Category: Fashion

Authentic vs Replicated

There are many things about my work I love, but one part I especially enjoy is restoration. I spend a fair amount of energy mending things, and I find an enormous amount of satisfaction in giving new life to a garment that otherwise might find it’s way to the bottom of a trashcan. Not many […]

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When Did We Stop…?

Recently, I was preparing to do some restoration on a small collection of 30’s hats I had acquired, and was reached to my library for inspiration.  For years, I have owned a Dover Press series of books; selected pages from the Sears catalogs and other popular clothing vendors of each decade from 1890 to 1960.  […]

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The Mystery in The Photographs

Yesterday my husband Jerry presented me with a small stack of sepia-toned, professionally made portraits that dated  back to the late 1800’s.  He was impressed by the style of the people; in one a couple is standing straight and proud, in what would have been “walking attire”.  Another shows an older gentleman wearing a casual […]

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Fashion Show Insanity

Awhile back, my lovely neighbors at ManaCulture contacted me to ask if I wanted to participate in a fashion show focused on showcasing the shops of our hood: South 1st St.  I think the world of these folks, love their store, and  love the way they do business.  Of couse, I said Yes!  It would be a […]

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Amelia’s and Austin Fashion Week

Beyond all the fun of seeing the creative work worn and shown around Austin during our very own Fashion Week, Amelia’s is working with Deborah Main Designs for their presentation this Thursday at BoConcept Urban Design, 403 W 2nd St. DMD was voted Best Home Accessories Designer for 2009, and from the beginning has used Amelia’s as a source […]

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