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The Weekend Blogger: Supima fever
Sunday, August 03, 2008

Brooks Brothers Non-Iron Fitted Lightweight Supima® Oxford Dress Shirt I'm becoming intrigued by Supima cotton. Mind you, I'd never heard of Supima until a few days ago, when I came across ... [more]
The Weekend Blogger: Close a door, open a window
Saturday, July 26, 2008

Hm, there's nothing quite so magical as the hour of 5, post meridian, on a Friday. Eyes begin to sparkle, steps wax lively; there is harmony of motion, towards the elevators, towards the street, ... [more]
Fashion Notes: FitFlop Review
Thursday, May 29, 2008

I admit I was skeptical--more than skeptical. How can flip-flops [excuse me, "FitFlops"] "tone and trim my legs while reducing strain on my feet, knees and back"? They look like conventional ... [more]
Fashion Notes: What I Want
Saturday, April 26, 2008

I truly love this sandal. It reminds me of the lines found in 90s minimalism. I think this shoe could easily have come out of that time, which is fine by me. That's my favorite period of fashion. ... [more]
Fashion Notes: Shoegasm!
Thursday, April 03, 2008

Shoes by Cydwoq My initial thought was to dub this post "Fashion Notes: This shoe is like an onion. It makes you want to cry." I'm not into the prevailing high heeled shoes. I wasn't when I was a ... [more]
Fashion Notes: Trekking through Etsy
Monday, March 24, 2008

Back when I was fiddling around with these: ...it wasn't the norm to make earring frames. Standard practice was to buy readymade frames, attach stones and call it a day. Lately however there's ... [more]
Fashion Notes: A Mom pendant
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

This is difficult to photograph. It won't stay still when it's on, which is the point of it (lots of movement, catches the light). This is one of the few odd sentimental pieces I've made; each ... [more]
Fashion Notes: Labradorite necklace
Monday, March 17, 2008

I had to lean at a funny angle to take this pic, because I wanted to capture the "schiller," or "flash" in the stones (which did sort of work). Otherwise the stones do hang properly. This is more ... [more]
Fashion Notes: Earring synergy
Wednesday, March 12, 2008

A venture into one of Dain's ideas of combining two contrasting stones. Here is citrine and labradorite, utilizing Eni Oken's herringbone weave (based on "french beaded flower techniques" and ... [more]
Fashion Notes: Something I've been fiddling around with
Tuesday, March 04, 2008

So I bought three smooth London Blue topaz "pears." And a sample of oxidized sterling silver chain. (London Blue is just a loose classification for "deep" blue topaz. Swiss Blue is lighter, Sky ... [more]
Fashion Notes: Development of a jewelry stash
Thursday, February 28, 2008

This is a "Photoshop document" or "psd"--the file format used when you wish to preserve the layers in a document (same concept as this perfume psd). There's no reason for me to keep versions of ... [more]
Fashion Notes: Happy Valentine's Day!
Friday, February 15, 2008

Okay, I didn't get to photograph this until today. This was my Valentine's Day present to my daughter, using her Shiana.com fine silver Sakura pendant, grade A round faceted rose quartz, and a ... [more]
Fashion Notes: Green amethyst and emerald earrings
Saturday, February 02, 2008

These are some earrings I've been fiddling around with over the past few days. They began their brief life as prehnite earrings: two prehnite briolettes wrapped at the top, sort of like these ... [more]
Fashion Notes: Labradorite necklace
Sunday, January 27, 2008

Working on this piece today. So far, I've switched the clasp from one side to the other. It has to do with the pendant, getting it so it doesn't flip easily. The idea of putting anything in ... [more]
Fashion Notes: Sterling and sapphire earrings
Monday, January 14, 2008

Here is my weekend project...and part of the idea I had for this year, that I would make fewer...few, even...better pieces. (My next step is metalworking, but that isn't going to be this year.) I ... [more]
Fashion Notes: Freddy & Ma custom handbags
Sunday, January 06, 2008

This is a post from our deprecated Fashion Blog. I started to miss it, so am reposting it here. freddy&ma custom handbags This is not a press release (although they do have one). It's pure ... [more]
Beauty Notes: Adventures in home hair color
Thursday, January 03, 2008

So L'Oreal discontinued one of the Feria color liquids I've used for some years. I tried buying it twice: the first time, I thought it was out of stock, but the second, I asked and discovered they ... [more]
Fashion Notes: Polyvore it!
Thursday, January 03, 2008

Bwahahahahahaha! Okay, it's not perfect...it can capture just about any image on the Net, but some images won't work inside the sets. Still, once you have a virtual model up, you can shlep on ... [more]
The virtual model is back!
Wednesday, December 12, 2007

In case you've never done this before and would like to try it out: My Virtual Model I'm doing this because my old Virtual Model is still wearing Levi's. thelipstickpageforums.comLabels: ... [more]
Fashion Notes: If I didn't make jewelry, I would buy it here.
Tuesday, December 11, 2007

