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Dior Tulle Inspired Skirt

If you are a fan of Dior, you will know that the tulle skirt plays an important role in their history and design. Paying homage to the classic post-War New Look created by the house, their latest tulle skirt design offers chic sophistication. The only problem is that many cannot afford the $3,800 price tag that […]

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Remembering Karl Lagerfeld

Karl Lagerfeld meant a lot to me. He is the reason why I went to Paris and studied at Lesage. He was the reason that Chanel acquired Lesage in 2002. And without his intervention, who knows where the atelier would be today, and where I would be today. I was lucky enough to meet Karl […]

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Do You Love Haute Couture Embroidery?

Happy 2019 everyone! With the start of a new year comes the time when I announce my haute couture beadwork and embroidery classes for the year! This year I will be focusing a lot more on teaching and will be visiting some new exciting locations to share my passion for couture embroidery. If you are […]

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A Glimpse Behind The Doors Of The Most Prestigious Atelier Houses

This past weekend marked the 4th anniversary of “Les Journées Particulières.” This three day event has LVMH to open its doors and show the public how couture is made. Many of the artisan houses owned by LVMH take part in the event and allow the public access, and for the workers to share their passion and […]

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How Dior Is Passing On The Secrets Of Haute Couture

In 2009 I packed up my life in Canada and traveled to Paris, France to get certified in Haute Couture Beadwork and Embroidery. One of the main reasons I went to Paris was so I could help keep the traditional techniques alive. With an ageing population, and a younger generation who are not as interested […]

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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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The Return of John Galliano

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 […]

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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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