Archive for February 2013

Insider Oscar stuff…..

My cousin, who is a hoot…..played Quanto in Total Recall with Arnold S.  He has great stories to tell of his adventures with zee arnod, and of the ramifications of playing that character – which are also hilarious.  And his lovely wife, Milena does costumes in Hollywood […]

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Movie Greats….

In honor of the upcoming Oscars, it’s always fun to take a trip down memory lane.  Here are some of my fav costumes of all time…. First I start with probably the first movie that made such an impression that when I think of designer, this is […]

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You are watching the Oscars on Sunday aren’t you?

  As a preview to Oscar night…here’s a wonderful piece on Edith Head, who has won 8 Oscars.  It also explains why no one will most  likely never beat her record – it’s all about how the studio set up costuming back then as how it’s done […]

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Direction for Buttonholes

This question comes from Andrea, a new student (who is very gifted). She asks about the direction of buttonholes – horizontal or vertical. There’s a simple rule here, one for shirts/blouses, and another for jackets. The rule is this: For Shirts: The first buttonhole on the collar […]

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THE Show

Anymore fashion shows are just that….SHOWS!  They have been in Europe for a long time – almost dog and pony shows, but there’s some meat to the good ones.  The others are just frou-frou! Here’s an interesting article on the shows in the US and how they […]

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Galliano, Trying this again…..

If at first….and you know the rest.  Apparently WordPress won’t embed links that aren’t from regular sites and this is from HuffPost and so yada, yada, yada….. It’s short and gets to the meat of the problem.  This is a guy who had a serious addiction problem, […]

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From the HuffPost – a little video conversation

On the Huffington Post blog this morning is this live discussion which is VERY interesting…… This is NOT a choice of privileged.  Get past that – this is a choice of how you are going to buy and wear your clothing.  This is the BIG mistake that […]

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Fashion

I do a lot of talking on this blog about fashion, and it seems lately about red carpet fashion – mostly cause this is the run-up to the finale of red carpet season, the Oscars, at the end of the month. I do this, cause yes, it’s […]

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Two awards red carpets & major fall shows

All in one night!!! Whew!!!! So I guess lace on nude was the look of the evening….. Amy Adams Thandie Newton looking very excellent Lily James And finally on the arm of Daniel Day Lewis I swear this was like the memo from CBS to the Grammy […]

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Investment Dressing

Investment Dressing is a way to think about your clothing and keeping your wardrobe that is really the most cost effective way of dressing.  It’s not cheap, cause I think cheap denotes lessor quality, and that’s not what I’m talking about. In my closet I have clothes […]

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