I had read that Louis Vuitton had featured pyjamas to be worn at all times of the day as part of their 2012 Resort collection. Now I am all for wearing pyjamas all day and if LV says it's OK, then that's all I need to know.
This morning, it was very cold and my bed was extremely comfortable and warm. It was difficult to get up, but I do have to go to work. However, I decided today I would wear my pyjamas to work so I dug out my best pair of silk pyjamas, a long navy cardigan to go on top and a pair of suede loafers, channelling LV ( decided to leave the motorcycle helmet at home). I like to think Coco Chanel would have approved too. I have been extremely comfortable all day and, as I am wearing my
thermals underneath, toasty warm. And although I do not look scruffy at all, I do not look quite as glam as Ms Arizona Muse, the model in the LV photo. Maybe I did need the motorcycle helmet afterall. However, I did look at my loafers and think they were not quite up to scratch.
Much better! They were only cheap loafers from Topshop so I knew if I made a mess of it, I wouldn't break the bank. I stuffed the toes with paper to make them firm and then stencilled as normal, very carefully. It took 10 minutes in total.
We can shrink stencils within reason. Shrinking does make the stencil more fragile so the smaller it has to go, the less use you may get out of it. It may even be too small for us to manufacture but we will advise you of this. My stencil needed to be cut at 45% of it's standard size. I knew I only need to use it twice so it didn't need to survive long. It was fine and it is still holding together. I did have to use it very carefully and treat is as delicate. But I wouldn't like to use it 100 times. If ever you need a design shrunk, let us know what for and we will be able to tell you how well your stencil will hold up.
On a side note: rather liking the leopard print of LV's pyjamas. I think our MD2 Leopard Spot stencil will be coming out sometime this winter.