Tuesday, September 12, 2017

From Areas in Emergency: Focus on Designers

What a summer!  Fires, hurricanes and earthquakes!  Summer is technically over September 22, 2017, and I hope nothing else catastrophic will be happening.  

For those recovering from the disasters that have happened, and are still happening, in British Columbia, Canada (wildfires), Texas (hurricane Harvey) and Florida  and some Caribbean islands (hurricane Irma), designers from each area are featured this week.  

Tiffany Amber design, Florida, US. 

League of Rebels, Texas, US

Allison Smith design, British Columbia, Canada

Calvin Southwell design, Antigua, Carribean

Praying for the quick restoration of each province, state, and island.  Till next blog.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Wearable Crochet: Erika and Monika Simmons Designs

Erika and Monika Simmons are twins who design colorful and unique crochet clothing for women.  Both first learned to crochet in grade 4.  After graduating from child development and sociology programs in college, they, because of their love for creativity, were working as hair braiders, print models, taught fitness classes and also were employed as dancers for music videos. Apparently all these jobs didn't increase the amount of money earned, so Erika and Monika revived their crocheting skills during a tight Christmas season to create inexpensive gifts for family.  These garments are the lovely results coming out of a need.  And there's plenty more beautiful crocheted creations to see, and purchase, from the Simmons twins.

Poncho, ravelry.com

Drop stitch tunic, ravelry.com

Sundress, ravelry.com

Erika and Monika Simmons, pinterest.com

Until next blog! 

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Exclusivey Etsy

Etsy.com is a great website for shoppers and designers alike.  Designers get to sell their products, usually one-of-a-kind designs, and shoppers looking for the unique items not seen at the neighborhood department stores have a great time surfing this site.

I'm always pleasantly surprised looking at Etsy.com.

Painted jeans by Vestitidarte


Barbie clothing designs by Tunafairy

Recycled dress by RebeccasArtCloset

Till the next blog!

Monday, May 29, 2017

What to Wear to Weddings

Question?  Are most weddings held on the weekends, making Saturday probably the most popular day to get married?  I believe so.  I also think that most weddings are held during the spring and summer seasons for obvious reasons.

Many of you may be attending a wedding during the warm seasons and wondering what to wear.  Here are a few ideas;  the colors, prints, fabrics and details are fantastic!






No matter what you wear, it's wonderful to witness a couple committing to one another.  Enjoy the weddings!  Till next blog!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Love Indigenous Prints

Basically, different ethnicities have identifying fabrics unique to each one.  Many are very colorful with intricate designs.   On my list of favorite ethnic fabrics are the prints designed by the indigenous peoples of America, especially when used to design current fashionable clothing.  Love the colors!



Wedding dress, pinterest.com


Till the next blog!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Want an Unconventional Wedding?

Want an unconventional wedding?  You can start by choosing an avant- garde wedding dress which will definitely be one of the centers of attention.  Whether the gown is made of feathers, or making use of non-traditional material, it's sure to be a conversation starter. The wedding dresses I chose are absolutely outside of the box and each stunning in their own way.





Till next time, next blog!

Monday, April 10, 2017

The Vertical Stripe Wins

Aren't striped fabrics mostly cut to run horizontal on sewn garments?  Yes they are. And don't you find that striped fabrics cut to make vertical striped clothing very a la mode?  I definitely do.  I believe this is how I prefer to wear stripes...





 Till we meet next blog.