Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Day 5 of A La Maison 2: It's All About Blocks

 We are at the fifth design introduction in the A La Maison 2 collection, and it's really more about a re-introduction.

The L'architecture Cowl is a design where architecture and art
come together in one of my favorite forms: the cowl. Utilizing individual blocks - squares and rectangles - a cowl is formed with no seams. Then, a simple edging is added et voila! a stylish wardrobe piece is ready to wear. Brushed mohair-blend yarn ensures warmth and light weight; pailettes bring just the right amount of bling. One can use just about any four-color palette - I opted for one more on the warm, yet color-popped side, but just changing out even one of these colors, say, for instance, the silver for red - would yield a cowl with a completely different personality.

See how swapping out just
one color can change
this cowl's personality?
This design was originally published in the February 2016 edition of It is a perfect season-spanning piece. It can be layered underneath or above heavier outer layers or, as in the photo above, worn on its own for a little light warmth when the seasons change. It's generous circumference allows for many styling options.

I hope you can see why I felt it an appropriate piece to add to this collection!

I'll be back tomorrow with the next design in this, my second home collection. 


  1. I like how there are SO many possibilities of color combinations this cowl can be hooked up. It looks cozy.