Saturday, April 3, 2010
The Youngest Fashion Designer
I'm hoping that my teens will pursue starting their own business this summer in the event that they aren't fortunate to land a part-time job. Doing research on young entrepreneurs on Google, I came across this young wonder.
Cecilia Cassini is a 10 year old fashion designer. She's the youngest fashion designer in North America according to the press. When Cecilia was 6 years old, she received a gift of a sewing machine, and has been sewing ever since. Cecilia mainly teaches herself to design and sew; she's taken a few classes though. At her first trunk show she sold 50 pieces. She now has her own clothing line and has some of her pieces in a children's boutique in Los Angeles called Tough Cookies. The Today Show will be featuring Cecilia Cassini this month, so look for the program. I will be. This is a fantastic story!
For the young girls interested in accessory, clothing and jewelry design as well as fashion illustration, there is a company called Crafty Couture holding classes in Brampton, Thornhill and Toronto, Ontario. The classes are for want-to-be designers from the ages of 7 to 17. There are summer and winter camps. Summer camps for fashion design start July 5, 2010. For more information go to www.craftycouture.com. I hope to enroll my daughter in this program. We'll see what happens.
And now to change the subject, I've been looking at men's clothing. Here are a couple of items I came across that I like. Men should wear more color this spring and summer.
The green blazer looks to be made of a nylon polyester fabric. Dark green fabric adds interest on the cap of the sleeves contrasting with the lighter green. The side panel gives way to a closer fit to the body. From each back shoulder to the armscythe is a vent. This design is very millenium. Two thumbs up! The white blazer is refreshing and is something I'd love to see more men wearing with contrasting t-shirts or a pale colored shirt.
Enjoy your Easter weekend everyone. Till next blog!
Cecilia Cassini sewing - www.google.com
green blazer - www.denhamthejeanmaker.com
white blazer - www.oldnavy.com