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A good mannequin

A good mannequin

Tilly and the Buttons is a blog from one of the finalists from the Great British Sewing Bee (which we don’t get in the US – Grrrrrrr – cause it’s a really great show on sewing). She’s a really cute gal, and today she talks about mannequins […]

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Let’s Talk Underwear…..

Let's Talk Underwear.....

….bras specifically. OK – let’s talk underwear – bras specifically.  Yeah, I know you’ve had that bra for ???? years and it’s comfy and it feels good and it’s not worn out and it works….well, maybe.  If you’re bra is over 3 years old, there may be […]

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Two Points – Internship Dressing and Minimalism

So how do you dress for a job?….or an internship?  When you’re used to wearing jeans and tee for daily classes and suddenly you have an internship or a possible job interview or even a job.  How do you dress?  It’s a good question for anyone who […]

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We Wear Culture

I read this morning’s article from Business of Fashion and thought – gee this sounds like something really nice and thought I would put up a link on Facebook, where I put little tidbits.  But clicking on the link from the article to examine what is really […]

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And Now For Something Fun……

….and inspiring and empowering and back to what I love.  Now this started out very sad and ended very, well and fun, so the fun applies to the end, not the beginning! Recently – like a couple of weeks ago, I finished a garment for a client.  […]

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First Look and First Lady Fashion

While Mrs. Trump has been mostly in New York, we haven’t seen much of her style, until this first trip abroad.  As a person in the news, it’s worthy to note her style and in particular what sort of style it reflects.  The first lady, whether she […]

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A REAL Find

A REAL Find

This is for anyone who sews and for anyone who wants to know if you’re doing things right.  This is a fabulous little film made following the creation of the Chanel F/W04/05 collection from the finishing of the last garment from the S/S04 collection to the showing […]

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New York Fashion Week – Relevant?

New York Fashion Week - Relevant?

A new thought-provoking article out has a lot to it.  The future format of the fashion show is in a state of flux.  In the olden days, you had to be invited to the fashion shows as they were private.  The designers didn’t want anyone to see […]

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It’s Still The Beautiful That Sells

It's Still The Beautiful That Sells

It was really hard for me to understand the grip that Grunge had on fashion for the last two decades and longer.  That “Ugly was beautiful” was so irrational to me.  I understand there was (as there always is in fashion) a swing away from the opulence […]

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This is Big!

REALLY Big!!! This is right in our own backyard, and the students are being recognized and awarded in a very big way. So what in the world is the YMA?  It’s the Young Menswear Association, which doesn’t tell you much, especially since it isn’t for men exclusively […]

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