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Five BurdaStyle Members Infuse GAP Denim with their Personality – Sponsored Post

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You may remember Alison’s post last week about denim; well she wasn’t the only one who got a chance to explore her inner stylista. About a month ago, five BurdaStyle members were chosen for a top-secret project.

FlyNY's Kite Design Competition

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FlyNY is New York City’s annual international kite design competition co-hosted by the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation and the New York City Affiliate of Architecture for Humanity. The event aspires to inspire design novices and professionals alike through the challenge of designing and flying a kite. Join us in celebration of New York City and its Parks as a place of culture, community, and play with a fun day of kite making and flying activities. To contribute, simply upload your original design ideas on Architizer.com by August 10th and make your way to Pier I at 70th Street in Riverside Park South on August 21st to showcase your finished product. A special pre-launch event will take place Friday, August 20th where 40 kite designs will be on display for a jury panel, which includes Craig Dykers of Snøhetta, Cameron Sinclair and Kate Stohr, co-founders of Architecture for Humanity and BurdaStyle’s own co-founder Nora Abousteit.

We’re excited to be part of such a creative event, and can’t wait to see the innovative designs flying high at the Pier. For more information and submission requirements visit FlyNY on Architizer’s Project page.

Share Your Work with your Facebook Friends

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Facebook Connect allows you to share not only with the BurdaStyle community but also with your entire online community of friends!

Scheduled Maintenance Friday morning

Hey all just wanted to give you a heads up that this friday (7/30) there is some scheduled maintenance on the site that should last about 30 minutes or so.

Digital Summer 2010

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After a wildly successful first outing, 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 the event 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.

From live-streaming fashion shows to integrative design software, fashion is embracing technology more than ever and we here at BurdaStyle are definitely no strangers to the cause. If you’re in the SF area you should definitely register and find your way to Temple and let your tech-girl-geek-flag fly with pride!

See all the details here

GAP 1969 Women's Denim – Sponsored Post

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My aunt once told me that in the late 60s she would soak her new blue jeans in the ocean for days, so as to soften them up and take the “newness” away. There’s something to say for vintage washes or worn-in clothing; they appear to have a soul or personality. You feel instantly laid back or easy going when you’re wrapped up in an old classic piece. When I tried on a pair of GAP 1969 Special Wash Always Skinny jeans they felt as if they could have been my Aunt’s jeans from decades past—super soft, perfectly frayed and gently worn-in. A prevalent trend in New York City amongst my generation is to dress in an effortlessly chic manner. Girls will throw their boyfriend’s beat up denim shirt over leggings and expensive shoes and come off as blasé about their look, or wear a playful silk georgette dress over rolled up acid wash jeans and heels.

Museum Collections: the Perfect Source of Inspiration

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One of may favorite things to do is look through past fashions and see how they influence today’s looks. Living in New York City you can see people wearing vintage pieces and styles from almost every decade from the past century. Living here also provides the opportunity to go visit the vast collections around the city. Many cities have these collections and I highly recommend going to visit them if for no other reason than to be inspired. Many of these collections are available online as well, it’s the perfect way to see details, go through the centuries and spend an afternoon.

Check out the Met’s Costume Institute (let alone their Gala)

The Brooklyn Museum also has an amazing collection up through August

Sandra Betzina's Sewing Retreat Wrap Up

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Carol and I were lucky enough to get to spend a week with Sandra Betzina and a group of amazing (and amazingly talented) women. We were walked through all our questions, given tips, tricks and advice to help us complete the best project we possibly could. It is that reason exactly that I now know how to do bound buttons holes instead of just copping out and doing them by machine. Those who are lucky enough to have met Sandra in person or even more, have had the opportunity to take one of her amazing retreats also knows she is a stellar person as well as an engaging spirit. We highly recommend all BurdaStyle members to consider attending one of her hands on retreats. It’s an enlightening experience, with one week of skill building, inspiration, and friendship. We learned amazing techniques, how to properly fix patterns to your individual body type, how to fix common sewing boo boos and challenges; Sandra provides any sewer the skill to sew with confidence. Those who are not able to attend are encouraged to check out the Power Sewing WebTV Show on her site.

The Best Shorts Lineup

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Whether going to the beach or going to town with friends, shorts are an absolute essential for the hot summer months. Whether you like them super short or right above the knee, high-waist or low-waist, we have a fantastic collection of patterns to get you well-prepared. Here are some of our favorites:

Subscribe to BurdaStyle magazine!

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Looking to get BurdaStyle magazine delivered right to your door with each issue? It’s possible! Get all the newest BurdaStyle patterns and articles as soon as they are released by subscribing to BurdaStyle magazine.

Carol and Alden at Sandra Betzina's Sewing Retreat!

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Carol and I are at a week long sewing retreat with one of our favorite bloggers (and teachers, and designers and people!) Sandra Betzina.

This week long retreat is such a treat! We are in a room with 9 other amazingly motivated and talented women all sewing together, improving our knowledge and honing our skills.

Discover Smashing Darling!

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SmashingDarling.com is a cutting edge online boutique merging independent fashion designers with individuals looking for a unique fashion edge. They currently feature over 660 designers from top cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York. If you are a designer or fashion-lover, find just what you need at Smashing Darling!

Shop at Bellaga!

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Need to update your wardrobe, but want to invest in unique pieces that you’re sure no one will have? You could, of course, make some new clothes yourself (you are on BurdaStyle, after all), or could also discover the indie designers at Bellaga!

The Updated 2010 Ultimate Make-it-Yourself, DIY, Sewing Summer Guide!

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Summer is absolutely upon us. We have decided to give you the ultimate backyard fun and beach guide. Sew and craft up all of these projects to create your perfect summer!

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