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
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
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
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!
The reason I started designing clothing for myself to wear is because I wasn’t finding exactly what I wanted in the marketplace. I look for pieces that are feminine, modern and with a touch of effortlessness and I kept coming up short when hunting this style down.Read More
I hate having to put a full wardrobe into storage and pull another one out every time the seasons change. I’d much rather have pieces that are versatile and can be worn through the year just by changing up what I pair them with.Read More
I have been so busy finalizing wedding details over the past few weeks that I have been very neglectful of my blog. Now that we are officially married (woo hoo!) I am planning to get the content train back up and running on Fizz and Fade.Read More
Lately I have been on the hunt for more vintage items that I can re-work into modern and wearable silhouettes for spring and summer. The reason I like to do this instead of just buying new fabric is for the great prints that vintage items often have.Read More
Over the course of the past year I have been sharing more and more of the clothing I have created on Fizz and Fade. I love being able to envision a garment and make it a reality hanging in my closet.Read More
At the start of a new year, many people think over what they did in the proceeding twelve months and also plan what they would like to do in the next twelve post 1/1. This year I did a lot of designing and sewing, much more than I've done in a long time.Read More
I've been talking about statement sleeves for what feels like ages now, yet my interest in them has yet to wane. In plotting out my next sewing creations, I wanted to create a structured top with voluminous bell sleeves.Read More
People tend to associate Labor Day with the end of summer, when in reality summer continues on until the later part of September. I know this especially well since my birthday is often the Autumnal Equinox (it varies each year between the 22nd, 23rd and 24th).Read More