Thursday, July 21, 2011

BOOK REVIEW: LUXE KNITS the accessories

In my hands is another beautiful book by Laura Zukaite. Now she concentrates on accessories and names the book Luxe Knits the accessories. This is a companion to her first book Luxe Knits.

In her new book Laura takes us through the day offering 28 lovely accessories appropriate for the morning, day, evening, and the night. Among them are scarves, wristlets, hats, bracelets, purses, leg warmers, belts. There is even a pair of earrings and a necklace.
The photography by Cathrine Westergaard is exquisite. The layout of the book is very similar to the first book in the series. It is dynamic and very chic. I love Laura's painted sketches verse photographs. A very nice touch.

The yarns used in this book are from ArtYarns, Blue Sky Alpacas, Claudia Hand Painted Yarns among others, so you know that it is luxury. In her introduction Laura says: "I've always found accessories to be powerful pieces... We like memorable little statement pieces to decorate our lives, so we accessorize to complete our looks..."

I had such a hard time to choose projects from this book. I think these are my favorite ones.

Laura Zukaite was recently in the news of our knitting world. Her winning mohair dress was a talk of the town. Designers had a competition at the Vogue Life and Laura won. Here is her dress. (The dress is not included in this book.)
Stay tuned for the announcement coming up. You might like it.
P.S. on July 22: I posted the announcement here. Please read carefully and follow the given instructions.