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3×1 Denim: Where Jeans Are Not All Created Equal

Searching for the perfect pair of jeans?  Do you wish you could walk in to a shop, tell them exactly what you want in a jean, and have them made for you?  Well now you can! Located in NYC, 3×1 is a boutique and atelier all rolled into one.  You can shop from their extensive […]

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The Making of the Fendi SS17 Window Display

One of my favorite things to do while I lived in Paris was to wander around the fashion district of the golden triangle looking at the window displays.  The magnificent dazzling eye candy could make any dull Paris day seem brighter.  From the clothes on display to the stories told by the windows, I could […]

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The Collection – A new fashion series

Just when I was beginning to get bored and was wishing for something new to watch, Amazon Prime has given me some new Fashion must see t.v!  The Collection, a new series based on a Paris Fashion house was created by Desperate Housewives and Ugly Betty creator Oliver Goldstick.  Set just after the second world […]

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Iris Apfel Documentary

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 […]

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Chanel Métiers d’Art Salzburg 2014/15

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 […]

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Glimpse Creations Atelier

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 […]

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Le Petit Théâtre Dior

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 […]

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Haute Couture Swiss Textiles

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 […]

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A look into the World of Julien Fournié

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 […]

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A Visit to Flower Maker Legeron

One of the best parts about living in France is getting to visit some of the most incredible craft atelier houses still creating handmade pieces for the world of fashion.  I have always wanted to visit Legeron and buy some flowers for my work, so I finally made time go into Paris and visit this […]

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