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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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Yves St. Laurent – a Master

Yves St. Laurent - a Master

I grew up in fashion during the 50’s and 60’s.  It was a dramatic time of change, but the fashions were fabulous and the experimentation going on was really interesting.  What new ways of darting and shaping and dart placement could designers employ to get fit and […]

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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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Why I Sew or How I Grew To Be So Individual in My Style

This is a subject near and very dear to my heart.  I’ll be honest, I save money and there’s no bones about it because I make virtually all my clothes. I can’t remember the last time I bought something – oh it was at Forever 21 to […]

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