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Sewing musts: How to cut out a pattern September 17, 2009

plusFind all sorts of great resources on how to cut out a pattern in the latest DIY Design column. Discover here.

 

No invites for Fashion Week? Try these … September 9, 2009

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Just as we were dithering about what to do, Newsday.com comes up with solutions:

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week – that very exclusive, invitation-only (sorry, you’re soooo not invited) fashion takeover of New York City – kicks off Thursday morning. But, don’t feel left out, because Thursday evening it’s “Fashion’s Night Out,” an open-to-the-public fashion invasion of epic proportions. Starting around 6, with most participating stores open until 11 p.m., think celebrities, designer appearances (Oscar de la Renta sings at his Madison Avenue store), free stuff, lessons (cha-cha at Kate Spade?) and all-around wacky happenings (ping-pong with Stuart Weitzman). More than 700 retailers in the metro area are participating, along with events in other fashion capitals around the world. …

Read all about the free Fashion Week events …

 

Barney’s Warehouse sale this weekend in NYC (through Sept. 7) September 5, 2009

NY_03Walk, don’t run to the Barney’s Warehouse sale at 17th btw Sixth and Seventh Avenues. You’ll find Valentino, Burberry, Armani, Givenchy and more at prices up to 75% off. Find it here!

  • Survival tips:
  • Bring only your purse and enter via the downstairs men’s department so that you can bypass the bag check line!
  • Wear leggings and a close-fitting shirt so that you can try on in any aisle without stripping down (the dressing area is a tiny cramped vortex of naked women and flying couture—once you enter you may never get out.)
  • Use the mirrors in the men’s department and pay down there, too. It’s cooler and more civilized. (No man would ever survive the pandemonium of the upstairs women’s department at the Warehouse Sale.)
 

Tools make the designer September 2, 2009

formCheck out the latest DIY Design column on Stylist.com. Get some great ideas for unusual and exotic notions for your designing and construction. See it here…

 

New DIY Fashion Column on AOL’s Stylist.com August 27, 2009

formCheck out this new column on AOL’s Stylist.com: “Destination Designer.” It’s all about DIY fashion with a focus on sewing and designing techniques, bringing you the best of the web every Tuesday, to get your style rockin’. Discover “Destination Designer” here …

 

Threadbanger Rocks August 23, 2009

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I was doing some research this weekend and spent some time on ThreadBanger.com. I’d forgotten just how awesome this hipster-DIY-sewing-with-Goth-edge site it. Check it out …

 

Tres Amigos: The best suburban Tex-Mex in Austin August 17, 2009

tresamigoMost people talk about Austin and its hip ways and amazing music scene, but the Austin of my childhood was an affluent suburban utopia of spanking new stucco houses with azure swimming pools perched on arid mesas. I’m back visiting again and rediscovering Tres Amigos, the best suburban Tex-Mex anywhere. So if you need a break from Austin’s terminal hipness, take a comfortable walk on the bland suburban side and indulge yourself at Tres Amigos. Cheever-esque pool party to follow. Discover Tres Amigos here …