Archive for the Artistry Category

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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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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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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Pantone’s Colors for Fall 2016

Pantone's Colors for Fall 2016

There’s always a new palette each year, and even though Anna Wintour says that “Fashion is Dead” or “There is No Fashion” there will always be trends, no matter what, and Pantone really does go through and look at the shows and pick out the predominant colors.  […]

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Golden Globes 2016 – Teachable Moments

I asked you all to start out the Red Carpet season with a different outlook than what you normally see or hear about in the reviews the next day.  So let’s look at some of the teachable (learnable?) moments that the Golden Globes provided. First – it […]

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Handmade Quality

Handmade Quality

It used to be that when you said “Hand Made” people said, “Awwwwww, isn’t that sweet,” and then put it in the back drawer, cause nothing could be as good as what you could buy in the store. The problem is, that ain’t so any more. There […]

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Sewing with Style

Sewing with Style

There’s some interesting takes on he new “Core” style or “Minimalist” look.  Both are good takes on a classic look, and it’s fun to go through some of them.  These are from an article here, but here’s my take on these looks.  It’s important to realize that […]

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