It takes two to three years to make jewelry, even from a non-metalsmithing perspective. Sounds like a trifling period, but you need dedication to start from nothing and continue on for upwards of ... [more]
Beauty & Fashion Notes: Ruminations on aging, and finding that perfect pair of pearl earrings
Friday, December 07, 2007

Cool, eh? After fiddling around with pearl earrings for years, these just sort of emerged. They're not even chased, just hammered flat. The hoops are more of a bugger to make than it would appear ... [more]
Fashion Notes: Addicted to J. Crew?
Saturday, November 10, 2007

JCrew-a-holics R Us: Resistance is Futile! I had come across this blog before, a while ago. I can admit I don't belong to J.A., but I have owned some J.Crew items and consider at least some of ... [more]
Beauty & Fashion Notes: The Buyer's Guide to Independent Art and Design
Friday, November 09, 2007

Trunkt: The Buyer's Guide to Independent Art and Design I stumbled across this site; it's a blend of indie and Etsy (in fact some of the shops linked to are on Etsy). Etsy, btw, has become a ... [more]
Fashion Notes: The Sartorialist
Friday, November 09, 2007

The Sartorialist And a nice video clip: Fashion Forward: The Sartorialist This is one of my favorite fashion-related blogs (besides this one, of course :) ), if only for its interestingly ... [more]
Beauty and Fashion Notes: this 'n' that
Tuesday, November 06, 2007

I was reading through Dain's Beauty Notes: Color Theory (part 1) and realizing how different we are. I don't mean deeply different, more like superficially so. It's a good thing. I dislike sites ... [more]
Fashion Notes: Dain's hyperconsumerism commentary
Thursday, November 01, 2007

I quite agree with the minimalist concept, of narrowing down your wardrobe...much the way we have been narrowing down beauty routines, which was Dain's concept to begin with. I'd say I've been far ... [more]
Beauty & Fashion Notes: this 'n' that
Friday, October 19, 2007

I have been busy lately...I have to finish up a project involving jewelry. I placed an order with a company I'd been planning to buy from, for...months, possibly even a year or more. It's one of ... [more]
Fashion Notes: Is the bride too beautiful?
Thursday, October 11, 2007

"I want to give women an artificial perfume," said Chanel. "Yes, I really do mean artificial, like a dress, something that has been made. I don't want any rose or lily of the valley, I want a ... [more]
Fashion Notes: finding jeans that fit
Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Find perfect jeans for your body type Basically a plug for zafu.com, a site that will help you find jeans to fit your body type via a short questionnaire. The video features three "ordinary" ... [more]
Fashion Notes: Metal sensitivities (earrings)
Wednesday, August 29, 2007

I've had earring metal sensitivity for many years; in fact, I had it when I got my ears pierced, about thirty years ago. It's just that people didn't talk about it much back then and I wasn't ... [more]
Beauty Notes: In Search of Wisteria in the Bay Area
Thursday, August 16, 2007

This was a complete and total bust. The image above is from Wikimedia Commons. There's one place around here I know has wisteria (the nurseries don't generally carry it, maybe they have it, ... [more]
Fashion Notes: Mom clothes
Tuesday, August 14, 2007

I have to smile a bit when people complain about the current trendiness of "maternity clothes"--those ubiquitous empire-waisted dresses and tops. Back when I was pregnant, there was no such trend. ... [more]
Fashion Notes: Polyvore
Monday, August 13, 2007

This is kind of interesting: Polyvore - Discover or Start Trends I haven't played with it much, but you're supposed to be able to "import" clothes from other sites as well. According to the ... [more]
Culture Notes: Absolutely Fabulous
Saturday, August 11, 2007

I found it! 0:50 (or 9:00 since we're going backwards) I saw this ages ago and never forgot the line: You only work in a shop you know, you can drop the attitude. rotfl Labels: culture notes, ... [more]
Culture Notes: Shabnami Surayyo
Friday, August 03, 2007

"Az kudumi safar" (fan version), Shabnami Surayyo, uploaded by a3u3 Shabnami Surayyo is a Tajik singer; there are many of her videos on youtube, along with musical videos from seemingly every ... [more]
Fashion Notes: making your own jewelry
Tuesday, July 31, 2007

I haven't done this for a while; every year, since I started in 2005, I've taken a few months off from making jewelry. The short version is it's an exhausting process. Unless you have the fortune ... [more]
Quick bit of indie fashion
Wednesday, July 18, 2007

I doubt I could describe myself as a fashion doyenne, but I'll throw my hat into the ring. My prediction for American fashion is simply that it will move more away from mainstream designers, and ... [more]
1980's style: Cyndi Lauper vs. Madonna
Saturday, July 07, 2007

True Colors by Cyndi Lauper (1986) Madonna - "Get Into the Groove" Music Video Madonna eclipsed Lauper at one point; it could be argued it was a matter of style over substance, as Lauper was ... [more]
Oscars 2007
Monday, February 26, 2007

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