When it comes to purchasing goods, there is a hierarchy of consumerism that goes something like this: knowing a product was made in America, good; knowing a product was made in Oregon, better; knowing a product was made right here in Portland, super bananas awesome. This line of thinking drives us to support farmers’ markets [...]
“A Chinese employee works in a textile firm in the Macrolotto area in Prato, the biggest textile district in Europe, in 2005. The town has become home to the largest concentration of Chinese residents in Europe — many of whom are not legal.”
by Sylvia Poggioli
For more than a thousand years, the Italian town of [...]
The Fall 2010 Fashion for Real People e-magazine is here and ready to view!
The issues include:
Part 1: The Look of the Season.
Part 2: Sewing with Pati and Marta.
Part 3: Meet Amanda and Nicole.
Part 4: News and Views
Click the links above for more details of each page.
Courtesy of palmerpletsch.com.
December 04th, 2007 @ 10:53 AM – New York
Florals for fall was the big message at Oscar de la Renta’s pre-Fall 2008 collection, which the designer showed to an audience of press, buyers and socialites on Park Avenue in New York on Monday, Dec. 3, who sat theater-in-the-round style around the runway.
Large flower [...]
Despite much critical acclaim, AF Vandevorst, launched in 1998 by Antwerp-based duo Filip Arickx and An Vandevorst, remains one of the more under-the-radar lines of the distinctly Belgian breed that includes Dries Van Noten, Martin Margiela, Olivier Theyskens, and Raf Simons. What’s often described as an artsy and intellectual aesthetic translates into imaginatively tailored, [...]
Video clip tutorial on dying your jeans using of coffee grounds.
Do you have old clothes in you closet that you wish to upgrade? Here, I am giving you few great tips on how you can alter your garments into stylish fashions. You will also be able to shop at your local discount or thrift stores and transform outdated clothes to the latest fashion trends.
Here are some great books I recommend for reading. Below is a fun selection of books that are perfect for beginners, the experience, kids and teens. This selection consists of everything from making your own patterns, sewing guides, home decor projects to garment construction. Hey, I am the type of person that loves creating [...]