Paris Fashion Week is not only exciting to be able to see the creations on the...
If you do nothing else this weekend, you must watch this beautiful movie. It is a showcase of Dior’s Spring/Summer Haute Couture 2011 collection, giving an insider’s view to how the collection was formed from sketches into actual runway pieces. This is a great movie to show the amount of work and talent that goes […]
Iris Apfel is an inspiring, fashion icon. You may remember my previous blog post about her which you can find here. A new documentary directed by Albert Maysles, one half of the legendary documentary team that made “Grey Gardens,” has created this intriguing look into the stylish life of Iris. I am looking forward to […]
Need a little Monday inspiration? Watch this short video for a look at the stunning Elie Saab Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2014/2015 collection. Always one of my favorite shows, this one was full of inspiration with lots of sparkling beadwork and embroidery. What do you think of these beautiful sparkling gowns?
One of the most important fashion moments of 2015 happened today in London as John Galliano made his return to the catwalk. After leaving the fashion world in disgrace from his anti-semitic comments in 2011, Galliano has now returned as the Creative Director of Maison Martin Margiela. This intimate show which only had 100 invited […]
Every year, Karl Lagerfeld hosts an amazing fashion show called Métiers d’Art which showcases the work of Chanel’s atelier houses. This year, the show was held in Salzburg. Since studying at the Lesage embroidery house myself, I have become increasingly interested in the traditional atelier houses that service the Haute Couture industry. As the traditional craftsmanship […]
Exciting News!! Glimpse Creations Atelier has opened in Burlington, Ontario! Located downtown Burlington, Glimpse Creations Atelier is inspired by the Parisian workrooms that service the Haute Couture industry. Come and see the new products for sale and also watch traditional European crafting techniques used in the atelier. From embroidery and beadwork to traditional flowermaking and […]
Once again I was lucky enough to receive some invitations to Paris Fashion Week this past month. I am always so excited this time of year when I go to my mailbox and find invitations to some of the most exclusive shows in Paris. I love being one of the first to get a glimpse […]
A world traveling exhibition of miniature Christian Dior Haute Couture gowns has begun its journey this summer in Chendgu, China. This amazing show incorporates many of the fashion label’s most well known gowns, created in miniature versions from the originals. Each piece is a third of the size of the original creations, yet still follows […]
Last week I came across this wonderful video of Swiss textile manufacturing company Jakob Schlaepfer. They are an amazing company keeping the textile craft alive for the past 50 years, and are still supplying the fashion world with many magical creations. Imagine a material as soft, sheer and delicate as a soap bubble, or a fabric […]
I have attended a few Julien Fournié Haute Couture shows, and am always impressed with the designer and the way he creates wearable feminine, yet edgy clothing. This video shows a great interview with the designer along with stunning views of the clothing, accessories and hair/beauty at the show. The beadwork in the jewelry that […]