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.

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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.

Dress by Jil Sander,

By Clover Canyon, Pre-Fall '16,

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Saturday, December 26, 2015

Noteworthy Looks for New Year's Eve

 A belated Merry Christmas to you all!  My first post for December 2015 (and running out of time, so maybe the only for this month. Wishing to post next week before the end of the year).  Hope your Christmas was fantastic. Mine was good.  I gave an hour of my time to help others, and spent the rest of the day with family.  

The new year is just around the corner.  What to wear for some of the get togethers that you'll be participating in?  
Here are a few lovely ideas depending on the type of dress required for the occasions.

Enjoy the rest of your holidays!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Colorful Coats for Winter

I was looking for coats online and in stores in October.  I didn't find what I was looking for in stores, but I did find it online.  Unfortunately, this coat was sold out.  It was a black quilted coat, about hip length.  This winter, I wanted to have a black coat.  Never owned a black coat before. But I'll be wearing my brown as well as purple coats this winter. That being said, here are some lovely and unique coats I would just love a chance to wear.

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Monday, November 9, 2015

Forward with Future Fashion

 I was telling a few people a few weeks ago that we are living in the future.  When I was a child, I heard about one day when we can see who we're talking to, live, on a phone.  I don't think I believed it.  Well, it's 2015 and we're skyping and looking at who we're talking to.  We don't have to leave home to shop (online shopping on the computer).  We can cook food within a few minutes (frozen foods and the microwave).  Tell me, why aren't we wearing these futuristic clothes yet?  I would love if I was living in the time when these clothes will be the norm.

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Monday, October 19, 2015

The Look - 2015-16 Men's Clothing

These are just some of the great looking clothing combinations for men for fall and winter 2015-16.  The addition of color, the fitted garments, the combination of sporty and dress clothes, this is the making of a new men's look.  I give this 2 thumbs and 2 index fingers up (A++)!

by Thom Browne,

Banana Republic,

by Thom Browne,

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

True Native American Style

I just found out that a top fashion designer (who's not Native) had Native American inspired clothing going down the runway for fashion week he was involved in. The clothes were part of his fall/winter 2015 - 16 collection.  My appreciation for Native American prints and silhouettes have been awakened again.  

Let's not forget the inspiration for the designs.  These  designs by Native American fashion designers are the real thing!

by Dorothy Grant,

Kurti Designs,

Patricial Michaels with design,

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