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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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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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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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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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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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Movies for Inspiration

Movies have always inspired us, almost since their inception. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a movie has to be worth a million (at least!)  In just a few frames we can see how a garment moves and what it will do while wearing. […]

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Perfection

I get a lot of students who are looking for the perfect fit, or the perfect garment. The truth:  there is no such thing as perfect in this mortal world. I know you’ve heard that before, but it’s important to really take this seriously.  If you are […]

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