Archive for the Fashion Category

Retail and Customization

This is an interesting read from BoF (Business of Fashion -which I just adore), about how the retail industry is working at customizing clients’ orders. It’s interesting on several accounts This illustrates the move fashion is making toward customization and more importantly the desire of the consumer […]

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There’s Classic and Then There’s Classic!

There's Classic and Then There's Classic!

Classic is bounced around a lot these days and it’s gotten to the point that some folks like to include everything in classic.  That may work for some folks, but it’s not the truth, and I really do want to keep it real here.  After all I’m […]

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When Does Sewing Become More Than Just Techniques

Lots of times in my classes and on boards and profiles around the net, I see that up-and-coming sewists want to learn this or that technique, with their thinking that if they know enough of them then they can sew well.  All they need to do is […]

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Inspiration

Inspiration

So where do you get your inspiration?  I get mine usually from my RSS feed or just perusing around the net.  But one thing is for sure, when someone says “classic” I’m all over it in nothing flat.  Actually this didn’t say classic it was more like […]

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Fall is Coming!

….and it’s time to think about clearing out some of the rif-raf out of your closet. I know – it’s hot;  the middle of summer;  you’re headed for vacation (or getting the little kiddos back to school to get your sewing room back), or…… But here’s the […]

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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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