1. I received this email from Neiman Marcus back in February and I saved it. When emptying my email box today, I realized that it was a list that I've been subconsciously working from...
The list is called "Dressing to the Nines" and it suggests 9 things you should buy this spring/summer....
a. Something pink(have a skirt cut out that needs to be sewn up in shades of pink print)
b. A pair of statement shoes
c. Something with ruffles
d. A great carryall
(picked up an amazing teal bag that everyone is drooling over and that I need to hide from my daughters)
e. Something with a graphic print
(one kewl, trendy pencil skirt finished!)
f. A one shouldered garment
(okay this just ain't happening!)
g. Bold jewelry
h. A colorful cardigan
i. A snakeskin accessory
2. Then this week I got this pdf in an email from Edris. It's taken from the July 2009 issue of Glamour magazine. I love all the versions of yellow dresses and its nice to be in fashion with my own versions, especially since I've made two and have one more coming.
3. In the July 2009 issue of Oprah, there is the O Style Report by Adam Glassman. He has a list called "Adam's Low-Fat Dressing." It had some great points that I wanted to share with you:
~Ditch the sack.
Wear body conscious - but not tight - clothes in your size.
Seams, piping, stripes or a deep v-neck stretch you out.
~Equalize your porportions.
Pear shapes should offset a bigger lower half with details that broaden the upper body, well-endowed women can downside their busts with simple tops.
Adam says that skirts should hit at mid-knee, where your leg is slimmer
~Emphasize your waist.
Carolyn says even if you don't have one, since we sew, we can make it look like we do with shaping and seams.
~Avoid flimsy fabrics.
Materials like gabardine, stretch cotton (or linen) - especially in a tailored form - give the body structure. Thin fabrics show every budge.
~Invest in shapewear
Suck you in lingerie can take off five pounds (or more!)
Italic emphasis is all mine!
The July 2009 issue has a great style section, so if you are looking for a good magazine for the beach or vacation, pick up this issue of Oprah.
And the last bit is that I opened an email a couple of days ago from Fashion Fabrics Club advertising silk twill for $6.95. Now, I love silk twill so I scrolled through the offerings...and I was pretty safe because there were a lot of solid color pieces listed. Then I found this:
...and I had to have 3 yards of it! It reminds me of a Roland Mouret dress so it had to come to live in my fabric collection. Hopefully, it is a piece that I will get to soon. It will be used to make another one of those Fashion Friday pieces...a little too forward for the regular work week but perfect for the "casualness" of Fridays!
Okay I'm off to finish sewing...and since there hasn't been a photo of the Little Prince lately...I will leave you with one!