Archive for the Fashion Category

How Do You Know A Style Is Changing

How do you know a trend is starting? How do you recognize it’s time to trend to another way of thinking about your fashion, style and look?   Mostly when you’re watching fashion a lot (and I do), you see it coming before it really hits.  As […]

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What Makes Good Style

What Makes Good Style

This isn’t that hard, so don’t make it hard, but there are some basics here to know that can help you work your way into not only finding your own style but adhering to it. For one thing, it will change a bit from look to look […]

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Classic…..Or Not!

Classic.....Or Not!

This is another one of my fav subjects, but an encounter with a book of patterns classified as “essentials” got me thinking I needed to update this subject a little.   Classic sometimes gets a beef that it’s boring.   It’s anything but boring.  It’s its own […]

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The Tartan Coat

The Tartan Coat

As you all know I love Outlander (the books & the TV series), and get verra many brawly ideas from it.  So here’s the latest inspiration for it. A couple of years ago I did this in a nice tweed and loved it – still love it. […]

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Cosplay – redeux

Cosplay - redeux

Not sure why but this old post had a bug in it someplace, so here’s the same blog (unfortunately without the comments) and hopefully without the bug!   This is a new – or relatively new – movement or term for folks who derive inspiration from media, […]

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Getting a Perspective on REAL Clothing Pricing

Getting a Perspective on REAL Clothing Pricing

Way back in 1989 I bought an Yves St. Laurent blouse for $180.  It wasn’t couture, but it was from the Yves St. Laurent boutique and I treasured it.  I still have it in my closet cause the style is still good.  That’s what classic is.  That’s […]

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Loss of Distinction

Loss of Distinction

….or individuality or uniqueness or originality or whatever you want to call it.  Here’s an interesting article that describes yet another loss of our current retail marketing. It’s a good read, and got me to thinking how lucky I am that I’m able to express myself so […]

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London Fashion Week in Full Swing (Femininity That Is!)

London Fashion Week in Full Swing (Femininity That Is!)

So some of the more raved shows are FEMININE!!!!  Yeah – that beautiful female silhouette is coming back! Yeah – I’m sick of the nude – and frankly bored with it which is a terrible comment on the state of nudity – oh ho hum another nipple […]

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Street Style – New York Fashion Week Edition

Street Style - New York Fashion Week Edition

I always love following the street style cause not only is it interesting, but this is what real people are wearing – well, some of them are real people!   In the Classic Category: Really it’s the gal on the right – that waist, that tweed skirt, […]

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Rodarte and What’s Going On There?

Rodarte and What's Going On There?

Basically I think you all know me as a pretty conservative gal.  I’m into classic, because (and I know this is going to sound odd, even though I sew all the time), I don’t have enough time to sew for me, so I have to be very […]

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