Archive for the Artistry Category

Spring Weddings – Rafia

Spring Weddings - Rafia

Not all my brides have trekked down the aisle, however enough so that I can finally show you what I’ve been up to this spring.  Weddings come in bunches – every 4 or 5 years, there’s a bunch.  I have a philosophy I’ve worked out about this over […]

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Could We All Only Hope To Accomplish As Much

Could We All Only Hope To Accomplish As Much

I was really shocked to find out that Givenchy died only a few days ago.  If you would have asked me yesterday, I would have known that he died decades ago being part of that indomitable force of designers who catapulted Paris back to the fashion capital after World […]

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Think Clothes Don’t Matter?

Think Clothes Don't Matter?

The three basic needs of mankind are food, shelter, and clothing – clothing so that we can protect ourselves from the elements, whether that is very cold or very hot.  In either case, clothing can protect us from harmful sun exposure and harmful cold exposure.  But like […]

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Mourning the Loss of the Great Designers?…

Mourning the Loss of the Great Designers?...

….like Oscar de la Renta?….Valentino?…Carolina Herrera (this is her last season)?  Really about the only ones left who design beautiful clothes that were so in vogue before the 90’s are Giorgio Armani and Ralph Lauren.  Even Vera Wang who made her name with a classic beautiful style […]

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Sewing Is More Than Covering Your Body

Sewing Is More Than Covering Your Body

I love this picture – I always have. These are sisters who pioneered a homestead in Nebraska.  Maybe this reaches back to my own family’s homesteading roots, but I love this photo and this mud house they built for themselves.  Here’s the subtle message in this photo […]

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Something Interesting…..

Something Interesting.....

Been perusing through some familiar and not-so-familiar sites and came across this site, that says they dress for normal people who don’t have time to shop.  Usually, that’s code for “Something that fits everyone from a tall bean stock to apple or pear with little or not […]

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We Wear Culture

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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