Archive for July 2013

Old vs. New

It’s so hard when you’ve grown up with the styles of a star or designer and the newer version tries to make it better.  I think Ann Roth did an admirable job on Sabrina, but how could you overcome the Givenchy-Head combo for Sabrina wtih Audrey Hepburn […]

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Why are we not surprised

After reading Elizabeth Cline’s book on cheap fashion: She goes into great detail about some interesting side facts of how clothes are produced in Asia, and more specifically China.  They are so anxious and want the total clothing process from beginning to end, that they make the […]

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Electronic Magazines

Every once in a while I bring this up, but I really love my electronic magazines. Zinio is one of my favorite sites and they have a wide selection of fashion magazines like Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, W, Paris Vogue, Vogue Italia,  and then I take some other […]

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Couldn’t resist

Here’s a very interesting post from the other side of the gender spectrum…..a guy. Apparently guys are fighting the same thing we gals are – trying to attain a perfect body. This is from a professional body builder, who knows all about staying healthy and keeping fat […]

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What to fit

Sometimes a fit is good and sometimes it isn’t.  Like during the summertime, you’re out on the lake, or the ocean or near water, and you’re not exactly crazy about walking out in a bikini or even a one-piece suit and would like to have something stylish […]

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The Drape for the Hollywood Starlet Dress

OK – as promised here’s how to drape this top from yesterday’s post:  

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Black Halo Jackie O dress

This is a hot dress in Hollywood, which doesn’t mean it’s a must for the rest of us, but for a great dress that works for a lot of different occasions, it’s worth a close look. The thing is that the more you look and know about […]

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Taylor and Burton

When I was a yung’un, these folks were the epitome of style, and beyond cool.  There’s a new movie (from BBC4) coming out and with that comes all the styles and fashion of Liz.  Her sense of style was really great, as I go back memory lane. […]

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Good Fashion

Good Fashion

….is like eye candy to me.  One of my all time favs is Rear Window where Edith Head was in her prime. This is pure Edith Head – just gorgeous clothes…that collar is fabulous with that cross blouse under that is so sophisticated, even today this is […]

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Sewist and Inspiration

I think a lot of folks are a little put off or maybe just not accustomed to the word sewists.  It even sometimes becomes controversial. For me, it’s easy – sew + artist = sewist! Another great word is makers from England and the Great British Sewing […]

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