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Spring/Summer 2019 jewelry and accessories trends – maximalism style returns in a big way.

Anna Sui necklace

If the runways this year taught us anything, it’s that jewelry is coming back big – like huge! Maximalism style is returning from oversized statement necklaces to larger-than-life earrings. Here are the Spring and Summer 2019 jewelry and accessories trends to look for. Continue reading Spring/Summer 2019 jewelry and accessories trends – maximalism style returns in a big way.

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How to pick a great winter coat – the best style, material, and features for a functional coat that makes you look your best

How to pick a great winter coat

Coats can be bulky and unwieldy, but during cold, winter months they are a necessity. We’ll discuss the various coat materials and styles so you can pick the right coat that is both practical and stylish. Continue reading How to pick a great winter coat – the best style, material, and features for a functional coat that makes you look your best

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How to clean and care for leather to make it look its best and last forever

How to clean and care for leather to make it look its best and last forever

Leather offers many benefits over artificially manufactured fabrics. It is functional and can be used for apparel, boots, shoes, handbags and even jewelry. It’s a classic material that is durable and hardwearing. It works for men and women and for various layers and clothing styles. But over time, leather can dry out from normal wear and tear, heat, and sunlight. Excessive dryness is the single biggest threat to leather products and can lead to unsightly cracks and creases. Leather requires more maintenance than normal apparel – but with the leather cleaning tips below, it doesn’t have to be a nightmarish affair. Continue reading How to clean and care for leather to make it look its best and last forever

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Tips (and tricks) on how to style that Little Black Dress (LBD)

The classic little black dress or LBD

A little black dress (LBD) is a black dress cut simply and often quite short. It is a recognized symbol of style and elegance and few will argue that the “little black dress” is the most functional dress around. In fact, it is considered an essential piece to complete a woman’s wardrobe – the one to turn to when nothing else seems to work. But the LBD is also a blank canvas that you can use to express your unique self. Continue reading Tips (and tricks) on how to style that Little Black Dress (LBD)

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Fabric and textile pattern encyclopedia – complete pattern dictionary illustrating the various types of patterns used in fabric, textile, and clothing design.

Fabric and textile pattern bible - complete pattern dictionary illustrating the various types of patterns used in fabric, textile, and clothing design.

Patterns are a repeating of an element or motif used to create a unique decoration on fabrics. An example of an easily identifiable pattern is a checkered pattern or striped pattern. But there are hundreds of distinct patterns available and each are designated with labels (names) to aid in product description and selection. Below is an exhaustive dictionary of pattern types used in fabric, textile, and clothing design. Continue reading Fabric and textile pattern encyclopedia – complete pattern dictionary illustrating the various types of patterns used in fabric, textile, and clothing design.