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Think A Well-Edited Wardrobe is For The Birds?

Think A Well-Edited Wardrobe is For The Birds?

Think Again!  Apparently the well-known designer Thakoon doesn’t think so. This is the designer known for selling $800 flower dresses, and yet he’s changing his whole way of operation.  Here’s a designer who’s actually trying something new.  I’m an advocate of the old adage: This means that […]

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Skin Tone Background and How To Use It

Skin Tone Background and How To Use It

Skin Tone Background and How To Use It Here’s the first lady again in a wow outfit. What I love about this outfit is that it makes my point about having an opaque nude background. Here she is at the “Medal of Freedom” ceremony at the White […]

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The Queen of Fashion

The Queen of Fashion

Whatever else you may say about Anna Wintour, she purports herself in absolutely the most professional and fashionable manner possible.  Sometimes it’s hard to see what’s what on the runway, but looking at a fashion expert and what she wears, makes fashion a lot easier to understands.  After […]

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Is It Worth It To Refashion

Is It Worth It To Refashion

There’s an interesting article in this morning’s Wall Street Journal about a men’s coat refashioning from $450 to $3,450 (almost 8 times the cost).  There are a couple of things that are interesting to note.  And yes, I note you can’t get the whole article, but if […]

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Dresses Are In!!!

Dresses Are In!!!

There’s nothing more evident about the change in fashion that the inclusion of the dress in our wardrobe. It clearly shows the move toward a more feminine look, but not the feminine look of the 80s hourglass, extended shoulders or the feminine look of the 1950’s tiny […]

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French Quilted Jacket

French Quilted Jacket

Or as I like to call it the FQJ for short.  This is that famous jacket from France that everyone wants.  From the grandest of grande dames of high society to the most forward of music divas, all of them find the jacket not only appropriate for […]

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The Shoulder

The Shoulder

I get this lots of times in my class and it’s one of those things that students don’t even know to ask – where’s the shoulder?!  I guess it shows how fashion has so moved the goalposts that basic things like the shoulder placement aren’t really considered.  […]

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Stigma of Trade School

Stigma of Trade School

I find this article very interesting, and like a lot of articles today about trade schools it tells a similar story – that story is that a lot of kids who are bright, and some even have college degrees, opt for trade school, where most parents would shudder […]

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The Kate and Amal Effect

The Kate and Amal Effect

Lately, I’ve been railing about this or that, so thought it was time for a positive view on fashion, cause it sure needs it.  Lots of times, when fashion gets really weird, I forget the runway all together in search of some style that’s real, practical, beautiful, […]

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What’s Going On With Couture?

What's Going On With Couture?

Couture has always been a strange duck.  For years it’s always been a little quirky and strange, but for the most part, it was filled with beautiful clothes.  But it was secret, at least until it was time for collections to hit the stores, and then it […]

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