FASHION, Pinterest & Fashion: How to look like Kate the world’s best dressed women

August 21, 2012

If you are a student fashion designer, fashion designer or personal stylist then using SampleBoard and Pinterest is a great way to gather, develop and present your design ideas. The wonderful Pinterest and the excellent functionality of the brilliant SampleBoard work amazingly well together.

Fashion concept board created on SampleBoard with Pinterest pins

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How 2 capture some Grace Kelly style

May 12, 2012

Grace a great name for the graceful elegant woman Grace Kelly was. If you are too young to know who this icon of style was; Grace was an Oscar winning American actress in the 1950s. She gave up her career as a movie star to become a princess when she was 26. She had an understated glamour and was never flashy or provocative always the lady. We can learn so much from her quiet dignity and beautifully poised demeanor. She has always been on my most admired women list

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12 favorite tips from InStyle’s 50 best fashion tips of all time

April 20, 2012

InStyle posted an excellent article on the 50 best fashion tips of all time. Here are my 12 favorites from the list.

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1. Hem your pants to a specific shoe height. This is one of the biggest mistakes women make according to stylist Kate Young. In most cases the hems of the pants should just graze the top of the shoes and be about 1.5cm (½ inch) to 2cm (¾ inch) off the floor.

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A few of my favorite things in fashion trends and interior design

March 14, 2012

What do Grace Kelly, hats, a Penelope Cruz dress, fashion and a TV show all have in common? They are a few of my favorite things.

My favorite show on TV is the Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries on the ABC. It is set in 1920s Melbourne. The fashions worn by Miss Fisher are divine and the interior design simply delicious both a real treat for the eyes. 1920s fashion tended to be fun and funky. The interior design of the 1920s could be dramatic; Art Deco style was king.

The 1920 hats are magnificent. I started to wear hats as often as possible a few years ago. I love quirky designs although I do not always have the courage to wear anything too outrageous. Today I was complemented on my hat a number of times. As I returned home in my car I had got such a buzz out of wearing my hat I started to sing ‘These are a few of my favorite things’ and thought I would share my favorite things of the moment in a blog. Let others enjoy.

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How to get the 1960s look now back in fashion

February 20, 2012

The swinging 60s fashion styles are swinging into the 2012 fashion scene.  The designers Calvin Klein, Jeremy Scott, Geoffrey Mac and Tommy Hilfiger all gave a nod to 60s style in New York fashion week. Klein created 60s style swing coats, Scott gave a nod to 60s pop art and Mac created giant backcombed 60s hair styles.

Twiggy’s 60s fashion style influenced Aussie label Romance Was Born’s new bold owl swift dress. In the Saturday’s Herald Sun Andy Burns quoted Anna Plukett as saying “….. The fabric silhouette and popping bright solid color palette reflects the mod era which we love”

When I went shopping yesterday I had a walk down memory lane when I spotted some Twiggy style shift dress’ in solid bold geometric designs. Giving my age away here, but I can’t help but be proud of the fact I was in England (a school girl) during the swinging 60s. What an exciting time it was. The new season of 2012 embraces a solid color palette in sleek paneled highlights accessorized with bold accessories. Read More

Fashion Design Inspirational MoodBoard

June 1, 2011

fashion design mood board

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Do you wish to express your creative ideas visually?

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Fashion Design | Inspirational moodboard

May 10, 2011

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Inspirational Fashion Moodboard

Moodboards are presented to a client to convey the overall look and feel of the project. It may consist of images, text, design materials, furnishings & finishes proposed for the project. It generally establishes the style, theme, expression or feeling of the project. Actual design materials called samples, like fabric swatches or color samples, hand sketches, inspirational images and renderings are generally used in an effort to create the overall feel that will be achieved by the eventual design. Moodboards are also often used by interior, graphic, fashion, wedding and landscape designers to enable a person to illustrate visually the direction of style which they are pursuing.

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Retro vintage design | Stylish 1950s fashion or Swinging 60s fashion

March 10, 2011

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How to interior design in a retro style: Stylish 1950s fashion or Swinging 60s fashion

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Sophisticated 70s Fashion: women’s trend 2011

January 28, 2011

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We all want that vintage vibe in our wardrobe. That essence of an era gone by. And we want to cherry pick the sleekest, sexiest, and most stylish looks from it. In recent years we’ve worn the best of the 20s and 30s, seen the rebirth and fading of an 80s come back, and we’re just about to do it all again. But this time, its the 1970s that are due for a reinterpretation.

While ’70s fashion is making waves and sure to continue on as a fashion trend in 2011, let’s not forget that there are several variants. And you know what that means; all the more ways to get lots of wear out of your key seventies pieces, by taking them from ’70s boho to a more sophisticated ’70s look.

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Biker fashion: 2011 motorcycle chic trend

January 19, 2011

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Trends begin, they evolve, and then they fade or simply become a standard. Skinny jeans became a standard, the military fashion trend cannot. So as 2011’s fashion trends come to fruition, as we move fully into a new decade, and as military chic becomes as drawn out as the war that inspired it, what becomes of the military influences that have helped keep the likes of Balmain and Burberry in fashionisers’ conscience? What replaces it?

The answer may lie in a trend that has been around for some time, but a trend that hasn’t been able to be much more than a blip on the radar while in the shadow of military fashion. The trend? Biker chic.

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