paying so much attention to every little detail!

CHRISTINA - Etsy Rocks.

barbi malibu said...

hey! thanks for the comment! i dont live in malibu, i live in buenos aires but i wish i was in malibu :D i bet is beautiful!

Octavine Illustration said...

great skirt! and yeah etsy! going to check out her shop now!~

Clare said...

Thanks for coming over to my blog again! I haven't really checked out Etsy yet although I will because my friend just started a shop there. I think she is sweeteventide.

I have seen the british Office version and although I am english, I prefer the American version. I really like Steve Carell and Rainn Wilson and the way their characters interact with each other

Mary-Laure said...

BARBI - Buenos Aires is a city I just love! My grandmother is from Uruguay...

CLARE - I haven't seen the British version either. I agree, Steve Carell is too funny for words...

MS Handbags said...

Etsy is my full time obsession. I hope one day having my shop on etsy can become my full time job!

Beautiful skirt. It's such a wonderful photo too. Thanks for offering even more etsy shops to add as favourites!

julochka said...

skinny la minx
resurrection fern
field&sea
artemis Artemis
mimosa
safari sister

I could go ok and ok. etsy is wonderful!

A World in a PAN said...

I visited Makool's site. She has lots of talent and you're right in promoting bloggers like her! Plus, the design of her clothes suits you very well I believe.

Mary-Laure said...

MS HAndbag - let me know if you DO open an Etsy shop!

vosges paris said...

hello thanks for visiting ;)
I found the zinc letters in a shop in Amsterdam, I wil try to find out what trademark they are as many people like them ;)
Bonne weekend desiree

J Elaine said...

It will look great with the Levi's plaid shirt that you found at the yard sale the other week. Jean skirts are so versatile and handmade feels right. Nice post!

artycho said...
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artycho said...

oh! merci Mary-Laure! How sweet of you, such a great compliment!

The Geyser said...

I'm gonna tell your grandma you just spent 78$ on a JEAN SKIRT,& you're gonna be in SO MUCH TROUBLE... Wasteful child...

Kwana said...

I'm still learning the Etsy works but there is so much great talent out there.

Rebecca said...

It seems like every time I buy something from Etsy, it comes with adorable packaging or some cute little bonus. I love all of the shops there! Everyone is so creative and sweet.

Thank you for visiting my blog, and no need to call me Your Excellency! :)

Hadley Gets Crafty said...

Oh man, I have so many favorite Etsy stores. One, of course, is my own! But the others... well, here a are a few:
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=4187

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5404421

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5516716

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=2945

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5041391

Ok, I'll stop now! Happy shopping. Enjoy your great finds!

Debra said...

There is such talent out there at the Etsy storefront! Thanks for showing us the skirt-one that you can wear day after day and not tire of.

Mary-Laure said...

VOSGES - thanks, I'd really like to get some of those letters. And my sister lives in Amsterdam so she could get them for me.

GEYSER - as long as you don't tell her how much I spend on books...

HADLEY - thanks for the links, I will DEFINITELY check them out!

Anonymous said...

oh i love the skirt! (i wore such skirts as a child),...and i also love her barquentine skirt and the paige top....

oh but what was the sticker???

i also like le bouton studio (she does lovely stuff) and duskin (she also does lovely stuff)!!!

nancyxx

n a t s u m i said...

I love this skirt! I agree , etsy store is great place to shop!

Have a great weekend!

Electro Geisha said...

bamboo... kewl.. now i know something new, and its an amazing info! Esty rulz, and what you said about sustaining the community... that`s all true :)

Esti said...

hay demasiadas cosas buenas en Etsy para mencionarlas... Me encantaría poder gastar más en todas ellas!

Winnie said...

That skirt is cute. I am still yet to buy anything off Etsy...only time will tell though!

Mary-Laure said...

NANCY - yes, I love those pieces too.
The sticker held the wrapping paper together, and it's pictured on my post (second pic from top).
I'll check out the studios you mentioned - I trust your impeccable taste...

ELECTRO - yes, bamboo is great because it grows fast, and is gentle on the environment. Lots of apparel makers have started using it.

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