Saturday, November 27, 2010

Stretch Your Dollar - Buy Reversible

Looking at a Sears catalogue I received during the past week, I saw a spring dress (yes, Sears is already giving a head start on spring showing a bit of spring clothing for sale now, near the end of November...  ) with an interesting cut out design near one shoulder and a bow as a finishing detail.  It's a sleeveless dress, knee length, and reversible!  There are two color choices: one is cobalt blue, reversible side being black, the other color choice is black and white print, the reversible side, blackIt is sweet!  That's two dresses in one for $60.00, or a dress for $30.00.  I think that's affordable.

Could we live in a reversible fashion world?  That would mean, if we purchase reversible clothes on sale, a very good savings.  It would very literally be a two- for- one sale.  That would mean we'd have more room in our closets and drawers.  That would mean, for those of you who travel, light travelling with one little suitcase instead of two large ones.  What bliss! 

But seriously, I think reversible clothing is very convenient and a great idea.   It's especially a good idea buying this type of clothing for children.

Men's Hoodie -

Till next blog!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Kudos for African Designers

According to one website, African fashion designers are on the cusp of going international.  No wonder.  There's a great amount of talented designers creating beautiful garments with both traditional and international fabrics and silhouettes.I was in heaven looking at the designs online!  Some of the designers have already shown their lines at fashion weeks in South Africa.

by David Tlale,
This is just a taste of the art coming out of Africa.  Some names of top African designers the rest of the world has to be introduced to:  ChiaChialondon, Tiffany Amber, David Tlale, Thula Sindi, Deola Sagoe, St. Genevieve, Christie Brown, and Marie Christine Quenneville.  Google each name to see their work.  You won't be disappointed!

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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Sooooo Blue

This post is devoted to the color blue.  Put several colors together and my eyes are immediately drawn to that cool hue.  Some blue things I love:  the sky, blue birds, lakes, blue berries, blue cheese (lol, that's a joke; I do like blue cheese though...)  
Here are a few more beautiful blue things I like: 
A version of Helmut Lang's jacket -
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Friday, November 5, 2010

It's Sweater Weather

I'm sitting by my glass balcony door right now and feeling the cold.  It's sweater weather again folks!  I love sweaters, they're so comforting and warming.  There are so many versions of the sweater for women.

Fashion designers, I think there's a niche still open.  I had a time looking for unique stylish sweaters for men.   Maybe men don't buy anything too different from what they're used to seeing and wearing currently.   Argyle, solid dark colors, and horizontal stripes are some of the popular sweater styles for men.  Maybe I should work on designing unique sweaters for men myself for fall/winter 2011...

Billabong Yorkshire Sweater,

BKE Speckled Cardigan,

Element Snuggle Sweater,

Dunmoran Hoodie,

Ergo Sweater,

Sport Obermeyer Quandry Cardigan,
I don't know about you, but I think some of the very style forward websites have some unusual names.  Maybe I should change SK Clothes to something more catchy...
Till next blog!