Saturday, February 26, 2011

Wow, I'd Like One - Sweet Blouses

I was doing research to see what was selling and what wasn't.  As people aren't buying as much as they used to, I was curious to find out what was selling the most as opposed to the least.  I'm not finished as yet, but while I was on, I saw some beautiful ladies blouses.

Colorful, innovative, very feminine.  Eye-candy.

Silk Geometer Tunic Blouse, Anthropologie,
Lil Surprise Soiree Top, Anthropologie,    

Grey Cone Twist Tank, Anthropologie,
C. Keer It's a Cinch Top, Anthropologie,
These blouses are Anthropologie blouses, but you can purchase them for a lower price on eBay.  Anthropologie's website is  Those of you with an eye for original women's tops, dresses and skirts and can afford the price, enjoy.  The rest of us can check out eBay for sale prices on Anthropologie items.

Till next blog!

Friday, February 18, 2011

A Visit to the 1940's - Fashion

This week I'm focusing on the fashion of the early 1900's, specifically the 1940's.  This is the time that my grandparents would have been around the ages of 20 to maybe 35 years of age.  I've decided to take a "visit" to one of the decades of their youth.

Let's take a brief fashion photo tour of the 1940's.  These clothes were what  people were wearing about 60 years ago...
Taffeta holiday dress,

Time sure does fly.  One 82 year old woman told me that it didn't seem that long ago when she was a young woman, and she's surprised at how quickly the decades have passed.  I'm starting to understand...

Till next blog.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Sophisticated Black Clothing for Any Occasion

"A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn and a time to dance;"  (Eccl.  3:4)

Black is a sophisticated color.  It must be one of the most popular colors next to "denim jean" blue.  Black can be worn for many occasions whether joyful, sad, or business related.  I chose to look at black clothing  in honor of an older generation relative that passed this week.  This is also in remembrance of those in my family born in the early 1900's who passed in previous years. 

by Limi Feu, 2009,

Ladies suit,

I suppose I'll focus on early 1900's clothing next week in continued remembrance.  Here's to all the seasons of life.  Till next blog...

Saturday, February 5, 2011

A Popular African American Designer: Tracy Reese

African American female fashion designers that are recognized are few.  But then I mean "recognized" in terms of nationally.  There are many talented African American fashion designers that haven't made the "big time" as yet, but are very popular among their circles.  My research for recognized designers thus far has brought me to Tracy Reese, one of the top Black designers as well as one of the top American designers.

Tracy Reese was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1964.  She grew up in a family of women who loved to sew.  Tracy studied fashion at Parsons, and upon graduating, worked for Sitbon, Perry Ellis and Magaschoni.  In 1995 she had the opportunity to start her own clothing line, and in 2006 Tracy opened her first flagship store.  Tracy is still creating fantastic designs today. Tracy's website is
by Tracy Reese (2007)

by Tracy Reese (2009)

Till next blog!