Category Archives: fashion

strange things

I ran across a promo video for UGGS that cracks me up
So what do you think?


Going vintage

Going vintage with my choice of handbag this week.


I came across this dooney and Burke bag as I was moving. I really appreciated the quality and how it has aged.

Wonderful time of the year

The most wonderful time of the year fall fashion week in New York


Make Your Own Dries Van Noten

Customers of the Belgian designer, Dries Van Noten now have the opportunity to make their own dresses for a limited time. Prints from the designer’s archive are available to be used on a dress (I believe the dress in the lower right) from of Fall 2011 collection.

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Dries Van Noten’s collections are known for the use of various prints in a collage. It is a talent I admire.

The service is only available in Berlin, at the new location of the Andrea Murdukis store in Potsdamer Strasse. So order your dress by September for October delivery. I’m guessing a dress is at least $1,000. Do you need a better reason to fly off to Germany? Just dreaming. Photos courtesy of Dries Van Noten and

Garance Dore, My Kind of Girl

Anyone who knows me, knows I love animal prints. I love them in apparel, accessories and home décor. It is in my eyes a neutral. Animal prints are classic. They never seem to go out of style.


Garance Dore is my kind of girl. She is author of the popular blog Garance Dore. She is a photographer, writer and illustrator. Her posts are read by thousands daily as she travels the globe on fashion assignment.Each post is done in French and English.  I like the illustration as she loves her Steve Madden leopard print slippers. Oh yes, Garance Dore is my kind of girl. Sport those leopard print slippers! I must have a pair.

The Celine Effect

P1100635-26So much in fashion at the moment is in the effect of Phoebe Philo for Celine. Celine was originally launched in 1945 as a children’s made-to-measure shoe business. It expanded into adult footwear, handbags and women’s sportswear during the sixties.





For over forty years Celine was led by  Madame Céline Vipiana.  Michael Kors took the reins rom 1997 to 2004. In September 2008 the label announced that ex-Chloe designer Phoebe Philo would step in,  beginning with a fall 2009 collection. I love  sportswear separates. I am not a big “dress” person. Casual clothing works for me.

My ode to Celine is based on an out of print Vogue Pattern. I used Sophia double-knit fabric in Spanish Olive from Vogue Fabrics. The color goes with black, gray, blue or brown. It works with everything one would already own. I have enjoyed wearing it. I call it “Celine”.

Update: Blogger’s Bag

A couple of months ago I saw a Fashion Week post by Fashion Foie Gras about a Kate Spade bloggers bag. I thought it a wonderful idea for a camera bag. Needless to say, the Kate Spade version was beyond my price limitations. The idea stuck with me.

I took noticed of a leather “lunch box” handbag from Coach. It was a vintage find on EBay. Coach vintage bags are made of exquisite heavy gauge leather and would be wonderful for a camera bag. It is petite, ladylike, not looking like a camera bag. I thought this a classy resolve. Unfortunately the bag came without a strap so I then had to hunt a Coach strap to finish the deal. Fortunately I have more than one vintage Coach bag.


I have tried it out for a couple of weeks and I am SOLD. Thank you Fashion Foie Gras for a wonderful inspiration.

This Should Happen

This should happen at the end of every runway show. Due to the events of the last weeks, the Dior Paris runway show went on without it’s designer. At the end of the show, this was the scene.

For the finale, Dior introduced around 35 of its “petit-mains” — the anonymous “little hands” of its ateliers who turn a designer’s ideas into reality.

These are the people that work to make it happen. Give them a round of applause!

The Sartorialist Fashion Photographer

I love Scott Schuman’s photos of runway shows. They are full of emotion, movement and style. They are shoulders above the agency type photos on many sites. It is he capturing the art of the clothing with his camera.

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The Sartorialist

Photography and fashion.

The Bloggers Bag

Great post from Fashion Foie Gras. This little bag is called the Blogger’s Bag. It is by Kate Spade. Perfect for a blogger because you tend to always take your camera along. Bravo. I’m inspired to find a camera bag this cute. Great find.