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Trend Report: Abstract Prints

Abstract prints are all the rave this season! What is abstract, you ask? Well, it is often defined as nonrepresentational art styles of the 20th century. The way I think of it, it’s any print you can’t define as one specific thing – say, floral or geometric. You know those …

Little Summer Frock

When searching for the quintessential summer fabric, the first thing that comes to mind is chambray.  I love this super light weight fabric that’s perfect for balmy temperatures.  This chambray from moodfabrics.com is as light weight as you can find, it sews and cuts easily and even makes the …

Mood DIY: Bicycle Culottes


Shorts season is finally happening! Which means bike-riding season is finally happening.
However, if you love skirts, this can pose a problem. The solution? Cullotes!
These brilliant bottoms look like a four-paneled circle skirt, but in actuality, the front seam is a box pleat that hides shorts! They’re one of my …

Suitable Fabrics for Runway Trends – Ruffles & Stripes

Ruffles and Stripes were big trends on the Spring / Summer 2016 runways. High-end designers such as Chanel and Alexander McQueen used ruffles creatively and distinctively as feminine body armor. While designers such as Céline, Dolce & Gabana, Stella McCartney, and DKNY used stripes to draw attention to toned feminine …

Perfect Warm Weather Strapless Dress

Lately I’ve been obsessed with lighter shades of blue, stripes and everything white.  They all read summer, fresh and crisp which was perfect timing for my vacation to Costa Rica.  I wanted looks that were light, comfy and on trend.  This blue and white striped Rag & Bone shirting

Mood DIY: Geometric Denim Shorts


Coachella season has arrived, and with it a need for cute and trendy denim shorts – something I’ve somehow never tried before! Now, let me preface this post by admitting that I am normally a costume designer, and occasional DIYer. I can recreate gowns from Game of Thrones and …

Coachella Festival Fashion Fabrics


Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival takes place once every Spring in Indio, California for two back to back weekends.  This year it starts on April 15th and promises as always to present an amazing one of a kind mash-up of music with something for everyone.  For example, …

Mood DIY: No-Sew Wool Vest

 

With New York weather being New York weather, it’s always a good idea to have a versatile wardrobe. In April, it could be freezing when you leave for work in the morning, and 75 degrees by the time you break for lunch. The best things to fill your closet with …

Houndstooth

Houndstooth is one of those classic patterns that will never go out of style.  Many many many years ago one of my favorite pieces of clothing was a houndstooth rain coat I think I wore everyday of the fourth grade.  I won’t even discuss why I was the only …

Fabric of the Future: Tech Fabrics

Generally when wearing a fabric, we think of covering the body and protecting it from the environment, or as a form of personal expression and style. But the future of clothing is about to change in a big way as smart textiles are paving their way through. The textile industry is …