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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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How To Change Consumer Mindset on Fast-Cheap Fashion Model

How To Change Consumer Mindset on Fast-Cheap Fashion Model

One interesting question that few ask is why is Amancio Ortega one of the wealthiest people in the world.  I mean we know who Bill Gates is and how he made his $$$ and we know who Warren Buffett and how he makes his money (through his […]

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And Now We Start The Red Carpet Season – Golden Globes

Actually all in all this was a good night or fashion.  The Golden Globes starts the Red Carpet season and is touted as the most fun of the awards shows.  But I thought the fashion was really fabulous.  OK so why do we care about the fashion?….I […]

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January Class- Intro to Commando Sewing

OK – so what in the world is commando sewing.  I like to think it’s close to what commandos do (and no it has nothing to do with underwear – I promise). But think how commandos go about completing a project: They do research and check out […]

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Sometimes Things Weren’t So Bad Back Then…..

Sometimes Things Weren't So Bad Back Then.....

….and then sometimes they were that bad!!! But the good first…some of these are simply classic, and who cares other than something fun to scroll through….because if you see what classic was back then, it gives you a better idea about what’s classic today.   Also styles that […]

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Evolution of fashion

Evolution of fashion

History always brings to mind Edmund Burke’s quote: “Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.”   In fashion it’s: “Those who don’t know fashion history don’t know where they came from…or where they’re going!”  And why is that important?  Because it gives you a track….a […]

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A New Way of Thinking

So I know this is going to be a stretch for some….but go with me here and see where this takes you.  It’s about perception and how we think about things.  I’ve been an artist for a long time.  I knew that growing up. I was very […]

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Tim Gunn Nailed It (Again)!

Tim Gunn Nailed It (Again)!

Here’s an article (and a video here) by Tim Gunn with some salient info beautifully said.  My fav quote here is this: This is a design failure and not a customer issue. There is no reason larger women can’t look just as fabulous as all other women. […]

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Prints – What’s New?

Prints - What's New?

Ok – so with the advent of more feminine looks the inevitable prints emerge, but there’s always a fresh take on prints and this return of prints is no different.  The part that’s important to those of us who want to make something practical, yet modern, fresh, […]

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