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So What’s This All About?

Firstly, I’m a stylist before a blogger. That being said, I’m a stylist that doesn’t want to promote mindless consumption but rather one that just wants to ‘decorate’. I am constantly fighting the dichotomy between my love affair for fashion combined with my complete disdain. I’m interested in the original source of a trend so look out for comparative posts and random image threads that are never actually that random. Sometimes I can be lazy and just post pictures of animals that make me laugh. I promise I won’t do that too often though….

Oh, and for those who are wondering:

swathe 1 (sw, swô, sw)
swathed, swath·ing, swathes
A piece or strip of material in which something is wrapped.
Wrap in several layers of fabric

Enjoy Layers&Swathes!

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Photographed by Will Whipple and styled by Layers & Swathes



30 Comments leave one →
  1. January 19, 2010 3:30 am

    That is an amazing photograph! I’ve never seen something like that done before…

  2. February 7, 2010 4:46 am

    I just founded your blog by mistake and I love it, your approach is not so mundane, and your pictures are interesting as well, good job.


    • February 7, 2010 2:42 pm

      Thank you Jimmy!

      • October 11, 2011 1:00 pm

        Hi Layers and Swathes,
        Can I get a press release about Dazzle’s 30th anniversary through to you? 30 years at the vanguard of contemporary jewellery in November: breaking the careers of over 500 new designers in that time, with a stable of over 1,000 jewellers from across the world; and directly responsible for encouraging some major developments in the sector: from the use of titanium and plastics to techniques like oxidising silver. Quite a legacy.

  3. Mavenda permalink
    March 7, 2010 7:45 pm

    It took me about two posts to realize I’d stumbled onto something far more sophisticated than the average fashion blog. I certainly enjoy the blogs with collections of images people just happen to like, but it’s actually thought-provoking to be able to pull out the references, the fashion history, the details on how it was designed and why. Marvelous work, here.

  4. Fashion On Speed Dial permalink
    May 4, 2010 10:16 am

    Your blog is too inspiring for words! You must have been researching for years, girl

  5. Gus permalink
    January 17, 2011 1:35 pm

    Excellent beat! I would like to apprentice for you! How can i subscribe for a blog site like yours? You have much inspired me!

  6. Sasha permalink
    January 21, 2011 12:26 am

    The next time I spend my precious time on a “fashion blog” I hope that it doesn’t disappoint me as much as this one. I mean, I know it was my choice to come on here, but I truly thought youd have one thing attention-grabbing to say. All I see is a bunch of whining about one thing that you would repair when you weren’t too busy searching for attention.

    • VOV permalink
      January 21, 2011 10:44 am

      Sasha, I can’t believe you took your ‘precious time’ to write such a negative comment. I suggest you learn to use your time more wisely from now on. I love this blog, so i advise you to go find another blog to bully. Because, this one my dear, is far too optimistic for your petty pessimism.

    • Giorgina - the founder of the 'i hate sasha' fan club permalink
      January 21, 2011 11:56 am

      Sasha, do you have nothing better to do than browse around voicing your negative opinions on what I think is a fantastically interesting blog. If you knew anything about fashion you’d know the amount of hours and hard work that goes into each post everyday. At least layers&swathes actually discusses what they’d do differently rather than being a typical monotonous blog and saying they love every trend and every outfit they see. You should probably spend your precious time getting some lessons on manners and etiquette.

  7. Adraelle permalink
    January 28, 2011 12:27 am

    Lately, I did not give plenty of thought to making comments on blog page posts and have positioned comments even less. Reading via your nice article, will support me to do so sometimes. I find your blog to be insightful and beautifully presented.

  8. Lownsberry permalink
    February 25, 2011 10:24 pm

    Thank you for a fantastic blog! Its an inspiration that goes beyond the posting of images with the knowledge of why they are relevant.

  9. Zilvinas permalink
    March 10, 2011 3:46 pm

    Your blog is frikkin amazing! Just spent the past 3 hours reading it start to finish :)

    Can’t wait to see what you post next!

  10. Brittni permalink
    March 13, 2011 11:06 pm

    I’ve been following your blog for a while but finally wanted to thank you for sharing you’re awesome fashion knowledge. Really beautifully curated and wriitten…

    • Sophia N permalink
      August 19, 2011 11:37 pm

      I can’t remember the last time I found that a blog that has kept me as an enthralled as yours. You are a wonderful trend reporter who is sensitive and lovely. Great combination!

  11. Phoebe Marchbanks permalink
    March 17, 2011 11:58 pm

    I’ve been searching the Internet for a fashion blog as decent as this for ages – you’re awesome!!!!!

  12. May 7, 2011 3:37 pm

    nice to see a fashion blog with some personality
    you should post some more of your own work!

  13. Margarita Marsh permalink
    September 3, 2011 9:24 pm

    You’re a bit like Gandhi of the fashion blogging world, aren’t ya? Lots of wonderful words of wisdom here combined with some seriously good taste.

  14. Talya permalink
    September 4, 2011 4:01 am

    fabuleusa cinho de casmos y cadoglo con abras mompros. antomo a prirado y baremele caporro con atodesva urismo!

  15. September 19, 2011 6:43 pm

    Whoah this blog is excellent i love studying your posts. Stay up the great work! You realize, many people are searching around for this information, you could help them greatly.

  16. Aussie Student permalink
    September 27, 2011 3:24 pm

    Greetings from Australia. You helped me with my university assignment with your fantastic blogging skills and fashion knowledge. Thank so much.

  17. Larisa permalink
    October 16, 2011 9:35 am

    You’re one pretty fabulous fashion blogger!

  18. Gina Laspie permalink
    November 8, 2011 12:41 am

    I’m astounded by how wonderful your blog is and genuiely shocked that you don’t have more followers?!

    What great fashion insight and knowledge you have. Combined with a great eye and its a winning combination!

  19. Wendy Belko permalink
    November 16, 2011 7:34 am

    Amazing work! A real unique fashion perspective. Can’t believe its taken me so long to find this blog but glad I finally have.

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