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A Dior Documentary You Must See!

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 […]

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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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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 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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Embroidered Chanel Perfume Bottle

Just wanted to share the piece that I made for my sister for her birthday.  This is a luneville embroidery piece that is hand stitched and then placed in a vintage frame that I found at an antique market in Strasbourg, France.  My sister collects perfume bottles, so this embroidery will be perfect to hang […]

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One of a Kind Show Toronto

If you are in the Toronto area and looking for something to do this Easter weekend, come out to the One of a Kind Show.  This amazing show features only North American artists selling One of a Kind, handmade items.  I will be one of the artists selling my new Pop Up Greeting Cards at […]

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L’École Van Cleef & Arpels

Ever wondered how the artists at Van Cleef & Arpels create the beautiful jewelry?  Well now you can learn from the masters themselves.  The legendary jewelry company has opened the first school of its kind in Paris.  This school is not like any other, although it is open to everyone, professionals and amateurs alike, with […]

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Fleur de Lis Painted Decorations

I am currently going through a white phase, so I needed some new white pieces to include in my decor.  In keeping with my French obsession I also wanted something related to France/French decorations.  While at an antique market, I came across these wonderful fleur de lis finials and thought they would make great ornaments […]

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Chain Mail Pearl Bracelet Pattern

Pretty and rich with pearls, this bracelet is designed to be eye-catching with any outfit.  This unique, funky statement bracelet is an intermediate project that can be created in an afternoon.  In this tutorial you’ll learn how to make a beaded pearly chain mail bracelet with either sterling silver or silver plated jump rings.  Learning […]

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François Lesage 1929 – 2011

December 1, 2011 was a sad day for those in the fashion industry. Master of Couture embroidery, François Lesage, aged 82 passed away after a long battle with illness. M. Lesage was a true visionary in the fashion industry. Tucked away in the attic rooms of a five story building, overlooked by Sacre Coeur, you […]

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