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Spring Wardrobe ’09–Part 2

Ralph Lauren Spring 09 designs to sew

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ralphie baby. My relationship with Ralph Lauren has come full circle. In my 20’s I was a RL girl—all cashmere, velvet and luxurious woolens. That was B.C. (before children), when I had time to sew and I remember going to Marshall Field’s (gone, but not forgotten) to take intricate notes and measurements from a burgundy silk velvet turtleneck dress so I could copy the look. Ah…those were the days of easily dressing like a million bucks. (more…)

Spring Wardrobe ’09–Part 1

 

 

Couture-Couture '08

 

So, I’m doing my fashion magazine thing…going through last year’s issues with spring and summer fashions. I’m always amazed at what looks good to me the year after it is introduced, I think it takes my eye some time to adjust to new styles. (more…)

Fashion Role Models for Women

This is a frustrating subject because in our youth centered society, we are flooded with images of young women. Even when older women are in the public eye, most are trying to look years younger than they are which, in my opinion, looks ridiculous. (more…)

Project MyWay #19–Donna Karan Knock-off, Peau de Soie Blouse and Crepe Skirt

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I needed something to wear to a wedding, on a week night, in the city. It took some thinking; (more…)

How to Dress 10 Pounds Thinner from Glamour

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I don’t read Glamour often; occasionally I’ll leaf through my daughter’s issues and I find it to be geared to 20-30 year olds. But this article from Glamour.com has some good advice for dressing slimmer without the typical stodgy recommendations like ­­­­“wear a scarf near your face to draw attention up”…

Project MyWay #18–Silver Charmeuse Blouse

I did it again–we were invited to a holiday party last Saturday night and I spent all day Friday and Saturday making an outfit to wear (this blouse with the black velvet jeans in the previous post). I guess I work better under pressure, but just once I’d like to have my outfit ready and hanging in the closet while I take a leisurely bath and get ready to go. Happily my outfit did turn out great and I’m sure I’ll wear it a few times this season. (more…)

Project MyWay #16–Phillip Lim 3.1 Knock-off Jacket

This is the first jacket I’ve made in a looooong time–several years…it was a fun project, if a little frustrating. (more…)