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Who is Karl Lagerfeld and Why Should We Care?

Who is Karl Lagerfeld and Why Should We Care?

In the Beginning, there was Chanel – right?  Don’t all sewists and fashionistas start with Chanel?  Well, you can’t get any better. Or can you? This cover from the New Yorker magazine September 2010, just shows how important Karl Lagerfeld is.  There was Chanel and who could […]

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Couture of the Old Days

Couture of the Old Days

Reading an article this morning reminds me back to the days of the old couture, when if you weren’t invited to the couture show, you not only couldn’t see the clothes, you didn’t even know what the styles were….then press and such started going….Elsa Klench with Style […]

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Comic Con

Comic Con

I’m late in coming to this, but this has now grown into a huge big deal.  The big one is held in San Diego, and it’s gotten so big, that it has it’s own red carpet, and me being the fashion addict that I am can’t resist […]

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Minimalist vs Cheap – Why is This So Hard?

I’m sure you all know my stance on this, but I like the connotation of this graphic, cause it does so suit.   And don’t misunderstand me here – I’m not for curing all the world’s ills – I can’t do that.  It just seems illogical to me […]

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CFDA, Olsen Twins and more

CFDA, Olsen Twins and more

I affectionately refer to the Olsen Twins as the Addams Family Twins cause they do look like they belong there. Mostly cause, even when they’re smiling they look sad somehow.  It’s hard to have any sort of realistic view of life when you grow up in front […]

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Sewing with Style – Part Deux

OK – so yesterday I talked a little about some wonderful easy style guides to help you wander through the maze that fashion has now become.  It’s more like a whatever you want muddle of inundation than anything else.  When everything is offered, how do you tell […]

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Sewing with Style

Sewing with Style

There’s some interesting takes on he new “Core” style or “Minimalist” look.  Both are good takes on a classic look, and it’s fun to go through some of them.  These are from an article here, but here’s my take on these looks.  It’s important to realize that […]

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Basic Fitting

The 1st & 2nd of June, I’m teaching Basic Fitting – a new class.  This is like the Pants Pattern Class on steroids, as it’s the bodice (close to the face) which is the most important part of the garment. This is also where the garment hangs […]

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Why Wear The Same Thing?

Why Wear The Same Thing?

I guess this should better be titled: Who Wears The Same Thing?…..because you would be surprised at the list. For a while (here‘s the latest entry into the foray), fashionistas and bloggers have recognized that some very famous, busy, productive and influential folks wear the same thing […]

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Anna’s Dictum

Anna's Dictum

Yeah, she’s in the PR, fashion biz, and her words, especially these little soundbites mean a lot, but this one is going to get a lot of play cause it has more than just a nice little short ring to it – it has the ring of […]

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