Design Inspiration

Fall Wardrobe ’08–Part 5

photo from saks.com

photo from saks.com

I had a realization yesterday. For these reasons, when I go shopping I rarely find clothes I want to purchase: (more…)

Fall Wardrobe ’08–Part 4

I get all the fashion magazines: Bazar, Elle, Vogue, Town & Country, In Style, W. Sometimes I even buy Vanity Fair, More, Glamour, In Styles’ special issues and various gossip rags. I’m always hungry for sewing inspiration! (Yes, I still find a little time to read books.) (more…)

Project Runway–What would you do?

photo from Tim Gunn's blog

photo from Bravo.com

I’d like to write an in-depth article about this season’s Project Runway, detailing each designer and commenting on their strengths and weaknesses. However, I haven’t watched this season as diligently as past seasons–I’ve seen each episode, but sometimes out of order and my impressions are somewhat mixed-up. Or maybe the mixed-up feeling comes because I don’t see any shining designers this time around and no designs have jumped out at me as “wow, that’s really awesome”. (more…)

Ruffles, Lace and Florals for Fall?

photo from Stylelist.com

photo from Stylelist.com

As this ultra femmme/baby doll phase dies down, we still have a few trends to deal with. As I’ve said before, I like to look current while maintaining “my” look. Can the floral prints that have seeped into fall fashion fit my image? Can ruffles work for women over 25? Can lace look sophisticated? Well, only if they are toned down a few notches. (more…)

Fall Wardrobe ’08–Part 3

photo from Style.com
photo from Style.com

I know it’s time to get sewing on fall fashions and I’ve been trying to find some inspiration, but this year, although I’ve perused the fashion magazines, runway looks and store offerings,  I’ve come up with few ideas. (more…)