Friday, April 22, 2016

Sophisticated Sunday Suits

Such a difference between ladies' suits for the office and ladies' suits for church.  I love looking at the stylish and colorful suits for church attending ladies.  If you can think of a suitable silhouette and find a fantastic bright solid color or print fabric, you're good to go.  The matching hats are incredible and must take a lot of time to create.  
Just wondering... are there hat competitions?


fullylinedchurchsuits.com

churchsuitsforyou.com

churchsuits.com

ladieschurchsuits.com

expressurway.com

Does anyone remember the evening soap opera Dynasty?  Well, the aqua and white suit reminds me of that program.    Just for fun, which suit above do you think I'd wear?  

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Spring Splendour

Spring is here, somewhat.  The beginning of April has been colder than usual (in Toronto, ON at least.  How's warm/cold is your location?) but let's look forward to what we could be wearing once the warm temperatures decide to visit us.  

These clothing designs give strong spring vibes.  The bright colors, flowery prints, and silhouettes can't help but make you smile and feel the soon coming warmth. 


by Stella McCartney, fashionista.com

ukfashiondesign.com

elle.com

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Recycle the Fashionable Way

Plastic bags have a few uses.  One of which is to make clothing. Now, these plastic garments, most likely, are made for artistic reasons, unless the plastic has been mixed with materials that allow air to circulate.  But I'm sure 100% plastic clothes can be worn in cold weather, or for a short period of time during warm weather.  Now you know what else you can use those plastic bags for.

 pinterest.com

madamhunter.com

By Pech Kucha, pinterest.com
 
pinterest.com

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Friday, February 26, 2016

Black Fashion Designers - Clothing Evolution

It's Black History Month! I can't let this month end without bringing to your attention the fantastic work that's being done by people of African descent, no matter what part of the world they come from.







Quincy "Ouigi" Theodore, pinterest.com
www.bkcircus.com





 Quincy "Ouigi" Theodore founded Brooklyn Circus, a retro urban fashion boutique.  "My dream is to see guys hanging on the corner in suits" (nytimes.com).  Quincy's website is www.bkcircus.com
Ituen Basi, lagosfashionanddesignweek.com
ituenbasi.co.uk




















Ituen Basi is a Nigerian who presented her first collection in 2009.  Her trade mark is using Ankara prints for her designs.  Ituen's website is www. ituenbasi.co.uk


Stella Jean,  theguardian.com
uniquestyleplatform.com
















Stella Jean started her collection in 2012 . She is self-taught and works in Milan.  Her trade mark is Haitian prints (her mother is Haitian and father is Italian). Stella's website is www.stellajean.it


Maxwell Osborne, brit.com
publicschoolnyc.com




















Maxwell Osborne is part of a design duo called Public School NYC.  He and his fellow designer, Dao-Yi Chow, started this company in 2008.  They specialize in sportswear for men and women.  The website is www.publicschoolnyc.com


These four designers are making serious contributions to the clothing industry with their talent and progressive ideas.  Till next blog!

Monday, February 15, 2016

2016 Spring Clothing Scene

It's time to look at spring/summer designs for 2016. Especially since this is February, it's cold, and many are looking forward to warm weather.

What I chose to post are some of my favorite looks.  The looks are so varied, as well as the color schemes.  I thought some of the clothes were for fall.  No matter, anything goes for this spring!


Alice and Olivia dress, aasshhlliiee.com

elle.com

waleg.com

Marni collection, fashionisers.com

Hugo Boss collection, fashionisers.com

Till next time, next blog.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The Hat Completes the Look

Hats are completing men's dress styles again. Remember the 20's to 40's, or 50's, when the hat was almost always part of the ensemble?  Well, looks like this accessory is back for men more that 60 years later.  The hat is now the exclamation point to a man's signature look.  Looking very trendy.



pinterest.com


fashionforwoman.com

glamour.com

glamour.com

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

The Fringe Thing

When you see fringed clothes, what comes to your mind? Native American garments?  The 1920s Flapper period? Maybe hippies and rock and roll music.  

Fringe has been part of clothing design over many decades.  It looks as if it's resurfacing again in fashion, and has refreshing new ways of being incorporated into the clothes and accessories we wear.



pinterest.com

Dress by Jil Sander, fashioncopious.typepad.com


easydoesit.wordpress.com

stylehive.com

By Clover Canyon, Pre-Fall '16, nymag.com

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