Archive for the Fashion Category

What’s the best advice you’ve every gotten

From the starlets on the red carpet about the best advice they’ve ever received,  particularly as we start the red carpet season, here’s some interesting comments. You can click on the dresses to see a larger picture, but the dresses really aren’t the point. Ginnifer Goodwin “Tailoring […]

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And now for what’s right about fashion….

I talk a lot about fashion, which may seem odd on a sewing blog, but let’s face it – this is where the next ideas are coming from – that’s what we expect from designers.  What’s the fun or use of sewing up the same old thing […]

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It’s nice to know that even the stars make mistakes

….and we can learn from them – here are some things to learn from this weeks worst dressed: Jennifer is darling and has a killer great figure, but…. But even the best can have muffin top looks…this is what happens when: You get your waistline too low […]

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The Awards Season

I just love it when the Oscars are announced: Cause it means that not only do we get in on all the scuttlebutt of why one was left out and another was included, but it means FASHION……and it’s already started….well the inside scoop has, but also the […]

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Canyou tell the difference?

Well, of course you can, but the question really becomes….. ….which body shape looks more normal? I think this is really educational because you begin to see just how irregular those waif-thin models look on the runway, ergo the clothes in stores that are sized for these […]

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Ever notice how your eye changes……

….when you’re shopping as compared to when you’re making something. Here’s what I mean – these clothes are on a “shopping the trend” section of a site, and although these are not the most expensive – they aren’t the cheapest either.  But in looking at these, I […]

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The Business of Fit

This is an interesting site that I enjoy perusing for news in the fashion business.  And this morning, this shows up (in my news feed) and quite frankly I’m chuckling a little. This is all about how to get a better fit in RTW – it’s like […]

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And what to my wondering eyes should appear…..

No it’s not Santa, but almost as good. Remember Ms. Menkes great coat from yesterday…well, what should I get in the mail today (it’s always a banner day) my new Burda.  I always find something fun in there. And this month something REALLY extra. I think this […]

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Suzy Menkes

I’m not sure a lot of folks have heard of her.  But she’s very powerful and really infectious.  I sometimes forget she’s out there with all the Annas, Graces, Corines, and Andrés.  But she’s a delight. Don’t you just feel erudite after listening to that accent – […]

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The Lament of Designer Creativity

Suzy Menkes (fashion editor of the International Herald Tribune), has it right on in her new article, about the lament of the loss of true couture. What she’s talking about is the artistic director(they are no longer called designers) are at the whim of whatever the financial […]

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