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
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
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!
I’m all about trying out new trends but there are some where I want to dabble without the investment. Namely because I can already see a few months (or weeks) down the road I won’t be into the style anymore. Dropping $$$ on something that I will wear one time is just not practical for me.Read More
I first starting seeing this look on one of my favorite style blogs, Sincerely Jules. Her go-to brand was and still is, Golden Goose. I immediately looked up the style, eager to get a pair for myself. Then I realized how much these beat-up sneakers retail for - $450 and up! For dirty, worn-looking sneakers!?Read More
We had the first taste of spring this weekend, with a sunny and warm Saturday. It was so nice to be able to walk outside without feeling like your face was freezing off. I have so many pieces that I’ve designed and sewed over the past few months that I haven’t yet photographed and shared on Fizz and Fade because I’m always covered up in a coat.Read More
White sneakers are nothing new. Adidas, K-Swiss, Keds...they've been around forever. In recent seasons however the trend has not been bright white sneakers but rather roughed-up, worn for years, been-around-the-block sneakers.Read More
t's kind of funny, I never think of red as one of my favorite colors but whenever I am picking something bright red is always the color I reach for. I guess I do like it a lot.Read More
There is something I love about black in the summer. Maybe because it seems a little subversive to be wearing something so dark when the weather is so hot out. I designed this Magill dress at the start of the summer and have pulled it out countless times. The fit is easy and super comfortable but still slim enough to have some shape.Read More
n case you missed my last post, I shared how I am consolidating my apparel designs under one name and label, Magill. I have dreams of one day turning my designs into my own brand, Magill is a step in that direction.Read More
his will now be my...third top that I have made with the ruffle hem. I started with the ivory silk version, which I loved and have worn a ton of times. But I wanted to narrow the shoulders a bit and drop the neckline.Read More
Who doesn't love a tassel? You can find them everywhere these days, on bags, scarves, jewelry, even shoes. There is nothing stopping you from adding tassels to basically everything you own since they are so simple to make at home yourself.Read More
It's no secret that the holiday season brings with it lots of events that require dressier looks. While the wedding invites may be fewer, there are family parties, work events and visiting friends. I have been creeping on a few dresses from different designers and brands that I am particularly fond of, but also wanted to take the opportunity to get a little creative as well.Read More
A few months ago I bought a pair of red heels from Forever 21 with the intention of turning them into a special pair of my own with ruffled silk rosettes. I had done a similar technique before and wanted to revisit for a new pair of shoes. While I knew what I was doing, I wanted to test the technique on a cheap pair of shoes rather than a pricey pair. After initiallyRead More