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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.

Return of the Prep

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In my opinion the best part about summer is that it leads into fall. I suppose I enjoy a warm day and an afternoon at the beach as much as the next girl, but there is something about the crisp breezes and rich colors of fall that no other season can touch. Another reason I love fall is because I still associate it with “Back to School”. While I haven’t personally had to hit the books in a few years, whenever the leaves start to turn I always find myself getting a bit nostalgic for classic campus style.

Comment to Win "Little Green Dresses" by Tina Sparkles!

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Connect with BurdaStyle on Facebook and Twitter, or comment on this blog post, for your chance to win the book Little Green Dresses by Tina Sparkles!

Jean Paul Gaultier's Exclusive T-shirt for the 'Born HIV Free' Campaign

We love when the fashion community utilizes their influence for social change. As sewers, we all know how rewarding creativity is to our own lives. Here is one example of how one designer’s creativity was used to influence the lives of others.

Artist Emily Fischer talks Kites and Soft Maps

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Artist Emily Fischer talks with us about creating kites for FlyNY and the creation of her soft maps. If you haven’t checked out her creations, head on over to Haptic Lab you will be blown away.

How did you become involved in Fly NY?
I had a brief abundance of time in spring 2009 to indulge in the discovery and practice of kite-making; after I was laid off from my job in architecture I had to channel my superfluous creative energy somewhere.

Are you participating in this year’s FlyNY? If so, what is your concept for this year’s design?
Yes. My entry is called “Sky Mirror”, made of five flat 24" faceted mylar panels connected by nearly invisible translucent zip-tie hinges (a rather humble detail that took me days to figure out- it’s always the simple solutions that are the hardest to arrive at). Sky Mirror is inspired by the work of artists such as Olafur Eliasson who create interventions that disrupt or reveal natural phenomena. The kite is highly reflective, which makes it almost invisible in flight. It mirrors the sky (not the ground below) because of the way the kite string loops around the facets, turning the panels out when the wind blows- it looks like a silvery cloud. The kite also reflects the sun, creating ribbons of reflected light on the ground that look like glowing smoke.

Enter to Win and Vote for your Faves in The Tessuti Awards

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Tessuti Fabrics, the treasure trove of designer silks, wools, linen, cottons and blends from the great fabric houses of the world, has watched the creativity and craftmanship of its many customers grow over the years.

The Tessuti Awards recognize two categories: up and coming young designers and the individual talents and clever creations of ‘home couture’. This year they are expanding the competition, inviting people from across Australia to enter their online event.

Open to all Australians, all finalists will be invited to Sydney for final judging and two winners will receive a trip to the world’s premier fashion capital, New York.

Hurry quick and enter! Entries close on September 7, 2010

Not in Australia? you can still vote for your favorites here for the visitors choice award

Ubergizmo's Digital Summer!

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Hey All,
Just a reminder about next week’s awesome event: Ubergizmo is back with another edition of Digital Summer. Once again taking place at San Francisco’s beacon of green nightlife, Temple. The event on August 25th promises to bring together technology, art, fashion and sustainability for a night of creativity and socializing. If it is anything like last year’s – with over 800 attendees, a fashion show featuring sustainable clothing company Edun and new product test drives – the 2010 outing should be a smash. With partners Girls in Tech and the Innovative Fashion Council of San Francisco, Digital Summer is setting the standard for the continually evolving integration of fashion and technology.

BurdaStyle is 400,000 Strong!

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We are very excited to announce that our membership has now reached 400,000!

Comment to Win with The Global Fund's 'Born HIV Free' Campaign!

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Connect with BurdaStyle on Facebook and Twitter for your chance to win a Born HIV-Free T-Shirt from The Global Fund!

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