Archive for the Fashion Category

Inspiration or Theft

Inspiration or Theft

This is a common theme in design and sewing.  What is the line between copying a design and being inspired by it. Giselle Defares does a good job of laying out the dilemma here, cause it’s one that every designer has gone through – on both sides […]

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Fashion in the Age of Cheap

Fashion in the Age of Cheap

As summer turns into fall, the Fall Fashion season kicks into full force. The Fall Season has always been known as the beginning of the fashion season, which makes it the most important fashion season of the year. But fashion today is different that the glory days […]

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Lauren Bacall

Lauren Bacall

From the very first when I had any sort of fashion sense I remember liking this lady. Sophistication, Savoir faire, style, smoothness and sexy.  And sexy in a very sizzling purposeful and serious sort of way.  IOW, don’t tangle with her, cause you’re liable to get eaten […]

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Why Those Older Styles Area So Good

Why Those Older Styles Area So Good

How can you not like some of these fashions.  OK the shoulder pads are a little extreme, the lengths a little too long, but the tailoring and fit – you’re almost willing to forgive anything for that quality fit!  Here‘s a the whole group, but I couldn’t […]

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Throw Back Thursday

Throw Back Thursday

This is popular on the social media sites, and it is kinda fun….so I thought as a “Throw Back” I would do a roundup of some of the month’s posts over on Facebook. If you haven’t friended me over there, I do post little bits and pieces […]

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Artists Have Always Morphed the Female Body

And what we have to realize is that the photos that we see on the runway and particularly in the fashion magazines are all altered.  They aren’t even close to reality which can cause a lot of problems with the people looking at these photos. There are […]

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Geoffrey Beene

Geoffrey Beene

This was a designer who hit his hey-day around the 80’s.  There was a huge push on for ornamentation and splendor, but Beene seem to have his own take on splendor away from the main obvious trend. It was certainly splendor in its own way, but not […]

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What’s the Big Deal about Activewear?

What's the Big Deal about Activewear?

Believe it or not, this has been one of those trends that’s been with us but without us noticing.  It’s just that the business gurus of fashion have started noticing and dang it if they aren’t right! So you say:  “Claire, I’m not wearing that stuff.  I’ve […]

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And this is why I like Lagerfeld

Not only has he taken over the reigns of a fabulous smart and stylish maison in Paris, but he has continued the tradition year after year with witty, smart, fresh designs on the original model set up by Mme. Chanel.  That sounds like it would be a […]

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Throw Back Thursday

In honor of #TBT, here’s a little story of how I went about discovering sewing, playing with techniques of sewing, learning techniques of sewing, finding my teacher of sewing and eventually getting totally, unmercifully and infinitely hooked on sewing. It started with Barbie, because my Barbie went […]

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