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Cosplay – redeux

Cosplay - redeux

Not sure why but this old post had a bug in it someplace, so here’s the same blog (unfortunately without the comments) and hopefully without the bug!   This is a new – or relatively new – movement or term for folks who derive inspiration from media, […]

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Getting a Perspective on REAL Clothing Pricing

Getting a Perspective on REAL Clothing Pricing

Way back in 1989 I bought an Yves St. Laurent blouse for $180.  It wasn’t couture, but it was from the Yves St. Laurent boutique and I treasured it.  I still have it in my closet cause the style is still good.  That’s what classic is.  That’s […]

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Loss of Distinction

Loss of Distinction

….or individuality or uniqueness or originality or whatever you want to call it.  Here’s an interesting article that describes yet another loss of our current retail marketing. It’s a good read, and got me to thinking how lucky I am that I’m able to express myself so […]

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London Fashion Week in Full Swing (Femininity That Is!)

London Fashion Week in Full Swing (Femininity That Is!)

So some of the more raved shows are FEMININE!!!!  Yeah – that beautiful female silhouette is coming back! Yeah – I’m sick of the nude – and frankly bored with it which is a terrible comment on the state of nudity – oh ho hum another nipple […]

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Street Style – New York Fashion Week Edition

Street Style - New York Fashion Week Edition

I always love following the street style cause not only is it interesting, but this is what real people are wearing – well, some of them are real people!   In the Classic Category: Really it’s the gal on the right – that waist, that tweed skirt, […]

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Rodarte and What’s Going On There?

Rodarte and What's Going On There?

Basically I think you all know me as a pretty conservative gal.  I’m into classic, because (and I know this is going to sound odd, even though I sew all the time), I don’t have enough time to sew for me, so I have to be very […]

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Retail and Customization

This is an interesting read from BoF (Business of Fashion -which I just adore), about how the retail industry is working at customizing clients’ orders. It’s interesting on several accounts This illustrates the move fashion is making toward customization and more importantly the desire of the consumer […]

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There’s Classic and Then There’s Classic!

There's Classic and Then There's Classic!

Classic is bounced around a lot these days and it’s gotten to the point that some folks like to include everything in classic.  That may work for some folks, but it’s not the truth, and I really do want to keep it real here.  After all I’m […]

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Wedding Day

Wedding Day

To say this was a labor of love, is an understatement.  Halley’s great grandmother gave me my first Bernina and my sewing turned professional almost overnight (hence my recommendation of using a good machine). I have been wanting to give back for generations, and finally got the […]

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When Does Sewing Become More Than Just Techniques

Lots of times in my classes and on boards and profiles around the net, I see that up-and-coming sewists want to learn this or that technique, with their thinking that if they know enough of them then they can sew well.  All they need to do is […]

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