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World Maker Faire Comes to New York

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September 25th and 26th join us at the New York Hall of Science on the World’s Fair Grounds in Queens for the very first World Maker Faire in New York! An amalgamation of creativity from all sectors, Maker Faire is a truly unique festival celebrating all that is DIY. We are excited to be part of this amazing event and hope to see lots of you stitching your own drawstring bag at our free Make and Take booth!

From Fashion Week: Cynthia Rowley's Punch Bowl

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During New York Fashion Week I had the pleasure of attending the Cynthia Rowley show in the main tent at Lincoln Center. Flirty with some hints of retro in the shape of mod-ish shift dresses and easy trouser-leg pants, Rowley kept it interesting with a recurring theme in the form of punched out circles and colorful circular cabochons, which adorned some of the more simple silhouettes. You can get a jump on the Spring trend and try the look for yourself on some of our classic patterns.

Introducing StyleTrek!

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“I have nothing to wear!” A common complaint amongst many of my friends, especially during uber-style conscious Fashion Week. However, there is a newly launched site that might very well erase that line from your vernacular. Enter StyleTrek, a socially-savvy new online shop offering the best in up-and-coming talent from all over the world and a platform to interact directly with the designers as well as other fashion lovers from all corners of the globe.

Textile Arts Center - Grand Opening

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BurdaStyle is proud to announce that starting in November, the Textile Arts Center will be teaching intermediate sewing classes using BurdaStyle patterns! This past Friday was the grand opening event for the Textile Arts Center in Brooklyn, NY. With its curved felt-covered walls, custom-designed light grid, and plenty of worktables, the Center is designed to serve the established and emerging creative community of Brooklyn. We couldn’t be happier about such a great new center in our very own city!

Spanish Scientist Creates Spray On Clothing

Spanish scientist/designer Manel Torres has created a new material that can be sprayed directly on to the body, forming a literal second-skin piece of clothing. Made from a suspension of minuscule cotton fibers and plastic, the material can be washed and re-worn as well as dissolved back into its liquid form to be reused as another garment! Check out the video from New Scientist and let us know what you think about this amazing new way to make clothing.

Take Flight

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I think it started with the amazing shearling flight jackets Christopher Bailey sent down the Burberry runway for Fall 2010, but I’ve been having a bit of an Amelia Earhart moment. From her cool jumpsuits to her smart trousers and expertly knotted scarves, the first lady of flight was undeniably chic.

New Exclusive Dedicated Email Launching

Hey Everyone,
Just a little update: Next week we have a really awesome super secret competition launching! All of you who are signed up for our newsletter will be receiving our new, dedicated email with more details about this competition. In the future we will be sending more exclusive dedicated emails chock full of exclusive deals, awesome projects, and great savings. Make sure to sign up for our mailing list to be the first get these exclusive deals available to BurdaStyle members only!

A Bittersweet Farewell

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Hey everyone,

After three amazing years I’m sad to say that today is my last day at BurdaStyle. In October I will be making the move from New York City to the island of St. John, US Virgin Islands (USVI). Working here has been amazing and so much of that has been because of you, the community! I have had so much fun coming up with competitions, seeing your incredible talent in the creations and getting to know all of you.

Fashion Week is Here!

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I can’t believe fashion week snuck up on me again! In New York, the tents are up at Lincoln Center and the excitement is intense. This season also sees another installment of Fashion’s Night Out, which now takes place in over 15 countries from France to Russia to South Korea!

All That Jazz

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Twice a year Governor’s Island in New York plays host to cool cats and jazz babies from all over the city for it’s bi-annual Jazz Age Lawn Party. From ladies in drop waist dresses and fascinators to guys rocking fedoras and three piece suits, it’s a scene straight out of a Fitzgerald classic and a wealth of fashion inspiration.

FashionStake Launches

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Fashion enthusiasts now have a whole new way to support up and coming talent. The recently launched FashionStake brings consumers that much closer to the designers by allowing them to not only purchase pieces from their collections, but also to help fund them in the process.

Red Carpet Glamour From the Emmys

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When I was a little girl I wanted to be an actress. Not that I necessarily had any talent, but that didn’t matter because what I really wanted was to go to an award show. Forget the acting part, I wanted the dresses! Ok, so maybe I didn’t want to be an actress, so much as have the means (and the option) to wear extravagant designer creations, but you can’t fault a girl for finding an excuse to wear pretty things.

Afraid You Can't Afford Advertising? Advertise with BurdaStyle!

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Many of you are not only amazing sewers, crafters and designers, but are also shop owners and savvy business-people. Did you know that BurdaStyle offers advertising opportunities for small businesses and indie operations like you?

The Best Transitional Dresses for Summer to Fall

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That’s right, it’s time to start thinking about falling leaves, back to school and cooler weather. This past summer has been all about dresses, mini, maxi and everything in between. Just because the weather is cooler doesn’t mean we have to say goodbye to our favorite warm weather dress. Throw on some warm tights or wear your dress over a long sleeve shirt to make it more appropriate for the season. Check out these awesome dresses which will make the transition right along with the season, which one’s your favorite?

Share Your Sewing Room With Us!

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A few months ago, our lovely Creative Director, Alison, shared her sewing room with us. We adored her feminine, whimsical aesthetic and light color palette, and can see how her creative environment influences her work (top left). Recently, our intern Marina (a.k.a. marina_glory) shared her fun, lavender-colored space with us, as well (top right).

Now we would love to see your own sewing space.

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