Sunday, September 22

Tried & Tested: Nümph's Burnout Top from

 Wearing Nümph's Jenny top via, Rich and Skinny jeans, Coach bag (vintage) and sandals, and Ray Ban sunnies (also seen here)

 Why am I smiling, you ask? Because I recently snagged this lovely Nümph top from Surfdome offers men's, women's, and kid's casual and active wear from over 900 brands, including the Danish label Nümph. Nümph's clothes and accessories are inspired by Danish childhood tales of forest fairies and woodland nymphs, and translated into cool designs by vintage manufacturing techniques. This top's semi-sheer woodsy pattern was made by dissolving select fabric fibers through a process known as burnout. First used in the 1920s, the technique, also known as devoré (French for "devoured"), was used on viscose and silk velvets to create dazzling designs. As a fashion historian and a lover of comfortable clothing, I am smitten with Nümph's fresh take on this Jazz Age process.

  S.S.W. Asks: Would YOU wear this style?