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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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

The Poncho Blouse

I bought a burgundy print knit fabric in June and at first was going to make harem capris.  When I looked at the fabric about 3 weeks ago, I decided to make a blouse.  What I made was inspired by a turtle neck poncho sweater I saw at Walmart a couple of months ago.  I made a short sleeve poncho blouse with a slit neck opening.  

I looked online for poncho blouses afterwards (wasn't sure I had the phrase correct) and many photos came up for the phrase.  Many beautiful blouses in various fabrics and sleeve lengths.  

Where was the poncho, the inspiration for the blouses, first made?  The poncho originated in Peru, according to Wikipedia, and worn by the Paracas about 500 
B.C.  Europeans adopted the clothing style many years later, and now the poncho is a fashion item for women in this day and age.  

by Gianni,

by Romeo $ Juliet Couture,

by Roberto Cavalli,

Colleen Lopez Breeze Poncho Blouse,

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Saturday, August 22, 2015

Young Africa Designs

 Aaaahhhh.... the young African fashion designers (by young, I mean anywhere from 18 - 45 years old, lol...) are creating some incredible clothes.  I saw some innovative designs by Africans, online, that made my mouth drop.  There are some fantastic ideas in terms of silhouettes ( take a look at Blacktrash designs for example.... yes, the name astounded me, but the clothing is phenomenal...) and there are lovely combinations of fabrics, colors and prints.   Applause!


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Saturday, August 8, 2015

Flattering Flats Fad

 Last Saturday evening, I took my daughter shopping for shoes.  We had both finished work in the evening, and she called my cell and asked if I wanted to shop for shoes.  I was ready to go home and take it easy, but I decided to go with her.  I did promise her a week before  that I would treat her to a pair of shoes, so better to go Saturday than a few days later.  And I did spend quality time with my son on Friday (took him to a movie) so it was the daughter's turn.

Well, she found a fabulous pair of 2" (they might be 3" high actually) wedge heeled sandals  with a great brown print on the wedges, the strapped part in black.  I told her even I would wear those shoes (if I were able to stand in high heels longer than half an hour) because they look just lovely.  But I don't wear heels higher than 1".  Love to be comfortable in my clothing and accessories.  I did buy a couple of flats about a month ago, one a cherry red color, and very comfortable, and the other in a light brown color with a hint of an orange tint.   And so this post is dedicated to flats (and a sandal).

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Saturday, July 25, 2015

Men's Streetstyle 2015

It's very interesting to see what men are wearing this year.  From the pics I've seen online, there seems to be a gradual change in men's style of dress from what we've been used to.  And it's time... Women change constantly, that's a given, but men take a while to change their looks.

The men's streetstyles  posted are from London, Milan and Toronto and Paris.  Do you like what you're seeing?  

Milan streetstyle,

Toronto streetstyle,

Paris streetstyle,

Paris streetstyle,

London streetstyle,

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Saturday, July 11, 2015

Working Together - Dress and Pant Duo

I was looking at the New York Magazine website on the streetstyle link and I see women wearing dresses over pants.  Not only leggings, but regular slacks!  Anything goes... and I like the look of this "anything goes" look. Nothing unecessary is revealed and the women look fashion current.

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Monday, June 22, 2015

Summer Dressing

I haven't worn a dress for so long.... I wear blouses with skirts, but I couldn't tell you the last time I've worn a dress.  That has to be corrected this summer.  My daughter noticed an increased amount of ladies at the church we've visited (my son was visiting another church ) for a while wearing skirts and dresses yesterday (which happened to be Fathers Day and also the first day of summer).  I'm going to perceive it as the ladies wanting to dress up for their husbands in honor of Fathers Day.  I said to my daughter that I'm going to make a dress to wear ( I'll try and make that 3 dresses).  A change in a person's life/ routine is nice, and 2015 has been a year of quite a bit of change for me (good changes).

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