Saturday, June 25, 2011

Denim Galore!

I came across a wonderful denim bag, which caused me to become curious about what else was made from denim, other than the traditional jeans.  And I was surprised, although I shouldn't be; there are plenty of creative and imaginative designers in this world of ours.  

The denim accessories are appealing, and I'd like to see people wearing or using them more.  Actually, I haven't seen anyone using any of these accessories in my neck of the woods.  Things have to change.

Santogold denim bag by Matt & Nat,

Till next blog!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Fun Shirts for Fathers....and the Rest of the Male Population

It's Fathers Day today (12:03 am).  Happy Fathers Day!  I'm going to make this real quick because I was ready for bed two hours ago.  My teens are technically finished school for this year (they have exams next week) and so they took over the computer for the day.  I'm going to have to book time this summer to get on the pc.

I found some very fun shirts and t-shirts online that will please the teenage boy to the young at heart 50 year old.  Age is all in the mind after all.
by Versace,

Worship T,
I hope I've given you ladies and idea of what to buy next Fathers' Day,  or for Christmas, or for your father, uncle, or husband's birthday...

Till next blog!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Fashionable Tunics and Bohemian Chic

I've been working, not as fast as I want to, on a couple new blouse designs with plans for more this summer.  I was looking at New York Magazine online and I was once again inspired, this time by the resort clothing for 2012 (that's right, I typed 2012!)That's just the push I needed to get sewing!  

I was tempted to do a blog on men's shirts this week as I've stumbled on some nice ones, but I'll do it next week.  I'm becoming even more keenly interested in men's clothes.

My friend, Paulina, owner of Le Couturier Haute Couture, designs and sews custom clothes for a living and has done this for many years.  She's made three very fashionable blouses for the website Designers and Deals which I've started to promote crafters and designers like us.  Paulina's website,, will be up some time this summer if you'd like to see more of her work.

Textured Tunic by Le Couturier Haute Couture

Flower print tunic by SK Clothes

These tunics and other clothing and crafts as well as the designers contact information can be viewed at

I have to end by adding this picture of my daughter.  Her ensemble is very bohemian chic.  I love it! 

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Monday, June 6, 2011

Spring/Summer Trends for Women 2011

According to Elle Canada magazine, there are about 11 fashion trends for women to follow this spring and summer 2011.  Choose one, or choose all.  I'm overwhelmed already.  Supposedly, there's something for everyone, and that's good news!

White is the new black.

Pants are full legged and loose.

Anything in sheer fabrics (I hope not pants unless lined).

Minimalism dressing: clean lines, solid colours

Stripes - bold strong patterns        
Also in are t-shirts ( the crew neck with long or short sleeves), ballet inspired clothes (flowing skirts, ballet slippers, leotards), and nomad clothes (my favorite - 70's inspired, maxidresses, fringes, etc).   I think everyone will be fashionable this summer (lol).

Till next blog!