Thursday, October 12, 2017

Starting Your Own Clothing Line



Good day!   This post is for all the talented designers who 
have considered designing there own products.
Maybe a dress, skirt, shoes,  handbags.  Don't get turned away
from your dream.  Just do it!



1. COME UP WITH A GOTTA-HAVE-IT ITEM
Diane von Furstenberg did it with the now-ubiquitous wrap dress. Tory Burch had her Reva flats. What's yours?
2. DEVELOP THE DESIGN 
Good news: You don't need a degree from Parsons to succeed here. Sketch your ideas on paper as best you can, or ply an artsy pal with free food and drinks so she'll draw it for you.
3. MAKE A PROTOTYPE
You'll need one to show potential buyers. Warning: Prototypes aren't cheap—prices vary widely depending on your materials. Hit up MakersRow.com for referrals.
4. SOURCE YOUR MATERIALS
You'll likely do some serious legwork to find fabric stock that meets your budget and creative needs.
5. FIND A FACTORY
How else will you mass-produce your goods? (Try MakersRow.com—again!—for options.) Be explicit about what you want, and do some comparison shopping. Adjust your startup costs accordingly.
6. FUND YOUR BUSINESS
Your options: savings, credit cards, loans, or investors. (Hi, Mom!) Try Kickstarter and crowdfund your venture.
7. SELL, SELL, SELL
Open a brick-and-mortar store or an e-commerce site. Or ride the coattails of established players and set up shop on Etsy.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Chanel Show in Paris 2017


Good Day Friends,   Chanel had another amazing show at the 
Grand Palais in Paris for Spring 2018
It was equipped with a custom waterfall .  The collection was
centered around the idea of plastic transparency.  Posh rainwear 
was worn to the extreme , adding rain hats, high top plastic boots and duster covers
to each bag.   The Plastic cover ups even had sewn ruffles added to the trim.

Kaia Gerber  was the first on the runway.  Looking
every bit the   pretty  young model. Her  proud mom ,Cindy Crawford watching
from the front row. 

Hope you have a fun Autumn week!


































Saturday, September 16, 2017

Plank Exercise for Flat Stomach

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Achieving a Flat stomach

Good Morning friends!

Belly Fat irritates me!    After seeing all the tiny waist lines
on the fashion runways. I started to wonder how to maintain that trim slender appearance  around our middle area.   The answers came as a surprise.  I had been doing sit ups until
I turn blue and it never seemed to help.   Then I came across the Plank exercise and for me it was much easier then all the other work outs I've been doing.   Check out the video below!

The other important suggestion was drinking lots of water.  At least 8 glasses per day
and including  lemon,  12 Mint leaves  & cucumber to help with weight loss.
 Each day or the past week on my desk is a  container filled with what my friends call the salad water.
Here is the recipe:  

  • Half cucumber sliced
  • One lemon cut into slices
  • 12 mint leaves  (very easy to grow in your garden) comes back every year!)
  • large pitcher filled with water


One obstacle is an  appetite . Mine never quits. Trying to teach myself to eat in moderation and small quantities.  Maybe small bites at least 5 times during the day.    No eating after 6:00.  Hope to report good results.  Let's try it together.  

Happy weekend my loves

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                                                   Lemon, cucumber, mint leaf water


Tuesday, September 5, 2017

New York Fashion Week Sept 2017




Summer's gone already and New York fashion week is upon us.
The venues have changed and many designers choosing to show
their lines at their own locations.
See link above for the updates.
Looking forward to seeing  all the new creations for 2018!

Did you pick up your September issue of  Vogue Magazine ?
It' another packed issue of beautiful clothes
and an Italian Wedding!

Happy September!



Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Cindy Crawford 73 Questions




Cindy Crawford is one of my favorites.   Found her home beautiful thought I'd share her
answers to 73 questions.  Enjoy

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Fashion For The Moments




Happy Weekend!   While  researching   new looks and what's  new on 
the runways, I'm left somewhat puzzled in what pieces I would love to own.
Love to report on  fashion favorites. Recently, I find myself creating my own fashion
looks in my mind. This is possibly,  the past fashion and favorable times
or a combination of what is now and what was then.
 Our life style is so very different now.  We run to work, gym, dinner, meetings and
sometimes it works in reverse.  Seems fashion relates to our lifestyle.
Dresses over tights,  Gym tops under jackets.  White blouse to cover everything.
Big blouses on fat days,  tight shirts on skinny days.  
Florals  and bright colors for our happy times.   Flowing tops and slacks for 
feeling  free and content.
Bottom line, we still browse  through racks and online shops to 
seek out what makes us feel and look good.  It's your fashion statement for 2017.

 Recently been a big fan of
Zara's.  It has  so many interesting pieces of clothing and its SALE time.
I also love  Lauren Santo Domingo's web site for browsing new fashion and designers






Until next time my friends! 


  




















Friday, June 23, 2017

Dale Chihuly-Botanical Gardens



This extraordinary show throughout the Botanical gardens features more than 20 glass installations by world-renowned Seattle-based artist and entrepreneur, Dale Chihuly. The exhibit, entitled “Chihuly”, includes new pieces as well as some earlier works, offering visitors a glimpse of his artistic development through the years. I previewed the exhibit earlier this week, and it is simply breathtaking - both day and night. The NYBG worked tirelessly to ensure Chihuly’s sculptures shimmered perfectly with the surrounding plant life. The Garden even replanted certain areas in order to best complement Chihuly’s stunning creations.
I strongly encourage you and your family to stop by for a visit if you're in the New York City area. “Chihuly” starts today and runs through October 29th. Enjoy my photos.