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Nothing like an opening to get some great fashion ideas

The Met Museum in NY had their opening for their Punk: Chaos to Couture opening, and lots of beautiful things.  I love the way fashion trends are turning more beautiful and glamorous, as opposed to the chaos of Punk (sort of ironic, but that’s art for you). […]

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The Great Gatsby

This is a movie that is just rife with style, drama and lots and lots of money!  What a fun period to do a movie about.  Then you add a good plot and great characters, and it’s irresistible.  Every version seems to put their own spin on […]

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GBSB, Episode 4

WordPress is still a little hinky these days so the blog is a little light – but as soon as things are fixed, I’ll be up and running again soon.  But couldn’t let this pass for those of you that have been following the GBSB (aka Great […]

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Looking Presentable

I know that sounds like a “duh” moment, but it’s easy to get into the habit of letting your appearance sort of slide a little. My studio is at home and that means it’s convenient, but it’s also sort of a burden in that I’m known for […]

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GBSB – Third Episode

…is now up on YouTube for we colonists (and other places outside the British Realm!)   As usual – if you haven’t seen the show, watch it – it’s really great for any sewists or maker out there. For me, this was the show that made the […]

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Another wonderful video from Dove

This is a very powerful video and something that is very telling….. I’m as guilty of this as the next gal, but I really see this in my young brides and debs who strive so hard to be beautiful.  Every once in a while I get a […]

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A timeless tradition

As I’ve often said, I have the best clients, and this just is another example. Mary Ann is a sweet former-deb and her sister was also one of my debs, who came to me a while back to do a quick weekend fit on a dress she […]

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GBSB aka. Great British Sewing Bee

This show is really taking off – and thanks to someone posting on YouTube we colonists get to watch too. There are so many thing I like about this – so don’t read on if you don’t like spoilers….. but here goes. First the competition projects are […]

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A New Exhibit at the V & A

The Victoria and Albert was set up as a craftsmen and artisans museum, full of trendy things but also of incredible resources.  The whole idea of a museum being resource for artists is not only novel, but I find immense fun in perusing their site (albeit  I […]

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Madame Chic has a new fan!!! Moi!

Over on my Facebook page (and I know many of you don’t like the FB thingie, but I do post some shorty jewels over there, and it doesn’t mean you have to troll Facebook to see it, usually a message will go out to you via email), […]

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