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Top Five Summer Dresses 2014

An eclectic mix of elements will be seen meshing together in the outfits of the fashion conscious this summer. Lace overlays, sheer cutouts, pale pastels, a mini ‘90s revival, athletic aesthetics, floral patterns and iridescent fabrics were among the most trending features reported by the top fashion intelligence experts. Five clear dress styles are sure […]

Perfect Patterns: Spring & Summer

With Spring and Summer just around the corner, we teamed up with our friends at BurdaStyle to bring you some perfect patterns for Spring and Summer! The Romantic Maxi Dress The Romantic Maxi Dress may be the highlight of this collection with its revealing sweetheart neckline, cap sleeves, and flowing full skirt. Two different florals are beautifully feminine. We […]

Girly Gingham Fabric

I have always had an affinity for gingham fabric. It makes me think of Brigit Bardot, sunny days and picnics—a visual we could all use right about now. I like its playful vintage quality and also its versatility in projects. While the polar vortex has yet to loosen its grip, it’s never too early to […]

Seersucker Fabric

When I think seersucker fabric, I envision wearing summer shorts on a yacht with boat shoes and a polo tee. Ahh. It’s a preppy warm weather fabric perfect for a sundress or breezy button-up—no Ralph Lauren ad scenery required. If you’re already working on your spring wardrobe and aren’t quite sure how to utilize that […]

Here Comes the Bridal Fabric

With all those Christmas proposals finally sinking in, it’s time to really start planning that spring, summer or fall wedding! And, of course, it’s never too early to take care of the most important part of the occasion: the dress. Whether you’re making a custom gown for yourself or a loved one, it’s time to […]

Coats With Statement Wool Fabric

As the polar vortex tightens its grip, we need to reach for coats that will keep us toasty and, well, brighten our mood. The best way to do this? Make our own standout toppers in wool fabric we love. Right now, the most luxurious designers are all about bright saturated colors—but we can create our […]

Chenille Fabric for Home & Wardrobe

For Christmas in 7th grade, my mother bought me a black chenille fabric sweater. It might sound bland, but it seemed magical with its soft warmth and beautiful texture. I wore it to death—till the color faded and the sleeve edges were frayed. It was very loved, and to this day when I hear the […]

Go Eco-Friendly With Tencel Fabric

Unfortunately, the fashion industry can often be a wasteful place, so it’s refreshing to find advancements in technology that are making clothing more earth-friendly. One of my favorite results of this movement is Tencel fabric. Have you tried it? It’s an incredibly versatile textile that is made from wood pulp sourced from sustainable tree farms. […]

Un-Boring Black Fabric

For some people, black fabric can read as boring. An LBD is undeniably classic, yes, but is it memorable? It all depends. To me, black is luxurious. It never goes out of style and screams high-fashion—when implemented correctly. The trick to ensure an impactful use of your dark textiles? Toy with texture. Either start with […]

Layer Up in Winter Knit Fabric

There’s no better time to load up on knit fabric than in winter. Sure, knits make darling dresses for spring, but they’re also warm, cozy and perfect for layering. Now I’m not suggesting the time-consuming task of hand-knitting your wardrobe this season (though there’s nothing more timeless than a chunky cable-knit sweater). I’m talking about […]