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Cowgirls unite: Couture Western Shirts September 24, 2009

A Western-styled jacket---isn't that just the coolest!

A Western-styled jacket---isn't that just the coolest!

In my ongoing tribute to Canada, here’s a site I found that makes the most painstakingly crafted Western shirts and more. If you’ve been seeking Western wear that’s created the couture way, look no further. I’m always thrilled to find another fan of slow sewing. Read below to learn about Golden West Clothing:

“I make western shirts and jackets.  Most styles are organic cotton.  At present, all patterns, cutting and sewing is done by me in my studio in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.

I manufacture according to principles that have become known as “slow fashion”. The designs endure, materials are chosen for their quality and eco-friendly characteristics.  Construction emphasizes craft over mechanization.

Some shirts recreate vintage styles. Others re-imagine classics with a modern edge. They all pay homage to the western shirt in one way or another. The piping is custom made. Chainstitch embroidery is not computerized. There’s no fusing. All seams are flat-felled by hand. You won’t find shirts like these in any store.”

See more Golden West Clothing …

 

Intiative Radio: Part 2 of Dalai Lama Special September 8, 2009

Listen to more about the life of the Dalai Lama on Intiative Radio:
BuddhaPrince
http://www.archive.org/details/IR-09-02
 

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…

 

Move over PuppyCam, meet PenguinCam September 1, 2009

Filed under: Goddess-Sanctioned Pastimes,Now Looky Here — rebmas03 @ 2:52 am
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penguinsIf anything could likely compete with watching puppies all day (remember the Shiba Inus of last winter?) it would be these adorable penguins at the Maryland Zoo. See them live …

 

The Dalai Lama: Conversation with the head of Tibet Fund August 29, 2009

Here’s a link to this coming week’s Initiative Radio program. It’s gives a decent history of how the Dalai Lama came to be exiled from Tibet through Angela Mckenzie conversation with the head of the Tibet Fund.

Internet Archive: Free Download: IR-09-01
Source: http://www.archive.org

Since 1959 over 140,000 Tibetans have fled their homeland and endured great hardship to start a new life in exile. The Tibet Fund was founded under the…  LISTEN TO IT >>>
 

Kindred spirit: UK’s glitterBALL magazine August 26, 2009

glitterballLook, Athena has a new amazing friend and kindred spirit in glitterBall magazine:

I like your blog, I think it’s cool.

I’m a third year Journalism student at Sunderland University, UK and
glitterBALL magazine is my online magazine for art, fashion, music, photography, travel, make up and much more.

If you would like to read it, it is online at:

http://tiny.cc/4eMkQ

In the issue:

ISLE OF WIGHT REVIEW
OASIS REVIEW
THE CHARLATANS REVIEW
SUMMER FASHION
*NEW COLUMN* FASHION ADDICT
PHOTOGRAPHY FROM LISBON
*NEW COLUMN* THE BACKPACKER
GEM BOWLES PHOTOGRAPHY
ISOLATED ATOMS INTERVIEW
REMODEL INTERVIEW
LAURENT CHARBONNIER AMTM INTERVIEW
KICKING CAFFEINE
CAMILLA BELLE STYLE INSPIRATION
BEAUTY TIPS
HOT FASHION ITEMS
and much more

 

Sweatshop Documentary: Made in L.A. August 25, 2009

banner1Check out this new documentary about three Latina immigrants working in an L.A. sweatshop. It aired on August 11 on Encore, but the DVD is available and there are other showings around the country. Read more …