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Take a Cue from The Young Victoria

The Academy Award for Costume Design was given to the film, “The Young Victoria,” a period piece chronicling the early years of Queen Victoria of England.  When I saw the costumes at The Fashion Institute in Los Angeles last Saturday, I was amazed by the opulence displayed.  Duh, a movie about the queen of England…nice […]

FIDM Scholarship Store

When I visited the Fashion Institute on Saturday I visited their Scholarship Store. It is always great. They have different designers represented by donations to the store from Los Angeles design houses. On Saturday I saw some great prom dresses for $40 each. Even if the design of the dress wasn’t quite the right size […]

Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising

    FIDM, as you know, is one of my favorite spots.  I went to see their exhibit of Oscar Designs for 2010 on Saturday.  The costumes were amazing.  I loved the larger than life sized display of creatures from “Where the Wild Things Are,” and the smaller than life sized models for “Coraline.”  They […]

I Love Big Purses

Big purses are the rage.  I love a big purse.  I love that you can fit everything in them.  I love them in black, brown, purple, yellow, bronze; you name it . . . the more colors the better.  Of course there are some problems involved with this… First, you might have a hard time […]

Cutout Fashion

Cutouts are big this spring across all fashion looks.  You see them in dresses with mesh filling the holes created, tops with backs cut out and fringe added, and some pants have cutouts in them.  The cutouts are very geometric in their design, and bring attention to the area. Some are styled beautifully, and others […]

Motorcycle Chic Jewelry

Motorcycle Chic is a style we are seeing this year throughout all of women’s fashion.  Obviously it is reflected in leather jackets, and pants, or t-shirts, but an area that is a bit unexpected is in fashion jewelry.  You might see necklaces, bracelets, or even rings made from chains, studs, or heavy metals that relate […]