Wednesday, January 21, 2015

White gown in water

Some cutting room floor footage from our 5 Browns Clair de Lune video shoot. 
Gown designed by Thread Ethic. 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Underwater Gowns - The Crater Midway, Utah

We just released our newest video (as a part of our work with The 5 Browns) and people have wondered about the gowns featured. A little back story...we initially ordered completely different dresses. Since we knew these gowns would be fairly trashed after filming underwater for hours on end, we decided to order non-designer gowns from out of the country to take the beating. Well surprise, surprise, even though we ordered them with a month to spare, they didn't arrive. We got the news 5 days before the shoot. What to do?

As many of you know, we have aspired to start a modest evening wear collection (hence the creation of the modest blog) for a while now.  But our day jobs have kept us so busy that this has been an impossibility. Well with 5 days to spare, and this thought in the back of our minds, we took to our sewing machines. The end result are the gowns above. We knew there had to be lots and lots of length (endless chiffon and tulle yardage) and of course, modesty was again, our top priority.

In a sense, this is where we hope to start in designing evening wear, inspired by endless fashion muses.

You can watch the video here...

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Jil Sander Inspired

Hello all and Merry Christmas next week! We took some inspiration from Jil Sander's fall 2012 collection with this outfit (Melody wore out to christmas concerts before it was too cold to take on bare legs). And here is Melody's time to write a little tribute to her husband's Grandma Bea.

The nice thing about being up on the trends, is when you see something interesting, you have a knowledge that it can possibly work. So, on with Grandma Bea. She was a bit of a hoarder. Funny though, she had the opposite problem of us, she never hoarded her clothes. So when Melody found this red cashmere coat buried deep in a guest bedroom closet (when Grandma Bea passed on this fall), she knew she had to keep it. Grandma Bea was like her own grandmother, calling her when she was sick, giving her little things etc. She will be missed, but when Melody wears this big red coat, she'll forever remember ol' Bea. So this christmas Sunday you bet Melody will be sporting the big red coat in honor of Miss Bea.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Thanksgiving Table

OK, so you're probably thinking, where the heck did they go? And now they come back with Thanksgiving? Well we've had a such a blessed year and we're excited to actually be home to give thanks for it. Melody woke up this morning and got so excited for Thanksgiving that she went ahead and decorated her table early. It's always nice to find things around your property that could be used...grasses...berries etc. (I don't even know what these berries are?) We hope your thanksgiving is filled with utter joy. We're not really sure what is going to happen with the blog this next year, but we'll figure it out. Thanks for being such great followers regardless!  With much love, Desi and Mel.

(Here's a little bitty for you and what we're thankful for this year)

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Last night on Piers...

If we were smart we would've taken full outfit pictures, but we were just slightly preoccupied. Melody's dress is by Asos. Desirae's is from our closets. Happy Wednesday!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Late summer floral

We apologize for the massive break Thread Ethic has been taking. As we have briefly mentioned, there are some very exciting things happening for us regarding our day jobs. First off, we are having our Carnegie Hall debut on October 18 (in a month)! Surrounding this will be a PR run that starts with us on Piers Morgan on Sep. 24. From there we will keep you updated as to where we'll be and what we'll be on. We will be instagraming on Thread Ethic and on The 5 Browns, as well as tweeting on both outlets through the excitement. You can also keep up with us via The 5 Browns Facebook page.

And now for the look today, this is a dress Melody has been wearing all spring and summer. She saw it pop up on Zara for Mother's day and couldn't resist such perfection. She was completely surprised to find it just recently on We had to check multiple times to see if that said $14.90. Yes, that is 14.90. Keep in mind if you're ordering from Sammy dress that it costs more to ship than sometimes it does for the clothing. So definitely order your pieces in bulk.

Lastly, if you want a floral dress that will take you into the fall, this floral number from Zara should do it. Thanks for being patient with us! We'll try to update on some of the events when we can!