After reading the article, I like her even more. Here is one of her quotes,
"...But for me, luxury is not something you can buy. It's about having personal style and living your life based on your individual aesthetic. It is not about spending money but about having taste and being creative. Luxury is knowing your taste, developing it over time and understaning how to apply it to every aspect of your life."
She has a "Book of Inspiration" that contains tear sheets from magazines, pictures of paintings, catalogue pages and old photographs...now doesn't that just sound like you and me! She makes wearable clothes - tunics, dresses in bright colors and created a product that women wanted but were unable to find!
If you can get your hands on a copy of the magazine, please try...it's a wonderful article! And if you want to see what she actually designs - visit her website!
The Color Blue
So what's up with the Color Blue part of the title...this morning I was getting my daily dose of intelligent news from The New York Times online and I saw this article, "Pantone's Color of the Year Is..."
Yeap, there is an entire article in the NY Times devoted to the fact that Pantone is promoting blue as the "Color of the Year for 2008" So I guess that means that we should be hitting up our fabric collections and all the bricks 'n mortar as well as internet fabric sources for fabrics in shades of blue...but wait...not just any shade of blue...it has to be blue iris, or No. 18-3943!
So there you have it...you are now in the know...Blue is the color for 2008! Wanna know what it was for 2007? Chili Pepper Red!
Sooooo, I know I promised more about fabric but let's just say that there are two medium size boxes of fabric laying in my living room floor right now purchased from the whirlwind of 20% off discounts and coupons in my hand over the last couple of days! You know I have got to do my part to keep the fabric industry thriving! *LOL*
Update on my Winter Sewing Break
I have worked out the three pieces I want to work on - possibly four - and I need to pick up some ambience lining for one of the two jackets that I want to make. The projects are pretty involved but I am looking forward to working on them and adding some new suit pieces to my work wardrobe. Otherwise there is no sewing going on here...maybe after Christmas!