Frock Stars

Photograph by Danielle Levitt; Photographed at the Carlyle, a Rosewood hotel. From left: Suzanne Golden, Patricia Fox, Lynn Yaeger, Iris Apfel and Tziporah Salamon. These ladies have some amazing style, they are also creative professionals who are the fashion darlings of New York.  This photo was taken for a tea party at the Carlyle Hotel, for the recent New York Times article, “Garb Fest,” written by Lynn Yaeger.  I stumbled upon the photo in a Fashion blog called Advanced Style, where the personal style of older folks is celebrated. Suzanne Golden: Bead Artist, creating wearable art and beaded jewelry Patricia Fox: Interior…

Bohemian Palette

Sasha Pivovarova in “Bohemian Way” photographed by Emma Summerton with set design by Simon Costin for Vogue Italia February 2010. This bohemian fashion editorial from Vogue Italia 2/2010, caught my eye, colorful, rich, eccentric and creative.  This is great Fall inspiration for colors, textures and prints. Mixing cool muted tones with bright hues, anchoring it with deep darks. mixing textures: crochet, ethnic prints, lace, tie dye, embroidery, appliques, suede, velvet and metals. Mixing prints/ “Eccentric Royalty”: animal, geometric, floral, tapestry, iconic spiritual and ditzy floral. http://papermode.trendland.net/sasha-pivovarova-by-emma-summerton-for-vogue-italia-february-2010/

Textiles, Zippers, & Bears, Oh My!

I was perusing Dornob Design’s fashion & style section (http://dornob.com/design/fashion-style), and came across this amazing zipper dress, by Sebastian Errazuriz.  As I learned more, I found that his approach to creative problems in design, result in unconventional genius. I was inspired, so simple, so versatile, so cool, now I have to go make one for myself……… SEBASTIAN ERRAZURIZ is a Chilean born, New York based artist and product designer. (The following are excerpts from an interview with Sebastian Errazuriz for The Huffington Post by Hilary Moss, 1/22/2010) Do you have any inspirations from the “mainstream” fashion world or otherwise? …Instead of being…

Dollyrockers and Liberty for All

Originally I was going to write about Liberty Prints, from their groovy 60’s prints to today’s collaboration with MAC Cosmetics and Target, until I came across another one of their collaborations, Dollyrockers.  The name itself captured my imagination, and the spirit of what I imagined an early 1960’s rocker hipster would look like, so I had to find out more about this label. 1960s mini dress label Courtesy of premierludwig It was a label that focused on dresses and tops, in a style that was part of the British Boutique Movement (Active c.1963-c.1975). Boutiques in this movement included: Biba, Bazaar by Mary…

Is it Vintage?

Mining from the past is never a problem, in fact it’s inspiring, but the term “vintage” now includes almost all second-hand clothing to the ageing processes used to achieve a worn-in look.  Vintage clothing no longer means a rare find from an era gone by. Especially with the mass manufacturing of the ’80’s and ’90’s. Handmade from those eras are a different story, but I digress… Vintage was defined as an item that was at least 25 years old, according to Vintage Textiles, which specializes in vintage and 18th century costume. For the past few years, styles didn’t have to wait too…

Great Quotes: Devil Wears Prada

‘This… stuff’? Oh. Okay. I see. You think this has nothing to do with you. You go to your closet and you select… I don’t know… that lumpy blue sweater, for instance because you’re trying to tell the world that you take yourself too seriously to care about what you put on your back. But what you don’t know is that that sweater is not just blue, it’s not turquoise. It’s not lapis. It’s actually cerulean. And you’re also blithely unaware of the fact that in 2002, Oscar de la Renta did a collection of cerulean gowns. And then I think it…