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February 23, 2015

Vogue March 2015

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February 18, 2015

Vogue Enfants March 2015

Welcome back to the 70s:

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(I had shoes like this when I was a kid.)

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Posted on February 18, 2015 | Permalink

October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween

[source: Vogue Paris]

Posted on October 31, 2012 | Permalink

August 20, 2012

Icons: Madonna

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I do like this oldish (2010) ad of Madonna for Dolce & Gabanna.

[source: Vogue Paris 2010]

Posted on August 20, 2012 | Permalink

August 17, 2012

Inspiration: Rugged Denim

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Regardless of the setting there is something so utterly American about denim. It's iconic. It's also very inspiring to me. When I was in fashion school the projects at which I excelled (bragging rights: and which were later exhibited at the school's open house as examples of creative student work) usually contained denim samples. It is, without a doubt, one of my favorite textiles.

These particular tear-outs are inspiring to me because they evoke a sense of adventure, boldness and self-confidence. The model's hair styling and makeup add a touch of glamour. Love it.

[source: I tore these out of my copy of Vogue a while ago and I have these images stored on my hard drive; unfortunately I don't have on hand the exact edition but it is from January or February 2010.]

Posted on August 17, 2012 | Permalink

August 16, 2012

Inspiration: Ethnic Romanticism

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I like the layering, choker, beehive, turban-like effect created by the scarves, lace, ruffles, transparency, and (while I'm not a big fan of bows around waists because they remind me of gift wrapping) the ribbon detail. Plus, I'm a HUGE fan of models who proudly show the gaps in their front teeth, or as they're known over here: "dents du bonheur" (teeth of happiness). We need models who show their gaps more often.

[source: I tore these out of my copy of Vogue a while ago; unfortunately I can't recall the exact edition but it is from January or February 2010.]


Posted on August 16, 2012 | Permalink

August 15, 2012

Inspiration: Pre-Raphaelite Romanticism

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[source: Vogue Paris 2010]

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August 6, 2012

Inspiration: Iris Apfel



[source: Vogue Paris, Nov. 2009]

Posted on August 6, 2012 | Permalink

January 7, 2011

Spring 2011 RTW: Dolce & Gabbana

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OhmygoodnesslookatallthatfabulousLACE.

That is all.

{source: style.com}

Posted on January 7, 2011 | Permalink

January 6, 2011

Spring 2011 RTW: Marc Jacobs

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Flowers, boho, plumage, seventies, ruffles, hot pants, frizz.

{source: style.com}

Posted on January 6, 2011 | Permalink

Spring 2011 RTW: Chanel

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More feathers you can shake a stick at, scalloped motifs, fringed edges, tulle layering and an umbrella like a great big hat.

{source: style.com}

Posted on January 6, 2011 | Permalink

January 4, 2011

Workbook Tuesday

Posted on January 4, 2011 | Permalink

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