I’ve been gradually getting more and more into dying my own fabrics and trying out new dye techniques. I started with testing out bleach-dying (check out my kimono made with bleach fabric here) but have recently been more interested in ice-dying.Read More
It’s summer and there’s nothing like yellow on those hot, sunny days. Yellow is a fairly controversial color it seems, many people dislike wearing it. I think there are some bright saturated yellows that don’t work with every skin tone, but if you go for a shade on either side of that - darker mustard or paler lemon - it’s actually quite flattering. I especially like light yellow to show off a summer glow.Read More
Given the multitude of ways you can wear your denim jacket there is no reason to limit your closet to just one. I have two that I rotate between and love them both.Read More
If there’s any print that screams “summer” it’s a tropical one. The pattern once relegated to vacation dads or trips to Hawaii has made it’s way to the fashion scene.Read More
A couple of weeks ago I got all my supplies together and spent an afternoon dying in my backyard. One of the fabrics I tested out was a white cotton bastiste, which is a lightweight plain weave fabric. For this fabric I did the traditional rubber band tie method and submerged the entire thing into a fuchsia pink dye bath.Read More
High-rise silhouettes are my pant style of choice these, especially when it comes to jeans. The fit is more flattering on my petite frame, really helping to elongate my legs. But it also feels modern and cool as compared to low or mid rise styles.Read More
I don’t know about you, but I have a handful of tops in my closet that I know I can reach for time and time again and always feel confident that I will look great in them. For some people the common thread of these items may be a silhouette but for me it’s color.Read More
When running errands a few weeks ago on a nice day I decided to wear my Susan Skirt from the new Spring Collection for Magill. Instead of going a more expected route of pairing this skirt with something girly, I put on some more casual pieces - beat up sneakers, a graphic tee and worn leather jacket.Read More
Chambray is a fabric that truly never goes out of style, it’s a classic. Not only is it timeless, it’s seasonless, you can wear chambray year-round if styled right.Read More
his black floral midi dress is one I re-sewed last year. It was originally a long sleeve, high neck blouse with a lace collar. I chopped off the sleeves and collar and used that fabric to create straps.Read More
Magill is having a sale! Wait what? If you’re a new reader you may not know about Magill Clothing or understand why I am talking about it. Let’s back up a second so I can explain exactly what this brand is.Read More
Yellow and white is the perfect color combination to jumpstart spring. I found this yellow off the shoulder top when thrift shopping last week and fell in love with this vibrant color.Read More
I went through a creative phase a couple of years ago where I was trying out different surface design and printing techniques. One technique in particular I became exceedingly interested in was bleach-dyeing.Read More
This past Saturday we made the drive out to the desert to view the Super Bloom. This winter we have received an abnormal amount of rainfall (exactly what I was hoping for when I moved to Southern California) which has resulted in the deserts blooming with greenery and flowers.Read More
Shoulder straps that feature a tie are one of the signature hallmarks of my design style. Not only do they impart a romantic and feminine attitude to a top or dress they highlight one of the most underrated yet sensual parts of the female body - the shoulder.Read More
f you follow me on instagram (@emilykfarina) you may have seen my various posts about the Wiksten Haori (ie. kimono), a Japanese-inspired jacket.Read More
Believe it or not, Spring is right around the corner and with it new seasonal trends are beginning to pop up. One of these trends that I am most excited about are high-waisted, wide leg pants.Read More
If you have been reading my blog for any amount of time you have probably heard me preach about buying clothes that can be worn multiple ways and multiple times. It is so important to me that pieces in my wardrobe can do double or triple duty rather than serve only one type of occasion. The garments I design for Magill are no exception. I want anything I design and sell to earn their keep in my customers’ wardrobes rather than just take up space for those once-in-a-while events. One of my favorite Magill pieces, the Denes Dress, is a dark floral midi dress and perfect for both warm and cold weather. Today’s post is sharing two ways to style this dress both for now and later! Click of each of the products to get details and shop!
To say getting this collection live is a long time coming would be an understatement…
Ever since I was a little girl I have been obsessed with arts and crafts. Drawing, painting, weaving, beading, you name it I was into it. I had every craft kit that Michael’s sold and every marker set Crayola produced. When I was in high school my love for crafts shifted more towards fine arts. I took Art as a major which means I took art class every single day of my four years of high school. It was around this time I also became interested in sewing. I learned some perfunctory sewing skills in Home-Ec class but my mom really taught me how to pick fabrics and follow a sewing pattern. Fast forward to college applications and I selected Fashion Design as my major. With the exception of a slow down during my two years of business school, I have been an avid sewer ever since. I consider myself to be a very productive person and for me there is no greater high than obtaining a finished garment from my sewing that I can hang in my closet and wear. It’s such a thrill and something that keeps me dreaming, designing and of course sewing.
Magill was born out of my desire to create clothing for women beyond myself and provide them with apparel that is feminine, modern and chic. Pieces that were easy to wear, easy to style and easy to love. I want my garments to make women feel beautiful and comfortable in their clothing, whatever they look like and wherever they are. The perfect middle ground of casual, sexy, cool and feminine is where Magill sits.
This Magill collection is only the start of all the tons and tons of ideas I have for pieces I want to design and bring to my customers. I am already working on the next collection to be coming in March and cannot wait to share with you all! Thank you for following along on this journey and your support along the way, it means the world to have such wonderful friends and family supporting me and my crazy dreams. Cheers to Magill!